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Best conditions in the Tahoe area right now?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Hey guys,

 

I am heading out to the Tahoe area sunday night and am wondering where I might find the best conditions at the moment.

 

It doesn't seem like anyone has gotten much snow lately, and not being a local I have no idea who will hold the snow best in the warmish weather that is forecasted.

 

Thoughts anyone?

post #2 of 9

Forecasted to be warmer weekend so I would say higher elevations will be better for winter conditions.  No problem anywhere for snow depth.... we have plenty base depth everywhere!  Where are you staying?

post #3 of 9

Depends on what you consider the best conditions and what type of terrain you are looking for.

 

It is great spring like conditions right now.   Any mtn with a reasonable amount of east and south facing terrain will has great corn snow. (Squaw, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows and Kirkwood -Chair 4).   The temps are suppose to stay warm Monday & Tuesday.  Chasing the sun and corn snow is probably the best option.    Rent some wide skis if you do have any.  Wide skis make the corn easier particularly when to the corn is 3-4" deep.

 

After that things are suppose to cool down a little bit.   The windows for good corn will get smaller and be a little later in the day.

 

If you are looking for wintry snow, Kirkwood's north facing terrain typically holds up the best IMO.  The some of double diamond stuff off chair 10 tend to stay cold in the shady gullies.  

 

MT Rose is another option to try.

post #4 of 9
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I rented a condo a couple of miles from squaw but plan on driving to whatever looks most promising.

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Originally Posted by StormDay View Post

Depends on what you consider the best conditions and what type of terrain you are looking for.

 

It is great spring like conditions right now.   Any mtn with a reasonable amount of east and south facing terrain will has great corn snow. (Squaw, Heavenly, Alpine Meadows and Kirkwood -Chair 4).   The temps are suppose to stay warm Monday & Tuesday.  Chasing the sun and corn snow is probably the best option.    Rent some wide skis if you do have any.  Wide skis make the corn easier particularly when to the corn is 3-4" deep.

 

After that things are suppose to cool down a little bit.   The windows for good corn will get smaller and be a little later in the day.

 

If you are looking for wintry snow, Kirkwood's north facing terrain typically holds up the best IMO.  The some of double diamond stuff off chair 10 tend to stay cold in the shady gullies.  

 

MT Rose is another option to try.

 

I can have fun on pretty much anything, but the preference is for steep and deep. Corn snow is a blast and I have prophet 130s packed (just in case, you never know). 

 

Thanks for the tips!

post #6 of 9

I agree with Storm Day, follow the sun. Right now there are great spring conditions and the corn is a-maze-ing popcorn.gif We should be out Monday and Tuesday, let us know where you will be. 

post #7 of 9

Sounds like you are set.  Given your location, I would ski Squaw and Alpine Meadows.   Pretty long drive down to Heavenly or Kirkwood.  

post #8 of 9

Hi Phil,

  I am planning a trip tp Tahoe 2/28 - 3/7  Can you tell me the best place, best deals for lift tickets?  I am planning to ski Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra,Northstar, Squaw

Thanks,

Kat in NJ

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Originally Posted by Kat Visich View Post

Hi Phil,

  I am planning a trip tp Tahoe 2/28 - 3/7  Can you tell me the best place, best deals for lift tickets?  I am planning to ski Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra,Northstar, Squaw

Thanks,

Kat in NJ



Shell has a "Buy 10 gallons of gas, get a 2:1 ticket for select resorts" special going (so if you know anyone, ask them to pick up a couple of vouchers).  It should cover Sierra and Northstar and I saw someone w/ the pass at Heavenly today (though it didn't mean it was valid).  Failing that, if you know anyone w/ a season pass (they purchased early on) they can get "Buddy Passes" for $50.  After that, Safeway (our grocery store here) and various sports stores (e.g. REI) offer discount tickets.  

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