I have never skied out west before and will be in the Oakland area on business the 2nd week of January. Hoping to get some skiing in on the weekend I am there. I am looking for recommendations on where to ski. I am an advanced level skier who likes carving on groomers, tree skiing and steeps. Which area would the locals recommend? What can I expect for weather this time of year? Do I need powder skis or can I use my trusty Volant T-3's? Is it possible to drive from Oakland to the Lake Tahoe ski areas? I am hearing that it is a really abd drive over the mountains is that true? Should I rent a 4 wheel drive or do I need chains with a front wheel drive rental car? Are there ski busses that run from Oakland to ski areas? How far of a drive is it? Any bears planning on skiing in this area that weekend that would like to hook up and guide a western skiing rookie? Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks to all in advance.
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11/21/03 at 6:43am