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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-19-2009, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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What Season Pass should I get this year? (Tahoe)

I had the Double-Wammy (Northstar/Sierra) last year and got really tired of Northstar. By January the resort felt like it was getting smaller and smaller. Didnt do alot of Sierra-at-Tahoe though so maybe i was missing out there. Whats your guys' opinions?
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Talking the wood....

my personal favorite is always kirkwood for the snow quality and terrain... i'm not a huge park fan, not that they don't have one, but i tend to prioritize the pow vs the pipe... it's a little out of the way but worth it imo b/c of the short lift lines, top to bottom vertical (less traversing than a lot of skier mtns), access to backcountry, and the most inches of snow usually....

aside from squaw, the terrain and snow is pretty much the best in tahoe... and their passes are much more affordable... for a deal on an unlimited pass, check out my site: Kirkwood on the Cheap

happy riding!

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^^^

Agreed.

The best snow you can get is at Squaw or Kirkwood. Mammoth is overcrowded with people from SoCal and Heavenly is good, but the first two options are better. If you do choose Squaw then we can catch a few runs together.

But it's Tahoe, so it's ALL good.

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I'm actually against buying a season pass for any of the resorts in tahoe. Because they're all so close to each other, me and my friends hit up various ones on various weekends... so it doesn't make sense for me to buy a season pass for a resort...

But Kirkwood is hands down the BEST resort. Plus it's so out of the way, not many people go there compared to say, northstar or heavenly...
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I'm actually against buying a season pass for any of the resorts in tahoe. Because they're all so close to each other, me and my friends hit up various ones on various weekends... so it doesn't make sense for me to buy a season pass for a resort...

But Kirkwood is hands down the BEST resort. Plus it's so out of the way, not many people go there compared to say, northstar or heavenly...
Perhaps it's okay for you seeing as you go on weekends and you like variety, and that's great. But lift tickets are like leeches sucking the money out of wallets. Season passes are the way to go if you want to save money and you go often.

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you can get a kirkwood for 199 for sick terrain and a boreal for 199 for some fun park and night time fun


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^ you should qualify that. where do you see a kirkwood pass for $199?

the regular (7 days with blackout days) '7wood' pass is $429 for an adult. the adult '6wood' pass is $289.

so a kirkwood pass works out to $0.18 per acre. you could save yourself $60 and get better value for money with a heavenly pass which works out to $0.08 per acre

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^ you should qualify that. where do you see a kirkwood pass for $199?

the regular (7 days with blackout days) '7wood' pass is $429 for an adult. the adult '6wood' pass is $289.

so a kirkwood pass works out to $0.18 per acre. you could save yourself $60 and get better value for money with a heavenly pass which works out to $0.08 per acre

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I think im just going to go with Heavenly. I went there opening weekend but it was closed on sunday so had to go Northstar instead. Probably pick up my season pass next time im at Heavenly.
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^ if you do decide to buy a heavenly pass, get it soon as the price goes up in 18 days...

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I'm actually against buying a season pass for any of the resorts in tahoe. Because they're all so close to each other, me and my friends hit up various ones on various weekends... so it doesn't make sense for me to buy a season pass for a resort...

But Kirkwood is hands down the BEST resort. Plus it's so out of the way, not many people go there compared to say, northstar or heavenly...
I'm pretty sure that Kirkwood is closer to the bay area than either Northstar or Heavenly.
But yes, Kirkwood is hands down one of my favorite places to ride.
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