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

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

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  1. Mendieta

    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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  2. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I heard (what I thought was) testing snow guns one day while I was at work.
     
  3. ScotsSkier

    ScotsSkier USSA Coach Pugski Ski Tester Industry Insider

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    @Mendieta. lets ski together sometime this season now i am outed! :) I am on the hill most days even if I m not working..
     
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  4. The Dad

    The Dad Booting up Skier

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    Northstar is more groomer-focused.

    But the most relevant difference is probably elevation.

    Base Summit
    Northstar 1,929 m/ 6,330 ft 2,624 m/ 8,610 ft
    Kirkwood 2,377 m/ 7,800 ft 2,987 m/ 9,800 ft

    Kirkwood will almost certainly have more early season snow. And not have gotten quite as skied over Xmas and new year .
     
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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    It will be an honor! (and an embarrassment, given how bad I am, lol) I'll give you a shout when on the hill.
    :beercheer:
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Wet would be nice, cold is more important.
     
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    Agreed with @Philpug . All the snow making effort at Rose last week looks lost in this morning's webcams. :(
     
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    skibob Out on the slopes Skier

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    This time of year, I find a lot of the time I walk outside and think, "Damn, what a nice day*. This sucks!"

    *In Santa Rosa, which, although much warmer than Tahoe, follows the same general weather trends.
     
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    ErikL AKA Bro12 Skier

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    The most disappointing part is driving around town and seeing all the snow at the top of Rose, and then remembering that the base (the important part), which isn't visible from Reno, is dry and brown and sad.
     
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    Mendieta Master of Snowplow Moderator

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    I just checked the webcam at the base. Granted, it is night, but there seems to be some snow? Any updates on Rose, anybody? Any rumors on an opening date? This is too hard to endure :crossfingers:
     
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  13. pete

    pete not peace but 2 Beers! Skier

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    ok, I suspect folks can point me to a more appropriate thread, never thinking of skiing the Sierra's, but a few bud's of mine are looking likely in Jan ... and Reno looks inviting for one as he loves to lose money ... so skiing destination is to include a wee bit of gambling.

    Any recommendations, I noted to them that @Philpug would aid in recommendations ... ; ) move me over to other thread if better
     
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    Yes, Pete, @Philpug and @Tricia are locals at Reno. Are you looking for places to stay at Reno or places to Ski from Reno? The closest area from Reno would be Mt Rose. But a little further you have N*, Squaw and Alpine. You might also look into Incline Village for a cozier, but more expensive destination with some gambling. The Hyatt Regency has a (small, I believe) casino. We stayed there a few times, but never visited the casino itself. Cheers!
     
  15. Tricia

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    Hi Pete, do your buds have a place to stay yet?
    Many of the Casino's in Reno have good packages for stay and ski, including Grand Sierra and Peppermill. @Older boot travels a lot for work and comes to Reno frequently so he may have some recommendations on that as far as staying here.

    If I were you I'd go one one to the different casinos and see what they have going on for shows.
    For instance - Grand Sierra's just for example.
    https://www.grandsierraresort.com/entertainment-and-nightlife?gclid=CNzO06WentACFQ6NaQodQrABGQ
    They have everything for shows from Tosh.O to Don Rickels and music from a variety of performers.
    Atlantis is having Bill Engval this month, and some other great acts through the winter.
    ....And so on...
    All of the casinos have your usual gambling, dining, shows, etc
    Some have shuttles to/from ski resorts
    All have shuttle from the airport

    All of this is located 40-50 minutes away from world class skiing
     
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    I would defiantly recommend staying at Treck's and Phils's . Cause Ziggi is the bomb!!!Oh ya and the previous two also mentioned are great folk also!
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    While that was flattering, (especially for Ziggy) it was not very helpful. ;)
     
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    Wait - did you shut down your questionable gambling operations at Chez Ziggy? :roflmao:
     
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    Define "questionable". :huh:
     
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    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Opening day at Northstar is Friday November 18th. As of today, we're scheduling the staff like we're opening strong. Lets hope this storm comes in on Tuesday and Wednesday and brings some cold temps.
    From BA Opensnow
     
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