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    14/?? The OFFICIAL Tahoe Thread

    Welcome... Again!

    I have difficulties getting to TGR so this will probably be around a little longer than one season.

    Single posts are still not working so I will delete this feature from the links.




    Support Mag Projects First:

    Ski Logs ~jahroy~
    Unofficial Squaw ~UnofficialAndes~
    Unofficial Squaw Weather Beta ~Freshies~
    Unofficial Alpine ~gone2alpine~
    Unofficial Mt. Rose~gone2alpine~
    About Lake Tahoe ~powdork~
    powdork.com ~powdork~
    Match Stick Productions ~huckasoreass~
    Liftopia ~Evmo~
    The Weather ~213~
    Powdiction ~321~
    Snow Bunny Ski Freak ~Jim S~
    Slay The Gnar ~Skier666~
    Gear Burger ~gonzo~ <- Now out of commission... A prime example of “THE MAN” keeping us down!
    The Gnoll Credo A novel by Spats ~Spats~
    Patch Skiing ~Vets~
    Food/Treat Map One stop shopping! ~Consigliere~
    Arcade Apparel ~Alkasquawlik~
    Black Diamond Equipment
    PM Gear ~splat~



    Is there an East Side Thread that needs to be updated here?

    CA East Side BC Thread ~213~
    Eastern Sierras ~DrPete


    Just like last year, if you have suggestions, links, find bugs, or random thoughts let it flow. Hopefully this can become a useful tool that will only get better next year!

    08/09 Tahoe Thread
    09/10 Tahoe Thread
    10/11 Tahoe Thread
    11/12 Tahoe Thread
    13/14 Tahoe Thread


    Post 1: Quick links, Mag projects, NOAA radio, and announcements.

    Post 2: [SINGLE POST] Road conditions - Links, webcams, phone numbers and data

    Post 3: [SINGLE POST] WEATHER FORECASTS & SNOW CONDITIONS + BACKCOUNTRY INFO. Much info can be found here since details are important to the safety of BC skiers. If there is anything BC peeps want here let me know and it will be added.

    Post 4: [SINGLE POST] Tahoe CA/NV Resort Info - General resort info and 6 day forecasts here. More detailed snow condition info can be found in the BC info post.

    Post 5: [SINGLE POST] Arcade! - Internet Games

    Post 6: [SINGLE POST] SKI TOWN SNACKY TREATS (NORTH SIDE)

    Post 7: [SINGLE POST] SKI TOWN SNACKY TREATS (SOUTH SIDE)

    Post 8: [SINGLE POST] West Coast and Pacific Ocean maps and radar... All you can handle!


    *** Those who are interested can pour over the maps below, or you can get the NOAA Radio version of the weather forecast while you pinch your morning loaf! *** ~guermo~


    Or, short cut to the Weather Geek! ~The Dad~




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    ROAD CONDITIONS

    ~The Dad~
    www.beatthetraffic.com - good maps for Bay Area and SAC 'to

    http://www.geocities.com/dtmcbride/tahoe/i80-sn.html - The Guide to I-80 in the Sierra Nevada -- invaluable information about rest stops, gas stations, hotels, WiFi... you name it. I print out a copy and keep it in a binder in the car.


    ~Skis4Fun~

    WebCam Quick Links:

    Sierra Vision You Pick 'ems
    Tahoetopiea You Pick 'ems
    Truckee I-80 You Pick 'ems
    Sunnyside Resort
    Tahoe City


    TRAFFIC / ROAD CONDITIONS

    California DOT 800-427-7623 (800-GAS-ROAD) or 916-445-7623

    Nevada DOT - Highway Controls Summary 511 or 877-687-6237 (877-NVROADS)
    http://safetravelusa.com/nv/text.pl?file=controls

    CalTrans California Highway Condition Report hourly all highways summarized (California DOT) www.dot.ca.gov/hq/roadinfo/Hourly

    CalTrans - Lake Tahoe Region Conditions www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roadlt

    CalTrans Chain Control - Chain On/Off Areas CalTrans D3 Maintenance (location, elevation, distance) http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departme...ChainOnOff.pdf
    www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/



    ACCIDENTS
    California Highway Patrol - Traffic Incident Page (select area - Truckee, Sacramento, Bishop, etc.)


