Sugar Bowl is by far the most family friendly resort in Tahoe - and the closest to the Bay Area. It is a very charming resort, that has spent lots of money in the last couple of years to put in high speed lifts and a new base lodge. It usually has the most snow in the Tahoe area as well. Terrain is quite varied, and for experts it has some challenging runs, though I wish there were another 500feet of vertical. It is my choice to ski at, especially with the family. Apres ski isn't that much except the bar at the Lodge is great.