Like grizzly bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today's Groupon: for $187, you get a one-night stay at Truckee Hampton Inn & Suites and two Squaw Valley USA full-day lift tickets (up to a $375 value).
Truckee Hampton Inn & Suites calls skiers and snowboarders to beautiful Truckee to nestle into the homey accommodations of this High Sierra mountainside hotel. The king and double-queen standard rooms (a $199 value) are overflowing with amenities such as high-speed Internet, DVD players, premium cable TV with HBO and ESPN, as well as standard comforts such as hair dryers, ironing boards, and an in-room planetarium. Prepare for a day on the slopes by fueling stomach tanks with a complimentary hot breakfast buffet of eggs, biscuits, sausage, and french-toast sticks. Guests can also warm up by indulging in coffee and tea, available in the lobby all day, or by dunking entire bodies into the steaming hot tub.
Just a 15-minute drive plants slope suitors at the base of Squaw Valley USA, a snowy mountain with more than 170 mountain trails. This Groupon includes two full-day lift tickets (an $88 value each), and riders in need of one- or two-footed boards can elect to take advantage of ski and snowboard rentals, or they can simply harness up a mountain-goat sidecar.