A Winter’s Wonderland

When Jack Frost comes nipping at your nose and winter is calling, take a much needed break and enjoy Tahoe’s many wonderful resorts.

Sugar Bowl
Founded in 1938, Sugar Bowl was the first resort in the Tahoe/Truckee area. Open to both skiers and snowboarders, Sugar Bowl is home to 84 named trails over 1,500 acres. With two terrain parks and a fun-for-all park, Sugar Bowl is open to all levels of skiers and snowboarders. With a base elevation of 6,883 feet, Sugar bowl gets its fair share of powder. Overall, Sugar Bowl is becoming one of the most renown ski resorts in the Tahoe area.

Squaw Valley
Home of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw is one of the more challenging mountains in Tahoe. Squaw is also home to North America’s only “Funitel” and aerial cable car.
“I like the ski runs like KT 22,”
junior Dusty Kash said. “The whole mountain is overall one of the steepest mountains in Tahoe.”
But skiing and snowboarding are not all there is to do at Squaw Valley. The Squaw village, which looks like a European ski village, is filled with shops, restaurants and support services. For those who do not want to ski, there is ice skating, sleigh riding, swimming, and rock climbing. Overall, Squaw may not be the best mountain for the beginner skier, but there is definitely something for everybody.

Kirkwood, isolated from the rest of the Tahoe area, has become its own little skiing world. Junior Davis Beckstead said that his favorite part about Kirkwood is “the variety of riding you could do there, since they have everything there with every experience level.” It has big snowstorms and the powder is constant. Kirkwood is a place for everyone, with ski-through tunnels and small rollers for kids.