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01-06-2014 03:21 PM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by madmax View Post
. I'm trying to figure out how to do this with........and a girlfriend - will still get it done but more complicated.
Find a girl who has a career and can handle you being gone for a little time so she can focus on her career. I've done this twice and it has worked as well as can be imagined. (Obviously issues arise.) Funny though, that it was done with two different girlfriends. It is that football season that I coach that they have a hard time dealing with.
01-06-2014 01:03 PM
madmax If "Out West" is anything west of TN, you could go the Breck, Keystone, A-Basin route. You can get decent lodging either in Breck or in Frisco which isn't too far away. There is a free Summit County Shuttle that will take you to all three resorts.

Epic Pass is like $600 if you get it early enough and has no black out dates - which would be good for you over the holidays.

Copper is close and you can get lift tickets at decent rates locally or on Liftopia. Also can do day trips to Vail (30 mins), Steamboat (2 hrs), or Aspen (2.5 hrs) - Vail is on the Epic Pass as well. These are all times in good weather/no traffic

Basically from Frisco you can get to a ton of resorts in 3 hours. Denver is 1.5 hrs also if you need a city for whatever reason.

Hope this helps and I'll add - definitely do this when you're life situation will allow you. I'm trying to figure out how to do this with a job and a girlfriend - will still get it done but more complicated.
01-06-2014 11:44 AM
jdang307 Tahoe is hurting real bad right now and so is Mammoth. I have the Mountain Collective and am lucky enough to just "go" when the snow finally comes. I'll probably make a trip to Tahoe and Mammoth before the season is over but damn look at that weather.
01-06-2014 11:15 AM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by a4h Saint View Post
Northstar + Kirkwood looks perfect! How far are these mountains apart? I have looked and looked, but I cannot find how much the Tahoe value pass is from epic?
Tahoe can be cheap considering all resort areas. Northstar and Kirkwood are pretty far apart.....think 90 mins easy. The Tahoe Value Pass (which includes Heav) is probably around 600$ the spring before. Realize that there are some blackout dates, so if your "month" is December, you could be hurting.

The problem with Tahoe is that they have been very shaky with snowfall. Three years ago they got dumped on, but mainly after early February. Two years ago, not much of anything until "Miracle March." Last year, an early season dump, then all of 75 inches from jan 1 till closing....horrible. This season, blech, to round-out one of the driest years on record for Tahoe (2013).

When Tahoe gets dumped it is great, but when it isn't getting goods, it is horrible. Generally, i suggest your "Month" to be feb-marchish. No matter where you go, it'll be a crap-shoot.
01-06-2014 11:07 AM
neednsnow
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Originally Posted by ridinbend View Post
So what's the trick to riding j hole and not paying $110 a day for a lift ticket?
Plan a few trips and grab the Mountain Collective.
01-04-2014 12:07 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by a4h Saint View Post
Northstar + Kirkwood looks perfect! How far are these mountains apart? I have looked and looked, but I cannot find how much the Tahoe value pass is from epic?
Pretty far apart. Northstar is North Lake Tahoe. Kirkwood is south of South Lake, which is already an hour or so away in good weather.

Is this for next year? No longer available for this year.
01-04-2014 11:56 AM
a4h Saint
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Dunno what people are considering west but I have been riding knee deep pow for the last two weeks. I'm sure BA has too. I chose to live in the region I do for a reason......
LOL, exactly. West for me is everything west of me. Which is TN so basically everything that is in the US and has real snow.
01-04-2014 11:54 AM
a4h Saint Northstar + Kirkwood looks perfect! How far are these mountains apart? I have looked and looked, but I cannot find how much the Tahoe value pass is from epic?
01-04-2014 11:41 AM
Argo Dunno what people are considering west but I have been riding knee deep pow for the last two weeks. I'm sure BA has too. I chose to live in the region I do for a reason......
01-04-2014 11:37 AM
a4h Saint Well, Northstar looks like a great way to practice park but aside from that it is kind of small, especially since like half the runs are closed at the moment. My park skills are fairly beginner so it does not take much to increase my park ability.
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