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Lake Tahoe in February

Planning to go on a week trip there in Feb. just wondering if you guys have been and which resorts are the best ones in your opinion? (ie: heavenly, sierra, northstar, etc.)

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Are you gunna be in SLT or staying on the north shore?
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well i'll be flying in from canada to the reno airport? then i believe take a shuttle to wherever lol, i was initially planning to stay somewhere in the northshore because then it'll be closer to the mountains but i am open to any suggestions that will hopefully be a little easy on the pocket...how far is salt lake from the resort?

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plus i'm not sure if this is relevant or not, but i also wanted to check out park city as well...any personal reviews? which ones do you like better? park city or northstar, etc? (if you can even compare the 2?)

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well i'll be flying in from canada to the reno airport? then i believe take a shuttle to wherever lol, i was initially planning to stay somewhere in the northshore because then it'll be closer to the mountains but i am open to any suggestions that will hopefully be a little easy on the pocket...how far is salt lake from the resort?
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well i'll be flying in from canada to the reno airport? then i believe take a shuttle to wherever lol, i was initially planning to stay somewhere in the northshore because then it'll be closer to the mountains but i am open to any suggestions that will hopefully be a little easy on the pocket...how far is salt lake from the resort?
Flying into Reno, stay in North Lake. Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood are all minutes away, close to each other, and Northstar and Sugarbowl are a short drive away. SLT has Heavenly (meh...except for the views) and Sierra, but you're closer to Kirkwood...the best Tahoe has to offer, even though it's not really at Lake Tahoe (45 minutes away).

South Lake is fun for late nights partying, casinos, etc...it's a honky tonk. Lots of neon and tackiness. North Lake is California, laid back, with some good restaurants but no real night life. Another thing to consider is the driving. Even if you get hammered by one of Tahoe's famous snow dumps, you'll be close by a great selection of mountains on navigable roads. They close the road along the west side of the lake if it so much as hints of snow, so if you stay in SLT you could be stuck with nowhere to ride but Heavenly (if it's snowing hard, the Carson Pass down to Kirkwood could also be closed, or on chain control).

We rent a chalet in Tahoe City from a family friend, and then driven to SLT to spend the night at the Lakeside Inn to ride Heavenly and then get and early start to Kirkwood. You have to real close attention to the weather or you can be stuck someplace you don't want to be.

As for Utah, how long is your trip? I don't think it's exactly close by.
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plus i'm not sure if this is relevant or not, but i also wanted to check out park city as well...any personal reviews? which ones do you like better? park city or northstar, etc? (if you can even compare the 2?)
Well, SLC, and Park City are no where near Tahoe.
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Flying into Reno, stay in North Lake. Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Homewood are all minutes away, close to each other, and Northstar and Sugarbowl are a short drive away. SLT has Heavenly (meh...except for the views) and Sierra, but you're closer to Kirkwood...the best Tahoe has to offer, even though it's not really at Lake Tahoe (45 minutes away).

South Lake is fun for late nights partying, casinos, etc...it's a honky tonk. Lots of neon and tackiness. North Lake is California, laid back, with some good restaurants but no real night life. Another thing to consider is the driving. Even if you get hammered by one of Tahoe's famous snow dumps, you'll be close by a great selection of mountains on navigable roads. They close the road along the west side of the lake if it so much as hints of snow, so if you stay in SLT you could be stuck with nowhere to ride but Heavenly (if it's snowing hard, the Carson Pass down to Kirkwood could also be closed, or on chain control).

We rent a chalet in Tahoe City from a family friend, and then driven to SLT to spend the night at the Lakeside Inn to ride Heavenly and then get and early start to Kirkwood. You have to real close attention to the weather or you can be stuck someplace you don't want to be.

As for Utah, how long is your trip? I don't think it's exactly close by.

i'll be going for a week. i don't plan to rent a car or anything because then that'll skyrocket the costs...if i absolutely need to rent a car then i will, but i'd like to keep the costs down and just stay put in 1 area

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If that's the case I would just stay on the north shore and hit up squaw a couple days, alpine a couple days, maybe spend a day at northstar or homewood.
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let's say i stay at squaw the first couple days...would i have to rent a different hotel to migrate to the next hill? how far apart are the hills from each other?

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Alpine meadows is 10 min up the road, alpine and squaw merged together this year, so I beleive they will be having a shuttle to take you back and forth.
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