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Old 12-03-2009, 10:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So for our mid season trip next year, we decided to try tahoe instead of our usual trip to Co. Also cause we were invited to stay at San Fran with a friend for couple days in beginning of FEB.

So here are few questions and info about what im looking for.

-We are driving from san fran, i assume south lake tahoe will be closer?
-Is an SUV necessary for the drive?

-Other then heavenly and sierra...what resort would you recommend? Most of my group are beginner/intermediate who likes to freeride. So a mellow/fun terrain will be ideal. (none of us do park)

-What area or specific lodging will u recommend for a decent priced accommodation?Dont need a big night life, but having the option would be nice. Usually we are too tired to go out after a full day of riding, but some people in the group likes to grab a beer or two to get the buzz for a good night sleep.

-whats the next closest airport to fly into if some of us are not driving from san fran?
-can we expect good condition in early feb?


sorry if this is a lot of questions, but ive never been out to the tahoe area and i find it harder to plan for then trips to Co which i know fairly well.

any other tips/secrets/advise are welcome and appreciated.
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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-We are driving from san fran, i assume south lake tahoe will be closer?
not necessarily. north and south lake are in the same rough ballpark in terms of travel time.
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-Is an SUV necessary for the drive?
it depends on the weather. if there is any snow in the forecast for the days you are traveling in and out of the area, you might want to consider something with 4wd/awd. if nothing else, it will save you from buying chains for a car you don't own.
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-Other then heavenly and sierra...what resort would you recommend? Most of my group are beginner/intermediate who likes to freeride. So a mellow/fun terrain will be ideal. (none of us do park)
there is likely to be something for you guys at many of the tahoe resorts. i work at heavenly and i love to ride here. i also really like kirkwood and alpine meadows.
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-What area or specific lodging will u recommend for a decent priced accommodation?Dont need a big night life, but having the option would be nice. Usually we are too tired to go out after a full day of riding, but some people in the group likes to grab a beer or two to get the buzz for a good night sleep.
there are so many places to stay in south lake tahoe, not least of which are the big casino hotels just over the state line in nevada: harrah's; harvey's; montbleu; etc.
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-whats the next closest airport to fly into if some of us are not driving from san fran?
reno, nv
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-can we expect good condition in early feb?
the conditions in february are usually excellent.

one last thing... don't call it "san fran"! san francisco or simply 'the city' will curry more favour with the locals

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Old 12-04-2009, 02:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if it snows, the awd/4wd will help get you going, but you're still going to eat trying to stop.

My advice, if it projected to snow, dont go.
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