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Tahoe In A Storm....Where.??

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Which of these mountains is protected from the wind and has trees for perspective in a storm.??

Mt. Rose, Alpine Meadows, Homewood or Diamond Peak.

Will be arriveing there tomorrow and it looks like possible snowfall for Sunday and Monday, my first 2 days to ski.

Any local knowledge is appreciated.
post #2 of 15
Rose is usually a no go DURING a storm. The top gets shut down due to wind. I'm no local, and I HATE to reccomend Northstar(Flatstar, Gapestar, JONGstar, etc) But it is pretty protected from the wind.

I'm sure a Tahoe local with more info could give you the good info.
post #3 of 15
homewood/northstar usually run when alpine/squaw are on wind hold
post #4 of 15
I agree with the Homewood and Northstar.  They are sheltered and have some very unexposed aspects.  In the South Lake area Sierra at Tahoe is the best bet. 
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thanks folks.

I'm leaning towards Homewood.

Looks like I may have 3 days of sunshine.....Squaw, Alpine, Sugarbowl. (maybe Heavenly but, though I know it's a gorgeous mountain, the logistics of the mountain and area seem to be a nightmare to me).
post #6 of 15
Don't forget about the Shell Ski Promotion at Northstar -- 2 for 1 tickets, all days except Saturdays (Sun to Fri).
post #7 of 15
Northstar is amazing on storm days... and have some of the best glades / tree skiing in Tahoe.
post #8 of 15

I'd go to homewood to ride lifts today (sunday).  Northstar would be fine too, but I can't stand that place.

Go to Alpine tomorrow or squaw tomorrow.  Rose too, but if it was me, if they don't open a lot at squaw today, then I'd head there tomorrow...

 

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 
Sunday morning I got up and skied Mt. Rose in the morning until the snow and wind picked up at about noon-time. What a great mountain to ski. I really enjoyed myself but, I will say this....skiing alone sort of tames my skiing. The chutes were open and in great shape but I just couldn't get it into my mind to drop in alone. Chicken shit.

I want to go back. I enjoyed that it much. Today is an off day and tomorrow I ski Squaw in the sunshine then Wednesday I ski Alpine. I hope to hook up and ski with a fellow ski buddy....much more fun to pump each other up. I want to approach Squaw with my game face on.!!  Let's go.!!!!

We are staying in Reno at the Peppermill and I've got to say.....it is A+ #1.!!!! Everything about the trip has been nothing short of fantastic. So, now I look forward to 3 days of bluebird skiing before we return to Maine.

Tahoe has got it going.on.!!
Life is good.
post #10 of 15
It feels like midwinter right now.  You should have great snow the rest of your trip.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 
I was up early yesterday morning and I went online to check the mountain cams at Squaw. The mountain looked un-tracked and when I arrived there it was indeed....un-tracked.!! Well, much of the mountain was un-tracked.

I had a beautiful bluebird day. Wow.!! Squaw is so big I couldn't get my head around it. It was fun rideing Siberia all morning watching the crazies hucking the Palisades. I saw the best skiers of my life ripping it.

I have unfinished business there and will be back tomorrow morning for another bluebird day. I will be hitting the KT area as well as Headwall because I didn't get over that way at all on Tuesday.

I think I like the terrain at Squaw more than at Snowbird. The steep lines at Squaw has got my heart pounding. What a rush.

And, the scenery out here is off the charts. Took a ride down the East side of the lake today and rode the gondola up at Heavenly for the beautiful views of the lake. It was worth the trip.

Having a great time out here at....Tahoe.!!!!
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Sugaree View Post

Sunday morning I got up and skied Mt. Rose in the morning until the snow and wind picked up at about noon-time. What a great mountain to ski. I really enjoyed myself but, I will say this....skiing alone sort of tames my skiing. The chutes were open and in great shape but I just couldn't get it into my mind to drop in alone. Chicken shit.

I want to go back. I enjoyed that it much. Today is an off day and tomorrow I ski Squaw in the sunshine then Wednesday I ski Alpine. I hope to hook up and ski with a fellow ski buddy....much more fun to pump each other up. I want to approach Squaw with my game face on.!!  Let's go.!!!!

We are staying in Reno at the Peppermill and I've got to say.....it is A+ #1.!!!! Everything about the trip has been nothing short of fantastic. So, now I look forward to 3 days of bluebird skiing before we return to Maine.

Tahoe has got it going.on.!!
Life is good.

Sugaree, glad you enjoyed Rose.  My  apologies just noticed your post or  could have shown you  round teh chutes on Sunday.  I was up later and they were still in decent shape.  You didn't need to worry too much skiing on your own although understandable when you haven't been there. You picked a great time to visit tahoe.  Sure is different from maine! (I spent 3 years there) and IMHO the views never get old, always gives me a good feeling when I come over the top of Rose and see the lake spread out in front heading home
post #13 of 15

When the other resorts are closed for wind hold, call Diamond Peak, they are usually the only one still open.

post #14 of 15

I've done three trips to Tahoe, only one of which was affected by wind.  The goal for that trip was to ski Heavenly and Kirkwood (free tickets at both).  This was in January last year.  Day 1 was the crap weather, and the reports in the morning were indicating much of Heavenly was closed, and Kirkwood was showing everything open.  So we reversed the schedule and made the trek to Kirkwood, only to find out the top of it was closed when we got there.  So anybody care to take that for what it's worth in the future.  They probably held out on releasing the real snow/lift status reports until enough people showed up to make them a buck.  If I recall correctly, we didn't leave South Lake Tahoe until after 8 AM and the lift status was still reporting good at Kirkwood.  Most places would have an idea before that.  Heavenly did.

post #15 of 15

Come to think of it, my day at Sierra @ Tahoe a few years ago was bad weather too, and I think everything was open.  I never checked other resorts though, so don't know how the weather compared.

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