Tahoe’s top 5 ski-in cocktails

In an area with a concentration of ski resorts, all have their unique personalities, topography and cocktails. After a season of ski lodge bar crawling at many of Tahoe’s resorts, these are my favorite ski-in places to enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Find a list of local ski resort opening dates in this edition or at YourTahoeGuide.com/ski

Overlooking a panoramic scene of Lake Tahoe, sit back in an Adirondack chair between turns and sip on the tequila-based Love in a Cup at Homewood Mountain Resort’s Big Blue View Bar. | skihomewood.com

Alpine Meadows
At The Chalet, a mid-mountain German beer garden, try a mulled wine or stomach-warming Chalet Cider made with rum. | palisadestahoe.com

Northstar California
After a day on the slopes, imbibe in interesting mezcal concoctions like The Smoky Chocolate at Wild Pine Kitchen and Bar or one across the way at Bourbon Pub. | northstarcalifornia.com

Tahoe Donner
The Bloody Mary served in the lodge is a must-try since the bartenders make their own mix and pair it with a burger. | tahoedonner.com

You can literally spend an entire day bar crawling across the mountain between the Umbrella Bar, Sky Deck, Tamarack Lodge and several others. Be sure to stop at Stagecoach Lodge for a Hot Apple Pie. | skiheavenly.com