After little snowfall last year, the Resort at Squaw Creek in the Lake Tahoe region of California, which had the bad luck to open last winter, may have better fortune this year.
Skiers staying there have been skiing on Squaw Valley's upper terrain, and it was hoped that temperatures would fall low DTC enough for snowmaking to be switched on, permitting guests to ski from their doors.
The luxury resort includes retail stores and equipment shops, several swimming pools and hot tubs, an outdoor ice rink, three restaurants and an English pub.
Accommodations range from $160 a night for a standard room to $845 for the two-story penthouse. Reservations: (916) 583-6300.