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WHY: Think big. You come here to huck cliffs and launch cornices. This off-the- beaten-path Tahoe resort offers the most reliably abundant snowfall in a region that can be feast or famine.
WHAT: Home in on the Cornice Express. This chair of legends delivers high-speed access to 1,400 vertical feet of steeps, glades, bowls, and chutes, including Sisters and Sentinel. Or test yourselves on The Cirque: It’s good enough for the Freeride World Tour, so…
WHERE: True, the new-last-season K-Bar has the corporatocracy of Vail Resorts written all over it, but that’s no reason to shun its laid-back vibe and inventive apps and cocktails.