This is the best place in North America to ski. I visited South Lake Tahoe for the first time January 12-19 2008 with all my focus on skiing Heavenly. Upon arriving we decided to ski Sierra, Kirkwood, Squaw, and Alpine Meadows, and we liked Squaw so much that we had to ski it a second day. This resort has some of the best run I have ever seen and the views are incredible. If you are ever in the area this is a must to ski. I have already booked another trip back the first week of Febuary.