Truckee Travel Guide
We really like skiing and boarding. But that doesn't mean we want to spend our whole vacation just getting to the mountain. Our Ski Areas Near Airports Map will help you maximize your time on the slopes.
Northstar-at-Tahoe, on the way to Squaw Valley in California, is another one of Lake Tahoe's easy-to-reach resorts with killer skiing. And with four new trails, widened runs on Mount Pluto and expanded snowmaking, even area veterans will have new stuff to ride this season.
While the drive from Reno-Tahoe International is a short one, you can always skip the hassle and book a ticket on the North Lake Tahoe Express. The shuttle bus can get you from baggage claim to resort in about an hour, and you won't have to spend your trip worried that some gaper will ding your rental with a ski pole.
Northstar gives a considerable discount for multi-day passes, so that might be worth investigating. They also have what's called a Parent's Predicament ticket. Parents can divide one lift pass between them, taking turns watching the kid(s) in the lodge.