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    Tahoe skiing people...I have questions for you...

    Hi guys -

    I am trying to figure out where to go skiing for New Year's. Snow is a good thing and not absolutely freezing would be even better.

    My New Year's skiing experiences in Co and Ut have been pretty cold. (I think Vail last year never cracked 28 at best and was in the teens many days.)

    So, my questions:
    Is Tahoe warmer? Sunnier, perhaps? (Squaw area, I am thinking)
    Is there usually snow?
    Where to stay? If one does not want to stay in condo-land, is there an area which is nearby to Squaw and more rural /quaint / pretty / OR a nearby historic town?

    (For reference, I like Park City - it's a neat old town.)

    Thanks for your input.
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    Tahoe would normally be warmer, and should have snow at NY's.

    North shore is nice, you could stay in Truckee, or in Tahoe City to avoid the condo scene.

    You would have choice of Squaw, Alpine Meadows, Ho ho homewood, and Sugar Bowl among others from that base.

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    I would take a look on easyloungin.com and ask the same question, the shop that started the forum is based in Tahoe and lots of people on there live in the area, you'll get some good answers from a good bunch of people.

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    The locals love skiing at Kirkwood. Put this on your to ski area.

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    Squaw FTMFW

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    Thanks for your input. (Will def look at easyloungin)

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    If you want quaint, stay on the west side, near Homewood. It's an easy journey up to Squaw & Alpine. Another quaint area would be Soda Springs. This has Sugar Bowl near by. But that's about it.
    Avoid south shore for lodging. That place sux. If you want killer snow go to Kirkwood.

    jps

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    If you stay South Shore

    you can gamble and ski Kirkwood and maybe Heavenly (I'd stick to Kirkwood)

    North Shore
    Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Sugarbowl. All are good.
    Snow is wetter than Rockies but still plenty of fun. You can stay in Truckee or Tahoe City
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    i go hike with my snowboard, east of tahoe, just before you hit Mt.Rose. you can join in with me.

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    I love Squaw Valley for the varied terrain.
    If you want a nice place with a ski in - ski out location:
    Lake Tahoe Squaw Valley Resort Hotel & Condominiums


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    I love Squaw, but actually ski Sugar Bowl more frequently. I like the friendliness of the place and they have some good deals at the lodge where you can stay and ski.
    The restaurant is surprisingly good.
    Unfortunately, theres really nothing else around so if you're there for more than a couple days, I'd try Truckee or Tahoe City....

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    Homewood is a great little place to ski. Sugar Bowl is good too. Alpine Meadows is preffered to Squaw for me. South shore is more about gambling then skiing. I never liked Heavenly Valley. Mostly hype and very expensive.
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