Heavenly Lake Tahoe
Ages: 4 and up
Cost: Child (5-12) $33 | Teen (13-18) $43 | Adult (19+) $57
Heavenly at Lake Tahoe is one of the oldest ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The resort is a sprawling 4,800 acres with 94 runs and 30 lifts.
A variety of ski and snowboard school packages are offered at Heavenly, and at three different resort locations. Which of the three locations you'll take lessons at depends on skill level and from which direction you approach the resort. Begin at this page of the Heavenly site to determine your ideal learning location. Lessons, whether ski or snowboard, include lift tickets, equipment rental and helmet as well as lunch. Cost is between $180 and $200 for children.
Adventure Peak at the end of the 12-minute gondola ride features a tubing area (for those 40" or taller), a luxurious espresso bar, a BBQ stop and a huge lodge with hundreds of seats — indoor and out — with amazing views of both Nevada and California.
Call 1-800-HEAVENLY for advanced reservations and receive a discount on lift ticket purchases.
Don't ski or board? Cross-country skiing is available, or you can always just stay at Heavenly Village, where you'll find shopping, live music, bowling or movies.