Where to Go Next: Homewood, Calif.

Lake Tahoe’s quiet West Shore steps it up with a snowcat op on 750 acres of rowdy backcountry terrain.

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Empty slopes, cheap lift tickets, and arguably the region’s best views of Lake Tahoe.

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La Tour

One of the valley's best-kept culinary secrets

Red Wolf Lodge

Red Wolf Lodge

With two locations: On the north shore of Lake Tahoe or at the base of Squaw Valley.

968 Park

968 Park Hotel

The boutique 968 Park Hotel is one of Tahoe’s greenest.