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Which resort remains open the longest?

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Hello,

   I have been considering buying one of these two passes Tahoe Super Pass (Silver) vs Tahoe Local Pass. It boils down to which one of the resorts on this pass remains open longer during the year and this will let me use the pass more effectively. I have been told that Squaw/Apline resorts remains open longer than Kirkwood/Northstar. I was wondering if this is true?

post #2 of 3
Yup
Vail will shut down in mid April no matter what
They do the same in Colorado no matter how much snow is on the ground

But
Squaw alpine go on wind hold during many storms while northstar spins all lifts and has better snow early season due to superior snow making at both northstar And heavenly
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Squaw/Alpine get much more natural snow in normal or better seasons than Heavenly/Northstar, though less than Kirkwood.

 

I think choosing between those 2 passes is a close call. Close enough that if you have lodging base at north or south shore, that might tip the balance for your decision.

 

For terrain quality, I'd lean toward Squaw/Alpine a little bit. A lot if you're doing any skiing outside of Tahoe because the other Mountain Collective resorts are far superior to the Epic resorts overall IMHO. 

 

And if late season as important to you, Mammoth is far superior in April and later to anyplace at Tahoe.  That argues for Squaw/Alpine Gold to get half price at Mammoth along with the other MCP resorts.

 

Tseeb is based in south shore but also travels. So he gets Tahoe Local plus MCP.  I suspect there are many people with lodging bases in south shore for whom this would be a logical plan.

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