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Reno Ski Resorts

Boreal Mountain Resort

Boasting nighttime hours, a massive superpipe, and Northern California’s first and only all-mountain terrain park, snowboarders usually start shredding here first.

45 miles west of Reno, Donner Summit, I-80, CA, 530-426-3666, www.skiboreal.com
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Heavenly Mountain Resort

Tahoe’s highest, largest ski resort straddles the California-Nevada border with 4,800 acres offering 95 trails, 30 lifts, four base camps, and roughly 3,500 vertical feet to ski.

60 miles southwest of Reno, South Lake Tahoe, NV, 775-586-7000, www.skiheavenly.com
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Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Those willing to drive the distance will find the area’s largest annual snowfall, 2,300 power-laden acres, and three freeride/terrain parks. Unique activities like dog sledding and ice fishing entertain non-skiers.

83 miles south of Reno, CA, 209-258-6000, www.kirkwood.com
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Mt. Rose Ski Resort

Reliable if sometimes wind-swept, powder deposits, the highest base camp altitude (8,260 feet) and 25-mile drive from Reno, make it a favorite for casual carvers and experts alike.

22223 Mt. Rose Hwy., NV, 800-754-7673, www.mtrose.com
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Northstar-at-Tahoe

Excellent off-piste tree and terrain skiing, 2,280 feet of vertical drop served by 17 lifts and 83 runs, plus comprehensive snow-making, fuel this rapidly growing resort. Golf and hiking are summertime draws.

36 miles southwest of Reno, Truckee, CA, 800-466-6784, www.northstarattahoe.com
Tags: ski resort | outdoors

Squaw Valley USA

Put on the international ski map after hosting the 1960 Olympics, this six-peaked, 4,000 acre destination offers high-concept skiing more akin to resorts in the Alps than in America.

42 miles southwest of Reno, Olympic Valley, CA, 530-583-6955, www.squaw.com
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