2016-17 Tahoe Ski Resorts/Conditions/Meetups Thread....

Discussion in 'General Skiing' started by Jed Peters, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    YES. You just made a friend :)
     
  2. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Saw the post, I think it's a day I coach my girl, when is it, again? Thanks!

    Update: Nov 12. It is indeed a coaching day. last of the season. weird on a long weekend, but it seems to be the case, sigh.
     
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  3. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    Yay, looks like it's snowing at the top of Northwest in Rose!

    :wag:

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  4. 4ster

    4ster Sucking a little less each day Instructor

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    Been raining all day at lake level. Thought I saw snow through the clouds on Freel Pk. But had to be above 9000'. Snow level should drop some by Sunday.
     
  5. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I worked at the shop at northstar today. It was pouring all day long. Hope its snow up top!
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  6. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Don't think N* will see snow until Saturday night. But then it should get a bunch up top. And by monday morning even the base should be covered. BA then sees a dry few weeks unfortunately. He hasn't said much about temperatures though. Hopefully the stay down.
     
  7. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @skibob going to work the past few days, the mountain has been socked in. Can't see the top from Martis Valley. Leaving work at night, it's dark.
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  8. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    BTW, I think we should bet pugski hats with a snowman pompom.
     
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  9. TexasStout

    TexasStout THE Texan is here! Skier

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    Question: We have an option on our trip to Heavenly for a day at Northstar or Kirkwood. Having never been to either, which would be the better choice if only one day? I prefer single blacks and some tougher blues or blue-blacks. Hopefully, by the time of our trip in early Feb I'll be doing only blacks, but still not expert and not ready for double blacks.
     
  10. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Kirkwood is bit more aggressive, so it all depends on your skill level and how much you want to do. Parking is easy and its got a fun vibe.
    Northstar has better terrain for the skill set you're describing but the haul from south lake to Northstar and added parking issues can be a hassle. More of a big resort feel.
    If you come to Northstar, let us know and we'll give you some tips and tricks for parking and (if we're not working) we can show you around.
     
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  11. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    Go to kirkwood....way easier drive.
     
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    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    @Tricia and @Jed Peters are right. But if you come to N* definitely give us a heads up. I'll see if I can scrounge up a Pliny if its January :).
     
  13. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    It flows like water down here in sac, Bob!
     
  14. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    That's Elder. I was joking (unfortunately, because its not available in bottles) about the Younger. However, I don't think it would travel that far very well . . .
     
  15. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    Honestly guys, it's CRAZY raining here in the valley. And not much over 50 degrees, if at all.

    It's going to POUND up in tahoe. I think BA was being conservative. This is a STRONG cold front and WET storm.

    Hopefully that water soaked ground gets THROUGHLY frozen and the temps stay cold up in the hills.

    My dream is to be able to ski back down to the Village at gondola at the end of the day so I don't have do download by thanksgiving weekend. :)
     
  16. Plai

    Plai Paul Lai Skier

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    Just checked the Rose base cam and looks wet, not white. :huh: We were getting heavy rain here itoo, but I'm guessing it's too warm on the hill.
     
  17. Philpug

    Philpug Gathermeister--Utah Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    it is clear and sideways here at Pugski's World Wide Headquarters over looking beautiful downtown Reno. Temps did drop 10* in the past hour.
     
  18. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    Just turned to snow at lake level...:yahoo:
     
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    Another 10* drop and now snowing in Reno.
     
  20. skibob

    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    Snowing in Reno? Hot Damn! You guys are like 4500' and in the snow shadow, right?

    Whiteout on Donner Summit (Boreal):

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    That was 100% brown grass less than 24hrs ago . . .
     
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