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04-13-2013 12:35 PM
LA Forever Tahoe was a major disappointment this year (went to Heavenly and Northstar in March). The snow sucked and it was too hot.
04-12-2013 03:42 PM
EastCoastChris I was just up there for my last day of the season. Honestly I think you are going to ride Sunday but not Monday as basically all resorts are calling last call Sunday.
Conditions arent worth chasing anywhere in the region. Sierra was a mess the day before easter when I was there. Kirkwood is probably the best (backside is alreadly closed) but its not worth renting a car and trying to drive there honestly. If you are there at Squaw...do a couple laps there. There should be at least 6 or 7 lifts open. But yeah..season's done at Tahoe.
04-11-2013 03:03 PM
Kauila Look up the schedule for TART-Tahoe Area Regional Transit. Goes from Incline past Northstar, I think.
04-11-2013 02:23 PM
neednsnow
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Is thee no public transportation in tahoe? If I stayed nearkirkwood woul that be close to sierra as well?
Kirkwood is probably the most isolated of all the Tahoe resorts. Not much in terms of transportation. There are shuttles that run from South Lake Tahoe to Kirkwood, but I don't even know if they're still running.

To get your bearings, here is a map. A drive from South Lake Tahoe to Squaw is about 50 minutes. From South Lake to Kirkwood is about 45 in the other direction.
04-11-2013 02:14 PM
neednsnow Kirkwood/Sierra are on the south side of the lake, quite a distance from Squaw. they have some of the best coverage in the area, but it is all slop. Getting there would requre unnecessary transoporation hastles if you don't have a car. Also, at this point, I don't know that you'll get much of a better experience at Kirk/Sierra than you would at Squaw/Northstar/Mt. Rose. There is a small disturbance that may bring a little snow to the area and it'll stay to the north.

If you've never ridden Tahoe, you might want to check out Northstar just for the lake view and Mt. Rose for the desert view.
04-11-2013 01:44 PM
CuriousGeorgia Is thee no public transportation in tahoe? If I stayed nearkirkwood woul that be close to sierra as well?
04-11-2013 10:40 AM
KIRKRIDER We basically had another non-season in Tahoe. We have been riding the base all winter. Have fun, and be careful. Conditions are primo to get hurt.
04-11-2013 10:26 AM
Kauila Kirkwood probably has the best snow right now but since you don't have a car, getting there will be difficult. Same goes for Sierra ( not sure of conditions there).

Northstar has the best snowmaking in North Lake, so if the backside is still open, that could be a viable option (resort closes this weekend).

Snow at Mt. Rose could be good because of its higher elevation, but I haven't been there this season so I don't know.

Since you'll already be at Squaw, you can see if the conditions are to your liking. They've already closed some lifts, so it shifts the crowd to the lifts that are open. Was there last week, Shirley Lake lift was stupid crowded, hopped on shuttle to Alpine where conditions were better and runs were uncrowded.

Backside of Alpine was closed though, so that limits what you can do there. Lapped the wolverine and alpine bowls all afternoon, but that was ok.
04-11-2013 01:50 AM
CuriousGeorgia
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Pretty slim pickings in Tahoe right now. Since you'll be at Squaw for the camp, you might as well ride there, or hop on the free shuttle to Alpine. Another option is Mt. Rose, but since you don't have a car, maybe you could look into a shuttle from the Hyatt at Incline? I don't know if they have one that goes to Mt. Rose.
This is the same poster, I accidentally opened the other account because I forgot my password. How does Mt Rose compare to Squaw and Northstar. How about Alpine Meadows since they'll be open? How about Sierra at Tahoe and Kirkwood?
04-11-2013 12:26 AM
Kauila Pretty slim pickings in Tahoe right now. Since you'll be at Squaw for the camp, you might as well ride there, or hop on the free shuttle to Alpine. Another option is Mt. Rose, but since you don't have a car, maybe you could look into a shuttle from the Hyatt at Incline? I don't know if they have one that goes to Mt. Rose.
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