I grew up on skiing. For the better part of two decades, my parents, my brothers and I would fly to Colorado for our yearly powder fix. But we also relished the gourmet dining, lively entertainment and great shopping. This was the only way I knew a ski town to be. So years later, 1997 to be exact, when I ventured up to Lake Tahoe for the first time, I was, well, confused. Where were all the fashionable boutiques, upscale eateries, and other apres ski hot spots? In my mind, a take-and-bake pizza shop, a Hanes underwear outlet, and a strip mall bar did not exactly scream sophisticated resort town. The skiing was decent, but the infrastructure left much to be desired. But over the next decade, and into the current one, Tahoe has slowly but surely reinvented itself. Click to read more.