USA 2011 - 2012 Trip Plans/Thoughts/Reviews Thread

Discussion in 'United States' started by skiflat, Jul 27, 2011.

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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Addicted Member

    Skidown, I take it that means you're returning to Tahoe next season ?? I guess you liked the area even in a poor snow year.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Addicted Member

    It only takes a single storm to turn Tahoe around..... He got to experience that first hand.
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    B2Ski - More than likely, a few things changing here, which means possibly no trip, a 4 week trip or maybe a 3 month trip!

    Either way $399 + $509 is a small investment... I have all the major resorts covered in Tahoe, Squaw, Alpine, Heavenly, Kirkwood & Northstar and then the Colorado resorts, just in case [​IMG]

    I have done Tahoe before in 2 great years, and this year was so crap at the start, I was almost regretting it for the first few days....

    1 big storm later (3-4 feet from memory) an epic base was set, with some nice stashes around
    Then we got 8 feet+ and it was ON

    So yes even though it started off very badly it was still a blast and once the storms hit it was EPIC [​IMG]
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    March was/is the month to be in Tahoe, 160 inches has fallen so far at Squaw this month!

    With another 2-3 feet coming through right now, with another 3-4 feet on Saturday!
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    looks like a nice little dump on saturday at Utah, flying out friday [​IMG]
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    i love tahoe, and the snow is only one reason for that.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Addicted Member

    You also love Mammoth, but there's a different reason for that.
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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    did ya get a chance to get some washing done....
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    Scooter

    Scooter Dedicated Member

    Where are those tree sliding pics Snorkler? [​IMG]

    Actually was it Northstar or somewhere that had them (trees) setup in the park?
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    nah.
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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    Snowing at snowbird , light dry fluffy pow. Started this morning and hasn't stopped. Should continue till tomorrow. [​IMG]
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    Next year Mammoth and Vegas [​IMG]

    Mammoth is a great snow year is epic!

    2 feet of fresh at Squaw overnight [​IMG]
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    Hacski

    Hacski Dedicated Member

    After figuring on not even thinking about next year until nearer Christmas what happens MrsH says this morning that her corporate area needs to know when she will be away next summer holidays. So already plans are forming: it will be back to Summit County again but a bit earlier in January this time.
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    Little Tiger

    Little Tiger New Member

    [​IMG]
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    We can't get 2 bad years in a row right ???

    [​IMG]
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    Hacski

    Hacski Dedicated Member

    That's the theory.

    Besides I thought that as a rule of thumb La Nina meant a wet mild summer here and a dry mild winter in USA: with the 2010-11 La Nina being a dramatic exception in the US and the 2011-12 La Nina being a return to the more usual expectation, if a bit on the extreme side. We were very lucky though and with bye bye La Nina hopefully it won't be the nail biting anxiety it was leading up to last Christmas.
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    Well I was very close to cancelling Tahoe even at the end of Jan

    Then we got slammed [​IMG] [​IMG]

    This season coming up has to be better [​IMG]
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    Hacski

    Hacski Dedicated Member

    Yes LT and hopefully MissH can make it too, although I don't even want to think about next January just yet as we haven't decided anything definite for our visit to the UK (primarily Scotland) the second half of June.
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    Snorkler

    Snorkler Addicted Member

    The KT tree didn't have enought snow on it to do it. Did find one on the Ridge but we had some issues getting pics of it with a GoPro....
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    Fest

    Fest Active Member

    I can't remember ever being so disappointed in my life as I was at the end of our Tahoe trip. 1st of Feb until the 14th, the snow was rubbish throughout.
    It was the last major ski trip for me for years as well, one last hurrah.

    Every part of the trip was great... except the snow.
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    Hopefully you learned your lesson, and will only ever ski Japan in the future.
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    Fest

    Fest Active Member

    Well, only been to Japan once but Tahoe was FAR superior the first time I went.
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    Yeh it was one of the worst years for Tahoe, it got MUCH better at the end of Feb, then March was back to average snowfall!

    Hope you can get some ski days in somewhere soon though [​IMG]
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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Addicted Member

    Skidown, did I miss the trip report ?? Where's the pics of the Merc covered in snow ? Where's the pics of your great accommodation in Tahoe ?
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    [​IMG] - Still in production!
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    smitty484

    smitty484 Part of the Furniture

    Lulz, that sounds familiar
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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    Just goto FB/MX tahoe
    400 pics
    32 of them skiing
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    skiflat

    skiflat New Member

    I am glad you can count

    [​IMG]
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    mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Part of the Furniture

    I took next to no pics on the big days...too busy doing [​IMG]
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    Charles

    Charles Active Member

    Tahoe this year for me was great.. Just lucky I guess (18th March), we arrived with a nice dump of snow and on a whole, had a great time.

    [​IMG]

    and another

    [​IMG]
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

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    WIZO

    WIZO New Member

    what a weird season it was. There's still 3m at Whistler-B/combe
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    WIZO

    WIZO New Member

    Very noice. Can I say it looks Bonzer [​IMG]
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

    should be there for closing weekend next weekend. And hopefully start of spring skiing [​IMG]

    That's La Nina for you.
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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    Spring was kind to us at Snowbird. It gave us powder on 2 days & bluebird the rest from 30th to 7th. It's nice skiing next door in Alta too, tree skiing good and snow preservation a little better. Less crowded too , also there were a lot of seniors that travelled from all over US just to ski Alta because of softer snow & easy on legs.

    Mineral basin favorite area, wide open bowls good till midday then frontside in the arvo was the go. Slushy down the bottom lifts on one day during week in first week of April was impressive.

    The snowbird centre turned into a beer garden at lifts close. Locals would go downstairs ,grab 6 packs & enjoy the sun . Met some characters & I felt the etiquette between boarders & skiers was great. Big happy crowd.

    Done Vegas ,good weather ,then San Fran last week , freezing by the bay, know at LA on last leg, nice day today.
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

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    Donza

    Donza Pool Room Season Pass Holder

    awesome
    I'd love to hit PNW one day
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    ODNT

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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

    spring is the time - $159 spring season pass at Bachelor started April 1st.
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

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    Born2ski

    Born2ski Addicted Member

    Wow, still going in May Gortonator ! You started the season in November didn't you ?
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

    Yup- pretty easy to ski through May in the Pacific Northwest. Last weekend at Mt Bachelor was epic corn. Photos coming ...
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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    The dollar seems to be gradually going south. Better get some....
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    gortonator

    gortonator Active Member

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    Hacski

    Hacski Dedicated Member

    Hmm. More and more I think I'll accept the invitation for next year to go there wtih my Tacoma friends.
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    vet

    vet Dedicated Member

    I'm glad you timed it right. An awesome place, and I can't wait to get back there
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    ODNT

    ODNT Addicted Member Season Pass Holder

    Where was that last shot taken at tahoe? looks great...
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    Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Part of the Furniture

    Top of Gold Coast Express at Squaw. Drops off underneath Pallisades.