How to stay toasty during cold tahoe winters _ the press democrat

Hotel Becket, 4003 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 800 738-7477. Ski lodge resort The newest of Joie de Vivre boutique hotels, across the street from Heavenly Village, indoor/outdoor bar with fire pits, private beach access; 167 sleek, contempo-style or woodsy-style guest rooms.

Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, 800 327-3353. Working at a ski resort in colorado Luxury accommodations in a high rise above Squaw Valley. Telluride ski resort lodging Deluxe rooms and fireplace suites with kitchens. Vail ski resort reviews Ski-in-ski-out access, on-site Nordic skiing and sledding; ice rink, golf course.


The Coachman Hotel, 4100 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530 545-6460. Heavenly ski resort reviews Opened in 2016, 42 affordable lodge rooms with a contempo glamping vibe; walk to the Heavenly gondola and casinos.

Gar Woods Grill and Pier, 5000 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, 530 546-3366. Steamboat springs ski resort Indoors or on the glassed-in deck, just the spot for a long lunch, Sunday brunch, or sunset dinner while watching boating activity on the lake. Squaw valley ski resort Happy hour by the fireplace in the bar and grill.

River Ranch Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, 530 583-4264. Homewood ski resort hours In an historic lodge, a very popular indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar, within view of the Truckee River; rafting trips end here. Heavenly ski resort tahoe Comfort food by the fireplace; cozy guest rooms upstairs.

Red Hut Café, 2723 and 3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530 541-9024. Mammoth ski resort hotels Since 1959, with retro red-vinyl stools and booths, famous for huge waffles, biscuits and gravy, homemade soup, grilled cheese, burgers and more comfort food for breakfast and lunch.

When the weather outside is frightful at Lake Tahoe, skiers and snow bunnies head for the fireplaces and the fire pits, the hot springs and all those other tootsie-toasting spots around the lake. Fernie ski resort Even if you can’t imagine plunging down an icy slope in the freezing cold, don’t hesitate to plan a winter weekend at Tahoe, where you can while away a frosty day or two with a book, a few hot toddies and your feet up by a roaring fire.

As the sun sets over the largest alpine lake in North America, there is no better place to catch the waning rays than at the Lone Eagle Grille at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort in Incline Village. Heavenly ski resort lift hours Around a crackling lakeside fire pit, chilly fingers warm up on mugs of hot buttered rum; and if you have to wait for a table in the restaurant, grab one of the armchairs by the big stone fireplace.

In the Hyatt’s spa, a flickering fire warms the lounge, and one of the couples’ “sanctuaries” also has a fire feature. Massanutten ski resort virginia To make it irresistibly comfy and easy for skiers, hotel guests can purchase lift tickets in the hotel lobby, then hop on the free shuttles to Diamond Peak and Northstar ski mountains.

At Basecamp Tahoe City, a brand new 24-four-room boutique hotel just north of Tahoe City, parents sink into leather sofas by the double-sided fireplace and send the kids out to the deck where they can sip hot chocolate and roast s’mores around the fire.

Inland a few minutes, anchoring Squaw Valley–Alpine Meadows ski mecca, the Resort at Squaw Creek overlooks the entire valley and snowy peaks topping out at 9,000+ feet.

A hot chocolate and s’mores bar, and blazing space heaters, are lined up all winter at the fire pit outside of Sandy’s Pub by a photogenic, frozen waterfall.

You can earn your s’mores here by skating on the (guests only) ice rink; and by cross-country skiing, sledding or snowshoeing in the meadows, all available at the on-site Nordic Center. Snowshoe ski resort review Then hunker down with a toddy in front of the massive lobby fireplace.

In Squaw Valley Village, shoppers and diners cozy up to outdoor fires and live music entertains on weekends, while enclosed tram cars whisk skiers and sightseers up to High Camp at 8,200 feet to ski, ice skate, explore the 1960 Winter Olympics museum or just to gape at the panoramic views of Sierra Nevada peaks and the gleaming lake.

