A March 2004 trip
to South Lake Tahoe by MarcyA
Quote: Do's and don'ts of ski vacations with kids at beautiful Lake Tahoe.
Heavenly is expensive but easily accessible. It’s minimal fun for beginning skiers. Our favorite ski resort is Northstar-At-Tahoe, which has great long beginner runs, friendly staff, beautiful mid-mountain location, and is reasonably priced. Our second choice is Squaw Valley. We are seasonal skiers only. Basically we keep learning the same ski techniques each year and never get any better because by the time we get our "ski legs," it's time to go home to Texas again!
Be careful who you listen to when getting recommendations for places to ski. Our idea of beginner skills and green slopes was way different than the opinions of the young, athletic equipment rental agents. The bottom line is that our entire family walked down an entire mountain at Homewood Ski Resort carrying our skis. We shouldn't have been allowed on the lift after explaining to the attendants that most of our party had never been on a lift before!
Be careful where you leave your skis. Someone lifted mine from the ski storage area (no locks!) during lunch, so I missed skiing for the rest of the day. Thankfully, the "ski thief" was gracious enough to return them to the rental agency at the end of the day and I was not held responsible for paying for their loss!
Hotel | "Americana Resort"
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 15, 2004
3845 PIONEER TRAIL
South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
League City, Texas