Après-ski goes offHeavenly, USA
Of all the gin-soaked snow slopes in all the USA why would you choose Heavenly? Its eye-popping location on the shores of sapphire-blue Lake Tahoe doesn’t hurt, but it’s the nightlife that sets it apart from the country’s many other ski resorts. Because it’s located in both California and Nevada, there are enough casinos – and all the cheap entertainment and drinks that go with them – to stop you from sleeping. But even if you prefer to stay away from that sort of action you can’t miss one of the most outrageous parties on the slopes.
Unbuckle at Tamarack Lodge runs for just two hours each afternoon, but in that time gets real hot and sweaty. Shake it off with the Heavenly Angels dancers, imbibe some half-price drinks, pose in the photo booth, then ride the gondola back down to South Lake Tahoe. You know you want to.
Tamarack Lodge is at the top of the gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The resort is one of the most accessible in the USA. The Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Sacramento International Airport offer more than 200 flights daily to cities through the States. South Tahoe Airporter offers buses from the Reno/Tahoe Airport to Lake Tahoe for US$30.