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Old 08-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Tahoe is supposed to get decent snow fall this season. That said, that time of year is still on the fence season wise. Usually by then the snow pack is around 40-50% of max depth for the season.

Homewood is a nice mom and pop place. If you are looking to avoid the most crowds. The biggest problem is that it sits at almost lake level. So at that time of year, snow depth might not be as good as other spots like Squaw or Alpine. Definitely not a steep or gnar resort by any measure. It doesn't sound like you are looking for that, and it certainly can be a fun hill.

Squaw is world class no doubt. Ski in/out accommodations and a decent base village. Terrain for all sorts. From kill yourself cliff drops to beginner groomers. Your choice. Alpine has always been Squaw's red headed step child. Plenty of fans and from what I can tell decent terrain. Never got a chance to ride there after they opened to snowboarding.

You may also look at Sugar Bowl. Great mountain and lodging on the mountain. You have to ride the gondola to get to it, so you are a little isolated. That's part of the charm.
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