I really like the suggestions and appreciate the help.
I'm trying to scramble to pull something together.
I mapped from Reno to San Jose, and it looks like 4 hours and 250 miles.
Obviously Reno is actually beyond where I ultimately want to go, but sounds like lots of lodging options there. I'm not going for luxury here, just want to get a couple ski days in after a work trip.
I am not sure if I'm finding the ski mountains correctly, but I tried mapping from Reno to Heavenly. 60 miles and 1:20 hr:min.
Reno to Northstar was closest at 35 miles and 40 minutes.
Reno to rose (tried searching rose and got rose Mt Ski Tahoe, if thats correct)
Got 25 miles and 32 minutes drive.
Tried searching Squaw, and think I found it like an hour away from Reno. Google called it Olympic Mountain I think? That right? Wait, thatw as Squaw valley resort?
its 50 min, 45 miles.
Sugar Bowl resort was about the same as Squaw froM Reno at 50 min 45 miles.
Which one can you see right down to Lake Tahoe from the mountain? I've heard thats quite a view.
For those suggesting Heavenly, would I just find a hotel down there, not stay in Reno?
Someone suggested a hotel near Truckee. That seems really close to several ski places and would save a near hour drive from Reno.
I like the idea of flying from Reno, and not driving back to San Jose.
I looked at the resort map for Northstar and heavenly, and I dunno if the map is just easier to read or what but Heavenly looked more appealing for some reason. I think maybe the trail map was more clearly marked by color, and I feel like I saw a LOT of black on Northstar.
I don't have any kind of epic season pass. We've been lucky to get out west for 3 ski days the last two years, and this year wasn't going to happen because of our new baby, but then this work trip popped up.
I am seeing around $210-$220 bucks for two days lift tickets. its expensive, but I guess it is what it is.
Should I prob just rent my skis and boots from the resort I pick, or do you recommend a local shop near a couple of these? We usually rent from Alpine Ski when we go to Breckenridge.
I don't wanna bring mine because I'll be traveling all week by rental car and plane for the work trip. Too much hassle, and I can prob rent the two days what baggage fees will cost me for my flight anyway.
Thanks for the suggestions, I'll look at a few of these other trail maps.
Man, heavenly says its over 4000 acres. I thought Breck was astounding at over 3000 acres.