We spent the Christmas week in Lake Tahoe at Heavenly, renting a room at the Embassy Suites, right at the Gondola lifts. It was a great family bonding experience, and we spent three full days on the slopes. Colin and Daniel both took group ski lessons and did really well. Daniel even made it to the chair lift! One of the highlights was a fantastic German restaurant right at the base of the California side ski lifts called Himmel Haus.
Here is a video of the kids skiing and the pictures from our trip.