Your face is my case
- Aug 10, 2004
Knee to waist deep at Grand Targhee.
From what I remember of your MCP safari, not too much point to make the effort to check out Northstar for the skiing. Unless you just want to look at the lake from the north side. The main advantage for people in north Tahoe is that Northstar rarely has the wind holds that happen at Squaw/Alpine. I liked Northstar, but skied there either an intermediate (1990s) or just starting to ski easy trees (2010). Also thought it's a great place for families with younger kids to stay slope side. Haven't felt the inclination to return to Tahoe in general now that I'm skiing more challenging terrain at MCP resorts like Taos or Alta/Snowbird.We love Kirkwood too.
Was wondering if we should do a sneaky day at Northstar (requires a trek though. although we could move hotels too make the trip back to SF a tiny bit easier) So its mellow? Other friends have loved it but i think they just liked the parks?? (they were snowboarders)
Another inbounds avi at Mammoth Mountain with a few buried but at this stage no injuries reported.Inbounds avi at Squaw Valley Friday. 5 buried but all survived.
Town of Jackson is fabulous with a large choice of restaurants and bars at almost every price point. Town has a great vibe with both locals and tourists being very friendly and all enjoying the Aussie accent.What are your thoughts on the place more generally?
I really must get there one day.Town of Jackson is fabulous with a large choice of restaurants and bars at almost every price point. Town has a great vibe with both locals and tourists being very friendly and all enjoying the Aussie accent.
Jackson Hole is the biggest mountain I have ski'd in America (whistler is Canadian) and is a serious skiers mountain. The terrain is as good as almost anything I've been too with only St Anton having a bigger pucker factor. Had all weather from bluebird on day 1, to freshies but limited vis on last day.
Food and eateries on mountain as expected with Mangy Moose clear winner with Nachos, beer and a cracking atmosphere post ski.
Noticed a slight Jackson attitude from all staff and lifties which highlighted the 'serious skiers mountain'.
Overall, a great place to spend a week. 8.5/10 on the Toffometre.
Have the 15 yr old niece there doing a training program. Did well in a race so off to Alaska . When she gets back she’ll go straight to western NSW for us all to move sheep . Whata change . Thanks the reports lads .You will not be disappointed and even though there is some steep and long terrain, plenty of nice cruisers for those that need them.
Yes that is the Carson valley Nevada side @Ozgirl. There is still some snow there 3 days later. The temperature is warming up over the next couple of days though so it won't last the longWow thats snow is low! Thats down into the Nevada valley yeah?
When you’ve got some downtime at the airport, it would be great if you could post a quick summary of your final itinerary.I'm getting sad and reflective. Fly back to aus on Thursday night. My trip has gone so quickly already, 3 weeks flies when you are having fun.
Have skiied 10 different resorts!
Driving south 6 hrs to mt bachelor. Final day of riding there tomorrow for the trip then head south via the coast and San fran
Great pics and updates.There couldn’t be any better value for money.
Lifts on windhold from lunchtime yesterday. Seeing the storm clouds coming over the Sierras in the morning and knowing I had to leave early today is killing me. Snow was falling heavily outside my window from later afternoon yesterday, just as forecast. There were weather, road, and chain warnings. I was keeping my fingers crossed that flights would be cancelled and I’d be snowed in. No such luck although chains were required over the pass to Reno.
No view of the Sierras from either side of the plane today due to a thick blanket of cloud all the way to LA. I’m sure the mountains look much better than a few weeks ago. I’m now at the airport in LA trying to comfort myself with the idea the 12 inches of fresh were wet and heavy