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    Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 9:20am
heavenly is probably the best resort for noobs in Tahoe...I think most all the others are generally steeper/more advanced






(and, if you are that much of a noob, you're probably really going to be out of your league at Mt. Bohemia)
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 10:31am
i'm snowboarding this weekened.

practice on my edges. i'll be hitting up a lot more resorts before bohemia for pow pow palooza 3
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 11:04am
wow..talk about geographically challenged..i've never heard of south shore utah..but there are ski resorts in south utah..like brian head. assuming you actually mean south shore lake tahoe, you're looking at heavenly as the closest ski resort. depending on where you're sleeping, you could walk out in the morning and get on the gondola. you can also drive west and hit sierra-at-tahoe and southwest to kirkwood. you can head north on the east side of lake tahoe and there's diamond peak and mt. rose. or, you can drive around the west side of the lake and there's homewood, alpine meadows, squaw, and northstar. further northwest of the lake, you'll see sugarbowl, boreal, soda springs, and donner ski ranch.
 
i would recommend the nevada side of heavenly, sierra, and kirkwood for snowboarding. the rest are either smaller or longer drive.
 
in southern california, mt. high would be the closest to pasadena unless you want to try mt. baldy (a very small operation there if they're still open). you can also go to big bear and hit summit.
 
i would recommend just going to mt. high. shorter, easier drive and the snow is just as crappy.
 
you really need to figure out where you're staying to start asking questions about the location...
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 11:25am
location i think we all have an idea now. just reading this thread @ first was confusion and then yeah...

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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/06/2011 at 11:43am
if you want a super cheap motel there, just find one of the scummy motels right at stateline...can always get a room super cheap.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 10:07am
we already have a cabin.

i'm still trying to get a few sessions in the midwest before i go southern cali for one session and up north @ tahoe for 3 days.

i learned how to stop on the first day but i am trying to ride left and right and stop with my back facing downhill.

progressing isn't bad but my body is beat
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 10:27am
my first day ever riding was at heavenly.  I busted my ass on "easy street" about 20x before getting the hang of it all (lifts & basic edges).  By the end of the day, I was going down "ridge run"...although, whether I should have is debatable.  One thing is for sure: ass pads should be required for beginners, cause damn I was bruised
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  Quote wpiass Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 10:50am
Originally posted by Piranha

my first day ever riding was at heavenly.  I busted my ass on "easy street" about 20x before getting the hang of it all (lifts & basic edges).  By the end of the day, I was going down "ridge run"...although, whether I should have is debatable.  One thing is for sure: ass pads should be required for beginners, cause damn I was bruised


i think this is a universal rule for any beginning boarder on any mtn/trail anywhere, no matter how easy it is.  just trial and error till you get up to snuff Big smile
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:11pm
yeah all beginners please. ass pads. spine protector and wrist guards. helmet and goggles. the basic essentials.

for after a shot of rum and some ibiprofum and a whole jar of vics.

i cant believe the next 2 weeks are holidays i cant squeeze a session in due to work -_-.

off to January!
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:21pm
Originally posted by JAMM0N

yeah all beginners please. ass pads. spine protector and wrist guards. helmet and goggles. the basic essentials.

for after a shot of rum and some ibiprofum and a whole jar of vics.

i cant believe the next 2 weeks are holidays i cant squeeze a session in due to work -_-.

off to January!


this is the worse recommendation I've heard.
Did you google it?
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:24pm
and what would you recommend for a beginner?

i just rode sunday. i ate the snow. i think your totally out of that phase so your remarks wont work here. now take an arrow to the knee!
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:27pm
take a lesson or two.

plenty of other options than covering yourself in pads.
Did you google it?
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:30pm
sure lessons but you still fall anyways.

i didn't take lessons so learning the hard way. so thats what my advice is if your taking the long road
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  Quote carebear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:42pm
Originally posted by JAMM0N

sure lessons but you still fall anyways.

i didn't take lessons so learning the hard way. so thats what my advice is if your taking the long road
 
Sugarbowl has had this "general admission" deal for a couple seasons now, where you pay the regular lift tix price and they give you rental & lesson for free!  I think Diamond Peak is trying to do this too this season, but I'm not positive.
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:44pm
Taking lessons help to get the basics down..but it really comes down to actual trial and error and falling a whole bunch before you're any good. So, I do recommend pads, but just some butt pads if you usually fall backwards. knee pads and wrist quards if you fall forward. Helmets should be worn by everyone, not just beginners. spine protector? what?
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 2:48pm
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Originally posted by JAMM0N

sure lessons but you still fall anyways.

i didn't take lessons so learning the hard way. so thats what my advice is if your taking the long road
 
Sugarbowl has had this "general admission" deal for a couple seasons now, where you pay the regular lift tix price and they give you rental & lesson for free!  I think Diamond Peak is trying to do this too this season, but I'm not positive.
 
