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Lake Tahoe Region vs Pacific Northwest Region (Washington)

Poll Results: Which do you prefer?

 
  • 57% (4)
    Lake Tahoe
  • 42% (3)
    PNW - Washington
7 Total Votes  
post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 

Which region is a better place to ski? 

*List pros and cons of each!*

post #2 of 9

obviously Washington it's closer to B.C..

post #3 of 9

He's right. ^^^^

post #4 of 9

I suppose it's what you want.  Tahoe is a ski destination.  Tourists, hotels, casinos, and ski resorts all focused on vacationers.

 

In Washington there are ski areas, mountains, and normal, everyday cities and towns.  No resorty resorts, but world class terrain and snowfall.  Mostly you drive to the ski area for the day and then drive home, usually within about 1.5 hours or less from your home.  Just north we have British Columbia and the great variety of ski options available there within a three to six hour drive, depending.  To the east we have Idaho, Montana, and Alberta.  And just south we have Mt. Hood and Mt. Bachelor.  OK neighbors.;)

 

I've never skied in Tahoe

post #5 of 9
Weed is legal in Washington and gambling is legal in Nevada and anything goes in California

Does this help ....
post #6 of 9
PNW has less pricey lift tickets.
PNW has more oxygen, in that the skiing is lower elevation. 4000' base elevation will have similar conditions to 6000' at Tahoe.

Most importantly, the snowfall is much more consistent and reliable. Tahoe can get bigger dumps, but new snow comes more often in PNW.
post #7 of 9

Don't forget:  PNW = more moisture (non-frozen type)

 

But if I could pick one or the other to retire to for reliable skiing, I'd probably pick the PNW ...... even though I'm a lifetime Tahoe skier.

post #8 of 9
The real estate in the Inland Northwest is cheaper than either.
post #9 of 9

I find that the snow quality is similar, Tahoe is more crowded, there is less vertical rise among the resorts in Tahoe, the storm days are more spread apart in Tahoe, (more sunny days), but the only reason I choose to live near Tahoe is I can comfortably kite surf all winter in the ocean a four hour drive away, of course the four hour drive is all crowded freeway and sucks, but that's California.

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