I really enjoy the open terrain feel of Alta and Snowbasin as a reference, and am looking for some "you-might-try" suggestions. The order of the day for these "extended weekend" trips is to not spend a lot of money (which is how I sell the War Department on giving me the furlough), and air from Philadelphia into Reno looks pretty reasonable.
Another variable in my research is non-resort pricing for accommodations without long drives in the morning (as I'd find with Sandy to Alta, or Eden to Snowbasin, for example).
it's been a long time since I read up on skiing the Tahoe area and could use a good primer to bring me up to speed.
Thanks in advance.