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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-04-2013, 08:00 PM
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Trees galore? Awesome! Any particular locations? Thanks for the tips.

http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4350...ountain-resort
http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4359-northstar-at-tahoe
http://snowforecast.com/resorts/4346...ountain-resort

Looks like they'll be getting some snow when I get there. I have tickets for all 3 locations. So I was wondering at what wind speeds does Kirkwood start shutting down/slowing down their lifts? They'll have less wind than Heavenly. Looks like kirkwood and northstar will have the least wind Wed and Thur. Winds are anywhere from 5-22 mph on wed/thur and 22-25 mph oh Friday.

I don't think it'll be as bad as this though...lol

Watch 110mph Winds On Ski Lift Video | Break.com

I was originally gonna go with just my SL. Now I wonder if it would be worth it to bring the Charlie Slasher I just picked up.
I follow the wood on FB and here's today's report. If I remember right, they've shut them down 35+? I'm not 100% on that but there has been some times where they'll shut the lifts down mid-day. Looks like for the week they might be getting up to a foot up there. Check it out.

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Stoke level high! Cup"O"Joe in hand, Monday Morning, Clear skies, 5" to 6" of Mother Natures Natural on the deck & a Bluebird Powder day is being served up for breakfast here @Kirkwood!
Roads open, Clear, Temps 24@base of Cornice Express (Chair 6) 22@ the top, winds, light N then a switch to SW in the afternoon!
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It's great that you enjoyed Kirkwood. But I have a question: did you get altitude sickness there? What about your kids? My mom (I'm a kid too) is worried that I'll get altitude sickness and faint if I ever go out west
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It's great that you enjoyed Kirkwood. But I have a question: did you get altitude sickness there? What about your kids? My mom (I'm a kid too) is worried that I'll get altitude sickness and faint if I ever go out west
I've never experienced altitude sickness at Kirkwood or anywhere in Tahoe. It's mostly under 10,000 feet so no real issues. Maybe some shortness of breath at the summits on the first day but nothing really to speak of. Getting up to 14,000 in Colorado might be more problematic.

The one thing I would mention is that the air is generally pretty dry or at least feels that way waking up in the mornings. My girlfriend likes to take a humidifier out there, and that's helped.
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It's great that you enjoyed Kirkwood. But I have a question: did you get altitude sickness there? What about your kids? My mom (I'm a kid too) is worried that I'll get altitude sickness and faint if I ever go out west
No problems with altitude sickness...everything you read says to just stay hydrated so we're just proactive with the water, gatorade, etc. Also, Kirkwood is a bit higher than some of the other tahoe area resorts but the base is only around 7,800 feet. Obviously you're going to notice it a bit if you're living at sea level most of the time, like I do, but honestly it isn't that bad....then again I'm not going for jogs while I'm there.

We did go to Brianhead last year and our cabin was at over 10,000 feet. We did have a couple issues there so altitude sickness can be an issue but you can definitely adjust and just need to be aware that you need to stay hydrated and take it a bit easier than you would normally. No fainting, just headaches and a bit of shortness of breath early on....you acclimate pretty quickly.
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you can get altitude sickness in tahoe. I live at about 400 ft above sea level and have experienced altitude sickness when in Tahoe...I usually don't, but it has happened a couple times.

I think the trick is to travel up there slow (and hydrate). The times I felt sick was when I drove up the mtns as fast possible. However, it's not like colorado (where I physically hurled right when I got there and felt worse than death for 4 hours later), but tahoe is high enough to feel pretty bad if you don't do it right.
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YEAH!!! I'll be there on Friday!

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altitude sickness does suck. only had it once, but unknowingly asked for it.

catch 6am flight from milwaukee to denver and then bolt straight to WinterPark and ride all day. Go from very low altitude to very high, very quickly...
wake up the next day and barfed all day with my wife.
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