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Ride around Alpine Meadows
Going to be there before a business trip in Silicon Val on March 12, 13, and half-day 14 - found dirt cheap bed ($25/night) at Tinker's Lodge hostel in Truckee, and now have to pick my spot.
Have read about Alpine Meadows and was thinking that would be it... but... I'm a total East Coast snowboarder, very interested in getting the woods I can get, breaking tracks, sidecountry, any adrenaline rushes I can hit that are utterly not-found on the East Coast. And it sounds like Squaw is the real 'snapshot of Tahoe' I might want to get.
I'm tempted to do Squaw too, because the vertical is about 1000 ft higher than Alpine Meadows, but it sounds like the powder's better at Alpine, plus, frankly, I hate crowds and those inexperienced skiers that can just dart in front of you accidentally.
Since I'll be there on a Sat. and Sun., I'm hoping to get to wherever there will be less dumb crowding.
Also - Sugar Bowl will possibly be my Monday place to ride since I have to return the rental car that afternoon. Thoughts on this?
Please - anyone - best runs? Awesome hits to try on my board? Unmissable trails ? Anyone want to ride with me on Sat. or Sun?
I'll be alone basically, so I can't do deep woods but love glades, and will take any advice, and especially if you feel the need to steer me towards/away from my mountain choices...