About 18 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, this is snowboarding central, with five raging terrain parks and a 17ft-high superpipe. A great beginners’ run meanders gently for 2.5 miles from the summit, but there are also gnarly steeps and chutes for speed demons.

Kids get four ‘adventure zones’, while adults-only Huckleberry Gates tempts with steep-and-deep backcountry terrain for experts. Stats: 14 lifts, 2200 vertical feet, 46 runs.