UrbssskiTahoe is an awesome place to rip. The resorts id suggest depends on what youre looking for and what time of year you come. Reno has cheap options to stay and plenty of non skiing related things to do. Mt. Rose is my favorite place to go and its 25-45 minutes away depending on where in town you stay. Squaw Valley,Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Northstar, Boreal are about an hour to hour and a half drive. If you stay in south lake tahoe you would be right next to Heavenly and Kirkwood is also close to there. The west shore has some good options from there in Sierra at Tahoe and Homewood.
Squaw alpine are like 45 minute. Sugar bowl an hour along with boreal. And northstar is like 35 minutes if you drive a decent speed.