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Old 11-23-2011, 10:37 AM   #31 (permalink)
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i called an agent yesterday to see the availbility for condos. There's a few rooms left just outside of northstar village and you take a complimentary shuttle in, the condo is called "aspen grove". There's also 1 room that's available near the ski-trail near the village? it's called "ski-trail" condos. Just wondering if you guys have stayed at any of these places?

that being said, i found out that there's busses that come to the village and drive to different mountains so that's pretty easy to do. Will definately be checking out SV
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:06 PM   #32 (permalink)
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the weather may have played a factor, but it was consistant when we went to squaw and heavenly. i didn't see any tree runs, the upper bowls were closed off and it was iced to the max. the bottom half of squaw seemed literally flat. their terrain parks? i almost missed them! a few pieces randomly layed out, not taken care of, utter garabe. you're right about heavenly, you get separated and you won't see each other. it happened to me, but the mtn. kept me entertained alone.

if there's powder, any mtn. will be a good time. some mtns' ice over quicker than others depending which way they face, etc. the upper half of squaw was in the shade half the day. unless its snowing, i don't see it being much fun up there.

P.S. Bring PBJ sandwiches. $10 hot dogs aren't cool.

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Old 11-27-2011, 01:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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will be there too in feb. travelling over from UK,, staying in South Lake tho easy access to Kirkwood and Sierra
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:20 PM   #34 (permalink)
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There's a bus that goes from Reno to South Lake Tahoe state line. If you stay there you'll get all the night life and Heavenly, Sierra, and Kirkwood ($10) all have shuttles to get you to their mountains.

Squaw, Alpine, Homewood, Northstar all have shuttles. Your cheapest bet to stay in North Lake is the Tahoe Biltmore, Cal Neva, etc. I think they offer like $29+/night rooms.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:09 PM   #35 (permalink)
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There's a bus that goes from Reno to South Lake Tahoe state line. If you stay there you'll get all the night life and Heavenly, Sierra, and Kirkwood ($10) all have shuttles to get you to their mountains.

Squaw, Alpine, Homewood, Northstar all have shuttles. Your cheapest bet to stay in North Lake is the Tahoe Biltmore, Cal Neva, etc. I think they offer like $29+/night rooms.
Well, we have different ideas of "North Lake Tahoe." CalNeva and the Biltmore are on the north side of the lake, but they are far from any mountains except Mt. Rose and Diamond Peak. Mt. Rose is a lot of fun with some insane steeps and a good laid back vibe...but their base lodge is at the elevation of most of Tahoe's other peaks. If you're not used to the high elevations, it may not be a good place to start your vacation. Diamond Peak is pretty but not challenging. It's advertised as a kids/family mountain.

From CalNeva your drive to Squaw and Alpine will be nearly as long as to Heavenly. It's a casino on the Nevada side, and Biltmore has a nightclub, but it's pretty low rent. If you want night life, just stay in SLT. If you want big mountains just minutes away, stay in Tahoe City on the northwest shore. That's where Alpine, Squaw and Homewood are, with Sugarbowl and Northstar not too far off. Tahoe City isn't a city at all, though. Very laid back Cal town, some nice restaurants but no nightlife.

And don't let them fool you...Kirkwood is NOT at lake Tahoe, though it is definitely a must-visit no matter where you stay. It's a fair distance off South Lake, and if the weather is bad you may have trouble making it in (or back out) across the Carson Pass. Oh, and the only reason we've ever stayed in Reno is because our flight got in too late to make the drive across the mountains to the lake...it can be scary in the daytime, but terrifying if it's late and you're tired.
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Old 12-06-2011, 11:45 PM   #36 (permalink)
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aspen grove is a good place to stay. i worked for northstar ski patrol for 15 years. and squaw for a couple. you definitely need to hit both of them and alpine. northstar has some of the best tree skiing around. also they have a cat tour so you can take a cat up to the saw tooth area and get some great untracked powder. use to be open to skinning in only. a lot of people hitch hike in north shore all the time. northstar and squaw have a great village for night life.
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I got spare rooms in south lake tahoe
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