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Heavenly snow forecast

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Help!!! We a re a family from argentina, and we decided to travel this january to ski for our first time to USA. We decides Heavenly en South Lake Tahoe because it is close ti san francisco and, after a week skiing, we will go to visit the west coast.

we will arrive next january 20th and begining sliing on january 21th.

we are very worried because we listen that the snow conditions and not very good.

we alreday paid the hotel and the plane tickets.

somebody can tell me how it will be the conditions for the week of january 21th?

any tip will be very helpfull because we don't know anything about this ski resort.

post #2 of 9

Based on the 14 day forecast, its not looking good unfortunately

post #3 of 9

The 10 day forecast keeps shifting back and forth from snow to none.  So there's a storm coming but the question is whether or not it's going to get blocked out.

post #4 of 9

I think the snow conditions will be fine.   The low temperatures will mean they will be able to make new snow.  

People are having a lot of fun, when they have had enough cold weather to refresh the snow

 

The limited terrain and high prices means crowds are actually much less.

 

What will actually be worse for you is if the forecast does show a storm, and if you arrive and everything is shut down.

 

A week will be a long time though in the limited Heavenly terrain. You may want to go up to Northstar for at least a few days to get a different mountain. (You should check to see if your tickets are transferrable between the 2 mountain, most are, or you can check with the guest services)

 

post #5 of 9
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Originally Posted by raytseng View Post

I think the snow conditions will be fine.   The low temperatures will mean they will be able to make new snow.  

People are having a lot of fun, when they have had enough cold weather to refresh the snow

 

The limited terrain and high prices means crowds are actually much less.

 

What will actually be worse for you is if the forecast does show a storm, and if you arrive and everything is shut down.

 

A week will be a long time though in the limited Heavenly terrain. You may want to go up to Northstar for at least a few days to get a different mountain. (You should check to see if your tickets are transferrable between the 2 mountain, most are, or you can check with the guest services)

 


as off today we have more skiable terrain at Stowe than any place in tahoe.

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http://unofficialnetworks.com/squaw-creek-red-dog-time-pick-side-squaw-people-64406/

 

I wouldnt book a trip anywhere in Tahoe untill they have some sort of base. None of them have snowmaking to cover up huge swaths of terrain like the EC mountians which are thriving despite a slightly below year.

 

Never EVER book a ski trip early season untill there is a base. Flying all that way just to ski man made groomers seems so silly to me.

 

 

post #6 of 9

Not that it matters, but I'm fairly certain Northstar and Heavenly have the two largest snow making operations in the US.  That's what they've been saying anyway.  But yeah, Tahoe definitely sucks right now compared to usual.
 

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Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA View Post


as off today we have more skiable terrain at Stowe than any place in tahoe.

.

 

http://unofficialnetworks.com/squaw-creek-red-dog-time-pick-side-squaw-people-64406/

 

I wouldnt book a trip anywhere in Tahoe untill they have some sort of base. None of them have snowmaking to cover up huge swaths of terrain like the EC mountians which are thriving despite a slightly below year.

 

Never EVER book a ski trip early season untill there is a base. Flying all that way just to ski man made groomers seems so silly to me.

 

 



 

post #7 of 9

Off topic, but Japan is enticing Australians to go there with airfares like these:

Sale fares available only one way

Sale on now until midngiht (23:59 AEDT) Wednesday 11 January 2012, unless sold out prior. Sale may be extended.

International routes Travel periods One-way Sale fare AUD^  
Cairns   Osaka 13 Jan - 28 Mar 2012 $119
Cairns   Tokyo (Narita) 17 Jan - 28 Mar 2012 $199
Gold Coast   Osaka 14 Jan - 28 Mar 2012 $219
Gold Coast   Tokyo (Narita) 11 Jan - 28 Mar 2012 $219
Sydney   Osaka 1 Feb - 28 Mar 2012 $318
Via Cairns
Melbourne (Tullamarine)   Osaka 14 Feb - 28 Mar 2012 $331
Via Cairns
Melbourne (Tullamarine)   Tokyo (Narita) 14 Feb - 28 Mar 2012 $331

 

post #8 of 9


Yeah I'm pretty sure they do have the largest snowmaking, and in the Tahoe region they are kicking butt on number of open trails versus all the other local ski resorts. Was just at Northstar again this weekend and it was great, heading to Heavenly myself on the 28th and 29th. 

 

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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

Not that it matters, but I'm fairly certain Northstar and Heavenly have the two largest snow making operations in the US.  That's what they've been saying anyway.  But yeah, Tahoe definitely sucks right now compared to usual.
 



 



 

post #9 of 9

Make do with what we've got and see as many places as you can for variety (or bail and go to Japan). That's my 2 cent opinionsnowfight.gif

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