Originally Posted by splitter
Originally Posted by Dorm57 I'd appreciate some opinions on the differences in skiing conditions,
both are very dry right now. I'd call it really dusty really hardpack.
If you want to know about terrain...
He ask for skiing
condition, not snow
Kidding aside, I think intermediate are the hardest to please. I've been there. I remember looking at trail maps long and hard, trying to find area that has the right mix of relaxing fun and just a little
challenging but not over my head... In reality, I've found myself occasionally looking down at a vast mogul field of the size of Volkswagon stretched beyond the eyes can see!!!
: (on the other hand, I found out I could handle them better than I gave myself credit for!
My first trip to Tahoe was during that stage. While I did had a good time at Squaw, I felt limited and intimidated by the terrain, precisely the fear of getting dump from the chair into steep walls full of moguls!!! Heavenly was much more relaxing in that regard. An intermediate can just freely roam around without too much fear of getting into tough area without an easy way out. And when I felt like kick it up a notch, there're also lots of places to get my heart pumping!
Northstar is definitely the cruiser heaven. But without the view.Dorm57
, how many are in your "family"? Are you all going to stick together through out the day? All north shore resorts are smaller than Heavenly by a long stretch. So if there're more than just a couple of you, the daily drive to a different resort and waiting around at the base lodge to meet up at the end of day can get old real fast. When we went with other couples, we prefer South Tahoe because we don't have to stick together. The shuttle bus (runs every 20 min?) allows each couple to quit at different time of the day and still meeting up back at the hot tub.