On the South Shore’s Nevada side, 1.5 miles from Heavenly, this hotel, with its Ocean’s Eleven vibe, reopened in 2006 after extensive renovation. Guests can stroll from the white marble lobby to the elevators without scuttling past gaming tables, and rooms glam it up with pink marble baths. Après ski, test your luck in the casino, or rest your limbs at the indoor pool or Onsen Spa, which features Aveda products and treatments. Especially laudable is the hotel staff—both warm and professional. Lake Tahoe, Nevada | 800.648.3353 | montbleuresort.com
Rustic elegance sums up the B&B one mile from Heavenly’s California base—so alluring it appeared in TV’s The Bachelor. With its 34-foot-river-rock fireplace and antler chandeliers, the inn recalls the grand lodges of the American West. There are five rooms and three cabins, all with gas fireplaces. Antiques add a historic perspective—from an 1886 piano to a chicken incubator reborn as a cocktail table. After a breakfast of salmon-and-dill omelets, you’ll be ready to shoot the chutes in Mott and Killebrew canyons. Heavenly, California | 877.232.7466 | tahoeblackbear.com
Lodging that pairs kid-friendliness with grown-up panache.
Finding lodgings that pair kid-friendliness with grown-up panache isn’t child’s play. The Marriott, a fractional-ownership property that functions like a hotel, pulls it off. It pleases all comers with its location next to the gondola and its Old Tahoe design (timber accented by native stone). Accommodations range from studios to three-bedroom penthouses, all with full kitchens and most with gas fireplaces. The cushiest quarters offer whirlpool tubs and window seats. Outside, a heated pool and hot tubs satisfy after a day on the slopes.
The boutique 968 Park Hotel is one of Tahoe’s greenest.
The boutique 968 Park Hotel is one of Tahoe’s greenest: It’s LEED certified and was built using sustainable and recycled materials (even the mattresses are EPA-approved). Access the slopes at Heavenly via the downtown gondola or drive an hour to Kirkwood or Sierra-at-Tahoe. Afterward, book a deep tissue massage in the on-site spa or enjoy the outdoor pool with cabanas. [from $89; www.968parkhotel.com]