Tahoe's Best Snowbound Lodges

Maybe it’s the fact that you have to hike your way into these remote mountain chalets — most require a ski tour or snowshoe to reach the front door — but being there feels that much more gratifying.

Once you finally make it into these stunning, roadless locales, you can kick back by a wood-burning fire inside a cozy hut and watch the snow fall outside your window, knowing you earned it. The next morning, fresh powder awaits outside your door — but there’s no chairlift to whisk you to the top of the surrounding peaks. You’ve got to earn your turns the old-fashioned way.

Read the full story in the San Francisco Chronicle.