    Nevada Highway Patrol - Current Road Closures and Incidents



    WEBCAMS

    Magnifeye CalTrans & Resort cams

    SierraVisions - Sierra Nevada Webcams

    Tahoetopia - Lake Tahoe Web Cams

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    WEATHER FORECASTS & SNOW CONDITIONS + BACKCOUNTRY INFO

    SNOTEL Data: ~ja_surf~
    Carson Pass
    Heavenly
    Echo Peak
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Squaw Granite Chief
    Mt. Rose


    WEATHER & SNOW CONDITIONS ~Skis4Fun~

    Sierra Avalanche Center - Today's Advisory often includes percent water content during storms 530-587-2158

    Dweeb Report (Howard Sheckter) includes long term forecast

    Tahoe Weather Discussion

    http://weatherclimatelink.blogspot.c... term forecast

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Reno)

    NWS Reno Tahoe forecast 775-673-8130

    NWS - Area Forecast Discussion (Sacramento)

    NWS - HPC Hydrometric Prediction Center - 5 day precipitation qpf

    NRCS National Resources Conservation Service - National Weather & Climate Center - California SNOTEL Sites

    MesoWest Station Interface - (data varies by sensor but may include precipitation accumulated; snow water in; Max & min - wind speed, wind gust, temp; etc.) Nearby Stations (Sensors - usually hourly readings) by radius Univ UT Dept Meteorology (50 mile radius from Squaw Valley, choose preferred Region & then Product - Station Locations, select station from map & then select Nearby Stations)

    Squaw Valley SQWC1 8200 ft

    Carson Pass CXSC1 8500 ft


    CDEC sites ~mmcpheet~

    North Tahoe:
    Ward Creek (Alpine Sherwood side)
    Squaw Valley Gold Coast
    Tahoe City Cross

    I80 Westslope:
    Meadow Lake (North of I80 westslope 7200)
    Huysink (South of I80 westslope 6600)
    Blue Canyon (I80 westslope 5280)
    Lake Spaulding (I80 westslope 5150)


    South Tahoe/West Shore:
    Echo Peak 5 (North of 50 near Upper Echo Lake)
    Fallen Leaf Lake
    Rubicon Peak 2
    Lake Lois (Desolation NW of Dicks/Jacks)
    Heavenly Valley
    Hagans Meadow (West of Freel Peak)
    Horse Meadow (South of Freel Peak)

    50 westslope:
    Forni Ridge (North of 50 7600)
    Alpha (North of 50 7600)

    Towards Kirkwood:
    Schneiders (between Sierra @ Tahoe and Kirkwood)
    Carson Pass
    Forestdale Creek
    Caples Lake
    Silver Lake
    Mud Lake

    Smile Backcountry Info

    A few corrections/additions:

    BACKCOUNTRY / SIDECOUNTRY INFO ~Skis4Fun~

    Chilling Avalanche Burial & Rescue POV Video and informative written commentary (at vimeo website) by Chappy
    "Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska"
    "He was only buried for 4 and a half minutes which is incredibly short."
    "In the time that he's buried, you can hear his breathing already accelerate. The ruffling noise back and forth is his chest rising and falling and the noise that his jacket makes. The intermittent whimpering noise you hear is him trying to swallow and get some air since the avalung wasn't fully in his mouth and instead just to the corner of his mouth." - by Chappy
    "Respect Mother Nature for sure. Learn from this." - by Chappy




    A Dozen More Turns - An Avalanche on Mt Nemesis in Centennial Mountains, MT by Amber Seyler (aka Chomper13 on TGR)
    “The film powerfully depicts how their pursuit of powder and desire to eek out a few extra turns ends up costing one man his life, while his best friend loses a leg in the accident. Backcountry skiing, avalanches and how the "human factor" - non-scientific, emotionally-spurred miscalculations - can have dire consequences.”
    "If one person is uncomfortable, that's a group decision. - by Sam Kavanaugh in A Dozen More Turns"
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3

    Accident Report from Mt Nemesis in Centennial Mountains January 1, 2005
    http://web.archive.org/web/200712092...p3?OID=5337213

    Sam Kavanaugh’s perspective 5 years after A Dozen More Turns
    “The mountains and the solitude of the backcountry remain a passionate place for me. Few things leave me feeling more alive; yet I am all too aware of the mountain’s ability to take a life and change others in very difficult ways. Get out there and earn some fresh tracks this season, but leave the powder blinders at home. Evaluate each slope, constantly observe your surroundings, and respect nature’s power.”
    http://www.backcountryaccess.com/200...en-more-turns/


    http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/rev/avalanche/
    When the "Forecasts" tab is open, click "Snow Level Forecasts." Really cool charts that show whether the snow level is likely to dip below the passes in the near future. ~LightRanger~ - Sorry I cannot imbed from where I am because the pages won't open - TMRF

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    SKI TOWN TREATS AND GRINDS (NORTH)

    This post is for the secret spots you like to eat. I hate McD and the like so I'm going to start sharing my favorite places to eat and drink so perhaps it helps someone out like me. If you have a spot map it and post it. I will include it here.