General Admission is usually only on non-holiday weekdays unless it's early season or late season. It's a good deal for people who are starting out and can get there on weekdays.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 3:10pm
falling backwards.

anyone know a deal for just lift tickets?

is there a lift ticket where you can just purchase and works for every resort?
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are you looking for just 1 ticket? theres a deal for buying a pack of tickets where you can go your choice of mtns. but the max you can go to each mtn is like 2-3 times. I think its the epic pass.
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 5:59pm
coming from a skateboarding background, falling forward was instinctual...but it took a while to develop the instinct to instantly pick a bun to land on when falling backward (and that instinct didn't happen in one day...or two...or three).  Almost every time, I would land on some part of my pelvic bone Dead.

ass pads are a definite (even after riding 6 years...never know when there's gonna be a big branch or rock under the pow), but all that other stuff I don't usually use.  An early/good nights sleep does wonders for me after a hardcore shred day...so bring earplugs.
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  Quote turbo95sir Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/13/2011 at 7:52pm
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are you looking for just 1 ticket? theres a deal for buying a pack of tickets where you can go your choice of mtns. but the max you can go to each mtn is like 2-3 times. I think its the epic pass.

epic pass is vail resorts only - heavenly, northstar, vail, arapahoe basin, breckenridge and keystone...the other one they own is for skiers only, so we won't talk about that
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 6:19am
i think i need a pass for northstar. looks like i'm going to be there for 3 days straight hoping that all the trails are open.

anyways 92 bucks? anyone else seeing this deal?
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  Quote lightning80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 9:34am
Originally posted by JAMM0N

i think i need a pass for northstar. looks like i'm going to be there for 3 days straight hoping that all the trails are open.

anyways 92 bucks? anyone else seeing this deal?
 
i think as of last weekend, they opened the backside where some good black and blue grooms runs are. but, since you're still falling all over the place, it doesn't really matter that all the trails are open. you just need 1 green run, which has been open since november. don't know any current deals..but REI might have some slightly discounted tickets.
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 10:04am
Originally posted by JAMM0N

i think i need a pass for northstar. looks like i'm going to be there for 3 days straight hoping that all the trails are open.

anyways 92 bucks? anyone else seeing this deal?

so you're staying in south shore, but going to ride at northstar all three days?
rough drive...


all the trails are NOT open, but they have the best/most terrain available right now anywhere in Tahoe.
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  Quote JandJBlks2k Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 10:44am
^^ Agree with Alka, the drive's like 45 minutes each way from south to north..possibly longer depending on weather/road conditions.

if you're hitting up N* for 3 days, you might as well stay north shore..

Also, if you are landing in Reno Intl Airport, save your boarding pass and head straight out to Squaw Valley..free day pass!



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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 2:32pm
yeah staying @ south lake i presume and going to northstar for 3 days.

btw. i posted this on facebook but i friggin hate the idea that i have to pay $91 dollars for just that day.

season passes are out of the question.

i will mostly go greenies and blue's and try one black. thats as far as i will go for this year.

i went down blacks and diamonds this weekened and that wasn't fun. the black @ first wasn't so hard being that was my first run. i went off the course LMAO but the blue's and the green's weren't so bad because it wasn't crowded and i was learning how to control my snowboard.

but i hope to squeeze in a session or two before i head to california.

first is southern california with hana for mt high or bear. then north for n* where i would shit bricks for lift tickets.

OH calling all SWAF members. if you could PM me i would like your help to buy my lift tickets. please and thank you.
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^^^ dddeeerrrrr, what did you like better the blacks or the diamonds?
 
 
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 3:11pm
i like the diamonds. freakishly steep not scared to go down. i went down knowning i was going to crash but its for the fun of it and thats what i thought.

i mean if i had to go down it another time i would but it wont be pretty

thaks bryman. i do still need a member swaf hookup discount. would help
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^^^ yeah but the person with the epic pass has to actually ride with you (or be with you at the window) when you buy the tickets that day . . . .
 
