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Thread: Skiing Reno Suggestions
06-29-2012, 10:22 PM #1
Skiing Reno Suggestions
I'll be going to school in Reno and I'm wondering where to get a pass at. I want a short drive so I was convinced Mt. Rose my place but I heard the winds are bad. Some said Northstar is awesome and I'd love a Squaw/Alpine pass but they're a little expensive. Any suggestions?
Suggestions for backcountry skiing are welcome too!
06-29-2012, 11:42 PM #2
Here's my JONG to JONG input:
You've pretty much covered everything on the north side, only one missing is Diamond Peak. Don't know of much else.
06-29-2012, 11:56 PM #3
Guess I'll be first to assume from your screen name that you might be female, and thus request naked pics. I'd also like to know what a diaster is. College pass is affordable for any of the mountains you wanna be at.“I really lack the words to compliment myself today.” - Alberto Tomba
06-30-2012, 07:29 AM #4
Look at the midweek and student pass options -- they're cheap.
Mt. Rose does get windy, but it also gets great snow. The areas that are farther east of the Sierra crest (Rose, Diamond Peak) get less precip than the ones closer to the crest (Sugar Bowl, Kirkwood, anything near Donner Summit).
Great backcountry skiing all over the place here too.
06-30-2012, 08:42 AM #5
I thought the proper response around here was "Granilbakken."
Get the Rose pass. If you bc ski, then it will be all you need for the first year. Close and accessible. Sure, the winds can kill it at times, but the higher base means colder snow. If the winds are too strong, explore some lower angle trees with the skins.
06-30-2012, 10:34 AM #6
Start with the Rose pass, and try out some of the other places your first winter and decide if the drive and terrain is worth it for the other areas. Don't bother with Flatstar.
I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...iscariot
06-30-2012, 02:30 PM #7
Go Wolfpack!...I'm a UNR alumni. I agree with hutash. ^^^^ Stay away from Northstar. It is flat and full of gapers. -Although on a huge storm day when everyone else is shut down, the trees can be sublime there. Mount Rose is awesome. Plenty of BC gates, and the chutes area is plenty steep. Mt. Rose is really close, too. Squaw is just plain awsome, and you will want to get a pass there, eventually. Go check it out, for sure. It's a little further from Reno, thus is a litlle more committing as far as time. With Mount Rose, you can get plenty of runs in and be back in town for classes, work, etc. It's a great place.
06-30-2012, 03:05 PM #8
Northstar sucks...horribly. Don't ever go there.
Mt Rose is pretty lame besides when the chutes are good, and probably isn't all that much closer than Squaw/Alpine when it comes down to it.
Get the Squaw/Alpine pass, and hang out mostly at Alpine. The college price is affordable and there are lots of fun hikes/traverses/sidecountry access from Alpine.
I'll probably get shit on here for saying this, but Squaw is a big overrated joke, and unless you have a need to huck inbounds 60 footers on a daily basis while eating rocks for breakfast and fighting people in the lift line, just stay at Alpine.
06-30-2012, 08:07 PM #9
I bet anything will be better than China Peak (where I'm from) terrain isn't bad but I can't remember a single day when the chair was open all the way to the top on a powder day, but don't worry the sled hill was open and all the beach chair were clean!
I got the feeling that Northstar is a gaper resort just because everyone who told me to go there was from Las Vegas.
I'll probably end up at Rose but I'm tempted to get the Alpine/Squaw pass, but I hear Mt Rose is less crowded, is this true? because that's what I'll base a lot of my decision on.
06-30-2012, 08:25 PM #10?
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- Verdi NV
If you are Well off, You get a pass for Mt. Rose and Squaw / Alpine.
If you are going to pick a place, It’s Mt. Rose.
The only reason you might prefer another area over Rose is if you are really into the park.
Historically the Mt. Rose Pass goes on sale during the month of September.
But it looks like the September price is available now.
http://estore.squaw.com/estore/Conte...tegoryCode=231Own your fail. ~Jer~
06-30-2012, 09:07 PM #11
Mt Rose and N* are the same distance from UNR. Rose is good when Northstar isn't and vice versa. Rose closes a lot from wind. Rule of thumb, if you cannot see Rose from UNR, chances are it is closed due to weather. N* is the safe bet when there is weather, as mentioned the trees are great but the rest of the mountain is lacking anything remotely like "expert" terrain. If you are OK with an hour (plus) drive each way...a Squalpine pass is an option.Click. Point. Chute.
06-30-2012, 10:35 PM #12
And how was the Hans Saari ski camp? Do tell.
07-01-2012, 10:25 AM #13
Ya I'll get a Rose pass it'll save me a hundred bucks and some driving. Thanks.
As for the Hans camp. Awesome.
Best thing I've ever done. I got to be scared out of my mind and I learned way more than I ever had. We skied all kinds of steep stuff and they definitely didn't just push us mentally, we skied all day everyday till we were exhausted. It was awesome. Wish I could do it twice!
07-01-2012, 10:36 AM #14... jfost is really ignorant, he often just needs simple facts laid out for him...
07-01-2012, 10:16 PM #15Registered User
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Don't forget Boreal. Open til 9PM, you can go up after classes or work and still get a few hours of skiing in. If you like the park, this is definitely the choice."The mind, once expanded to the dimensions of larger ideas, never returns to its original size."
07-02-2012, 07:51 PM #16
Get a Rose pass to start and supplement that with a Snowbomb Card.
You'll get discounts at most of the rest of the hills in Tahoe. Heavenly was out of that last year though, so N* and the Wood may or may not be included next year. We'll see.
Oh, and if Rose is shut due to weather, most everything else will be too. They'll be some lifts open elsewhere, but not much."I knew in an instant that the three dollars I had spent on wine would not go to waste."
07-03-2012, 08:35 PM #17Registered User
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Phil is a little more balanced when it comes to describing the hills... I'm guessing an 18 year old chick from calaveras county would think n* was pretty fun and isn't a bro-ed out internet expert that is necessarily going to line-up on KT on big pow days. This isn't even a thread about bummin' in Tahoe. It's a chick going to school at Yoo-NeR.
07-03-2012, 11:03 PM #18
Other local Tahoe discounts: Homewood usually has cheap ticket days for passholders from other resorts (Sunday and Thursday, IIRC), and Diamond Peak does a similar deal.
07-04-2012, 07:53 AM #19
Have fun in Reno! It's good to have good ski options like you will.
07-05-2012, 02:04 AM #20
09-19-2012, 06:38 PM #21
Squaw/Alpine college pass yo!
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09-20-2012, 07:32 PM #22
09-20-2012, 10:39 PM #23
Nstar is the most wind sheltered and will turn when all else is closed from wind but that's it's only riding perk IMHO.
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09-21-2012, 09:04 AM #24
You are in a pretty awesome place to get some great skiing in while you go to school.
Squaw/Alpine for 389 would be tough to pass up. Two great mountains, with the Alpine option for when Squaw is a zoo.
Mt. Rose college pass in 199 currently, to that might be the call. Rose is one of the really underrated mountains out there, as many here will tell you."Have you ever seen a monk get wildly fucked by a bunch of teenage girls?" "No" "Then forget the monastery."
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09-21-2012, 07:03 PM #25
I'm a JONG and also not a local. I really liked Mt. Rose the couple of times I went there but having to take multiple lifts every time you want to lap the good stuff (chutes) might get old after a while. Tough to beat KT chair for easy laps of great terrain. I liked Alpine way more than Squaw.