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Reno or Sacramento ski club?

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I was wondering about joining a ski club in Reno or Sacramento that provides bus trips to any ski areas, i.e. in the lake Tahoe area. It's a hassle to fly then rent a car and all that, would rather let someone else do all the driving. We looked into Albuquerque but it's more expensive taking the shuttle from Alb to Taos than renting a car...

Anyone know of the clubs/groups or any info?

Thanks


Dave
post #2 of 13
I'm a bit confused as to what you are asking about. Which probably means that whatever type of arrangement you are describing doesn't exist around here.

But there's a place called Granlibakken that has a free shuttle that will take you to various resorts in the North Tahoe area. Same thing at the Hyatt Regency. Not sure at the Hyatt, but I believe that Granlibakken deals typically include a lift ticket to whichever resort you choose to have them take you to.

But this is California. Its unamerican to not use a car when you are here.
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Originally Posted by dwoof2 View Post
I was wondering about joining a ski club in Reno or Sacramento that provides bus trips to any ski areas, i.e. in the lake Tahoe area. It's a hassle to fly then rent a car and all that, would rather let someone else do all the driving. We looked into Albuquerque but it's more expensive taking the shuttle from Alb to Taos than renting a car...

Anyone know of the clubs/groups or any info?

Thanks


Dave
This might be what you are looking for........Leaves from the Bay Area though -> www.bayareaskibus.com
post #4 of 13
Albuquerque is in New Mexico as is Taos; Tahoe is between California and Nevada -- which one are you inquiring about?

Mike
post #5 of 13
There are shuttles that go to the ski areas from the Reno Casinos and hotels. Some hotel packages include lift tickets and transportation. You might check with the Tahoe Biltmore and see what shuttles are available there since that is the least expensive and most local option. Granlibakken has packages that include tickets at Alpine or Squaw and they provide shuttles to the ski areas.

If you stay at South Lake Tahoe, shuttles go to Sierra and Kirkwood, and of course you can walk to Heavenly, or take a TARPA bus from more remote parts to the ski area. Limo services from Reno airport to anywhere in Lake Tahoe would not be a problem.
post #6 of 13
Dave, If I'm reading what you want correctly, I don't think a Sacto. club would very helpful for what you want. It will cost you quite a bit to get from Sac airport to a ski bus heading to Tahoe. Hotel rooms are difficult to find during the week. And won't be near where you need to catch a ski bus. The bus will cost. Combined, it will be cheaper & easier to fly into Reno. And from there free or cheap shuttles to lodging, or a short taxi drive. Ski shuttles are then readily available as previously mentioned to take you to Mt. Rose or Tahoe.
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Originally Posted by dwoof2 View Post
I was wondering about joining a ski club in Reno or Sacramento that provides bus trips to any ski areas, i.e. in the lake Tahoe area. It's a hassle to fly then rent a car and all that, would rather let someone else do all the driving. We looked into Albuquerque but it's more expensive taking the shuttle from Alb to Taos than renting a car...

Anyone know of the clubs/groups or any info?

Thanks


Dave
As the others have mentioned, your post is confusing as all heck.

1. Do you live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Or do you live in Sacto or Reno?

2. You talk about flying in...flying in to where? San Francisco? Reno? Sacramento?

3. You mention Taos, but you also mention Tahoe.

4. So it seems like you need to actually make sense for anybody to aid you.

Are we to infer that you are a New Mexico based skier looking for travel arrangements in Tahoe (i.e. you'll be flying in to either San Francisco, Sacramento or Reno)?

If this is the case, it's pretty simple: fly into Reno, rent a car, drive to resort of your choice, ski.

Otherwise your options are the ski bus Tyrone threw out (which would require you flying into SF and then catching the bus...thing is most of those ski buses, from my understanding, are 1 day events...you catch the bus in the morning, ride to Tahoe, ski, catch the bus back to SF).

OR

You could fly into Reno, stay at a casino, and take advantage of the stay/ski deals they have, which usually include a shuttle/bus to a resort like Squaw or Heavenly.

Again, you seem rather confused, asking about Tahoe/Reno/Sacto and Albuquerque/Taos...almost like you pulled a Bugs Bunny and forgot to take the left turn at...



best of luck sorting it all out!
post #8 of 13
Thread Starter 
Sorry for the confusing post - I should not PWI...

Let's drop the Taos/NM parts.

I live in Phoenix.

I'd like to find out about flying to Reno and taking a shuttle bus to a Lake Tahoe resort. I'm tired of renting a car and driving wherever I go.

I'll look into the ski/stay packages at the hotels in Reno someone mentioned.

Thanks

I'm not as think as you drunk I am.
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Didn't think that. But it would work. Figured you didn't want to drive. Fly to Reno. Shuttles to Tahoe for either just skiiing or both lodging & skiing. Sacto may save money on the flights, but any transportation or club transportation will be costly & a time waster & energy sucker. The Reno/Tahoe miles are few.
post #10 of 13
I wasn't sure how to reply before....I would stay at one of the Reno casino hotels and take their daily ski bus to and from the resorts.

or just stay at the Tahoe resort of your choice and forget the shuttle.
post #11 of 13
So its going to come down to whether you want to ski north shore or south shore. If north, then I go back to my suggestion of either Granlibakken or the Hyatt. I suspect that either one will arrange to pick you up at RNO, or tell you how to find some sort of transport. If south, then there are a bunch of casino hotels in south lake that have deals and you can walk to the heavenly gondola.
post #12 of 13
My suggestion would be to visit the ski area web sites, contact them and ask whether there are any hotels that run shuttles from the hotel to their ski area. I would think that the ski areas would be more than happy to let you know how to get to their ski area. There are hotels in Reno that run shuttles to ski areas.
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