Heavenly is a great ski resort for a family of occasional skiers. This mountain would be so awsome if they limited the amount of people. There was decent terrain, but so crowded I probably wouldn't go back. It is like Disneyland. I do like skiing right to my casino and playing slots in my tele boots. Some of the views from the mountain are beautiful with the lake in the background. The Casino's are as nice as Vegas (Caesars, Harrah's, etc). I would recomend staying at the base of Heavenly and spending one day there but plan to go to other ski area's. Tahoe has so much to offer.