Resort Guide 2013-2014: California

Best Boardin’ For Your Buck


Just outside the bustling South Lake Tahoe scene sits a proper park, pow, pillow, and pipe sanctuary regarded for it early season openings, classic Tahoe dumps, sidecountry access, spring sessions, chill vibes and home of our 2014 Good Wood All Mountain snowboard test.


Pass Deal

Tahoe Super Pass

Tahoe resorts ran solo for years. Now you can access 8,000 acres of riding combined at Squaw, Alpine, and Sierra for a mish-mash of some of the best freeriding and park terrain around the lake. Which poses one question aside from snowfall: Sigma Derby or Tourist Club?

($789, Adult)


Loosen Up

The après and food scene in California and Nevada is poppin’. Here are a few standouts. Restaurants, casinos (in Nevada), concerts, karaoke…just don’t go full retard and blow the next day of riding.


50/50 Brewing, Truckee

Tourist Club, Truckee

Tacos Jaliscos, Truckee

Moody’s Bistro, Truckee

Cherry’s, Truckee

The Public House, Reno

Old Granite Street Eatery, Reno

Brasserie St James, Reno

Tahoe Biltmore, Crystal Bay

Bite, Incline Village

T’s Rotisserie, Incline Village

Divided Sky, South Lake

Mont Bleu, South Lake

Harvey’s, South Lake

Sprouts, South Lake

Himmel Haus, South Lake

Yama Noodles, South Lake




Whiskey Creek

Side Door

Looney Bean


Mimi’s Cookie Bar


New York Bagel



Get The Burger

Himalayan Restautant

AV Night Club

Big belly Deli

Old Country Inn

Sandy’s Bar Restaurant