Growing up in South Lake Tahoe, California I had the chance to work at Heavenly Valley Ski Resort in the 80s. As you climb to what was then called "The Top of the Tram" you were presented with a breathtaking awe inspiring view of the lake and city below.
Ski Resorts, Nature - Scenic
I absolutely loved growing-up in Lake Tahoe and miss it every day. I am thankful for Google Earth because at least I can go home anytime I want and see all my childhood haunts.
Links: www.skiheavenly.com, www.youtube.com