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Saw tis $49 a day 2 pak at http://www.squaw.com/



Ah! That's a great deal for those of us who have some sort of Vail Resorts pass.. we have Northstar and Heavenly covered, the 6-pack was unnecessary, but this is perfect. Thanks!

post #872 of 1318

It looks like that deal is until Feb 17th.  I'll do some digging with the guy we're talking to at Squaw.

 

post #873 of 1318

We have 1 Heavenly ticket and 2 Kirkwood tickets here for cheap. 

post #874 of 1318

well.... im late to the party -  i'm interested in any squaw or heavenly deals avaialable since its 3 of us. 

thanks

post #875 of 1318

is anyone skiing 2/26 at heavenly? we are leaving on friday and i cant miss skiing on hallowed ground?

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Life is short. Drink the good wine first.

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An example of great restaurant art by a slightly wine impared gal! at last years GTG. I was next to it!!   LOL.

 

post #877 of 1318
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Saw tis $49 a day 2 pak at http://www.squaw.com/



 



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Ah! That's a great deal for those of us who have some sort of Vail Resorts pass.. we have Northstar and Heavenly covered, the 6-pack was unnecessary, but this is perfect. Thanks!



 



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It looks like that deal is until Feb 17th.  I'll do some digging with the guy we're talking to at Squaw.

 


Offered on Alpine Meadows website as well, with (perhaps) a little more detail

Purchase before Feb 17th!!

 

 

http://www.skialpine.com/alpine-meadows-lift-ticket-rates/tahoe-super-2

 

 

NEW Tahoe Super 2 - Only $49/Day!

In honor of great conditions and anticipation of more snow, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are launching the new Tahoe Super 2 which offers two unrestricted days of skiing and riding at either resort for just $49 per day.  Tahoe Super 2 has absolutely no date restrictions and is valid for any two days.  BONUS - in addition to the great savings, Tahoe Super 2 pack holders will get to ski/ride any two Friday afternoons for FREE!

HURRY!  Tahoe Super 2 is only available through February 17, 2012.

 

post #878 of 1318

hey,

 

our schedule is a tad out in sync with the gatherings, as we are arriving 2/24 and leaving 3/2. so, we will be at alpine meadows (mon) and northstar (thurs)

is anyone skiing 2/25 and 2/26 at heavenly and or squaw?  we are not familar with any of these areas and would love to go with a guide or instructor- for the day.

 

any recomendations? 

 

another question- is kirkwood much better than mt. rose? ( since i've never heard of mt. rose)  as i'd like to ski with the group on tuesday

 

 

 

 

post #879 of 1318
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is anyone skiing 2/26 at heavenly? we are leaving on friday and i cant miss skiing on hallowed ground?


I'm planning to be at Heavenly on Sunday 2/26. I will probably be driving up from the Bay Area early that morning and may be able to meet and show you around for at least part of the day. I'm guiding Heavenly on the day the group will be there and thought I should do a practice day to get timing down. PM me with a phone number or we could just setup a time like 10 am at bottom of Sky chair (easily reachable from either gondola or CA base). I also may be skipping Squaw on Wed. to do another practice guide day at Heavenly.

 

Some other deals:

Any Vail Resorts passholder should have four $60 buddy tickets loaded on their pass. I have used three of mine already and may use the fourth tomorrow when I will be at Northstar with a pass-less buddy. While that maybe doesn't sound like a great deal, Northstar was charging $99 for walk-up on 2/7 and may go up and not come down over President's weekend. 

 

I also have a couple of the Shell deals that give you two for one at Alpine, Squaw and I think Kirkwood. But they are in my name so I would have to be there.

 

I just bought a $9 ticket for Squaw for Valentine's Day. They and Alpine were charging $14 for a limited number of advance tickets, but a friend and I got $5 off using gift cards from lifttickets.com that I either got a ski show or with Tahoe Card. Deals like that make it hard for me to pay even half-price to ski groomers at Squaw, even with Darren Rahlves. Maybe if it was with Julia...

 
 

 

post #880 of 1318
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hey,

 

our schedule is a tad out in sync with the gatherings, as we are arriving 2/24 and leaving 3/2. so, we will be at alpine meadows (mon) and northstar (thurs)

is anyone skiing 2/25 and 2/26 at heavenly and or squaw?  we are not familar with any of these areas and would love to go with a guide or instructor- for the day.

 

any recomendations? 

