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Old 11-08-2012, 02:10 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Sierra is a nice, kind of out of the way place. It's not the shitshow Northstar is, with crowds.

That said Northstar was fun. Not challenging terrain but I don't always need that.

If you can make it to Squaw and Alpine those two are great
We went to Tahoe for five years before finally hitting Northstar...always heard such shit about it. It's like a mall with a ski resort behind it. But the local Shell stations were offering free tix with a minimum 10 gal fill up, so we went to two gas stations and forced 20 gallons into the rental, and then went to Northstar. It's a beautiful resort. The blues got boring pretty quick, but a big-ass storm moved in and we wound up doing those blacks on the other side during near white-out conditions. It was awesome! Those are some long runs, and no one was on them, all to ourselves. I don't hate Northstar. And the women-folk love it, because of all the shopping and restaurants.
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We went to Tahoe for five years before finally hitting Northstar...always heard such shit about it. It's like a mall with a ski resort behind it. But the local Shell stations were offering free tix with a minimum 10 gal fill up, so we went to two gas stations and forced 20 gallons into the rental, and then went to Northstar. It's a beautiful resort. The blues got boring pretty quick, but a big-ass storm moved in and we wound up doing those blacks on the other side during near white-out conditions. It was awesome! Those are some long runs, and no one was on them, all to ourselves. I don't hate Northstar. And the women-folk love it, because of all the shopping and restaurants.
Yes the backside has nice, long runs. Pretty cool for resort riding. The front sucks though, you have to take multiple lifts to get to the top. That's just dumb.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:31 PM   #23 (permalink)
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So this last storm was pretty sweet, but not great base building snow. It looks like we're going to get some pretty consistent weather coming through in the next couple weeks but it'll depend how much snow each storm brings. I don't wanna get on my amateur weatherman soapbox so I'll just say realistically, unless you absolutely have to get out here early season I think the longer you're able to wait the better it'll be. (Although conditions already look better than the first 2 months I moved here last winter!)

In other news, I haven't checked the forum but has anyone addressed the sierra/squaw/alpine merger rumors?

Elvey! Miss ya big guy...hope to see you out here for some spring riding perhaps?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:16 PM   #24 (permalink)
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The approval process for a repeat of last-year is in the final Phase. I'll know in the next two weeks if I'm a go for Snowbbatical Pt. 2. I'll be in-touch.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:12 PM   #25 (permalink)
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whats the nightlife out there look like? must go places?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:20 PM   #26 (permalink)
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whats the nightlife out there look like? must go places?
South Lake is basically Vegas...
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:51 PM   #27 (permalink)
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You think a Pennsylvania fake I.D. would work there? How strict are they on this kind of stuff does anyone know?
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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whats the nightlife out there look like? must go places?

Depends when u go...if u go for new years stay close to the casinos as you will be walking home with a buzz.....lol the cabs are impossible to get that evening.....if you want to hit the club (Vex), you can....also the party is on the 50 that night and around the casinos....other than new years you can have fun but for the most part the tourists stick around the casinos.....
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:15 AM   #29 (permalink)
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My 2 cents on a few SLT Resorts...

Kirkwood-absoultley epic on a POW day, but you gotta leave early in the am as the roads will get shut down even though they are clear the area is an avalanche area

Heavenly-sure why not ride it especially because of the ease of access....i mean who wouldnt want to drink all day on the mountain and then walk back or blue line it......if you know the area on a POW day check out firebreak, gotta ask a local they can direct you......

Sierra-fun resort, but i save my sierra days for when the other resorts go on a wind hold sierra sits in a make shift bowl and they rarely seem to go on wind hold.....


If this is your only chance to get to tahoe the week after thanksgiving then take advantage and hit it up, but you will not beable to even begin to ride any of the sick lines that are possible, i would reschedule for a new date and watch the weather, if im not mistaken there is a big set coming in next weds-sun.....
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Diamond Peak is cute! We went only because I was doing a business call on the Marketing Dept, and they comped me after our meeting. Still only stayed for a couple of hours. It is BEAUTIFUL, but gets boring really fast. Still, we had deep pow, and I went down one of their little blacks and triggered a mini-avalanche! At Diamond Peak, of all places! Slide halfway down the mountain upside down and head first. Glad it was there, and not Kirkwood!
Diamond Peak seems to have the best views of the Lake, of all the Tahoe mountains. It's true that it gets boring fast, depending on skill level I suppose, since it's such a small area and not that much to explore. Then again lift tickets are relatively cheap and parking is easy.
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