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post #31 of 33
You just revived a two year old thread...

Still, I would tone down the excitement a bit. Heavenly is nice on a clear day with lots of snow, but the terrain is mostly disappointing. Motts and Killerbrew are nice and steep, but they are tiny in comparison to what other areas in Tahoe can offer. I'd take Squaw, Alpine or Kirkwood for expert skiing any day over Heavenly. However the views from California side are undeniably killer, so it's worth a one day visit, just pick a really nice day. If you like expert skiing, Kirkwood is a much more appropriate place.
post #32 of 33
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Originally Posted by jarmel View Post
 

Hey....I've been skiing all over the world.....Jackson Hole.....all Colorado....Sun Valley......Austria....Switzerland....Taos (New Mexico)....and their each unique and challenging in their own way....>BUT  Heavenly Valley....(North Side)...is as fine as it gets!  Warren Miller shot alot of his most exciting stuff in Motts Canyon...and if you haven't seen his films you must!!  Heavenly Valley is no "old man's ski area"~  The BEST tree skiing and varied terrain that I've encountered almost anywhere~  Of course....you need lot's of snow to make any area work....and we're still a bit lacking....but when the powder gets up to your knees or hips.....watch out...Heavenly Valley is WORLD CLASS!  Save your apprehension....just be open to the experience and GO DO IT!!  BTW....Kirkwood is AWESOME and always worth the drive as well!!


Welcome to EpicSki!  Have you found the Tahoe regional thread yet?

 

By the way, this thread is from 2012.

post #33 of 33

Heavenly is seriously snow deprived this Christmas.  I wouldn't go near the place until there is a LOT more snow.  Kirkwood claims full operation.  Though some of it is going to be low tide, it's still a better shot, though both Kirkwood and Heavenly are not areas that handle crowds well at all.

 

December 2012 after the OP's thread was a huge snow month, so Mott/Killebrew were open and both areas were good.

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