NORTH STAR, CAL IF.
EP The easy-living ski capital of Lake Tahoe, Northstar knows how to treat skiers right. Daily Champagne toast? Check. Roasted S’mores in the village? Yep. Craft cocktails by the ice rink? You bet. But just because the place has sweet amenities doesn’t mean there isn’t good skiing to be had—especially for families and intermediates looking to cruise groomers in a beautiful backdrop. Leave the masses behind on East Ridge, a meandering blue off of the summit that tends to get overlooked.