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Thread Starter 
Hi everyone...I'm looking to either to tahoe or SLC in mid-late march.  with the conditions what they are this year (SLC ~50 inch base and only 150 on the year) do you think conditions will hold up/ change at either place?  Booking in advance sucks and is always a gamble, but I was wondering what people who are out there thought.  Tahoe looks like they have a more snow, but I'm not sure what the condtions are like at squaw, etc late in the season.

Thanks!
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I'd put  my money on Tahoe, seems like more fun.
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Can't go wrong either place.  Question is do you prefer the atmosphere of Tahoe or SLC.

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If it's not snowing the spring skiing in Tahoe is second to none. 
post #5 of 11
Thread Starter 
 thanks for the replies....i've never been to tahoe, but want to stay somewhere near squaw so we could ski squaw, alpine and possibly sugar bowl.  what are some good towns to stay on that side of the lake?
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Originally Posted by moranej View Post

 thanks for the replies....i've never been to tahoe, but want to stay somewhere near squaw so we could ski squaw, alpine and possibly sugar bowl.  what are some good towns to stay on that side of the lake?

Give us some info. and we can help you better.   Example.  Type skier, alone, with guys, wife etc. how do they ski, what do you like to ski, $ for lodging etc., like condo's, hotels, $ no problem, on a budget, medium $ etc., The options at Northshore are varied and big so let us know your desires ( well some of them anyway).  Then we can give you a better answer.
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Re:  SLC - I think it is almost impossible that there won't be enough snow in the LCC and BCC in late March.  That's 10 weeks away, average would be 250 more inches snowfall expected.  There is no gamble regarding snow coverage for SLC in March, there will be over 100 inches of base, which is plenty.  The only gamble would be the immediate weather when your arrive.  The sun is getting high and it often gets warm at that time of year. But Snowbird especially, is north facing and holds up well.  You will notice the suns damage much more at Alta.
  Note.  The difference between any Park City resort and the Cottonwood Canyons can be quite dramatic in late March. 

I've been trying to put together an early March trip the last few days and I didn't even give the current base a second thought. 

At that time of year, 10 weeks away, I wouldn't even give snowfall to date a consideration.   Pick one this year and hit the other next.
Edited by SnowbirdDevotee - 1/14/10 at 7:22pm
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 Tahoe!  I love the Cottonwood canyons and I agree with SnowbirdDevotee that the base in Utah will be no problem. Storm cycle is why I favor Tahoe. The weather gurus have called for a strong el Nino starting after Christmas and early indicators suggest that they are right.  Southern Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado are all having above average years while SLC and the front Range in CO are having marginal years and warm temps.  el Nino favors Tahoe so I think you have a better chance for FRESH snow in "Calivada" come March.  
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Thread Starter 
 so tahoe sounds pretty good, i'd most likely fly into reno or sacramento and rent a car to get over to the north shore.  id be skiing with my girlfriend and another couple.  we're all in our 20's and the least skilled is an intermediate who can ski some advanced runs.  looking for a 2 bd/2 ba condo in a nice town thats close to alpine, northstar, squaw and possibly sugar bowl, preferably some place with stuff going on, kind of like breckenridge or park city, and obviously trying to keep it as cheap as we can.  thanks again for the help
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 Tahoe!  I love the Cottonwood canyons and I agree with SnowbirdDevotee that the base in Utah will be no problem. Storm cycle is why I favor Tahoe. The weather gurus have called for a strong el Nino starting after Christmas and early indicators suggest that they are right.  Southern Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and southern Colorado are all having above average years while SLC and the front Range in CO are having marginal years and warm temps.  el Nino favors Tahoe so I think you have a better chance for FRESH snow in "Calivada" come March.  

Make no mistake about it. Much to the dismay of the PNW, El Nino is in full effect and ruining our winter. I think Tahoe is going to get dumped on very soon.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by moranej View Post

 so tahoe sounds pretty good, i'd most likely fly into reno or sacramento and rent a car to get over to the north shore.  id be skiing with my girlfriend and another couple.  we're all in our 20's and the least skilled is an intermediate who can ski some advanced runs.  looking for a 2 bd/2 ba condo in a nice town thats close to alpine, northstar, squaw and possibly sugar bowl, preferably some place with stuff going on, kind of like breckenridge or park city, and obviously trying to keep it as cheap as we can.  thanks again for the help                                                                                                                                   n

 


OK, condos would be the best, Tahoe City would be the most central for Squaw, Alpine, Northstar but Sugar Bowl would be about a 30 min drive.  Fact: weekends and Holiday are crowded at all these resorts.  If you have to go on weekend or Holiday go to Homewood, 8 mi south of Tahoe City.  there parking lot isn't big enough to get crowded, some great Inter and powder skiing.  Alpine and Squaw have terrain for everyone's ability.  Northstar is more geared toward intermediates with great grooming and some pretty crowded slopes especially Fri Sat and Sun. 

check net for condos around tahoe City, Truckee would be close enough too. Also check Cabins especially under rent by owner might find a good deal there.

If you go for sure, PM me and I can recommend some restaurants, night life, routes to Sugar Bowl and some other local tricks.

I know I live in Idaho now but skied tahoe for 35 years.

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