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Drive to Tahoe tonight (Saturday night), worth it?

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For the folks up there on the North Shore - is the drive up tonight worth it or not?  Will Squaw open more terrain than Exhibition (I heard that Red Dog is a possibility but questionable)?  Is the coverage good enough to ski off-trail tomorrow?  Is is worth the 5+ hour drive that tonight will be no matter what?  Thanks!

 

Alex

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Puking here in Truckee. Drive back to Reno should be interesting. If all of Squaw was already open and this was ontop of a base? worth the drive. 

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If it was mid-season, I would have already been on the road ;-)  So, you are saying don't bother, since it is on top of rocks...  Did I get it right?

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On another note, would a drive to Tahoe on Thanksgiving day be worth it?  Would Boreal be 100% open by then?

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Boreal? eww too small for my taste, it's kind of like the tube chute for skiing.

 

Fking Heavenly pulled a rabbit out of their arse and added a Blackout Date for 26-27th of November, I'm gonna call and complain because I already made trip reservations and my Heavenly Pass falls victim to this blackout. How can they blackout a date after i bought my ticket? Does that give them the right to blackout 20 more days out of the season just because they can? i don't think so.

 

When I bought the pass, it had no mention of these extra blackout dates, so they shouldn't be able to tack them on after the fact.

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According to squaw.com, they did open Red Dog on Saturday.  Still, that's just two lifts, the cable car, and the Squaw Kids pony tail.  I think it's an economic equation: staffing versus visitors.  If enough people are likely to come up, they'll try to call up more lifties, etc.  I'm not sure how big the supply is of either.  For various reasons, many people may not be in a position to ski right now.  And I'm honestly not sure if Squaw's got all it's workers hired and trained yet.  Anyone know how they run the show?

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Originally Posted by Xela View Post

According to squaw.com, they did open Red Dog on Saturday.  Still, that's just two lifts, the cable car, and the Squaw Kids pony tail.  I think it's an economic equation: staffing versus visitors.  If enough people are likely to come up, they'll try to call up more lifties, etc.  I'm not sure how big the supply is of either.  For various reasons, many people may not be in a position to ski right now.  And I'm honestly not sure if Squaw's got all it's workers hired and trained yet.  Anyone know how they run the show?

They have a new Manager in place...While i hear a lot of pluses, I am sure there still needs some time to meld. 
 

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Puking here in Truckee. Drive back to Reno should be interesting. If all of Squaw was already open and this was ontop of a base? worth the drive. 



I guess I have been out of the loop for a while around here.....did Phil actually move to the Tahoe area???  When did this occur???

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Well, here is recap. It was totally worth going, as it looked like it was a great powder day. It was totally not writhe going because according to CalTrans the 80 eastbound was shut down since the evening and well into the night due to whiteout conditions, so it looked like if you didn't leave the bay area before 5 pm you would have gotten stuck anyway. I ended up not going and spent my Sunday in a bad mood stripping summer wax from all out skis. Oh, well.
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