Its American! On a normal snow day well groomed trails and easy to follow maps, although not that much in terms of steeps on piste. However on a powder day almost ridiculous in terms of off piste riding both in terms of quality and accessability. 4 snowboard parks all well maintained ranging from Groove at Cal Base for beginners to High Roller off Canyon chair for some seriously large features.
Heavenley / Heavenley Mountain Resort
Off the mountain, local action is lively and plentiful. The choice of accommodation, eating and booze joints is massive and many within easy reach of the slopes. However, local services are a bit spread out and having a car here is a must. Locals make you feel at home and services are of a very high standard. However, the popularity of the area does mean that the place can be excessively busy, especially at weekends. South Lake Tahoe has heaps of shops, loads of sporting facilities as well as a number of casinos.
Restaurants are plentiful and at prices to please everyone, there are also various fast-food joints. Every type of food is available here from Chinese, Italian, Mexican to standard American fair. It’s all on offer. The list of good eating places is too long to mention in this short journal, but loacls will point you in the right direction if you ask for some recommendations. In the meantime Red Hutt or Chris's are both good.
Accommodation: Although there is lodging within walking distance of the slopes, it is very expensive.
Nightlife in Heavenly is dull. However in