10 hippest ski areas you rarely hear about

Every skier knows the question. We’ve just taken another incredible run into a bowl, down a chute or in and out of the trees, skated right onto the lift when we ask our skiing partner, “Why the heck isn’t anyone here?” I asked someone this very question while skiing virtually alone at Mount Bachelor on a recent Saturday. “Locals don’t really come up to the mountain if it isn’t sunny,” he smirked. As at all the coolest ski hills, grab a snow host to uncover the hidden runs and sneaky mini bowls and then enjoy the ride.

Text by Crai S. Bower | Photo editing by Mike Hipple

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There is nothing like skiing in the day and gambling at ngiht. This is the best vacation of all, just minutes from Reno, Mount Rose is affordable and awesome. Split your vac in half and stay in Tahoe also, Heavenly is in walking distance from your casino. Thank me later
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