Snow lovers know there’s nothing better than fresh powder, and at the exclusive Hideout Lodge near South Lake Tahoe, you can create all your own tracks in the secluded Sierra Buttes region. Located about 12 miles from Kirkwood Mountain Resort, this elevated backcountry ski hut is the first of its kind in the United States and it welcomes guests looking for a unique mountain experience.
The luxury lodge—which sits at 7,100 feet—is built from hand-peeled logs and features five guest rooms, a movie loft, a western-style saloon, and game room. To reach the exclusive location, guests have the option to ski, snowshoe, snowmobile, snow cat, or helicopter in the final two miles. Once you arrive, unplug and relax in the outdoor barrel sauna or cedar hot tub on property.
How you structure your day at Hideout Lodge is up to you. The team will help custom-tailor your adventures, which may include sunrise yoga, guided snowmobile tours, heli-skiing in the Sierra Buttes, and gourmet family-style meals next to the fireplace. Need a bit of recovery after a day on the slopes? Sign up for an in-room massage.
To inquire about a trip, fill out this form on Hideout Lodge's website, which also allows you to add on things like snowmobile rentals, a scenic helicopter tour, a professional photographer, and private yoga lessons. For more ways to Catch the Winter Wave in California, consider these luxury ski resorts, places you can train like an Olympian, and ski runs with stunning views.