Hotel Becket, 4003 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 800 738-7477. Homewood mountain ski resort The newest of Joie de Vivre boutique hotels, across the street from Heavenly Village, indoor/outdoor bar with fire pits, private beach access; 167 sleek, contempo-style or woodsy-style guest rooms.

Resort at Squaw Creek, 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, 800 327-3353. Heavenly ski resort lake tahoe Luxury accommodations in a high rise above Squaw Valley. Vail ski resort hotels Deluxe rooms and fireplace suites with kitchens. Ski resort map usa Ski-in-ski-out access, on-site Nordic skiing and sledding; ice rink, golf course.

The Coachman Hotel, 4100 Pine Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530 545-6460. Winterplace ski resort skiing Opened in 2016, 42 affordable lodge rooms with a contempo glamping vibe; walk to the Heavenly gondola and casinos.

Gar Woods Grill and Pier, 5000 North Lake Blvd., Carnelian Bay, 530 546-3366. Snowbird ski resort trail map Indoors or on the glassed-in deck, just the spot for a long lunch, Sunday brunch, or sunset dinner while watching boating activity on the lake. Steamboat ski resort snow conditions Happy hour by the fireplace in the bar and grill.

River Ranch Lodge, 2285 River Road, Tahoe City, 530 583-4264. Winterplace ski resort wv In an historic lodge, a very popular indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar, within view of the Truckee River; rafting trips end here. Ski resort guide Comfort food by the fireplace; cozy guest rooms upstairs.

Red Hut Café, 2723 and 3660 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, 530 541-9024. Telluride ski resort snow conditions Since 1959, with retro red-vinyl stools and booths, famous for huge waffles, biscuits and gravy, homemade soup, grilled cheese, burgers and more comfort food for breakfast and lunch.

Just west of the lake, Northstar California Resort ski mountain also welcomes nonskiers to enjoy breathtaking gondola rides to the new Zephyr Lodge on the upper mountain, where lunch by the two-story-tall windows comes with glorious views of the snowbound setting.

In the main shopping, dining and entertainment village at Northstar, a 9,000-square-foot ice skating rink (free to all) is surrounded by several blazing fire pits, where you can order libations and snacks.

High above Northstar, accessed either by car or by the “Big Easy” chairlift, the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe pampers hotel guests at the whopping-big fire pit with an Après-Ski Champagne Experience, with raw bar and the nightly “Marshmology” demo of how to make s’mores.

Kids are into the hot chocolate bar and games in the club room, while moms and dads snuggle by their in-room fireplaces or on sofas by the towering stone fireplace in the lobby bar. Whistler ski resort map And go ahead and take a dip in the heated pool –– the deck is heated, too, to keep your toes warm. Heavenly ski resort south lake tahoe Aaah, in the slopeside spa at the Ritz, a cozy fire heats the restoration lounge, while the sauna and eucalyptus steam room restore tuckered skiers.

On the south end of town, Fireside Lodge B&B has an enormous tree trunk atop the colossal fireplace in the Old-Tahoe-style, knotty pine-paneled, memorabilia-cluttered Gathering Room. Top ski resort in us Guests who can tear themselves away from the river rock fireplaces in their family suites can enjoy complimentary wine and cheese while their kids enjoy the game room and toasting marshmallows on the deck.

On Ski Run Boulevard for nearly 40 years, Nepheles restaurant is a locals’ favorite for the cuisine and the three private outdoor soaking tubs, which can be reserved by the hour until 2 a.m. Whitetail ski resort pa Order a cocktail, slip into bubbly hot water and relax until you’re ready for dinner at a candlelit table.

High above downtown, the Ridge Tahoe Resort is a quiet aerie with zowie views from the rooftop hot tub and from just about everywhere on the property, from the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, from the balcony of your condo and the Skier Express chairlift that zips guests right to Heavenly ski slopes, and from the Bear Trap Lounge, where happy hour revelers are warmed by the fire.