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Is this tahoe pass a good deal?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
We are heading to tahoe for 6 nights. Is the below sampler pack a good deal and will it give us passes to all the areas we should ski? My husband and I are upper intermediate skiers. We usually ski the blues and single black diamonds at copper, vail, etc. Also, we will be lodging at the Embassy Suites in Tahoe as it is free so location is a consideration. My thought was for us to get this six pack and ski the following:
Two days at Heavenly
1 day each at Sierra, Northstar, Squaw and Mt. Rose.

Any suggestions to this plan?


2005/06 Six-Pack Now on Sale!


Ski Lake Tahoe is again offering a fantastic way to enjoy the best of Lake Tahoe skiing and riding. The Six-Pack (formerly known as the Sampler) offers 6 days of skiing or riding at 7 fantastic resorts, all for only $229 with no blackout dates. Even better, the lift tickets are flexible, allowing you to ski or ride your favorite resort with each ticket. Lift tickets are also transferable, so you can share the fun with a friend.

The Lake Tahoe Six-Pack includes:
- 1 ticket valid at either Heavenly, Kirkwood or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Heavenly or Sierra-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Kirkwood or Sierra-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Alpine Meadows or Northstar-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Squaw Valley USA or Alpine Meadows

Only a limited number are available, so don't delay - order your Lake Tahoe Six-Pack now!
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by milkeway4
We are heading to tahoe for 6 nights. Is the below sampler pack a good deal and will it give us passes to all the areas we should ski? My husband and I are upper intermediate skiers. We usually ski the blues and single black diamonds at copper, vail, etc. Also, we will be lodging at the Embassy Suites in Tahoe as it is free so location is a consideration. My thought was for us to get this six pack and ski the following:
Two days at Heavenly
1 day each at Sierra, Northstar, Squaw and Mt. Rose.

Any suggestions to this plan?


2005/06 Six-Pack Now on Sale!


Ski Lake Tahoe is again offering a fantastic way to enjoy the best of Lake Tahoe skiing and riding. The Six-Pack (formerly known as the Sampler) offers 6 days of skiing or riding at 7 fantastic resorts, all for only $229 with no blackout dates. Even better, the lift tickets are flexible, allowing you to ski or ride your favorite resort with each ticket. Lift tickets are also transferable, so you can share the fun with a friend.

The Lake Tahoe Six-Pack includes:
- 1 ticket valid at either Heavenly, Kirkwood or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Heavenly or Sierra-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Kirkwood or Sierra-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Alpine Meadows or Northstar-at-Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
- 1 ticket valid at either Squaw Valley USA or Alpine Meadows

Only a limited number are available, so don't delay - order your Lake Tahoe Six-Pack now!
Looks like a nice deal. Sierra-A-T and Northstar are more intermediate-biased -- if you have ground transportation, and depending on your tastes & skills, do Kirkwood and Alpine M instead.

-Karl
post #3 of 16
milkeway4, We checked out the Embassy suites last weekend ourselves for future stays (live in the bay area) and location is next to the heavenly gondola and 20 steps from state line and the casinos. As far as the 6pak deal it is great if you can get to the north side of the lake during your stay. Most often the drive to squaw will require you to drive up the east side of the lake and across the north shore through tahoe city and then to squaw. The west side of the lake is usually closed from so shore depending on the time of year. Last december and frequntly driving conditions (snow) will close the roads. Getting to Northstar and squaw and mt rose can take well over an hour and took us about 3 hrs from so shore to Northstar on a day last christmas. Heavenly was closed and hwy 50 was closed (hense sierra unreachable). So anyway as long as you are prepared for conditions you should have a great time.
post #4 of 16
Thread Starter 
so mkevenson, what did you decide?
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by milkeway4
so mkevenson, what did you decide?
We deided that as far as embassy suites that we would probabley choose another accomodation. We basically look at price vs ammenadies. You mentioned that the rooms are comped so Why not? As far as the 6pak I have considered it also and have decided to go with the sierra /northstar combo. I think that on a limited time frame and considering the road conditions you may not be able to get to all the resorts offerered at any one time. There are usually local discounts to individual resorts that are accesable.http://www.snowbomb.com/ and passes offered at the local grocery store or REI I think that the 6pak is suited well to a local when you can use all the options without time constaints. You didn't mention what your time frame was? If you have a week or more the roads probably will be ok but the driving time from the so shore to the north may be long. bottom line is you will have a great time Tahoe is WONDERFUL!!!!!!! However you arrange.
post #6 of 16
Where can you find the 6 pack?
post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ullr, I got an e-mail from www.skitahoe.com. I think if you go to their web site you might be able to access it.
post #8 of 16

