Posted by Grandma and Still Skiing, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Aug 4, 2008 at 7:18 am
Squaw Valley has the most varied terrain and the greatest number of ski lifts. This is where I ski most of the time. However, if you are skiing with children Sugar Bowl, Alpine Meadows and Heavenly Valley are fun.
I would rent on the North Shore, however, consider the Donner Lake area because you can stop off on your way home to the Bay Area.
After storms they plow the main roads round the lake first. However, if you are in a cabin say in the Homewood area of North Store it can take a day or two to plow the residential roads.