Heavenly is only good for the absolutely amazing views. You have the desert on one side of you, the lake on the other. It is incredible. There are some really long runs and steep tree runs, but it's not really good for snowboarders. However, you can't beat the convenience if you're staying in South Lake. The gondola is right there on the street, just walk from your hotel and hop on. Very, very touristy.
Would you say that two days at Heavenly is too much? If so I'll definitely check out Kirkwood one day.
He definitely meant Sugar Bowl....Snowbowl and Great Terrain will never be in a sentence together
Lol @ snowbowl my first snowboarding experience was there.