The first day I skied at Heavenly, I hated it. It was really difficult to get from the gondola to ANY ski run. However, I went a second day and did the hike over to the California side and found some great runs and tree skiing. There should be some sort of tow rope and/or t-bar (anything) to get you from Nevada to California. Poling and walking with all your crap sucks! Why isn't there a way to get down to the Village other than riding the Gondola? I was disappointed at the end of the day to not be able to ski down to the bottom. View from Gunbarrel is unmatched! Food was really pricey but that's true at all the resorts.