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Lake Tahoe Tree Skiing

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I will be coming out to Tahoe during the February vacation week and staying at the Ridge Tahoe near the Stagecoach lift at Heavenly. I am fairly familiar with Heavenly as this will be our 4th time there. I have also skied at Kirkwood, Squaw, Alpine, and Sierra-At-Tahoe, but I am not nearly as familiar with those areas as I am with Heavenly. My daughter and I like to ski the trees and we have enjoyed many of the marked and unmarked trees at Heavenly, particularly Nevada woods, Stagecoach woods, Aries woods, and some of the Mott Canyon woods near gate 4 and 5.

We plan to ski 3 or 4 days at Heavenly and 2 - 3 days elsewhere. I am looking for suggestions as to where to spend those 2 -3 days - preferably with decent tree skiing.

Thanks in advance -
post #2 of 9
Kirkwood is heavily treed, they also have a pretty good park. Some of the better tree runs though are tough runs or not even runs at all. Squaw has very few trees but is such a great place when there is heavy snow.
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Well, Heavenly does have some of the best tree skiing I know. But Squaw has a little, as said above, on the Red Dog area (where the avalanche was about a week ago) and Far East (as steep and much tighter than Mott Canyon in some spots-- to the left of the Red Dog chair).
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get out of here trolls!
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Originally Posted by Blizzboy283 View Post
get out of here trolls!
I'm not trolling - I'm trying to plan a ski trip!
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I'm not trolling - I'm trying to plan a ski trip!
hahahaha, you missed it. There were about 52342342342353254 posts last night by some trolls posting drawings of male appendages. I was referring to them.

When I was in Lake Tahoe, I skied at Mt. Rose, Squaw, Homewood, Alpine Meadows, and Kirkwood. Squaw is, well Squaw and needs no recommending. However I loved Homewood and Mt. Rose and think that they are two gems of a ski resort. Homewood has some fantastic views and Mt. Rose has some of the steepest Blues I have ever been on. Certainly give those two a chance.
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I'll vouch for the attacks on the site last night. The pornography didn't get therough the filters, but some kindergarten level drawings did. About a half dozen aliases posting crap everywhere.

As far as tree skiing goes, Sierra at Tahoe is very very good. It can be hard to find some of the best stashes, and there are even more if you carry a beacon, shovel, probe and partner and go through the gates. One suggestion is from the Grandview lift go down Sugar and Spice 120 yards past Dynamite and go right. No trail markers, just head for the trees. There are many more great tree lines off Grandview, down the backside, into avy bowl and even in West Bowl.
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I'll vouch for the attacks on the site last night. The pornography didn't get therough the filters, but some kindergarten level drawings did. About a half dozen aliases posting crap everywhere.

As far as tree skiing goes, Sierra at Tahoe is very very good. It can be hard to find some of the best stashes, and there are even more if you carry a beacon, shovel, probe and partner and go through the gates. One suggestion is from the Grandview lift go down Sugar and Spice 120 yards past Dynamite and go right. No trail markers, just head for the trees. There are many more great tree lines off Grandview, down the backside, into avy bowl and even in West Bowl.
Thanks, guys (you too Blizzboy) - for the explanation regarding the trolls. From what I remember of S-A-T during my last trip (3 years ago), the trees looked like they would be great and at that time, my daughter wasn't quite ready - she is ready now having tackled some of the tight trees at Killington, VT (my "home" area).

Cirquerider, I appreciate the tip. It sounds as though we will definitely do S-A-T at least 1 day if not 2, and revisit either Kirkwood or Squaw.
post #9 of 9
2nd the Homewood recommendation for tree skiing. Trees at Homewood tend to be a little tighter the most of the tree skiing at Heavenly.

Alpine also has some good trees skiing. But I'm not telling were that is. (you may need to go for walk and/or cross a boundary.)
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