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post #31 of 35

Hi Defcon or anyone else, could you please post the link for the $85 deal?  Thanks

post #32 of 35

Not sure if you noticed this thread, other than your post, is dated 2006, eight years ago.

post #33 of 35

Bumping this thread as this weeks Throwback Thursday Thread. Any good deals for 2015. 

post #34 of 35

Hi, We usually go to Sierra at Tahoe.  They are one of the bigger resorts in terms of runs and have lots of moderate/ advanced runs and nice views of Lake Tahoe from the top.  

 

The advantage is that you do not have to drive all the way into the Tahoe valley.  We usually stay overnight in Placerville.  The itinerary goes like this: leave SF after dinner to avoid traffic.  2 -21/2 hours max,  - Freeway all the way.  Arrive in time to get a good nights sleep.  

 

Wake up the next day and enjoy the scenic 50 min drive to Sierra -at Tahoe.  The two-lane road winds along the river.  The scenery is beautiful in the morning when you are well rested and excited about a day of skiing.  It is miserable at night on a dark windy road trying to get to Tahoe.  

 

After a day of skiing head back East on HWY50, below the snow line to Placerville and stay one more night in Gold country before an easy 2-21/2 hour drive home to San Francisco.  I don't understand why so many people go all the way to Tahoe for the weekend.  Too much driving for me.  

post #35 of 35

The two closest are Sierra at Tahoe on the way to south Lake Tahoe and Boreal/ Sugarbowl on the way to North Shore.  .  

 

You can google the times, but both are 3+ hours.  Depends on how fast you drive.  I know people who drive up - ski - then drive home.  Usually, that is for people in their 20's.  Even if you can do it Why?  You spend more time in the car than on the slopes.  Unfortunately, there are no slopes an hour away.  

 

On the good side, the weather is much milder in San Francisco because we are not so close to snow country.  

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