Lots of varied terrain, large terrain park, close to Truckee
Huge crowds, long lines.
My experiences at Northstar-At-Tahoe (NS), has left me not really wanting to go back, due primarily to the cost and the crowds that tend to accumulate there. the village is all new as of 2007 and is really a sight to behold. all the amenities are right at hand - shopping - eateries - you name it, it's probably there. As for the mountain, it is really spectacular. Tons of acreage, long runs, and a large variety to choose from. the backside does tend to get icy and the prices are a bit on the steep side though, so I would recommend that you do your homework and read some more reviews before making your reservations at NS.