I'm looking for some guidance on trails to take. I heard Gunbarrel at Heavenly is nice, but they have a Nevada side & California side I've heard there are flats and it takes a long time to go from one side to the other.
Is it easier to take a shuttle to the Stagecoach Lodge or Boulder Lodge than skiing from one side to the other? (I'm looking at the trail map)
I'm an older guy (late 50's), long-time-ago ski patroller. I still like fast cruising, corduroy slopes, glades and playing in a superpipe (but not doing any tricks). I like steep slopes, but prefer to not fall to my death if I make a slight mistake heading down the hill. The plan is to ski my ass off and not die in an avalanche. I'm not a huge fan of bumps, but short bumpy steeps with good cover are nice on occasion.
I just came back from 2 days at Loon Mtn in NH - skied about 40,000 ft. vertical and my thighs are quite aware of it, as that's my first trip to a big hill this winter - my warm up hill is Blue Hills in Milton MA at 300 ft vertical.
Can you suggest your favorite trails, or a good sequence to take at Heavenly, like: Milky Way to Mott Canyon, take Dipper Express to Dipper Woods, ski down to Galaxie Woods?
For Squaw - take the Cable Car to top & find my way down to the KT 22 Express, just go wherever there are no trees?
Should I get a guide? I found a few with good rates.
Any help is appreciated. I've been wanting to make this trip for many years...
Edited by bosrocker51 - 1/7/10 at 10:47pm