Winter fun concentrates in this area, which is smaller and less crowded than nearby Mammoth Mountain – Mammoth lift passes can be used here – and perfect for beginner and intermediate skiers. Some 41 trails crisscross 1500 acres of terrain served by seven lifts, including two high-speed quads. Boarders can hone their skills at three mellow terrain parks with jumps, rails and boxes.

Note that the season varies year to year depending on snowfall.