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Old 11-09-2009, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So my grandfather gave us his condo in Incline Village since he is no longer able to go up there, this will be my first time in Tahoe, I am still a beginner, going on my second season. I am wondering what resort in in Tahoe would have adequate runs and is local to Incline Village, a buddy of mine said he always goes to squaw valley but hes never been anywhere else in Tahoe, but he said its pretty awesome. Any tips out there? Going to be staying there 5 days so I am able to go to multiple resorts. Will be there december 14-19
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Old 11-09-2009, 03:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The closest resort to Incline is going to be Incline. Short and steep, but plenty of beginner/intermediate trails there. Otherwise you'll have to drive a bit. I think Northstar would be the next closest and might fit your bill the best. Homewood would be another good choice for what you are looking for, though it's on the West shore.
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Alright ill probably hit up the incline the first day to get the feel back, i tend to learn quickly but i will be with my younger sister that this is going to be her first season, so incline should be good for her too if there is plenty of beginner trails. Any others that i should definately stop at? Im driving there, so we will have a car.
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Northstar is a good place to learn, especially if you've got the basics down. However, I must warn you that their blues aren't really blue (I thought they are more difficult than a typical blue from another mountain). And their blacks aren't really black (thought they are easier than a typical black from another mountain)
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You don't want to go to Squaw in december, you can get better snow at other resorts. Go later in January or later if you want to hit up Squaw.

Go to kirkwood or Heavenly.
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I'm not a fan of Heavenly... It's overly crowded and FLAT. The only thing it's got going is the stunning view of the lake.

Kirkwood is ALWAYS good. Gets the first (and best) snow and lasts the longest. Also, it's kind of out of the way, so less people go there
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I love kirkwood, hands down the best mountain in Tahoe. Although I'm not a fan of their chairlifts, some of them are like a drop...
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Everyone who said kirkwood wins


Kirkwood owns. I just wished they didn't build those bloody rope tows and instead used the monies to upgrade their existing chairlifts.
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I think Kirkwood is an awesome resort. One of the best in Tahoe and definitely the best in the South Shore area. By leaps and bounds, but he is staying in Incline Village. That is a hell of a drive no matter how you slice it to get there. I am guessing around an hour to an hour plus to get there from Incline. So that is why I did not recommend Kirkweed. Plus, he's not looking for the gnar just a place to ride. Why travel so much when the terrain you are looking for is right there?
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I know haha I just cant help but shamelessly represent kirkwood . Hell just look at my avatar. Northstar is probably your best bet.


Edit: Kirkweed ahahahah soo true so many safety break caves and snow huts.
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