Squaw hosted the 1960 Winter Games, and with 3,600 acres of terrain over six peaks and 450 inches of snowfall a year, it’s still got the stuff. From groomed trails to open bowls, terrain parks and pipes and classic steeps, it offers something for everyone, including three new lifts this year that access mostly intermediate and beginner terrain. After hours, the pedestrian village is full of restaurants, pubs, and shops for wholly agreeable après entertainment.
DON’T MISS: Take the kids to the SnoVentures Activity Zone, where they can strap on a helmet and race mini snowmobiles on a groomed course.
GETTING THERE: Fifteen cities have nonstop departures to Reno Tahoe International Airport, an hour’s drive southwest to the resort. (squaw.com)