Lake Tahoe Suggestions

Lake Tahoe Suggestions

Post by Robert Becn » Mon, 21 Jul 1997 04:00:00


I will be going to Lake Tahoe on Feburary 22, 1998.  Please give me
suggestions as to which mountain is the best to ski.  I am an
intermediate skiier.  Any other information about the area would be most
helpful.  I am from New Orleans and will be going to Lake Tahoe to
escape Mardi Gras.

 
 
 

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Post by Jim » Tue, 22 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I will be going to Lake Tahoe on Feburary 22, 1998.  Please give me
> suggestions as to which mountain is the best to ski.  I am an
> intermediate skiier.  

Sierra-at-Tahoe is an excellent mid-sized intermediate hill
that is usually overlooked by tourists and is overwhelmingly
recommended by the locals when somebody asks "where's the snow?"
No crowds, super blue cruisers, and pow stashes if ya really know
how to look.

Free shuttles run from town and ticket prices are a lot lower
than the rest of the biggies.  It's the place I'd ski if I only
had one day at Tahoe, and whenever I do Tahoe, I plan a day at
Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Of course, there's always Kirkwood, Squaw, and the Heave.

 
 
 

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Post by kcolga » Tue, 22 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I will be going to Lake Tahoe on Feburary 22, 1998.  Please give me
> suggestions as to which mountain is the best to ski.  I am an
> intermediate skiier.  Any other information about the area would be most
> helpful.  I am from New Orleans and will be going to Lake Tahoe to
> escape Mardi Gras.

Hi Robert,
  I have been to Lake Tahoe twice (93 and 96) Heavenly is just that!!
Start at one end and go to the other.  There is plenty of intermediate
skiing and if you are really lucky some of the black will be groomed.  I
think it is Ellie's that was steep but nice.  The Top bowl on the Nevada
side was also good.  Save some energy for the night life at the
***'s.  93 I was lucky at Harvey's 96 at Ceasar's.  Email me and I
will see If I can locate my trail map.  We really enjoyed it.
                                              Kevin

 
 
 

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Post by Robert Becn » Wed, 23 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Thanks for your thoughts.  The very first time a snow skiied was at
Heavenly.  Neeedless to say, I did not get to see very much of the
mountain as a beginner.  Since that time, I have skiied at Breckenridge
and Park City.  Both are very nice but there is just something about the
Lake Tahoe area that gets to my soul.  I can not wait to go back there.
I have improved my skiing skills and I am certainly looking forward to
my return trip to what I consider to be one of the best places on earth.
Any additional information you have will be most appreciated.  Thank
you.

Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Dave Ryde » Sun, 27 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Thanks for your thoughts.  The very first time a snow skiied was at
> Heavenly.  Neeedless to say, I did not get to see very much of the
> mountain as a beginner.  Since that time, I have skiied at
> Breckenridge
> and Park City.  Both are very nice but there is just something about
> the
> Lake Tahoe area that gets to my soul.  I can not wait to go back
> there.
> I have improved my skiing skills and I am certainly looking forward to

> my return trip to what I consider to be one of the best places on
> earth.
> Any additional information you have will be most appreciated.  Thank
> you.

> Bob

For some reason, Heavenly just does not appeal to me.  I consider myself
to be "advanced intermediate".  Heavenly has lots of long, wide, easy
slopes with admittedly fantastic views of Lake Tahoe.  It also has a few
double blacks like Mott Canyon and Gunbarrel that I will leave to the
young of legs and those with thoughts of suicide.  Gunbarrel is almost
always solid ice due to its low elevation.  So what does that leave?
The only really fun, challenging run for me is Ellie's Run from the top
of the CA side.  But that is boring after six runs.  There is one nice
bump run next to the Comet chair on the Nevada side.   I find Squaw and
Alpine to have infinitely more variety.  --Dave
 
 
 

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Post by PAUL POLYAK » Tue, 29 Jul 1997 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:


>> Thanks for your thoughts.  The very first time a snow skiied was at
>> Heavenly.  Neeedless to say, I did not get to see very much of the
>> mountain as a beginner.  Since that time, I have skiied at
>> Breckenridge
>> and Park City.  Both are very nice but there is just something about
>> the
>> Lake Tahoe area that gets to my soul.  I can not wait to go back
>> there.
>> I have improved my skiing skills and I am certainly looking forward
to

>> my return trip to what I consider to be one of the best places on
>> earth.
>> Any additional information you have will be most appreciated.  Thank
>> you.

>> Bob

>For some reason, Heavenly just does not appeal to me.  I consider
myself
>to be "advanced intermediate".  Heavenly has lots of long, wide, easy
>slopes with admittedly fantastic views of Lake Tahoe.  It also has a
few
>double blacks like Mott Canyon and Gunbarrel that I will leave to the
>young of legs and those with thoughts of suicide.  Gunbarrel is almost
>always solid ice due to its low elevation.  So what does that leave?
>The only really fun, challenging run for me is Ellie's Run from the
top
>of the CA side.  But that is boring after six runs.  There is one nice
>bump run next to the Comet chair on the Nevada side.   I find Squaw
and
>Alpine to have infinitely more variety.  --Dave

    How about Kirkwood? I think that is the best place around Tahoe,
    and less people in lines.
    Paul
 
 
 

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Post by KRZYSZTOF PIERSCIENIA » Thu, 31 Jul 1997 04:00:00

Hi Folks:  
An additional question regarding this...  Anyone have any
recommendations about the best places to stay in and around Tahoe?  I
would prefer to stay as cloase to the slopes as possible:  and have been
considering the lodges at Kirkwood and Homewood.  Any experience with
those, or others.  This will be for a skiing vacation that I am planning
between Christmas and New Years.  Any and all suggestions would be very
welcome.  Please respond!
Chris

Quote:


> > Thanks for your thoughts.  The very first time a snow skiied was at
> > Heavenly.  Neeedless to say, I did not get to see very much of the
> > mountain as a beginner.  I can not wait to go back there.

> > I have improved my skiing skills and I am certainly looking forward to
> > my return trip to what I consider to be one of the best places on earth.
> > Any additional information you have will be most appreciated.  Thank
> > you.
> > Bob

 
 
 

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Post by Horva » Sat, 02 Aug 1997 04:00:00

On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 08:46:25 -0700, KRZYSZTOF PIERSCIENIAK

Quote:
>Hi Folks:  
>An additional question regarding this...  Anyone have any
>recommendations about the best places to stay in and around Tahoe?  I
>would prefer to stay as cloase to the slopes as possible:  and have been
>considering the lodges at Kirkwood and Homewood.  Any experience with
>those, or others.  This will be for a skiing vacation that I am planning
>between Christmas and New Years.  Any and all suggestions would be very
>welcome.  Please respond!
>Chris

I like staying at the ***s.  I never lose at the tables, and the
***s pay for all my drinks.

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Post by Skda » Sun, 03 Aug 1997 04:00:00

RE best place to ski
I would rate the areas as 1 Squaw, 2 Kirkwood, 3 Alpine, 4 Heavenly, 5
Northstar or Sierra
Where to stay-it depends on the size of your party, amt of money you want
to spend, preferred night life but if it was me, I would stay in a condo
in South Lake Tahoe (one that the shuttle buses pickup at). Email me
direct if you want suggestions. I am a travel agent specializing in
skiing.

 
 
 

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Post by DeadS » Sat, 09 Aug 1997 04:00:00

Wy wife and I went to Tahoe this past winter with a big group from the
Northeast. She's an intermediate and I'm advanced. She had the best time
at Heavenly. Although my fav was Squaw.

DG