Resort at Squaw Creek - Squaw Valley, CA
If you fancy yourself a winter outdoorsman, this place in North Lake Tahoe is your heaven. Not only does it have the always-welcomed ski-in, ski-out chairlift, but Resort at Squaw Creek grants you carte-blanche access to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sled tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides and an on-property ice skating rink. If it seems like an Olympics worth of stuff, that makes sense given the actual 1960 Winter Olympics took place there.
Mountain Stats: 6,000 acres, 44 lifts and 270+ trails. Also, 450 inches of pristine snowfall every winter, so you don't have to rely on any pesky snow-making machines.
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