Thanks all for the advice! Unfortunately, airfare to the top 3 places I want to visit sometime in my life (montana, wyoming, and canada) is a bit much for my wallet these days, but hopefully I can get there one day...
for this trip in particular, i am most likely leaning towards heavenly in march. i am probably biased, but i am kind of in love with the views of the lake and the idea of crossing statelines via a snowboard. plus, the casino hotel rates did end up being really low! as for the terrain, there is probably much better and cheaper mountains, but i'm not picky about that because anything would be better than my lil hills over here. transport wise, shuttle from the airport to the casino is looking pretty cheap, and i was told there's a shuttle between the casino and heavenly..i'm hoping maybe i can find a bus or shuttle service to spend one of the days at kirkwood too, but their shuttle schedule isn't up yet.
wish me luck and thanks again for all the input!!
I think you made a good decision. The Lake View is pretty Spectacular, especially when you go from viewing the Nevada desert to viewing the lake on the same run. If you are staying at the Casinos, it is just a simple walk out to the Gondola lift that takes you up to the hill....no shuttle required....again, killer view.
As for the Kirkwood Shuttle, highly recommended! I've taken it a few times and it is a decent price and a worthwhile trip.
In March, I'll probably be in the area the whole month. Let me know if you need someone to show you around Heavenly or Kwoo.
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