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Old 09-14-05, 06:48 PM
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Lake Tahoe ski/snowboard resorts, suggestions?

Hey guys, I'm planning a trip out to Lake Tahoe for a snowboarding trip. Haven't been to Tahoe during the winter and don't really know the good mountains. Anyone have suggestions for where to go, and where to avoid? Thanks for the help guys!
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I'll wait for grrrah to chime in as I'm a novice

I did heavenly last year and it was fun, but my first time on a board.
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We went to Heavenly also last December. Great area and ski resort.
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i hear heavenly is big. but man, these plane tickets are gettin expensive now! gas prices are killin me/
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North Shore or South Shore?
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either. I'm just looking for good boarding places w/a nice nightlife (close to casinos) and reasonable lodging. If you can point me to all three that would be great.

But my main question is about the slopes, the rest I'm sure I can search out once I got a main mountain in mind.
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Casino nightlife is much more South Shore. Heavenly is a good choice for South Shore.

I prefer the skiing and low-key environment of North Shore myself but it's about time for a South Shore trip just for the change. Then I probably won't do it again for another 10 years.
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I live in the Reno / Tahoe area. If you want to stay near the Casinos, your best bet is Heavenly. Asside of the fact that it is one of the best mountains anyway, it has a gondola that takes you right down to the street 2 blocks from everything.

The other great mountains are Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Kirkwood if you want a drive. Mt. Rose is the best smaller mountain and one of the best values.

Anyway, I used to work in the industry and I've been skiing all my life. I've lived in the Tahoe area for 12 years now, so let me know of any questions you have.

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I also recommend Heavenly. Good beginner slopes if you're just starting off.
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Originally Posted by Green Jello
I live in the Reno / Tahoe area. If you want to stay near the Casinos, your best bet is Heavenly. Asside of the fact that it is one of the best mountains anyway, it has a gondola that takes you right down to the street 2 blocks from everything.

The other great mountains are Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Kirkwood if you want a drive. Mt. Rose is the best smaller mountain and one of the best values.

Anyway, I used to work in the industry and I've been skiing all my life. I've lived in the Tahoe area for 12 years now, so let me know of any questions you have.
awesome, thanks a bunch. All of you have helped me greatly. I think Heavenly is going to be my best bet.

Also, since you know the area very well. What's the best way to get a good deal on lodging. We're going during the holiday season (16th--22nd) and I'm trying to find the cheapest lodging there is for about 6-8 people.

OH, and are there any dance clubs/lounges in tahoe?
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Where's a good place to stay stateline on a budget and preferably someplace with a kitchenette.
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Originally Posted by KrackerBox
awesome, thanks a bunch. All of you have helped me greatly. I think Heavenly is going to be my best bet.

Also, since you know the area very well. What's the best way to get a good deal on lodging. We're going during the holiday season (16th--22nd) and I'm trying to find the cheapest lodging there is for about 6-8 people.

OH, and are there any dance clubs/lounges in tahoe?
In South Shore, there are the 4 big casinos and a few major resort hotels on the California side. Other than that, the area is peppered will lots of motels ranging in quality. Unfortunately, you will be going during peak tourist time and good deals are usually hard to find. Here is a good list of the South Shore hotels: http://www.ypengine.com/yp.cfm?pag=7...els&ypid=17927

The circled area here are the best motel-type places that can be good deals and are still close to the skiing and casinos:

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Originally Posted by svadas
Where's a good place to stay stateline on a budget and preferably someplace with a kitchenette.
I've stayed here twice. They have kitchenettes and it is a really nice place close to the water in the circled area in the map I posted above.

http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...ertyCode=05348
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thanks for the info.

So if I do want to find a place at the base of the heavenly mountain, it'll be quite expensive right? What are some good ones at the base of the mountain? I'll need to see what's better cheaper+inconvenience or more cost+convenience. hehe.
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Originally Posted by KrackerBox
thanks for the info.

So if I do want to find a place at the base of the heavenly mountain, it'll be quite expensive right? What are some good ones at the base of the mountain? I'll need to see what's better cheaper+inconvenience or more cost+convenience. hehe.
Well, the area I was talking about really can't get much closer. Here is where the new gondola goes to:

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yeah its an easy walk around the place, and there are all kinds of shuttles to heavenly too. just don't do like I did and forget to get off the mountain before the chairlifts stop. a pain in the ass.
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Are you sure? I can't find any mention of it on their site. I noticed a location called Best Tahoe West Inn that has kitchenettes though, albeit it looked kind of cheapo.

Originally Posted by Green Jello
I've stayed here twice. They have kitchenettes and it is a really nice place close to the water in the circled area in the map I posted above.

http://book.bestwestern.com/bestwest...ertyCode=05348
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Are you sure? I can't find any mention of it on their site. I noticed a location called Best Tahoe West Inn that has kitchenettes though, albeit it looked kind of cheapo.
Well, I'm not sure if we had a suite or not (I didn't pay for it) but I remember a little fridge, microwave, sink, etc. Give them a call.

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