    RENO:
    Los 4 Vientos: Awesome Mexican food. Brush up on your Spanish because English won't get you any food.

    Naan and Kabab: Mediteranian food. Pretty fkn good, and if you get there between 4pm and 6pm they have a two for one special.

    Ceol: Sweet laid back Irish bar. The owner is Ron from the Mt. Rose bar and he did a good job making a fun place to chill.

    Nicks Greek Deli: Literally Mom & possibly another Mom. Killer food, and great portions. I recommend the Gyro plate! Is everything Greek named Nick's?

    CraftA beer store and pour house with a large walk-in cooler with over a 100 beers to choose from. They usually have some good wines at the bar, plus they let you bring in your own food and have a cigar bench outsite. ~dookey67

    INCLINE:
    Austins, good down home cooking. ~unpossible~

    Ts Mesquite Rotisserie, no description given, but I am going to guess there is some sort of BBQ element involved... ~unpossible~

    IV Coffee Lab Phancee Coffee ~AKbruin~

    Chuck Wagon Great breakfast burritos (made by carnies?) ~AKbruin~

    NORTH LAKE TAHOE:
    -King's Beach
    Jasons Salad bar == YUM! ~Jim S~ <- This link is a little frigged up, and I can't fix it; but you want Jason's on the beach.

    Caliente Mexican food, with that comes MARGARITAS!

    Hiro Sushi Friday night all you can eat at the Sushi Bar only ~deuce~

    Char Pit Good Burger, fries and milkshakes(that bring all the boyz to the yard...wait?what? we're not doing that anymore? ~deuce~

    TRUCKEE:
    Tacos Jalisco ~bodywhomper~

    Squeeze In Gets a lot of tourists (real ones that only come up once a year and HAVE to go to this place they heard about) but the breakfast is solid. You like omelets...they like making omelets. ~deuce~

    Bill's Rotisserie Bill's Rotisserie $5 tri-tip sando is a winner and so is everything else! ~gone2alpine

    Pianeta "Date Nigh" Located in Old Town. Run by a husband/wife team who can usually be found behind the bar/manning the hostess station, respectively. Nouveau Truckee Italian. Request to sit "downstairs" or at the bar in lieu of upstairs. ~dookey67

    Java Sushi I'm a bit of a self-proclaimed sushi snob and haven't really found any places on par with what you can get in SF or LA or NY or London, but I've become rather fond of Java, which is located next to the DMV (and next to the rotisserie that G2A mentioned). They have a solid All-You-Can-Eat menu, they smoke their own trout for sashimi and nigiri, and they have a pretty extensive vegetarian selection of rolls for those who can't get with gills and fins. ~dookey67
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    SKI TOWN TREATS AND GRINDS (SOUTH)

    This post is for the secret spots you like to eat. I hate McD and the like so I'm going to start sharing my favorite places to eat and drink so perhaps it helps someone out like me. If you have a spot map it and post it. I will include it here.

    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE:
    Artemis greek restaurant in SLT. Place has absolutley amazing food & it's Greek & not named Nick's. Try the venison burger. ~Nuthon~

    *CLOSED* Burger Lounge It's all about the hangover helper. ~Nuthon~

    Turn 3 Always a good local spot for a cocktail. $3.50 bloodymary's with a beer back all day sunday, every sunday of the year. All football games & Nascar if your into that. ~Nuthon~

    Divided Sky in Meyers for cocktails as soon as your into town. ~Nuthon~

    The Brewery Pub, pizza, wings, and beer... What else do you need? EDIT: The beer is probably better than Freshies

    Freshies good California food menu and PLINY THE ELDER ON TAP - probably the best beer on tap in the entire Tahoe area (okay I don't know shit about North Lake pubs/bars). ~SchralphMacchio~

