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First Time Visitor - Next Week

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First Time Visitor - Next Week

Friends and I are arriving in South Lake Tahoe in one week. It is my first time there. We are staying at Harrah's for 4 nights and plan on skiing three days at Heavenly. We are intermediate skiers. Couple of questions:

1. Will we get bored spending all three days at Heavenly? Should we try any other resort for a day?

2. What places are fun for Apres Ski and nightlife in the area? We are in our mid 30s. I know Heavenly has an Apres Ski party, and the casinos have options. Are there any other restaurants/bars we should make sure to visit? Someone had mentioned McPs in an earlier post and the Brewery, which we plan to check out.

Thanks as always for the great information. Will be praying for snow!

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1. Re: First Time Visitor - Next Week

If they get snow and are able to connect the California side to Nevada, 3 days will be fine at Heavenly. If no snow, and no connection then take a day and ski Northstar. Both are Vail Resorts and if you have a pass it will be good at both places. It took us about an hour to drive to Northstar. It was a very nice area with about the same amount of manmade runs open as Heavenly had open as of last week.

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2. Re: First Time Visitor - Next Week

If there is no snow, I think they still have the tour boat ride out on Lake Tahoe, if you are looking for something different. And they serve adult beverages, too. :)

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3. Re: First Time Visitor - Next Week

"Will we get bored spending all three days at Heavenly? Should we try any other resort for a day?"

I think so, since there won't be new snow. I'd also drive, or take the shuttle bus to Northstar.

McPs is always good, check out the Sage Room at Harvey's on the casino floor, across from Harraha's. They have the best steaks in Tahoe, been opened since 1947.

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