let's say i stay at squaw the first couple days...would i have to rent a different hotel to migrate to the next hill? how far apart are the hills from each other?
Homewood, Alpine and Squaw are all within minutes of each other. They're essentially the same range...Alpine is between Homewood on one side, Squaw on the other. And if you don't have a car, Alpine has a free local shuttle that stops at various locations in NLT. I think Homewood does, too, but you have to reserve it in advance. Not sure about Squaw. Another option...NLT is one of the few places I've seen where people still hitchhike. Every morning there are lots of riders along the road with their thumbs out. Not sure how efficient it is, but it seems to work for them. I think there might be a bus to Northstar, too, but unless you're really into park, I'd avoid it. Super touristy, and very much like a Vermont Resort...just doesn't have that Tahoe/out West feel to it. No bowls, no wide open spaces, all just trails through the trees. It's like big shopping center with a mountain attached,