California

Featured Athletes: Jonny Moseley, Amie Engerbretson, Karston Hart

Trails will transform, chair lifts will be replaced, and the names of ski areas will sometimes change, too. But the spirit of the mountains will always remain the same. Just ask the locals at Palisades Tahoe, formerly called Squaw Valley. Old timers like Cheryl Varner,  Chris Delumyea, and Doug Rotz found their way here years ago and stayed for the skiing. Olympians like Jonny Moseley and Marco Sullivan continue living the dream here as they pass their passion along to the next generation. And locals like Amie Engerbretson and Karsten Hart grew up here, raised by the mountain. As time is certain to evolve, things like names may change along the way. But if one thing is constant, it is the heart of a place as special as this one.