Got some friends in SF who have just gone up to Tahoe so I'll have to see how they found it.
Cheers for the tip re Southwest. Air NZ do the same thing here at home on domestic flights with snowboard bags, but not international flights. Sucks because they are really good to fly long-haul on.
When I went to the philippines, my brother told me to buy some golf clubs and bring them. I didn't golf, but we sold them and it covered the luggage charge and still make a couple of hundred. I wonder if you could just buy a snowboard here and sell it back in NZ
los angeles all for sale / wanted classifieds "snowboard" - craigslist