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Anyone been to Tahoe recently?

Discussion in 'United States' started by chicski, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I have 3 nights in SFO next week and original plan included the possibility of 3 nights Tahoe instead. Can ski Squaw and Epic spots on my pass. Am currently injured so have a preference for non icy sunny groomers.
     
  2. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Go, just go.
     
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  3. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Northstar
    Northstar
    Northstar

    GO
     
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    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    If you haven't spent time in San Francisco before stay there. Good town.
     
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    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    @chicski you've done Tahoe, if you have a couple of days spare, drive up to Mendocino and do a slow drive to San Francisco, but stay last night in Sausalito. You can thank me later.
     
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  6. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @bomber has a good restaurant recommendation for San Francisco
     
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  7. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Redwoods and Half Moon bay for some sight seeing.

    Catch the Train to Truckee, grab a cheap bed and ski Northstar on the free shuttle bus.
     
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  8. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    @mx_boarder is there right now
     
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    luvthabumps A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Back in MEL ( with annual trips to the 604 )
    and reporting blue skies and soft snow
     
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  10. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    5th visit :)
     
  11. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Have skied, can do on Epic I believe.
     
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  12. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Haven’t skied Squaw.
     
  13. Fozzie Bear

    Fozzie Bear One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Do a session with Scott Flint, free skiing with race squad; best coaching you ca get without having lesson. Seriously though, the coast north of San Francisco is very special. And 2-3 days isn't enough time ti do Squaw and Alpine Meadows justice. And not sure if you have skied Kirkwood yet.
     
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  14. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sorry ducky, train, cheap bed and shuttle bus all sound like hell to me ;). I’ll be hiring a car.
     
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  15. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    that's probably just the overstuffed pillow top mattress he's slathering himself all over
     
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  16. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve got a buggered shoulder, I’m cruising around one handed. I have free skiing, so it doesn’t matter if I do it justice or not, I’ll be skirting the edges anyway.

    I have driven the coast road from Canada to Mexico before, if I didn’t ski I’d probably revisit the south coast, Carmel, Big Sur. But travelling on my own, I don’t get to take in the views really. I feel I need to fill in the days with activity, not just driving.
     
  17. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    You Canberra people ....
     
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  18. skifree

    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    hhhmm, lets see, tool around a huge city or go skiing?

    What to do? what to do? what to do?
     
  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    @mx_boarder has just been there and is en route to Utah I believe.
     
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  20. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’ve discovered this trip, that if I don’t have somewhere decent to sleep, I don’t sleep. And that’s no fun. It’s a girl thing. And getting old. And I can’t drag bags around trains because I have a buggered shoulder!
     
  21. Donzah

    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Utah looks hectic at the moment . Avie closures everywhere

    Hi jack
     
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    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep Little Cottonwood is interlodged.
     
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    Donzah Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    "Do Not GO Outside!"

    Coronavirused
     
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  24. Doonks

    Doonks Let's cook! Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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  25. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Indeed you can. Get there early as car park fills up and does cost $$ now..

    Great resort for cruising around on groomers . Like falls creek just bigger and a few steeper bits.
     
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  26. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Indeed, why is it even an option
     
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  27. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Late next week cold and snowy so play it by ear
     
  28. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Will be home by then. Looking at Sun-Tues.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    bomber One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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  31. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    It depends on how many dimensions your life has.
     
  32. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    It’s a long time until June....

    However, it’s more that travelling alone, I need an activity to keep me busy.
     
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    Just got back.

    Did Diamond Peak, Northstar, Homewood, Heavenly and Mt Rose this trip. Have done Squaw on a previous trip.

    For your Epic resorts, Northstar was empty midweek but packed on Saturday/Sunday. Heavenly was fairly busy midweek but we had two days of windy conditions so didn't see it at its best. For a quickie out of SF, Northstar works due to its accessibility.

    If you get a chance to do a sneaky day at Mt Rose...do it.
     
  34. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Any recommendations on accomodation? Prefer a small kitchen. One bed serviced apartments have worked well for me this trip. I could stay Squaw, Northstar or Truckee and be central I believe.
     
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  35. Ozgirl

    Ozgirl Part of the Furniture Ski Pass: Gold

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    Kirkwood!! Go to Kirkwood!

    What nights? Sunday night the first night for a bed or Saturday (first day skiing Sunday?)
     
  36. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think we skied there last time. I’ve never been to Squaw. Saturday night in, Tuesday out.
     
  37. dawooduck

    dawooduck relaxed and comfortable Ski Pass: Gold

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    Sugar Bowl is fun
     
  38. skiflat

    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Long cruisy groomers Northatar is the best choice

    Squaw is ok for that but more varied terrain overall
     
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  39. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think common sense has prevailed, and I’ll rest up my shoulder around Monterey instead. Tahoe will have to wait.
     
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  40. Legs Akimbo

    Legs Akimbo Grumblebum Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row is a good spot. They offer a glass of wine on check in. A short stroll to the Aquarium and the Cannery Row tourist traps.
     
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    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Excellent thanks. The options have been driving me nuts.
     
  42. Harper11

    Harper11 Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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  43. mx_boarder

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    Sorry late to the party on this one!

    After a run of super cold days, Tahoe finally thawed late last week and the skiing was sensational. It’s a fairly low tide year, but there’s still plenty of snow around. The super bowl top up helped. Friday was mega - soft but not slush, bright sun, a real ‘ski anywhere’ kinda day.

    The C17 Globemaster low pass right overhead when I was a few turns into Siberia Bowl was the icing on the cake. Murica :cool:
     
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    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yep here now, arrived yesterday eve. Managed to get up to DV for the WC dual moguls last night which was bloody awesome.

    Massive dump the last several days, but per reports it’s been a really weird one. LCC got absolutely smashed, but BCC/PC areas got far less. It was heavy too.
     
  45. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Wow! Thankyou! I may not leave the room :)

     
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  46. Legs Akimbo

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    You will probably see sea otters out that window. Try the rooftop bar (although it wasn't open when I was there).
     
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  47. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Just enjoying a local wine and cheese downstairs by the fire. This place is bliss :)
     
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    skifree A disciple of the blessed avi giraffe Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    So it just needs snow? To be perfect.;):)
     
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  49. chicski

    chicski A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    Enjoying the mild temps, the ocean view from my window and the sound of the waves below. Have been a beach girl for longer than a mountain girl! But the Canadian Rockies win me every time.
     
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    @chicski love that drive. Did it with vet (DN) before he fell off the deep end and he was wowed...... only his fifth trip to Tahoe in five years and other than seeing the airport, highway and the mountains, he never took time out to see anything else.
     
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