thanks hellside and kirkrider, i will keep those advices in mind as i advance
how about homewood, what are the easier blues there if you guys have any experience? i know they have a long green from all the way from the top
Homewood really has no greens, except two trails that head back to the base lodge. Check out their trail map online; these trails would be blues back east, they're very narrow and winding. My wife nearly freaked out on our first trip to Homewood, because everyone told us it was the "easy" mountain. Bullshit...it may be the smallest mountain at Tahoe, but there is a lot to challenge you...while you're not taking pictures of the lake and the scenery. There is a huge variety of terrain to help you advance your skills.
Homewood is ALL blues, but by East Coast standards (I'm a Vermont rider), many of those blues would be blacks out here. For instance, High Grade is an awesome, wide trail, and it's a blue. But it's steeper than any of the trails on The North Face at Mount Snow in Vermont, which is considered black.
Homewood has Great glades -- first place I ever rode in trees. Second Creek and The Glades are super fun -- mindblowing on powder days. If you want to test yourself, try the Quail Face bowl (though it's probably not open because of the snow). It's wide open, so you can traverse if you get skeered, but it's wicked steep at the south end, 55 degrees, but more mellow (just a black) towards the north side. You have to hike in and hike out, but it's worth it.
Homewood a "small" mountain by Tahoe standards, but has the best views of the lake anywhere at Tahoe, and super-convenient parking and lift access. Do it. Mid-week has cheap lift tix, too. I love Homewood.
(BTW, my avatar pic is from the top of Quail Face 55 Chutes at Homewood. That's the lake in the background, not the sky.)