Skiing at Lake Tahoe

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Heavenly Valley is situated on two states, California and Nevada, on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe. It has 27 lifts and 82 runs. You can ski on either state. Most of the ski runs average about 2 miles. The longest run is 7 miles. Captivating views of Lake Tahoe can be seen from Sky Express and other chairs. Mountain Top: 10,040', Base: 6540', Vertical Drop: 3500'.

Alpine Meadows has 14 lifts and is on Tahoe's North Shore. It contains a lot of variety and some of the nicest bowl runs. Alpine stays open the longest of any ski resort in the area, sometimes until July 4th. Mountain Top: 8637', Base: 6835', Vertical Drop: 2000'.

Squaw Valley

This ski area has 30 lifts and is on Tahoe's North Shore near Tahoe City. Squaw contains a lot of very challenging runs but still has a good mix. During Gail's kamakazi ski days, she skied the face of KT-22 not knowing there's an easier way down--Saddle Run. Mountain Top: 9,050', Base: 6200', Vertical Drop: 2850'.

Ski Conditions    
The Sierra Nevada mountains around Lake Tahoe contain over 17 ski areas. The landlocked lake is located between California and Nevada, a little over 200 miles east of San Francisco. This area is the "home powder" for us, along with thousands of skiers from the San Francisco Bay Area and Nevada's Reno area. The snow isn't always like powder. Sometimes it's called "Sierra Cement".

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