Tahoe Six Pack

The correct site to get the Six-Pack is www.skilaketahoe.com

US Cost 299 + 8.95 Shipping = 307.95$
Not US 299 + 22.95 Shipping= 321.95$
Here are non discounted prices for the Areas accessible with the Six-Pack

Squaw Valley =62$
Heavenly =64$
North Star =54$ ??
Mt Rose =52$
Alpine Meadows =39$
Sugar Bowl = 49$
Sierra @ Tahoe =57$

Keep in mind that most of these places have week day specials / Multi-day discounts ECT. Miss one day or ski a half day cuz your sore?

So you do the Math and Decide /

My opinion If I were a Tourist visiting the Tahoe area for 1 week?
(NO WAY)
If you are a local (NO FIN WAY)

MTT
post #9 of 16
does anyone know if it's possible to swap tickets with other people

ie. if I and MTT for example bought a six pack each and then I gave him Kirkwood and south shore resorts (assuming that's where he skis) , etc in exchange for his Squaw and north shore passes, is that allowable?
post #10 of 16
SquawMan / I do not think they put your name on the Ticket coupons in the Six Pack, If that is what your asking.
post #11 of 16
BTW
Find a freind with a Kirkwood Pass/ They can buy 3 tickets a day (For freinds) for 39$ or 49$ depending on the pass they carry
Squaw has all manor of discounts to bring down the ticket price for locals ( I pay 39$ Tuesday - thursday) or near locals
MTT
post #12 of 16
I bought the sample pack last season (it was a little different last season) and you are supposed to bring the entire book with you and have the ticket office rip out the ticket for the day. I assume this is their attempt to make it non-transferable.
post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by ski_rick
I bought the sample pack last season (it was a little different last season) and you are supposed to bring the entire book with you and have the ticket office rip out the ticket for the day. I assume this is their attempt to make it non-transferable.
Thanks Rick:

I might see it as a (Gift) for someone. But do not think the value is really there/ I know you had one last year. Have a bit more Tahoe time under your belt are you buying one this year?
post #14 of 16
Hola MTT, I'm probably going to buy it, for 2 days Squaw, 2 Heavenly, 2 Alpine, the first 3 days during traditional black-out days WHICH TCARD STATES THEY DON'T HAVE (am I going to get screwed by the resorts when showing my pass on 12/30,31 and 1/1)?
post #15 of 16
I was thinking about buying again this year, but have pretty much decided not to. I'm going to get the Rose pass and the SugarWood pass (Sun-Fri Sugarbowl/Kirkwood pass) I believe and then pay to ski Alpine (since it's only $39 a day, then $99 for the spring) and Squaw (which I only hit a couple times a season, will probably get that frequent skier card and keep an eye out for other discounts). Plus, now that I've got the lay of land down better I plan to do even more backcountry skiing then I did last season (and Sugarbowl and Kirkwood have a lot of good access to lift assisted backcountry).

Last year it was an 8 pack, one day each at Northstar, Alpine, Squaw, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra, and two wild cards, one for one of the north lake resorts and one for one of the south lake resorts. At just over $37 a day I thought it was a pretty good deal and got me to go to Northstar and Sierra when I probably wouldn't have otherwise. That said, knowing what I do now, I really don't see myself skiing at Northstar, Sierra, nor Heavenly next season, if I do I'll just have to pay.
post #16 of 16
rick
I think this six pack is different from the "sampler" you have bought last year. I think the "sampler" is still going to be sold in addition to the "six pack" here. The major difference between the two is the "Six Pack" has no blackout dates whereas the sampler has. Price of the sampler is 299, if I remember correctly. This six pack is more flexable to those who want to visit during the holiday season, especially the "presidential weekends" or Christmas.
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