Bask in snow and sunshine at Tahoe Resorts
Epic winter snowfall means Reno Tahoe’s ski lifts run well into April (and even July) – just beware those dreaded ski-goggle tan lines. A short drive from downtown Reno will have you on a ski lift at Mt Rose Ski Tahoe or Diamond Peak Resort within an hour. Heavenly, the biggest resort around Lake Tahoe, is always a good choice, with high-altitude tree-lined trails, many looking right onto the lake. But Squaw Valley has a standout reputation for retaining its snow, and springtime’s melt-freeze cycle brings a soft and slushy textural change known as “corn snow.” Bonus: sunshine also brings out the area’s fun side with hot tubs, pond skims and costume parties.