Wildflour Bakery hosts Peet’s coffee, fresh-made bagels, blue-ribbon sandwiches, and the best damn cookies anywhere. All for just about the cheapest prices in Squaw. There’s one at High Camp at the top of the tram and one in the base lodge. Buy a Cookie Pass to get the best deals. http://wildfloursquaw.com/squaw; (530) 583-1963
Named after the greek goddess of epicurian delights, this intimate dining spot is located on Ski Run Boulevard, which is home to numerous other shops and restaurants. Heavenly is known for it’s wild nightlife, but relax in one of the neighboring motel’s hot tubs before dining- when the owner purchased the building for Nephele's, he also snapped up the motel next door. Call (530) 544-8130 for a reservation.
Dunk into the Fonduta, a Northern Italian-style fondue made with truffled Fontina cheese and served with a house-cured dry salami and black bread at this slopeside trattoria (formerly The Yodler). Easy to locate, the restaurant is adjacent to the Main Lodge at the base. Mammoth Lakes, California | 760.934.0636
Northstar’s new Chocolate Bar is, well, sweet. At après around the fire pit or late-night at the sleek metallic bar, sip drinks ranging from hot white chocolate laced with peppermint to cocoa amaretto martinis—all made with grand cru chocolates. Pair them with kobe sliders or herb-marinated flatiron steak, or damn the calories and go for the raspberry raviolis or chocolate mud pie. In the Village at Northstar; northstarattahoe.com
Try a delicious chocolate-inspired cocktail along with dinner or dessert.
Northstar’s new Chocolate Bar is, well, sweet. At après around the fire pit or late-night at the sleek metallic bar, sip drinks ranging from hot white chocolate laced with peppermint to cocoa amaretto martinis—all made with grand cru chocolates. Pair them with kobe sliders or herb-marinated flatiron steak, or damn the calories and go for the raspberry raviolis or chocolate mud pie. Village at Northstar, California | 530.562.1800 | northstarattahoe.com
This Northstar-at-Tahoe restaurant is mountain-chic.
San Francisco super-chef/James Bear Award-winner/avid skier Traci Des Jardins raises the local dining scene with Manzanita, in the Ritz Carlton Highlands. The mountain-chic restaurants showcases Des Jardin’s flair in dishes like foie gras terrine with quince chutney. Lake Tahoe, California | 530.562.3050 | manzanitalaketahoe.com
The last day of an extra long winter for Mammoth Mountain, first day of a year-long winter for me. I’m kicking off my global skiathon to benefit disabled sports organizations around the world. I aim to increase exposure, raise awareness and funding for adaptive ski programs through my efforts. Every cent donated will go directly to the organizations, and I plan to add to the list as I travel, helping the local mountain programs wherever I go.
Test your paintball skills during a western-themed weekend with live music, a petting zoo, and more.
Back for it’s third year, the highlight for the 2010 Wild Wild West Weekend at High Camp Corral is a shootout at the brand new mountaintop paintball corral. Challenge your friends and family to a match at 8,000 feet.
Another new addition this year is live music on both days of the event. The music will be country-inspired folk performed by Pete Charles and Son on Saturday, and Uncle Rico on Sunday.