I was sitting at my desk one day when I got a call from a colleague of mine wanting to know if I wanted to go to Lake Tahoe to go skiing. Since I have never been there I jumped at the chance to go skiing there. I flew into Reno and hopped on the South Lake Tahoe Express at the airport. About an hour and a half later, I had arrived on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We were staying at Lakeside Village, a fantastic condo complex right on the shore of Lake Tahoe, and a quick shuttle ride from where we were skiing in the morning, Heavenly.
The next morning we grabbed the complementary breakfast at Lakeside Village, caught the shuttle and headed to the gondola at Heavenly Village. The gondola starts right in South Lake and takes you to Tamarack Lodge where you can choose which state to ski in! Heavenly sits right on the border of California and Nevada, so you can ski two states in one day. We opted to start in California, took the Tamarack Express lift up, and headed down the California Trail to the Sky Express. We lapped the chair a few times hitting some great groomers over there (Ridge Run and High Five to name a few). We also took the time to take in the sights. From this side you have some great views of Lake Tahoe on a clear day, and we got a blue bird day. We made our way down Skyline Trail over to the Dipper and Comet Express and skied the groomers and trees on this side until lunch. After a quick bite, we headed to the Nevada side and skied the long runs over to the Stagecoach Express. After a bit, we skied back to the gondola and made our way back to the condo to get ready to head out for the night.
After cleaning up, we grabbed the shuttle and headed over to the Nevada side of town to grab a bite to eat and try our luck at the tables. One of the few places that you can ski in the morning and tempt Lady Luck at night! All in all what a great day.