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Things to do in North Lake Tahoe when the Snow Stinks!

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Yes, there are probably a handful of threads out there with some of this info, but I'd love to get some input from others on stuff to do when the skiing isn't that great. Starting next week, we're going to have a lot of people in Tahoe and not much snow for them to ski on. I'd love to hear others' ideas on things to do, in addition to skiing, during times like these. I'll start with a couple ideas:

 

My family loves arts & crafts type projects. I'll often bring some along - making window stickers is a favorite. There are some great toy stores in Tahoe City and Truckee that have projects and supplies to entertain in this vein.

 

CandleMaking - there used to be a place in Squaw Village called Waxen Moon where you could make your own candles. I believe it is gone now, but there's a similar operation in the Village at Northstar. It was always a fun way to kill a few hours on a bad weather day with the kids.

 

Skating - there is ice skating in a few places around. There's the Village at Northstar, Resort at Squaw Creek, and even High Camp at Squaw (is that one open yet?).

 

Movies - there's a movie theatre in Truckee on Brockway Rd., apparently there's one in Northstar, there's a small one in Tahoe City, and one in Incline.

 

Bowling - Bowl Incline.

 

Take a Ski Lesson - yep, you can work on fixing lots of bad habits even on bad snow. The lift lines are probably going to be long during the holidays. It wouldn't be a bad time to sign up for a lesson and work on some specific challenges that are holding you back from reaching the next level.

 

What else you got? Creative, fun ideas are welcome. Thanks.

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I will be in Tahoe Jan 5-11...and I'm already looking into mtn bike rentals.

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Go fly fishing!  There are some big trout in the Truckee.  Matt Heron, a guide based out of Squaw Valley, caught this fish last month.

 

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With this late winter, there are plenty of walk and wade options.

 

I might ski next Monday in the morning and fish in the afternoon.

 

Dennis

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Northstar is sporting some very good eastern conditions

 

Sorry, Northstar sucks. 

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I agree - totally awful.  Stay away everyone.  Go to Squaw and ride those red dog steeps.
 

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Northstar is sporting some very good eastern conditions

 

Sorry, Northstar sucks. 



 

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Drinking.

 

Eating.

 

Watching ski porn.

 

Basketball in our driveway (bought a new ball for the boys today, hoping for an anti-jinx).

 

Hiking.

 

Biking.

post #7 of 10

If you don't want to pay ticket window prices to ski on a sub par product check out this website www.lifttickets.com they have a ticket this weekend to Kirkwood for $23.98 when window rates are going to be $49. They have Chairs 5 11 and 1 open this weekend. Get the snow legs warmed up for cheap!

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Actually, I don't care about ticket prices. We all have season passes. I care about keeping the kids entertained, hopefully without spending a ton of money. I already volunteered to ski in the Xmas eve torchlight parade at Squaw, but that's just one night.

 

Is there a beading place? I think I heard that the glass blowing guy in Truckee has hands-on activities - anyone know about that?

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Good grief, i know there is a bit of optical illusion with the wide angle shot, but that is a monster.
 

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Go fly fishing!  There are some big trout in the Truckee.  Matt Heron, a guide based out of Squaw Valley, caught this fish last month.

 

387978_10150380647328419_327170478418_8128433_209465959_n.jpg

 

With this late winter, there are plenty of walk and wade options.

 

I might ski next Monday in the morning and fish in the afternoon.

 

Dennis



 

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Good grief, i know there is a bit of optical illusion with the wide angle shot, but that is a monster.
 



 



I talked to a friend in the fly fishing biz.  The fish measured 30 inches.  It was safely released, too.

 

Dennis

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