Scenic Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe is backed by granite mountains.
VIA lures you out of hibernation with a roundup of the best places to ski, snowboard, and have fun in winter.
The holidays are over and it's the peak of winter. What do you do to have fun in the colder months? Whether you prefer staying indoors with a toasty drink by a fire or braving ski slopes and sno-parks for some outdoor exercise, we’ve got you covered. Bundle up and read on about our favorite ways to enjoy the snow season.
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Photography by David H. Collier
This article was originally published in January 2013. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.