Aspen: Nothing like the run from the 11,000-foot summit all the way down to the base of the gondola. Plus awesome nightlife. Don't miss eating at the very French Ute City Bank.
Squaw Valley: A pleasure to ski, just a short drive out of Reno, where it's very inexpensive to stay and you have your choice of a dozen other areas all within a short drive.
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