Tentative list is Heavenly(staying at the base).. Mt Rose(looks like nice chutes).. Sierra at Tahoe and Homewood(trees and trees) and Alpine Meadows (looks more fun and low key than Squaw to me).
Open to all suggestions but I've researched a lot.
come on man. you go to tahoe, you ski squallywood. it's a mecca. it's shane. it's where this whole thing kind of took root in its modern form.
and kirkwood is no slouch.
sugarbowl is underrated.
heavenly, sierra, homewood? you've chosen...poorly.