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 3:22pm
i see. the epic pass isn't on sale so i'm SOL
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 4:36pm
yup, you're going to have to shell out $90 a day to ride Northstar. not really a way around it.


you can thank vail resorts.
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  Quote Piranha Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/14/2011 at 4:51pm
if you would've known where you were going earlier, you coulda gotten tickets a little cheaper several different ways...maybe next time

anyway, from the looks of the topography maps, it looks like even the beginner runs at northstar are about as steep as the black diamonds at cascade (but I've never been to N*, so you can enlighten me when you get back)...but you'll definitely be owning the bunny hill

gotta agree with alka, sleeping at stateline and driving all the way over to N* is...not smart
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/15/2011 at 6:54am
yeah. i dont believe it till i get the address.

but for now i'll worry about the next couple of weeks in WI

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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2011 at 6:24am
kirkwood grab your passes $40 dollars.

keep you guys updated. valid from dec - april

not sure about black out dates
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i still don't get it, if you're staying on the south side, why not just hit up heavenly? why so pressed to go to northstar and for 3 days?!? 
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Dec/16/2011 at 2:09pm
i'm not sure. it was what my friend said.

but i went ahead and bought kirkwood tickets because they were cheap.

i will figure out how to get there later but i made a post on FB about the kirkwood tickets for $40 lift ticket for the whole day and only one friend responded.

so if my buds ask me where i'm going well i'll tell them i posted a deal on FB i took it now i'm taking the bus there i'll catch up with them later cause i'm not trying to explore the same resort for 3 days and N* is huge.

what i'm thinking is kirkwood the first day, heavenly the 2nd, and for our last is northstar.

i bet lift tickets if i added it would be well close to $200 dollars for the 3 days (including kirkwood)

i dont care if i seperate honestly and go missing for a few hours i will eventually catch up to my friends wherever they are by just taking the bus and meeting them up @ a resort.
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JAMM0N: I wanna offer some input to help you & your buds out, but I'm afraid my questions will lead to more confusion.Embarrassed Btw, I was/am thoroughly entertained by the pinball action of your thought-train.LOL
 
Luckily, I was able to stay on track w/ you through all those crazy bounces. I got that y'all are set up w/ a cabin in South Lake Tahoe for a few days starting around the 20th or so. Also, from what I peeped of your profile & some of your other posts, I see that you're just starting out. (Nice! Welcome to the family.Tongue) Are the others in your group beginners, too?
 
Like others have mentioned, why does your group want head to N* each morning when there are much closer options for you? Did they score some N* tix already?
 
From what others also noted, you should know that the 3 closest are Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe & Kirkwood. "N* is huge" compared to the hills you've been learning on out in WI. These 3 spots compared to N*... Heavenly is twice as big and Sierra & The Wood are only slightly smaller in acreage.
 
I can kinda understand wanting to hit up N* to see if the parks are as dope as the kudos & props they've been earning over the past few years. But y'all should see plenty of that type of stuff in SoCal, esp. Bear Mtn. And if most of y'all realistically have no business venturing into all those features, I'd say pass on N* and instead enjoy the beginner parks at Sierra & Heavenly. Imho, they are great for starting out, esp. the Progression Park at Sierra!
 
I also see that you scooped up at least 1 Kirkwood ticket via the google offer. (Killer score!Thumbs Up) Y'all can also hit up one of the Bay Area Costcos to grab tix: 2-pak for $100 to Kirkwood and 2-pak for $80 to Sierra. Essentially, they're 50 & 40 bucks a ticket respectively. Still a helluva deal!
 
Not only will you save $$$ by sticking to the slopes closest to So. Lake, but you'll save a ton of time! WHY??? Because our mtn playgrounds are supposed to get dumped on right around the time your trip will be in full swing!Clap So driving times won't be as easy-peasy as we've had for the past several weeks.
 
Well, I'll stop here. Can't wait to see where the thought-train has been over the holidays!LOL
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 7:16am
yeah its been a huge drought so far hopefully it picks up when i leave.

down south i will be going bear summit and high if i get all the time to.

i dont think anyone has bought lift ticket passes but we will get to it when i'm there i suppose. N* is i guess the most common of places to go but ridiculous amount of money just for 1 day. i better be there for 12 hours! the sad thing is going up the lift and down wastes so much time.

i was going to sneak out to go kirkwood solo.

not sure whats going on now cause there's too many people. not sure how many people can fit in a cabin.

i will take note that if we can go heavenly or sierra lets do it.

if not N* sugarbowl and kirkwood. 3 days of fun. we leave early thurs morning and squeeze in a session friday
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  Quote Alkasquawlik Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 7:25am
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 the sad thing is going up the lift and down wastes so much time.

Isn't that the point of paying the money for a lift ticket? Going up the lift, and riding down?

