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08-28-2012 05:08 PM
SnowOwl
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Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
San Diego. Yeah, I love it here. Sunny all year, moderate temps, hot chicks. Not too shabby.

But it's 2.5 hours to Bear mountain. Great for park, but gets pretty boring quickly.

HoboMaster, at least those 3 hours gets you to some really cool places. Sierra, Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, etc.

Closest major resort is Mammoth and that's 6-7. Yeah price I pay to live in a nice beach city.
Seriously dude I feel you, I'm from Fullerton in orange county. Your drive to bear is only a half hour longer than me? weird. But for sure hatin how far mammoth is...mega bust.
07-26-2012 04:34 AM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by gstboy View Post
Is Kirkwood the closest resort from the Bay Area. I've never been to Tahoe but will be driving up from Stockton in December. I figure it's two hours from Stockton but how close are the other resorts to Kirkwood, not sure how Kirkwood is but would it be better to keep on driving to another resort?
South Lake is going to be a little closer, Sierra, Heavenly and Kirk. But Kirk is the furthest from the lake I believe.

Honestly, it won't make a difference if you're visiting. Just pick the best resort and go (Squaw and Alpine are awesome, and everyone loves Kirkwood, Northstar is fun for park stuff and general messing around).
07-25-2012 10:26 PM
gstboy
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Originally Posted by HoboMaster View Post
Did the weekend warrior thing every Sunday when I lived in the Bay Area, 3 hours to Tahoe each way. Thankfully those days are long gone.
Is Kirkwood the closest resort from the Bay Area. I've never been to Tahoe but will be driving up from Stockton in December. I figure it's two hours from Stockton but how close are the other resorts to Kirkwood, not sure how Kirkwood is but would it be better to keep on driving to another resort?
07-25-2012 09:06 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
If you don't have a closer hill than that, you have my sympathies. I'm amazed at some of the distances people drive on a regular basis to get their fix. 40 min for me, which is shorter than my work commute. If I had to drive to/from Whistler (equivalent) every weekend I'd go nutz.
San Diego. Yeah, I love it here. Sunny all year, moderate temps, hot chicks. Not too shabby.

But it's 2.5 hours to Bear mountain. Great for park, but gets pretty boring quickly.

HoboMaster, at least those 3 hours gets you to some really cool places. Sierra, Squaw, Alpine, Northstar, etc.

Closest major resort is Mammoth and that's 6-7. Yeah price I pay to live in a nice beach city.
07-25-2012 08:55 PM
HoboMaster Did the weekend warrior thing every Sunday when I lived in the Bay Area, 3 hours to Tahoe each way. Thankfully those days are long gone.
07-25-2012 08:04 PM
Donutz
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If I lived closer sure but it's 2-2.5 hrs to bear without traffic from San Diego.
If you don't have a closer hill than that, you have my sympathies. I'm amazed at some of the distances people drive on a regular basis to get their fix. 40 min for me, which is shorter than my work commute. If I had to drive to/from Whistler (equivalent) every weekend I'd go nutz.
07-25-2012 05:02 PM
FacePlant4Free OMG it's still summer and I already can't wait!
07-25-2012 02:03 PM
jdang307
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Originally Posted by birdy_mat View Post
hi im from down aus......

just wondering when the mountains open at mammoth and bear mountains.

cant seem to find any dates on the websites

cheers mat
They open early due to snowmaking but let me tell you. Even though I'm Jonesing for snow I don't go until at least around Christmas because I don't feel like driving to go down one run. If I lived closer sure but it's 2-2.5 hrs to bear without traffic from San Diego.

This year I don't think even Mammoth had good coverage for a while. Well, hell almost nobody did. But if it dumps this year perhaps it will.
07-25-2012 10:36 AM
baseline6 Mammoth is typically open before thanksgiving as I believe they full up a couple park runs with man made. Bear as well fills up a couple park runs with man made but because they have a lower elevation it really depends on the temps. Best time to hit those places up in early season is 2nd week of december. I typically hit them up in nov and its nothing special. I strongly suggest if you go to bear wait until January and go during the week. The red bull park and the scene are too epic to miss if its your 1st time at bear.
07-25-2012 09:43 AM
HoboMaster Depends on the year, it's a matter of when they have enough snow to open.
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