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New Covid Resort Regulations
Vail Resorts has announced their plan to open safely for the season (view here). Short story - No bars open but some outdoor beer and wine. Reservations required for skiing. It's complicated so follow the link. Expect Ikon and other resorts to make similar announcements.

Season Pass Reviews and Links
The Tahoe Basin is littered with ski areas. Wherever you stay in Tahoe, you are a little over an hour away from any of the 23,000+ skiable acres within the fifteen resort's boundaries. When you consider that many resorts are now opening their boundaries, the possibilities grow exponentially. Below you'll find info on all of Tahoe's ski areas. Lake Tahoe is also home to many fine Cross Country Ski Resorts

1. Kirkwood (Open) - (Our Kirkwood Section - Visit their website) - Kirkwood has always been good to me. The hype is true. They do have Tahoe's deepest and driest. And now they have true ski in-ski out lodging to boot. Conditions at Kirkwood. Call from your cell at Chair Six and wave to your friends around the world in real time via the Kirkweb Cam.

2. Heavenly Lake Tahoe (Open) - (Our Heavenly section)- Heavenly is by far the largest of Tahoe's ski areas, both in vertical and acreage. It can be a bit tough to get around until you get to know it. Once you get to know it, there are hidden gems everywhere. Click here for the Heavenly web site, web cams, conditions page).

3. Alpine Meadows (Open) - (Our Alpine Meadows section - their Website) This is a great resort that is shadowed out by Squaw's popularity. It's got everything. Great learning terrain, great expert terrain, backcountry access and a great attitude. Snow conditions at Alpine Meadows. Web Cams
*Note- Squaw and Alpine have been under the same ownership for several years and now they are being treated as one resort, Squaw|Alpine. As such, the opening date of 11/17 is vague as to how it pertains to Alpine Meadows, which typically opens later.

4.Squaw Valley USA (Squallywood) (Open) - Tahoe's most famous resort. Starting with the Olympics, then Hot Dog, the Movie, and continuing with nearly every ski movie since, Squaw is a breeding ground for up and coming rippers. Squaw Valley snow report. Web Cams

5. Donner Ski Ranch (Open) - Family owned  and managed ski resort dedicated to preserving the original Ski and Snowboard experience by providing an alternative to the high-priced corporate ski resorts. This is never more evident than late in the season when their "We're here til the snow's gone" policy offers a truly unique experience.

6. Northstar (visit website) (Open) - Great family resort with LOTS of stuff for kids and grown ups alike. If you're an expert rider, keep in mind that locals refer to this resort as 'Flatstar'. Snow conditions at Northstar.

7. Mammoth (Open) - Two and half hours south of tahoe but still worth every minute spent driving. The mountains are big. Visit Website.

8. Mt. Rose Ski Resort (Open) - The closest resort to Reno offers plenty of snow steeps and fun for every rider. In the 2004-2005 season Mt. Rose opened the chutes between the east and west bowls which known as, you guessed it, "Chutes". Mt. Rose conditions.

9. Boreal Mountain (Open) - Just off I-80. Usually, the first to open each year. Boreal ski conditions.

10. Sierra-at-Tahoe (Open) - This South Shore resort is a great family resort also known for its great pipe and park scene. The trees here are a great way to spend a windy day. Now Sierra offers backcountry access through gates. Sierra at Tahoe conditions.

11. Granlibakken - It's really a conference center with a small ski hill.

12. Soda Springs - Small family oriented resort off I-80 near Truckee.

13. Homewood Mtn.(Open) - West Shore resort with surprisingly fun terrain, great views, and great prices. Homewood ski conditions.

14. Sugar Bowl (Open) - This Truckee resort is a hidden gem. Sugar Bowl conditions. Web Cams

15. Tahoe Donner - Small beginner and intermediate only mountain owned and operated by the Tahoe Donner Association. Conditions.

16. Diamond Peak (Open) - Owned and operated by the township of Incline Village, what the resort lacks in terrain it makes up for with spectacular views. Snow conditions at Diamond Peak.

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