Anyway, I feel like you and your friends have absolutely no idea what you're doing. Sugar Bowl is a farther drive from South Lake than it is to Northstar fyi.
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  Quote JAMM0N Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 7:41am
well thats why i created this thread. to do research in case we run into a hitch and not get stuck going to the same resort for 3 days straight.

and judging by lift tickets in tahoe it was friggin ridicolous.

i didn't plan this event my friends did and either way i would like some feedback for the better lack of judgment that you have towards me.

this is internet talk i could care less what you say and if it isn't informative why post it?

i'm sure we will end up lapping each other cause of how many people are going and scared that we dont even have enough room in our cabin.

i know i'm taking one day off togo kirkwood for a bit SOLO or not.
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  Quote RideTimeless Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 8:03am
you should drive up to N* all the time you're down in South Lake.  It's worth the $92 ticket, 45 min drive, and gas money.  Also you can ride Shaun's pipe.  You'll love it.
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I think we're just kinda irked & amazed that the helpful insight we've already offered seems to be falling on deaf ears.
 
I understand that you're not the trip planner, but you need to let whoever that is know that the only 3 resorts that should be on your radar with a rental cabin in South Lake are: (from closest to furthest) Heavenly, Sierra & Kirkwood. Period.
 
The only way a North Tahoe resort could factor in is if y'all leave the Bay @5am to ride Sugar Bowl or N* (only because you mentioned them 1st), then head down to check into the cabin after shredding.
 
Re: your post about wasting time, I'm sure you meant having to wait in line as a bummer. Since NOT wasting time is a priority I'll reiterate that Heavenly, Sierra & Kirkwood are the only resorts you should consider treking to. As I mentioned, the forecast is looking more likely that Tahoe will be getting steady snowfall throughout your entire trip. That means traffic will be slow-going--i.e. taking more time than usual.
 
Another quick question: is anyone in your group familiar with the Tahoe area?
PS: This is what part of the alphabet would look like if Q and R were missing. ~Mitch Hedberg
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Originally posted by RideTimeless

you should drive up to N* all the time you're down in South Lake.  It's worth the $92 ticket, 45 min drive, and gas money.  Also you can ride Shaun's pipe.  You'll love it.
 
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Cry No love for Mt. Rose, zakk? **heh heh** I keed... I keed.

 
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Jam listen to all of these peeps.  They all live in the Tahoe or ride in the Tahoe area so they know what they are talking about.  I don't think you realize how far apart north and south tahoe really is or how long of a drive it can be. 

If you are all beginners, you won't get tired of the same mountain.  Also you could go to N* for their parks, but you have no business being in the park if you don't take the features and all you're going to do is cruise by the features or sit down between the features or chill in the jumpline and none of you are at the ability to take park features.  I'm not being mean, but someone could get hurt.

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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CLICK HERE, JAMM0N!!


Quoting, just in case you don't want to scroll up.
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Cry No love for Mt. Rose, zakk? **heh heh** I keed... I keed.

 
P.S. Woohoo! Snow inbound!

I don't EVEN want to bring Reno into this mess.  he'll try to walk there since its so close to Northstar on the map.  
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FOR THE LOVE OF GOD CLICK HERE, JAMM0N!

ok, added Mt. Rose.  It's the Mordor volcano.  do not go near it.  ever.  
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  Quote boardoholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/11/2012 at 12:52pm
Originally posted by hana24

Jam listen to all of these peeps.  They all live in the Tahoe or ride in the Tahoe area so they know what they are talking about.  I don't think you realize how far apart north and south tahoe really is or how long of a drive it can be. 

If you are all beginners, you won't get tired of the same mountain.  Also you could go to N* for their parks, but you have no business being in the park if you don't take the features and all you're going to do is cruise by the features or sit down between the features or chill in the jumpline and none of you are at the ability to take park features.  I'm not being mean, but someone could get hurt.

Also CLICK ON THE MAP THAT ZAKK POSTED UP!
 
Yes!!! HanaBanana's touch is needed in here. I suggested the same no-no abt cruising N*'s parks as a novice, but I don't think I was as delicate as you.Embarrassed
 
JAMM0N: Listen to Hana. A few yrs, I recall she got the scoop fr: helpful folks here abt doing Tahoe right when she & her crew rolled up fr: SoCal.
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  Quote boardoholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2012 at 7:02am
Originally posted by zakk

ok, added Mt. Rose.  It's the Mordor volcano.  do not go near it.  ever.  
 
LOL Nice! Guess I was right by phrasing it as "no love for Mt. Rose" then, eh?
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