Heavenly Mountain in the Lake Tahoe Region of California and Nevada is the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Nightlife in the Far West. The resort offers skiing and riding that spans the California-Nevada border, allowing adults to try their luck at the casinos on the Nevada side as well as jazz clubs and various other nightlife. On the other hand, kids and young adults can get their fun at arcades and at other family-friendly entertainment shows. Heavenly's location on the California-Nevada border is the biggest reason why our readers helped to select it as the 2012 OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award winner for Best Nightlife in the Far West. 

WHERE TO GO FOR LIVE MUSIC: The Snowglobe music festival comes to Heavenly Mountain and South Lake Tahoe this year to celebrate the New Year from Dec. 29 – 31, 2012. There will be three stages set-up and a wide variety of musical acts including Wiz Khalifa, DeadMau5, Zion I and Big Gigantic.

WHERE TO GO FOR DANCING: If you’re looking to get your groove on, look no further than the Unbuckle Aprés Party, taking place all season at the Tamarack Lodge. The lodge will roll out a dance floor, a live DJ, the Heavenly Angels, food and drink specials from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Head to South Lake Tahoe’s Casinos, for the ultimate nightclub experience at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, Montbleu or Harvey’s Lake Tahoe.

WHERE TO GO FOR DRINKS: The Aprés Wine Company, Tahoe’s brand new wine bar and bistro, located in the Ski Run Center, offers a sophisticated lineup of wines from California and the rest of the world. For those looking to throw back more than just wine, the Casinos on the Nevada side are always waiting as well as a variety of bars located on the California side.