Thinking about going here for my girlfriends birthday sometime in February, with the primary goal being skiing/ski lessons. Both of us have never been skiing before, so I will need to book lessons as well. As an obvious benefit, there are casinos in the area as well. My question is this...Is Lake Tahoe a good option for skiing? We live in Southern California, and it looks like Tahoe and Mammoth are my best options. Keep in mind we are just beginners, so more challenging slopes that you might find in Utah or Colorado is not a big deal breaker. If anyone has done this, any recommendations on where to go, or maybe if im lucky someone has had an instructor in the area and might be able to recommend someone, would be greatly appreciated. Also, if I am better off finding a better location to ski, I would also love to hear that as well. Thanks in advance guys!