Skied Heavenly And Squaw @ Lake Tahoe
We arrived on Boxing Day (Dec 26 in the U.S. of A) evening. Checked just in time for night skiing at Squaw. Maybe I'm spoiled by the excellent night skiing in Vancouver (I'm speaking of last season, not this on folks...), but I wasn't really impressed by the cattle call lift routine you're subjected to if you ski all the way down the mountain. You have to take the gondola back up. Heavenly the next day was quite impressive, even by Whistler Blackcomb standards. In BC, we have dense tree growth, so skiing in the trees is more of a iffy proposition. At Heavenly, it's where the best skiing is. Pristine powder stashes everywhere! Three days, each night with a dusting of snow and less than 5 minutes to get on the lifts average, it was,...uh,...Heavenly. Apres ski was great. Shopping, casinos, restaurants and a view of the lake, spectacular. Next year, we plan to spend more than 4 days here and explore the other ski area around the lake. I'm sold on the place.