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Battling the Wind in Tahoe - Best Mountains to go to on high wind days?

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Hi All,

 

Taking a trip out to Tahoe in mid-March (my second trip to the area) and wanted to get some advice on where to go on windy days.  Last trip I only had a few days of riding (Squaw was home base) and unfortunately 2 of the 3 days the upper mountain was on wind hold. 

 

On days that are very windy (or windy enough to put Squaw on hold) are there other mountains (in the area or at south lake) that provide better conditions and/or wind protection?  I have heard Alpine is a little better but was not sure.

 

Thanks!

post #2 of 3

Your best bet on days where the wind may be high is either Northstar or Homewood on the north shore.

 

I usually use this NWS site to make the call

 

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/remotedata/screst.php

post #3 of 3

I've skied in Tahoe many times, and I haven't seen many wind holds.  I tend to favor Sierra at Tahoe, which is just west of Echo Summit near South Lake Tahoe.  Much of the mountain is more sheltered than at Squaw Valley.  Squaw is a great place to ski on a calm day, though.

 

I hope we have more snow by mid-March.  There was some fresh snowfall last week, which made for good conditions on Friday, but the weather has been fairly warm since then.  I hope you have good conditions for your visit to Tahoe.

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