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Utah or tahoe presidents weekend

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Thread Starter 
Which would be better/worse?
post #2 of 18
All the ski resorts in Utah and Tahoe will be busy during that time, I'm sure. My pass is blacked out at Mt Rose for that weekend so I voluntered to work. Maybe the smaller out of the way mtns won't be too bad, such as Homewood at Tahoe or Powder Mtn in Utah. I know DV limits the number of lift tickets sold so that could influence your decision if you like DV, I know many people don't.

Maui, wow, I love that island and want to live there for at least one year but don't want to pay what ski trips will cost from there. Even knowing it will cost me a fortune to ski, I'm still looking at moving there next spring. Can you PM me to give me an idea of how much it costs to do a 4-5 days ski trip from Maui? Thanks, Cheryl
post #3 of 18
Move to Maui and take up Surfing.
post #4 of 18
Don't they have skiing on the big island, Mauna Kea or something like that?

I'm sure I've seen this in a Warren Miller flick, but then maybe I was hallucinating...
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Originally Posted by viking kaj
Don't they have skiing on the big island, Mauna Kea or something like that?

I'm sure I've seen this in a Warren Miller flick, but then maybe I was hallucinating...
Yep you can ski the mountain on the main island. That would be crazy! Isn't that the largest mountain in the world from top to bottom? Maybe the largest on a island...
post #6 of 18
Here's the ski club site...
http://www.hawaiisnowskiclub.com/
post #7 of 18
Thread Starter 
Yes there's skiing on the Big Island, but you have to catch it at the right time and you have to climb to 14K feet w/no acclimation. I'd rather just fly to the mainland. I'm going to be in Bay Area on business until that Thursday and figured I could get 3 days skiing w/no loss of work time. Bad attitude, I know.
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Originally Posted by Maui Steve
.... and figured I could get 3 days skiing w/no loss of work time. Bad attitude, I know.
Bad attitude? It seems to me that's the right attitude...
post #9 of 18
presidents weekend??
If it's your idea of enjoying a few days on skis with thousands of people, then yes by all means go.
I would supect the Tahoe area will be alot busier, cause there over 4 millon people 3 hrs away.
Utah will be busy as well.
Yes DV does limit ticket each day. Get there early or buy the day before starting at 3pm.
Then avoid the lodges like the plauge during the hrs of 1130am to 2pm, cause every one will be there eating. Eat early or late.
Good Luck, Hope you survive the masses.
post #10 of 18

Tahoe's busiest week? Hmmm...

Tahoe is super-jammed President's Weekend; I'd go to Utah & ski Snowbasin or another resort area that's not as well known as Alta/bird or Park City. However, if you go to Tahoe, I'd ski Squaw. Why? Because it has a ton of fast lifts, a few of which service only advanced/expert terrain.

For Squaw, on a busy weekend, I'd try the following: 1) be at the base by 8:15, being sure to get through Tahoe City or Truckee before ~8 am; 2) ski KT-22, Headwall, Silverado, or Broken Arrow (if it's open); 3) eat lunch at the base of Squaw Creek at 11:30 or 2; and 4) eat in, or make dinner reservations before you go.

Warning: Failure to follow these suggestions may result in extreme loss of vertical. Good luck.
post #11 of 18

Brian Head

How about Brian Head (southern Utah) ? You could catch a quick flight into Las Vegas (Southwest is cheap) and rent a car, the trip takes about an hour and a half one way.


They really got dumped on the in the Christmas snows, so the base is good: http://www.brianhead.com/snowreport.html
And I bet the crowds won't be as nasty.
post #12 of 18
Base yourself out of Ogden, UT and ski Snowbasin and Powder Mountain.

You won't stand on many lines. You will ski many lines.
post #13 of 18
[quote=viking kaj]How about Brian Head (southern Utah) ? You could catch a quick flight into Las Vegas (Southwest is cheap) and rent a car, the trip takes about an hour and a half one way.[quote]

I'm not sure how you would pull off Vegas to Brian Head in an hour and a half. The drive is around 200 miles. BH a fun place, but I'm not sure it's worth driving that far out of your way when there are decent alternatives in SLC.
post #14 of 18
I did a long range weather forcast for Alta for next week and it mentioned rain/snow by which I assumed it meant it was elevation dependent. Something to think about IF it does fall out that way as some of the mountains are at lower elevations.
post #15 of 18
Sorry, should have said two and a half hours to Brianhead from Vegas. Ogden is what, maybe an hour, from SLC? And flights to Vegas could be cheaper than to SLC from San Fran.
post #16 of 18
I'm going to Tahoe over Presidents Day weekend (that sounds oxymoronic, doesn't it?). We are skiing Saturday through Tuesday and will be with a guide/instructor on Monday and Tuesday. Staying in Tahoe City.

So, where should we ski on Saturday and Sunday? I was thinking of making the drive to Kirkwood on Sunday.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Rob
post #17 of 18

Brian Head

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post #18 of 18
I too asked to be on call and work this President's weekend.

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Originally Posted by Dino
Tahoe is super-jammed President's Weekend; I'd go to Utah & ski Snowbasin or another resort area that's not as well known as Alta/bird or Park City. However, if you go to Tahoe, I'd ski Squaw. Why? Because it has a ton of fast lifts, a few of which service only advanced/expert terrain.

For Squaw, on a busy weekend, I'd try the following: 1) be at the base by 8:15, being sure to get through Tahoe City or Truckee before ~8 am; 2) ski KT-22, Headwall, Silverado, or Broken Arrow (if it's open); 3) eat lunch at the base of Squaw Creek at 11:30 or 2; and 4) eat in, or make dinner reservations before you go.

Warning: Failure to follow these suggestions may result in extreme loss of vertical. Good luck.
Good points.

I'd also consider Rose or Diamond Peak too. Most of the Bay Area hits the resorts on the west side of the Sierra and the big one's like Squaw and Heavenly.
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