 

another question- is kirkwood much better than mt. rose? ( since i've never heard of mt. rose)  as i'd like to ski with the group on tuesday

 

 

 

 




Rose is skiing pretty well at teh moment.  They have been making a great job of farming the snow so even though we don't have the chutes open we have still been getting soem reasonable skiing.  Being the highest base in tahoe also helps. IMHO (but bear in mind I am a Rose local!)  Rose is a  better mountain.  YMMV (and I am sure to get flamed by the Kirkwood afficiandos  smile.gif

post #881 of 1318
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 (and I am sure to get flamed by the Kirkwood afficiandos  smile.gif


Consider yourself toasted biggrin.gif

 

post #882 of 1318
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. IMHO (but bear in mind I am a Rose local!)  Rose is a  better mountain.  smile.gif


I've driven past Rose (and Mammoth)  for years but this time I have no excuses. Can't wait!

 

post #883 of 1318
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Some other deals:

Any Vail Resorts passholder should have four $60 buddy tickets loaded on their pass. I have used three of mine already and may use the fourth tomorrow when I will be at Northstar with a pass-less buddy. While that maybe doesn't sound like a great deal, Northstar was charging $99 for walk-up on 2/7 and may go up and not come down over President's weekend. 

 

 

 
 

 



We will be at N* (your tomorrow, our today), track us down. 

post #884 of 1318

So I assume you're either talking about Jamie Pierre or Julian Carr?
 

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[ call from mom during a cliff jump ]
 

Sorry, He survived the cliff jump fine if you call a "bomb hole" a proper landing.

It's on TGR somewhere. maybe I can fine it.
 

 



 

post #885 of 1318

Now that we're getting close, I have some questions about which equipment to bring.

 

I'm an East Coast skier, so I'm used to low temps (it was -45F with the windchill in VT one day). I remember last time I skied in Tahoe (2004) I was too hot in my East Coast gear.

 

 

I have a shell jacket i can wear instead of my heavy ski jacket, and I have have a pair of lightweight waterproof pants I could wear instead of my usual insulated ski pants. Would that be the way to go? I figure I can wear thermal underwear and layers on my upper body.

 

 

What about skis?

 

I have a nice new pair of Fischer Motive 84 C-Lines that I bought from Phil back in August. Considering the current conditions in Tahoe, should I bring them or rent something when I get there?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

post #886 of 1318

Yeah what's the weather like out there? We know it's going to start snowing, but what else?

post #887 of 1318

 

Yeah what's the weather like out there? We know it's going to start snowing, but what else?

 

Now that we're getting close, I have some questions about which equipment to bring.

 

I'm an East Coast skier, so I'm used to low temps (it was -45F with the windchill in VT one day). I remember last time I skied in Tahoe (2004) I was too hot in my East Coast gear.

 

 

I have a shell jacket i can wear instead of my heavy ski jacket, and I have have a pair of lightweight waterproof pants I could wear instead of my usual insulated ski pants. Would that be the way to go? I figure I can wear thermal underwear and layers on my upper body.

 

 

What about skis?

 

I have a nice new pair of Fischer Motive 84 C-Lines that I bought from Phil back in August. Considering the current conditions in Tahoe, should I bring them or rent something when I get there?

 

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

 
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Yeah what's the weather like out there? We know it's going to start snowing, but what else?
 
 
 
2 great questions,  any answers for the great unwashed? :)

 

post #888 of 1318
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I'm an East Coast skier, so I'm used to low temps (it was -45F with the windchill in VT one day). I remember last time I skied in Tahoe (2004) I was too hot in my East Coast gear.

 

I have a shell jacket i can wear instead of my heavy ski jacket, and I have have a pair of lightweight waterproof pants I could wear instead of my usual insulated ski pants. Would that be the way to go? I figure I can wear thermal underwear and layers on my upper body.

 

Yes.  Expect that the ski day might start as low as mid-20s at 9am, and get to the mid-30s to mid-40s at peak if it's sunny, lower if not.

 

My typical ski outfit for Tahoe this season has been waterproof breathable shells top and bottom, with long underwear of appropriate weight, and, as needed, either a down shirt, insulated vest, or softshell vest.
 

 

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What about skis?

 

I have a nice new pair of Fischer Motive 84 C-Lines that I bought from Phil back in August. Considering the current conditions in Tahoe, should I bring them or rent something when I get there?


Yes, you should bring them or rent something here.

 

Seriously, though....  Are those your only skis?  If so, how much will it cost to bring them?  Do you want to demo?

 

My guess is that, barring a week-long storm, they will be a good choice for at least a couple of days, possibly more -- or even, if the season continues as it has to date, the entire week.  You can figure out your cost-benefit analysis accordingly.  If it were me, and the shipping cost would be under $75 or so, I'd bring them and figure I'd use them half the time.

post #889 of 1318

Is this schedule still valid? and..."Day 1" is Feb 26th, Sunday?

 

From the first post in the other thread.

