Lake Tahoe

There is a reason why Squaw Valley has spawned some of the greatest skiers in the last several decades—Olympians, World Cup racers, and big mountain legends, including, of course, Shane McConkey and Scot Schmidt. Alex Cushing, the founder of Squaw who famously said he was in the “business of uphill transportation,” designed the ski resort to give skiers quick and easy access to the steepest and rockiest terrain throughout Squaw’s 3,600 acres. This mountain is built for hot laps on technical, steep terrain. KT-22 is the most famous of Squaw’s peaks, but most days, the six-pack Headwall Chair skis a lot better, with bowls full of chalk facing north, east, and south. When the snow is fresh and deep, head to Granite Chief and Silverado where slow three-seaters keep tree stashes longer than anywhere else. Read more here.—Julie Brown

Mount Salsa

Mount Salsa

Some—but still not many—Tahoe skiers are turning their back on the lake for the spice of Kirkwood (Volume 21, Issue 1)

Mount Salsa

Mount Salsa

Some—but still not many—Tahoe skiers are turning their back on the lake for the spice of Kirkwood (Volume 21, Issue 1)

Mount Salsa

Mount Salsa

Some—but still not many—Tahoe skiers are turning their back on the lake for the spice of Kirkwood (Volume 21, Issue 1)

The Tahoe Ten

The Tahoe Ten

Josh Daiek and Abe Greenspan link four classic Tahoe lines in one day, covering 20 miles and 10,000 vertical feet