Heavenly Valley is the place to ski and snowboard when staying at South Lake Tahoe or Stateline, Nevada. The next closest place, Sierra at Tahoe, is located more than 25 minutes away. You can walk to the gondola from the Nevada casinos. Heavenly Valley is operated by Vail Resorts, so the ski area is 100% wind powered. The resort even offered a free lift ticket in 2008 if you signed up for wind powered offsets. They may do it again this year. The east bowl run, accessed from Gunbarrel, is without question one of the best mogul runs available.