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Day 1: Alpine Meadows

  • The Dad
  • StormDay
  • Gone2Alpine
  • Daron Ralves (penciled in 1/2 day)
  • Sinecure
  • ALT: Philpug

 

Day: 2 Mt. Rose

  • Wade
  • Scottskier
  • Bud (instructing)
  • (open)
  • (open)
  • ALT: Trekchick
  • DEMO: Blizzard, Dynastar, Nordica, Elan plus more 

 

Day 3: Northstar

  • Dookey
  • Wayne Wong
  • SierraJim
  • Philpug
  • Trekchick
  • TheSoggyCow (maybe)
  • (open)
  • ALT: JayT
  •  

 

Day: 4 Squaw

  • AlexZn
  • DavLuri
  • Hank DeVre (yes, THAT Hank DeVre)
  • Clem Smith
  • Robb Gaffney (possible "Squallywood Tour" /fingers crossed)
  • Robbie Huntoon
  • ALT: (open)

 

Day: 5 Heavenly

  • Bullhorn
  • Cirquerider
  • TSeeb
  • Robin Barnes & Mike Rogen (half days)
  • (open)
  • ALT: Philpug

 

Day: 6 Kirkwood

  • PowderCat I
  • PowderCat II
  • Tyrone Shoelaces (1/2 day)
  • Clem Smith
  • Hairfarmr (from Snowbomb)
  • ALT: Cirquerider

 

 

If there are any spots that you can fill, please post either HERE or PM me and I can add you.

 

If I missed someone who already committed, sorry, please PM me and I will put you back.

 

Demos to be scheduled: Rossignol, Volkl,

 


 



 

post #890 of 1318

I'm fortunate I bought from Start Haus the Blizzard Argos and Magnums with interchangeable bindings: that lowers the weight for flying. but I still have a dilemma. I either bring some files and jettison a pair of skis, great jettison some clothes. Can we have an update on whether we are skiing Nekid@ Northstarbeercheer.gif because I need to know what to pack!biggrin.gif

post #891 of 1318
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I'm fortunate I bought from Start Haus the Blizzard Argos and Magnums with interchangeable bindings: that lowers the weight for flying. but I still have a dilemma. I either bring some files and jettison a pair of skis, great jettison some clothes. Can we have an update on whether we are skiing Nekid@ Northstarbeercheer.gif because I need to know what to pack!biggrin.gif



Or what NOT to pack

 

 

I am to understand that Start Haus will be having special tune prices for the week. 

post #892 of 1318

Oh Vetern, please no Man A$$

 

For those who have not joined the Gathering Group, please check it out so you will get PM's for items of interest.

 

http://www.epicski.com/groups/show/12/2012-epicski-gathering-tahoe

post #893 of 1318

Tog - it's my understanding that Day 1 is Monday.  That way day 2, Mt. Rose, lands on the 2 for Tuesday.

post #894 of 1318

Yes, I believe you're right. I was going off the title.

 

So,  Day 1 is Monday Feb 27th. and day 6 is Saturday. March 3rd

post #895 of 1318

PHILPUG,


Or what NOT to pack

 

 

I am to understand that Start Haus will be having special tune prices for the week. 

 

 

so??????  whats the deal? do i bring skis or demo? 

post #896 of 1318

Depends...is there metal in the skis?

What do they look like? Do you love them? Ask Vitaminski maybe.    -j/k

 

If it's going to cost you $50 - then yes. If 100$, no. $75 it's a toss up depending on how much you want to save versus schlep etc.

If you're going to ski them the whole time, then definitely yes.

How will you bring poles if not skis? Rent them? That adds a little.

 

post #897 of 1318
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PHILPUG,


Or what NOT to pack

 

 

I am to understand that Start Haus will be having special tune prices for the week. 

 

 

so??????  whats the deal? do i bring skis or demo? 



Start Haus will be demoing skis for the week @20.00/day. Unfortunately we won't have any Kastles. 

post #898 of 1318

$20 per day?  count me in......... i'd rather ski what you recommend for the conditions. ill leave my kastles home - although; i will miss them...........

 

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Tog 
 
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Depends...is there metal in the skis?
What do they look like? Do you love them? Ask Vitaminski maybe.    -j/k
 
If it's going to cost you $50 - then yes. If 100$, no. $75 it's a toss up depending on how much you want to save versus schlep etc.
If you're going to ski them the whole time, then definitely yes.
HOW WILL YOU BRING POLES IF NOT SKIS? RENT THEM? THAT ADDS A LITTLE.
 
 

 

 

poles? we dont need no stinking poles...........  i'll buy the cheapest poles that i can find and leave them on the rack at the end of the week. 

for $ 20 per day, shipping isn't worth it, especially when you are in the good hands of phil and starthaus!

 

 

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