The key with Heavenly right now is just not having too high of expectations. Now that the holiday crowd has gone you can lap whatever chairs you want pretty quick. Take a healthy dose of groomer and get a tan while you're at it!
Rode the last 3 days at Heavenly (1/5, 1/6, 1/7). It was a lot of fun because it's been sunny and slushy and there are no lines M-F. I WOULD NOT ride there on a cold day as it will be icy. Not until another storm comes through.
BP.. ur trip is still a month away, this is tahoe and 1 or 2 decent storms can drop several feet of snow. Yes its way less crowded M-F. And if we dont get big storms before that it'll still be fun and yes u can grab a shuttle to nstar or kwood and haveca blast. Maybe sone storms again during and after MLK
Response to bp: if ur gonna b in Tahoe take a shuttle to northstar or kirkwood. The snow is just great there. Heavenly is nice but it's icy snow and only few lifts open at the moment. I was at northstar on 1/4-1/5. Better snow then heavenly and kirkwood has the best snow off all. It's worth the trip. Especially if u have local pass!