Tahoe rocks! I try to get up there a couple of days each year. Alpine Meadowsis my favorite, but I have had great days everywhere, esp Squaw, and Sugar Bowl. Some of the smaller areas are amazing too; Homewood and Mt Rose come to mind. The only things I don't like about Tahoe are the traffic, and some of the resorts are pretty low, so the snow is usually not as good as at home. I love Mammoth, but having a dozen areas to choose from is prettty cool.