Nevada’s Heavenly Mountain Resort & Carson Valley: My Top Things To Do
Standing at the top of the mountain at Ski Heavenly Mountain Resort, looking down into the sparkling blue water of Lake Tahoe, I can feel the energy of this place flowing through my body. The jagged mountain meets lake views and juxtaposition of colors are nothing short of remarkable. But it is more than just the scenery that is energizing here; there is a buzz to this entire part of the Lake Tahoe region, known as South Lake, that straddles the California and Nevada border. The resort also hosts a varied mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain on 4,800 acres and nearly 100 runs. When you’re done skiing, head into town. I love The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe, right on the Nevada/California border, not only for their apres-ski happy hour but also for sleeping. The adjacent Carson Valley is just a 20-minute drive south of the slopes. It's well worth exploring, as each of the four communities that make up the area have their own historical aspects and recreational opportunities.
My passion for travel was unlocked when I spent some years living across Europe and South America. I've never been one to shy away from a new adventure, be it swimming with pigs in the Bahamas, bird watching in the Galapagos or Heli-Hiking in British Columbia. And while I used to mostly travel solo, I now like to hit the road with my 4-year-old son, 1-year-old-daughter and husband in tow. The best part of travel to me now is getting to see the world through their eyes. Whether they are petting goats during an Oregon farm stay or making their very own pizza in Idaho, their enthusiasm and joy never fails to remind me of why I love travel.