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Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?

Greater Sydney...
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Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?


Can you please recommend where you would stay that is really nice for 2 adults, 11 yr old twins with activities for all of us at the beginning of January in either Northstar, Squaw Valley and Heavenly? Where is best for families and really nice? Also, are these suburbs or towns or names of resorts?

Thanks so much as we have never been to the snow before. :)

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San Francisco...
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1. Re: Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?

I stayed at Edgewood (its really nice) this weekend very close to Heavenly (ski resort), South Lake Tahoe has a lot to do in addition to skiing, including several casinos, many restaurants and bars.


Greater Sydney...
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2. Re: Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?

Thanks for the reply. Is there a lot of things to do with children? Thanks :)

Manhattan Beach...
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3. Re: Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?

You haven't mentioned budget, but we like Northstar for skiing/boarding/snow activity. We actually stay at the Hyatt Resort in Incline Village north shore, and go to different ski areas. Diamond Peak is a mile up the hill, Mt Rose is between Reno and IV. North Star about 25 min drive away from the lake.

What kind of things do your children like to do?

Corona del Mar...
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4. Re: Northstar, Squaw Valley or Heavenly?

Northstar by far in my book. It is a completely self contained, master planned resort.

The village area is great and has a nice ice skating rink, nice pools and hot tubs, activities beyond skiing and more.

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