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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2013, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I wasn't sure which forum to post so I figured I'd post here. I'm headed to Tahoe this weekend (Squaw Valley) as a volunteer coach for a camp for kids with type 1 diabetes. I'm staying in a coach's cabin in Incline Village. I don't fly out of Reno til Monday evening so I have Sunday and Monday to ride. I'm looking for suggestions on where to ride. I am not into park at all, nor the resorty entertainment. I love Eagle Point, Copper Mountain, and Brian Head. I did not really enjoy Breckenridge. I definitely don't want anything icy. I'm a blue/black rider.

I'm looking for suggestions based on the resort likes/dislikes above, but also on transportation accessibility. I won't have a car so a place that is easy to get around would be great. If anyone has suggestions on where to stay Sunday night, that'd be awesome too. So you Tahoe smarties, please, give a girl some advice
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just ride squaw - it's great. think northstar got some decent snow in the last week or two as well. generally tahoe is just about closing down and it's been a sketchy winter. conditions wont be great but squaw makes their own snow so that helps
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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.

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Is thee no public transportation in tahoe? If I stayed nearkirkwood woul that be close to sierra as well?
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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.

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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.

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Look up the schedule for TART-Tahoe Area Regional Transit. Goes from Incline past Northstar, I think.
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