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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 11-18-2008, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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Lake Tahoe area

I am going to be in the Tahoe area in a couple of weeks and I was wondering what are the best resorts to hit. Anyone have any favorite trails?
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I don't think much is going to be open. Then again, a Pacific storm can change that in a hurry. Squaw, Sugar Bowl, Kirkwood, Alpine, Homewood, and Sierra all have great terrain and are fun hills. Of course if the snow ain't flying, you are going to have little more than the white ribbon of death to ride on. Hopefully some big storms line up before your trip. One storm can do it in the Sierra's.
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As far as what to hit, my favorites would be Northstar, Heavenly, and Squaw. Then again I've only been down to Tahoe 4 times and I haven't hit all of the mountains, only maybe 6 or so.
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Heavenly is the only resort open right now. Only a couple of runs too. It's been pretty warm here. As for resorts, I prefer Squaw (it's free for me). Good terrain and plenty of different runs. Heavenly has the best views, night life and some nice terrain. Kirkwood and Northstar are both awesome as well but I prefer Kirkwood to Northstar for the steeper runs.
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Not true Boreal is Open too, and has been open since Novemeber 6th!
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Not true Boreal is Open too, and has been open since Novemeber 6th!
Thanks for the info. How's the snow?
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There are a few places slated to open between now and Dec. 15 but its dry out there. I went to Mammoth last weekend, it was the closest place with more than 10"

If you're in Tahoe, Mammoth is only another 2.5 hours or so.

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funy you should say that, I was just looking at that. I looked on the website, but didn't see a definate number of runs open. Do you know how many runs are open? Can you give me a quick review? With nothing else open, I might be willing to make the ride.
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heavenly has two chairs serving three runs. if you're looking on the map, dipper and comet chairs are running serving orions, dipper anc comet runs. there's also a 7-feature terrain park open on upper comet.

i went up yesterday and, while the terrain is limited, conditions were excellent.

full disclosure: i am a heavenly employee but everybody i talked to on the chair said they thought the conditions were incredible for a ski resort with no snow! our huge snowmaking capacity has been paying off the last week or so.

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funy you should say that, I was just looking at that. I looked on the website, but didn't see a definate number of runs open. Do you know how many runs are open? Can you give me a quick review? With nothing else open, I might be willing to make the ride.
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area - Mammoth Lakes, CA

Other than that, it was pretty cool. they had some great runs, lots was open and they should be getting more snow later this week.

The SoCal people and their attitude really was a turn off. I go to the mountain to detox myself and have a great time and some of the stuff going on was just crappy. I'd do a mid-week trip while school was in session to keep away from all the USC brats, I'd never go there on a weekend or school break again. Ever.

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