My wife and I have always skied in CO and at Whistler, but were invited to Lake Tahoe for the first time. Because of the wind, our friend took us to Diamond Peak, where some of the runs are protected. Good choice! The groomed blacks were very nice, the 24" of powder one day certainly was a challenge, but fun, and the views are wonderful. The Lodge is small, but convenient. No lift lines, easy access, reasonable price and great snow. We'd certainly go back!