I stayed at the Embassy Suites once with my family. As with any place in Lake Tahoe, I find this hotel is a little grungier than somewhere with more pleasant weather conditions and guests that aren't trampling through the hotel in their wet ski clothes. So this wasn't a luxury experience,...more
Heavenly is a nice resort with all the snow activities you can imagine. The last time I was there, I took cross-country ski lessons with the family for fun. Because of the resort size, it may be a little intimidating to a beginner though.
South Lake Tahoe is a great spot to spend a winter weekend, and easy to drive to if you're coming from the South Bay. Don't forget that it's great in the summer too! I spent a weekend here one summer and went jet skiing on the lake...very fun. The water is clear, and the surrounds are nice....more