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Tahoe Opening this weekend

post #1 of 18
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I'll be up Sat/Sun/Mon. Looks like Northstar and Heavenly are making a lot of snow. Boreal is open again. Hard to get any info on Squaw.

I'll probably be at either Northstar (have a free snow show lift ticket) or Heavenly on Saturday, and Heavenly Sunday/Monday (have value pass) for first lift-assisted turns of the season. Will anyone else be around? Want to get together?

Int/Adv skier here.

-Adam
post #2 of 18
man i don't think i can motivate myself to rally up there for what's it's gonna be. I'll probably stay down in the foothills again this weekend mountain biking some more.

soon though. soon.
post #3 of 18
i'm popping muscle relaxants...so no go for me, as well (have to await a December follow-up with PT before i get the green light to ski again!)



you know it's meager when Ty won't even drive the 1.5 hours for a WROD!!!

post #4 of 18
I agree with Ty. The mountain biking around auburn is really good right now.
post #5 of 18
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It's been like 7 months (translation: forever). Not even a bunch of mountain bikers will spoil my stoke! :

I want to be all tuned up and loving my new boots before it DUMPS and DUMPS and DUMPS.... right?

-Adam
post #6 of 18
I'm looking forward to the weekend myself. Stayin in Pollock so probably hit Heavenly. They say the ticket prices for this weekend at Heavenly is $55. Will have to see if any of my free bees is good this weekend ie. Warren Miller. See 'yall on the slopes or in the bar
post #7 of 18
I suspect WROD might be an overstatement. It was 55 degrees here on teh north Shore at teh weekend and no white stuff to be seen anywhere. hopefully it gets cold soon and we see some snow.
post #8 of 18
^there's always the ATOD* in your homeland @ Midlothian Ski Centre!

you would think some industrious Tahoe individual would set-up an artificial hill for just such occassions.







*Astro-Turf Of Death
post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by dookey67 View Post
^there's always the ATOD* in your homeland @ Midlothian Ski Centre!

you would think some industrious Tahoe individual would set-up an artificial hill for just such occassions.




*Astro-Turf Of Death
Yup!! You haven'y lived till you've skied on dendix matting aka ATOD. I have the multiple twisted/broken/mis-shaped figers from skiing and racing on that stuff in my younger days. It actually gave rise to a medical condition known as Hillend thumb..

Martin Bell from this forum could give much more graphic descriptions of it for MSC - I did most of mine on the west side of the country on a different slope ...

Certainly an interesting thought tho for tahoe. Diamond peak is right behind my new place, wonder if i could persuade them to instal some - the way it looks at the moment (brown) could only be an improvement. Unfrotunately not enough space in teh back yard for me to try it
post #10 of 18
Abertsch, I may see you at Northstar on Sunday? It is between heading to Fernley for a moto x practice day on a watered and prepped track or skiing? It will be up to my son which one he would rather do?

bud
post #11 of 18
Kirkwood is making an honest effort.



You have to appreciate what this must cost since all power for compressors, lifts and lights comes from diesel fired generators.
post #12 of 18
As of 3pm today the word at the gondola at Heavenly was that Sat is a maybe. The wind is blowin the wrong way on top and the snow makin is goin into the trees. Acording to one of the Heavenly crew who just came down. Temps on top he says were 0. Final word Sat at 6am. Call the snow phone 1 800 heavenly.
post #13 of 18
Kirkwood reports they will open Sunday. Chair 5 will be running all day from 9am to 4pm. Lift tickets wll be $29.
post #14 of 18
TR's anyone?

I heard that Sinecure went mountain biking on Rose and he also posted very dry looking pix of Alpine.
post #15 of 18
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TR's anyone?

I heard that Sinecure went mountain biking on Rose and he also posted very dry looking pix of Alpine.
Check out TR, Heavenly opening day
post #16 of 18

Heavenly on Monday

Ahhh, it sure was a beautiful day up there today ! No wind, all sunshine until mid afternoon. That man-made snow was pretty nice too. Altogether a very nice day & nice conditions for a first day out. I'm happy.
post #17 of 18
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TR's anyone?

I heard that Sinecure went mountain biking on Rose and he also posted very dry looking pix of Alpine.

I'll try to get video up tomorrow. Right now I'm just too tired.

Executive summary: Northstar is acceptable, but somewhat lacking. Heavenly has much higher ski surface quality right now, also with Orion being a much longer run. My new skis rock. My new boots rock, but are still getting dialed in.

I'm skiing much better than I thought I would for early season, but REALLY need to work on counter. The video doesn't lie.

-Adam
post #18 of 18
Had cousins from England visiting this week & made plans to ski & board Heavenly on Weds. Due to Tues. windhold all day, we decided to try Northstar. Glad we did & missed the death at Heavenly.

Northstar's short run that was open made for lots more visiting time by the fire pits & a few drinks consumed between runs since the lift was right by the lodge & pits. My non-skiing husband went up on the Gondola & truly enjoyed himself by those firepits. Chatting with others, a view of the beginner slope & the cousin who was taking a boarding lesson, the rest of us sliding down the other open slope & stopping in to chat before heading up again. Later we checked out the village. The ice skating rink, rinkside bar & food definately make this a nice place for families during the winter. Looking forward to going as a family when there is snow on the rest of the mountain.
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