fair surfing conditions at Tahoe - Northstar

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Monday 10am - Tahoe - Northstar, fair- skiing

There's not much snow in Tahoe, so my 'Fair-' is relative to overall conditions. Not worth $101 unless you're rich or desperate. But if you have a Northstar pass, it's still kind of fun right now.

There were very nice man made snow conditions over the weekend with a few hard bits and bare spots but nothing too bad. I had a fun time screwing around on skis one day and a snowboard the next, as did my wife & kids. The place was empty and the sun was shining.

Nstar says 27 runs open. All I can say is that if you explore a bit there's just enough terrain open to keep you amused, but no more.

From what I heard, Squaw and Alpine are pretty much a dead loss right now, but I didn't go there myself. Sounds like Northstar or Heavenly have the best snowmaking & are the only games in town right now...

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deciblast
2 years ago

N* got schralped by the crowds and warm up last week during the holidays. But we just had a few days of really cold snowmaking nights so they should fill them back up.

Heavenly has edge to edge coverage on all their runs and didn't get hit as hard from the crowds. As long as the temperature variance isn't bad, you'll have perfect groomers during the day and it will get a little icy at the end of the day in some spots around 3pm when the sun disappears.

Current Resorts Ranking:
Heavenly
Northstar
Boreal
Sugarbowl
Kirkwood (dirt spots in places but they have chair 6 open)
Sierra
Alpine
Squaw
Diamond Peak
Mt Rose
Homewood

Current Park ranking:
Northstar
Boreal
Heavenly
Sierra

Paying the current lift prices sucks though. If you had a pass last year, you are better off grabbing one this year and riding at least 3 days.

platypus
2 years ago

sweet detailed update @deciblast. Sounds like you're on it :-)

greacen
2 years ago

waaaaaaait... @platypus - did you just deliver a report on ob AND tahoe this morning? Not objecting, just noticing, and hoping that you are indeed scoring waves and trails in one morning.

platypus
2 years ago

Tahoe was the weekend, OB was this morning. Yeah, order was funny, but I didn't feel like posting on the weekend and my guess was that people would be interested in wazza going on in the mountains...

Doing both of them on the same day kinda feels like having sex in a hot tub... One of those things you do just because you can but really isn't worth the effort...

deciblast
2 years ago

I've only ridden 5 days this year so far. I'm dying. Models are all over the place but the euro shows a 3-4 foot 36 hour dump next Tue-Wed. GFS shows nothing. So we wait and see until about Thursday-Friday when it starts aligning. I have a wedding and Costa Rica trip coming up soon so I hope I get some pow turns in before I leave. :(

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