We arrived at Sugar Bowl after about a 35min drive from Tahoe City. It’s an easy drive that could be difficult after heavy snowfall. According to locals it is always very quiet mid week and busy during weekends but they also mentioned that a 3min line is almost unacceptable. So I really don’t know […]
Awesome, amazing, steep, huge, lots of fast lifts, almost no lines, après ski at the base, and much more.
The most expensive resort around Lake Tahoe, but also the biggest and the one with the best lift system. According to locals, busy on powder days.
The day we skied there, we had mixed conditions, but almost […]
Not the biggest, not the steepest but on a mid-week powder day the place to be. Not busy at all and off the Grand View chair you will enjoy some really great tree skiing. Some backcountry stuff is now within the area boundary but I don’t know how it is. I skied there for […]
We were warned and locals mentioned several times that Northstar is also called Flatstar, and yes, that’s how it is. This was the flattest black run I have ever seen, and it would be blue at most other resorts.
Report is based on one day skiing in 2005. Great for beginner to advanced, but boring […]
Mt. Shasta is a “small” resort between Portland and Lake Tahoe. Easy to add while driving north or south on I-5. Only miles off the highway and usually spoiled with lots of snow. Conditions can change fast from poor to excellent, as in February 2009 when they almost had to close the resort due […]
One of the best Lake Tahoe resorts. They usually get the most snow out of any storm hitting the Lake Tahoe resorts. Quiet midweek and some kind of busy on a weekend. Nevertheless the place to go when other resorts have crazy lines on weekends. There is skiing for everyone – beginner to experts […]
Rather small resort at Lake Tahoe. ‘Til last year they used to sell a day pass for U$ 25.—but now the owner changed and it increased it a lot (U$ 39 – 58 depending on day and season).
North Lake Tahoe: Lots of motels and other places to stay. Busy on weekends and peak season.
Heavenly is for sure not the resort for very steep skiing but I have to say that this is probably one of the best resorts for high-speed tree skiing. The wide open trees are everywhere. I think there’s no single run where you can’t go into the trees on both sides. On the very […]
Summit Six chair is a very high-speed chair that brings you right from the bottom to the top of the resort. Nice steep stuff to the right of the chair and even better everything to the left.
Beginner to expert skiers will like it. One of the Lake Tahoe resorts that is not as busy […]