Old 10-12-09, 02:43 PM   #1
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State Line Nevada: Heavenly: harrah's

Has anyone stayed at the Harrah's and skiied heavenly when there? If so, what was your experience? Easy to get to the lifts, was it kid friendly, as far as a casino can be? Do you need a rental car if you plan on skiing out of Harrah's. Any details would be appreciated.

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Old 10-12-09, 07:14 PM   #2
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Went there for a week in 05 but did not stay at Harrahs. Did some drinking and gambling there though. One of the casinos and I can't remember if it is Harrahs had a huge arcade down below. It is the same one that has the Cabos in it as we hung out in there while my boys were in the arcade for hours. The gondola is right there and there were shuttle buses all the time. You may want to get a car just in case you want to check out the area around there a little more or try one of the other Tahoe resorts but I would say you can skip it if you want.
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Old 10-12-09, 07:33 PM   #3
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Thanks for this inormation, It seems that stateline would be ok. My wife doesn't ski so she can hit the casinos or spas and I can take the little one up for some lessons and I can hit Heavenly.

Thanks again for the quick post.

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Old 10-12-09, 08:45 PM   #4
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Tim. If you do get a car use the Boulder lodge for your kids lessons. I think you either have to go there or to the California lodge for lessons which was much more crowded and hectic when we were there. My older son only had one other kid in his snowboard lesson at boulder so he almost got a private lesson for the price of ski school. He was also a little more advanced at the time but even the lessons for the younger kids didn't have more than a handful of kids in the group. If you are flush with cash there was a company that hooked up a helmet cam with the instructor. Not sure if they will still be around but it was really cool. We got about a 20 minute DVD of my son from various points throughout the day. They actually cut it very nicely and put it to background music of our choice. Have fun on your trip. We are just getting underway in New England. Kevin C.
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Old 10-12-09, 08:50 PM   #5
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Thanks again

I'm actually from Vermont and I ski Jay Peak. But, I may end up at Smuggler's Notch this year, but I've always wanted to hit tahoe. Thanks for the advise.

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Old 13-12-09, 02:19 PM   #6
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I also went to heavenly last year with my dad. We stayed at the state line embassy suites. We also went into a casino and found a really nice restaurant in one of them. The only issue I had was that there was constant snowfall, and thhat all the lodges, save one were all open air, so at the end of the day, I would come into the hotel lobby and I would be covered in ice.
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