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Old 12-07-2009, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which resort in Lake Tahoe??

Im not sure if this is the right section but im planning on taking my girlfriend to a resort in Lake Tahoe for the weeekend for our 1 year to go snowboarding. I also want it to be nice of course and have some nice things to do. She has never boarded before and I haven't in several years so I will also need a resort that will have easy runs.

Im really considering Northstar because it has an ice skating ring, and other things to do, they're also having a good package on hotel and lift tickets.

Any input on this?

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Old 12-07-2009, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Northstar is a good overall resort, lots of stuff to do. There's something about Northstar that gives me a very, village vibe. I love it.

The slopes themselves aren't any special, what you find there can be found pretty much everywhere in Tahoe. But they don't have a lot of green, (at least that I can remember)

However, if you want pure snow, go to Kirkwood
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Old 12-07-2009, 12:21 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Im not sure what alot of green means and pure snow....lol

Like I said she has never boarded before and im pretty rusty so im looking for easy lol.
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Greens are the bunny slopes.

By pure snow I meant powder, Kirkwood always get the best stuff
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Old 12-07-2009, 07:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hmmm so its not that easy?
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no i'm saying i don't remember Northstar having many green trails.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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haha "green and pure snow"

Keep in mind the ratings of difficulty level are relative to their own mountain. Blacks at Northstar are more like high blues elsewhere in Tahoe. Northstar's a good choice. It has that family oriented Disneyland feel.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:10 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I dont advise you to go to Northstar because your friend is only a beginner. And Northstar is expensive! Try going to something cheaper because shes a beginner and won't care about the terrain park, black runs, blue runs. She'll probably be on the green runs all day. Go to somewhere cheaper like Donner Ski Ranch (30-42 bucks) or Boreal(30-49 bucks) . Also, if you go to Boreal apply for the iRide card, so on your 3rd day you get a lift ticket for free. Get the beginner package for her, lessons.
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^^^^Agreed! If you aren't too sharp on a board and she's never been riding, make sure you get her lessons. Otherwise she'll be grumpy the whole time. Lessons will ensure that, while sore and grumpy, she'll have understood the basic concepts. Forewarn her that she will fall a ton and she will be sore a ton, but that getting through those kinks will ensure that she learns how to ride!
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I consider N* my home mountain and I wouldn't take a n00b. A buddy of mine had no choice, but I'd head to a place like Sierra at Tahoe (great instructors, in my experience) which is really mellow and an easy resort to mess around at.

Getting through the village at N* is always a mess. and if you don't have VP, it's not even worth it on the weekends.
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