Heavenly, California

To put it simply, Heavenly is big, with more skiable terrain than any of the other Tahoe-area resort. And this enormity is reinforced by the wide-open vistas and lake views that make the water feel close enough to jump into right from the slopes. As such, it can cater to most appetites.  But it truly excels at making families feel at home, from its wide-open slopes that traverse across the CA/NV border and a legion of on- and off-mountain attractions.  Its proximity to the home of Sin City also means Heavenly can crank up the luxe options. High-rollers can snag a plush suite at one of the casinos near the mountain base and pair their fancy digs with some serious on-mountain hedonism. This expansive terrain also allows plenty of room for an impressive network of terrain parks, from beginner-level features to X Game-style half pipes.

Photo courtesy of Corey Rich/Heavenly Mountain Resort