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Ski, Play, and Party Like a Local in Lake Tahoe

Get the scoop on where to ski, what to do, where to eat, and who to see in one of the best ski towns in the country.

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Where to Ski this Weekend: Your Local Hill

Forget long drives, expensive resorts, and agro locals. This weekend it’s all about the hometown hill. These are some of our favorites.

Ride the Granite Chief chairlift on a powder day if you feel like showing off—small and large cliff bands are located right under the chair for prime spectator heckling."Make sure that every line you’re going to ski is in plain view for everyone to see," jokes pro skier and Squaw local Elyse Saugstad. "Right before you drop into your line, claim aloud how cool you are." Eben Mond at Squaw Valley.

Squaw Valley: 5 Insider Tips

There have been whole books (like Squallywood, by Robb Gaffney) written about how to ski the gnarliest lines at Squaw Valley, California. So there aren't a lot of secrets left. But we uncovered a few insider tips (with help from local pro skier Elyse Saugstad) that might help anyone planning a visit to Squaw.

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7 Tips for Skiing at Squaw with J.T. Holmes

The pro skier, BASE jumper, and speed rider, who grew up chasing Jonny Moseley, Tom Day, and others, knows every inch of Squaw. Here are some of his favorite spots. By Ryan Dionne

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Tahoe Lodging: Resort at Squaw Creek

Thanks to a recent renovation, the Resort at Squaw Creek is one of Tahoe's nicest hotels.

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How to Charge Exposed Terrain

Squaw Valley's Erik Roner shows you how to handle exposed terrain.

Tucker enjoys pats on the head, chasing balls, and avalanche rescue operations.The ladies love Tucker. So do the grown men, children of all ages, and anyone with a camera phone or a spare hand. I’m riding up the Gold Coast Funitel at Squaw Valley with the golden retriever and his handler, ski patroller Pete York, and I’m learning that it’s hard to conduct an interview when you’re seated next to a good-looking dog. But Tucker is more than just York’s best friend and the darling of Squaw visitors. He is also trained in avalanche rescue, which is why he and York have been invited to assist the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) with security operations at the Vancouver Olympics. Four other canines of the Squaw Valley Avalanche Rescue Dog Team and four more handlers will travel with them.

Squaw Dogs Head to Vancouver Olympics

Tucker is your typical golden retriever who likes to roll in the snow and chase balls. He and his owner, Pete York of the Squaw Valley Ski Patrol, also work together on avalanche rescue operations and will travel to the 2010 Vancouver Olympics to assist with security. By Olivia Dwyer