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Old 11-12-2011, 08:16 PM
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Currently making plans to head out to south lake tahoe from Dec. 30- Jan 5th. Group of 6, any recommendations on where to stay? I've been checking out VRBO but any advice is appreciated. Thanks
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:54 AM
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Tahoe is a great trip... Do u gamble or just to ski..... ?

I have skied Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra and Squaw .... All good !!!
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I go on a trip every year with some friends and we hit the mountain hard. No real interest in gambling. We have done Vail the previous 2 years and Aspen before that. Already booked our flights for Tahoe, now I just need to find a place for us to stay.
I was hoping someone could recommend somewhere they have stayed.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:51 AM
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Check out renting a condo, plenty there where Heavenly is.
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Originally Posted by ESSRTEE8 View Post
Check out renting a condo, plenty there where Heavenly is.

This is the way local (Calif) folks do it -- rent a cabin. There are tons of them set up for skiers.
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Heavenly still have Mott Canyon- the double black area? That was fun when i used to go out there. I didn't care the mogul runs on the lakeside (I think they were called Gun Barrel, and??)
Wishing for nice snow for ya
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Thanks guys
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Old 11-13-2011, 02:00 PM
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We usually stay at one of the casinos and hit up a different resort each day...

Heavenly is cool... But make sure you get to Squaw and Sierra....

Sierra is close and old school locals and Squaw is worth the drive.....





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We stayed at the Marriott at the bottom of the gondola. I know it's not as "cool" as a cabin, but it was absolutely perfect and convenient for starting/ending the ski day. They definitely had the politest staff I have ever met in any ski town.
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Heavenly F'N rocks.

Have a blast. Go with VRBO if you can, it's never let me down.
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Good info, I appreciate it. Which of the resorts is most boarder friendly?

And I definetly plan on making it up to Squaw Valley!
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If you want to hit the mountains hard go to Jackson!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:52 AM
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We spent a week at Heavenly two years ago, stayed at a place called Eagles Nest through RCI. Not in the village but you could ski off the back of the property to a chair lift. Great skiing, and fun at the casinos.
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Originally Posted by ESSRTEE8 View Post
Check out renting a condo, plenty there where Heavenly is.
The condo's or cabins are sweet around the area. Get one with a hot tub and relax before you hit the casinos... Sounds like fun.
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Forget Heavenly. Spend your time at Squaw and Kirkwood if you really like to ski. If you want to cruise, then yes, Heavenly and its view is great.
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Oh and VRBO or Home Away are good ways to find a place.
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All the mtns in that area are cool. Kirkwood was my favorite. Northstar is a great hill too.

If it is snowing real hard and deep. You may want a 4x4. If not you will be buying chains for the car your driving.
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Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it as I am not real familiar with the area. For the record I board and dont ski so I try and avoid moguls as if my life depended on it. I also stay away from groomed runs, as I prefer being in the trees and back bowls. I would say I am above average for a Florida boy!

Sounds like I need to hit all the moutains in the area, 5 days should be enough! And I should probably mention that I just extended my trip into two additional days with a quick stop in Denver on the way back to visit a friend in the tax program out there and we plan on hitting A basin for two days. 7 days of boarding in 10 days; I already started getting my legs right.
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5 days is not nearly enough to explore Tahoe, but it will give you a taste leaving you wanting more.

If you like sushi, try Off The Hook on the California side. Very very good!!!

http://www.offthehooksushi.com/
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