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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

I am planning to go to South Lake Tahoe next January, but unlike previous year, I plan to go there without a car, because I plan to stay there for a month and renting a car for a month is costly.

 

I worked out I can fly to Reno and take their airport shuttle to South Lake Tahoe, what I would like to know is there any bus service between South Lake Tahoe casino area and other ski resorts such as Kirkwood, Squaw, Northstar, Homewood.

 

Also, if I do need to hire a car, where is the best place to hire a car in SLT?

 

Cheers.

post #2 of 16

I'm not sure about shuttles from SLT to the other resorts.  I know that there are shuttles from some of the casino's in Reno to the NLT ski resorts such as Squaw, Northstar, and Mt Rose.  

 

You may want to check with the casino's at SLT to see what they have. 

post #3 of 16

Its a long way from SLT to the North Tahoe resorts, especially if the road up the west side of the lake is closed, which it sometimes is. Never heard of a shuttle. I think there is one of there tourist boats that goes north, combined with a bus, but pricey and not too flexible on timing.

post #4 of 16

In the past I was aware of a daily shuttle (bus) that ran between SLT and Kirkwood.  No idea who operated it or the cost but I would suggest you email Kirkwood and ask about it.  Have never heard of a south lake to north lake shuttle but again, an email to Vail Corp re. transport between their two resorts (Heavenly and N. S.) might give them the idea to implement a shuttle??

post #5 of 16
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

Regarding car rental, I know Reno airport is recommended. How about in SLT if I want to rent a car for couple of days, any suggestion?

 

Thanks in advance.

post #7 of 16
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Thanks for all the suggestions.

 

Regarding car rental, I know Reno airport is recommended. How about in SLT if I want to rent a car for couple of days, any suggestion?

 

Thanks in advance.

Iirc, Avis, Hertz and Enterprise operate in SLT. 

 

Incidentally, check out the Bluego bus service which operates from near the casinos from the parking area behind a strip of shops adjacent to the Heavenly Gondola. There's also the TART public buses, and a water shuttle to Homewood Ski Resort.

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 

Veteran, Thanks for the info. 

post #9 of 16

You're welcome. 

 

PS: The Tahoe 6 pak is on sale: $299 for 6 days at up to 7 resorts. That an average of $50 a day. 

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 

Veteran, I bought a Tahoe Local Pass already.

post #11 of 16
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You're welcome. 

 

PS: The Tahoe 6 pak is on sale: $299 for 6 days at up to 7 resorts. That an average of $50 a day. 

We should make a post about that deal somewhere.  With the Gathering last year there were tons of people who got to take advantage of that.  Good Deals. 

post #12 of 16

If your staying a month, I would think you'd want an Epic Pass?

post #13 of 16

I agree Trekchick about starting a thread on the 6 pak for those it suits best. 

 

I've got my Tahoe value Pass for Kwood + Heavenly + Nstar, and the Alpine + Squaw pass. Over a month in March/April that's an average of about $25 a day except, coz I'm on the cheap passes, Saturdays which is when I usually move location anyway   drool.gif

post #14 of 16

Off topic but Fyi ...for the NORTH shore .... a boat taxi service goes on a trial project soon.

 

The debut of the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle's pilot program will begin on August 3rd, providing waterborne taxi service between four locations on Tahoe's north shore.

Dock hopping on the new North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will get you on the lake and to your favorite restaurants, shopping, bike trails, museums, parks, farmers markets and other recreational activities in minutes. The vessel carries 12 passengers, the crew and up to eight bikes.

Try a vacation from your car – take public transit or ride your bike to one of the four beautiful docks. There will be TART and Night Rider services available for you to combine with the water shuttle experience to avoid parking and traffic hassles. Make it an experience while in North Lake Tahoe.

The pilot program includes a “paperless” reservation program, so please book ahead at www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com today. Service will begin August 3 through the end of September. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8:19 p.m. through August 26 and then the schedule will run through from 8 a.m. to 6:46 p.m. to coincide with daylight changes.

Participating docks for this new pilot are: West Shore Café, Tahoe City Marina, GarWoods Grill & Pier and the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.  Rates start at $10 for adults, $7 for children up to 12 years old. For reservations and more information, please go to www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com or call 530-581-8707 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ticketing kiosks are available at some of the participating docks; seats are limited, so book ahead. This is like a taxi on the water with a custom built Centurion 30’ vessel, and is state-of-the-art design; manufactured and operated by Fine Line Industries.

This pilot program is funded through Placer County TOT/North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and sponsored by the Tahoe Transportation District with TNT-TMA contract management. For more information, you can reach the TMA directly at 530-546-2912, Monday through Friday.

post #15 of 16

I'm pretty sure there are shuttles that go back and forth between Northstar and Heavenly.  I believe they added more of them last season.

post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by veteran View Post

You're welcome. 

 

PS: The Tahoe 6 pak is on sale: $299 for 6 days at up to 7 resorts. That an average of $50 a day. 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by veteran View Post

Off topic but Fyi ...for the NORTH shore .... a boat taxi service goes on a trial project soon.

 

The debut of the North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle's pilot program will begin on August 3rd, providing waterborne taxi service between four locations on Tahoe's north shore.

Dock hopping on the new North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle will get you on the lake and to your favorite restaurants, shopping, bike trails, museums, parks, farmers markets and other recreational activities in minutes. The vessel carries 12 passengers, the crew and up to eight bikes.

Try a vacation from your car – take public transit or ride your bike to one of the four beautiful docks. There will be TART and Night Rider services available for you to combine with the water shuttle experience to avoid parking and traffic hassles. Make it an experience while in North Lake Tahoe.

The pilot program includes a “paperless” reservation program, so please book ahead at www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com today. Service will begin August 3 through the end of September. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8:19 p.m. through August 26 and then the schedule will run through from 8 a.m. to 6:46 p.m. to coincide with daylight changes.

Participating docks for this new pilot are: West Shore Café, Tahoe City Marina, GarWoods Grill & Pier and the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area.  Rates start at $10 for adults, $7 for children up to 12 years old. For reservations and more information, please go to www.NorthLakeTahoeWaterShuttle.com or call 530-581-8707 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Ticketing kiosks are available at some of the participating docks; seats are limited, so book ahead. This is like a taxi on the water with a custom built Centurion 30’ vessel, and is state-of-the-art design; manufactured and operated by Fine Line Industries.

This pilot program is funded through Placer County TOT/North Lake Tahoe Chamber/CVB/Resort Association and sponsored by the Tahoe Transportation District with TNT-TMA contract management. For more information, you can reach the TMA directly at 530-546-2912, Monday through Friday.

I really wish you'd start original threads with this information so it doesn't get lost.  This is really good information to highlight.  

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