    Brothers Burrito House ~bodywhomper~

    Orchid Thai Solid Thai food ~deuce~

    Red Hut Waffle Shop ~deuce~

    Izzy's Burger Spa Good Burgers ~deuce~

    Riva Grill I would add riva grill to south lake tahoe eats great views on the lake and the food is pretty good also. ~SkiCougar

    Taqueria Jimenez $1 tacos. Cheapest eats downtown and actually good. Less than two blocks from the gondola. ~Spats

    Sushi Pier All you can eat. Delicious, fresh, good quality fish. $3 locals discount and lunch price lasts until 3PM. Sit at the bar or service can be spotty. Very busy at peak dinner hours, so come early. ~Spats

    Latin Soul Everything from huge $2 fish tacos to burritos to arepas to high-dollar South American entrees. Tasty free chips and salsa. In the basement of the Lakeside. ~Spats

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    WEATHER MAPS


    Loops:
    University of Washington Maps

    What's coming:
    Powder Watch

    NOAA Satellite IR Images (These are HUDGE pics so I just linked them): ~POWPIG~

    1) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Near Pacific
    2) 00Z GOES IR Satellite Image, Broad Pacific

    Maps:













    Infrared Loop:


    Water Vapor Loop:


    (click images for the pages you can see these maps in motion... and the stills should update themselves too!)









    Precipitation Forecast:







    5 Day Precip Forecast:
    ~SCUTSKI~







    Temperature Forecast:



    Inches of Water Expected:
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_IQLvcpWBM9...h/untitled.bmp ~woodsskier~
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    I realize there is not much hope for a bullfighting forum. I understand that most of you would prefer to discuss the ingredients of jacket fabrics than the ingredients of a brave man. I know nothing of the former. But the latter is made of courage, and skill, and grace in the presence of the possibility of death. If someone could make a jacket of those three things it would no doubt be the most popular and prized item in all of your closets.

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    You forgot Timy and Kip

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    Will add soon. I also see that CR is not there any longer. Will fix soon.
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    Exactly one year later to the day - points for consistency.

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    I'm ready for some snow.
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
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    ((. That's worth living for.
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    Does anyone have a ski lease set up? I have a house that looks good by the Y in South Lake Tahoe with a 2 bunk bed room and two more beds (6beds) and just need more committed people to set it up for a full season.

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    I thank the all and powerful RF for setting up the thread again.

    There may be an adjustment needed for grubs in Truckee. Previously Bill's was the place for a a cheap tri-tip sandwich or burrito in Truckee. Since that recommendation was made, two things have happened. Sergio, formerly of Bills has set up his own clone restaurant with the same menu over near the DMV. Technically, the place is called the Golden Rotisserie. The main signage in the mini-mall still says El Sancho. The reality is everyone I know just calls it Sergio's. The second thing is that Bill is never around at Bills anymore and the quality has gotten sketchy. Sergio is always there at Sergio's and the quality is much more reliable.
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    Posting because I can't find the subscribe button in this god awful new forum UI.

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    A couple more recs for Incline:

    IV Coffee Lab: Fancy coffee
    Chuck Wagon: Great breakfast burritos (made by carnies?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by unpossible View Post
    Posting because I can't find the subscribe button in this god awful new forum UI.
    I had trouble finding it. It's just above the first post and says "thread tools" with a drop box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKbruin View Post
    A couple more recs for Incline:

    IV Coffee Lab: Fancy coffee
    Chuck Wagon: Great breakfast burritos (made by carnies?)
    IV coffee lab makes you feel at home. Great people!

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    Posting to not have page one load on my phone again. Holy cow that took long. I think it has since started to snow.

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    Not sure what happened to the Tahoe City grub/bar listings, but I've become a fan of Tahoe Mountain Brew Co - they have a pretty tasty double IPA.

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    Wicked.
    Good place to post this:
    Even sometimes when I'm snowboarding I'm like "Hey I'm snowboarding! Because I suck dick, I'm snowboarding!" --Dan Savage

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    Some north shore food shout outs:
    Tahoe central market. New player in kings beach. Decent to good deli, coffee and hard cider on tap! also good selection of organic produce and, unlike Safeway, no lines :-)

    Mellow fellow at the Nevada border in Brockway. A butt load of taps and also sausage (on the menu and in the crowd). Totally chill place to do your drinking and play pub games.
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