My wife Stacey, daughter Kelsey and I had a great trip to Tahoe last week for Kelsey's last "spring break" from college. First stop was the Starthaus for some Demo skis. TC and Phil set us up with Sultan 94s for me and Salomon Geisha's for Stacey. When informed that Kelsey was a snowboarder we were quietly escorted from the friendly building (ha ha) with the phrase "That's just bad parenting" and told where we would meet Phil and Tricia for dinner. Dinner was great as I "picked" their brains on everything Epicski. We had met both Phil and TC at the Stowe Academy but it was nice to find out how they actually got involved with Epicski.
We skied at Northstar on Monday and Squaw on Tuesday. Both bluebird days, no crowds, and lots of leftover snow from the previous Friday storm. Completely different mountains but we loved them both. Wed. morning we met up with TC, Phil and his son Ty for our personal tour of Northstar and it was worth the wait. It was raining at the bottom of Northstar, but snowing like crazy from Mid Mtn. on up. They took us to spots we would have never gone, and pushed us very hard, and were glad they did. 4 or 5 ungroomed Blacks, thru some very nicely spaced out trees and to a run which may have been the most skiing FUN we have ever had. It was called "magic moguls" and is basically giant moguls perfectly spaced out so anyone can get the feeling of what the REAL skiers do on the REAL moguls. If you ever get to Northstar you must find this run.
Our last day was another bluebird day with around 10" of powder left from the storm on Wed. We visited all the areas Phil and Tricia showed us the previous day and even found several new ones ourselves. I know its been said many times on this site how nice these two people are but I'll say it again. From the time we walked into the shop, to setting us up with our skis, to dinner, to our tour of Northstar, they really took care of us. Thanks again.
Tahoe had "a little"snow
Northstar - Top of Comstock Chair
Squaw - Top of Gold Coast Chair
Squaw - None of this Mtn. is left UN-skied
Everyone made it out of the trees at Northstar but the boarder. I guess Phil was right about that "Bad Parenting" thing. Thanks TC for retrieving Kelsey!
The Sultan 94s and Salomon Geisha's worked great!!