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  • #574611
    sneeky jesus
    106 Posts

    Hey everyone I’m flying into Reno on the 6th and looking to ride somewhere between there and Sacramento before the 9th. I’d like to find some people to ride with, but if thats not the case or if stability is an issue, are there any good areas for more mellow riding? Or maybe resorts to go to and resorts to definitely not go to?
    Thanks
    S. Jesus

    #638135
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    In between reno and sac there is a big pile of earth locally known as the sierra nevada. Just a short detour will bring you to a pretty big puddle referred to as the lake of the sky. right now snow depths are 15-25 feet, and growing by the day, so don’t believe it when you look at a map and it says california. check back as the dates get closer, someone will point you to the goods and/or ride with you.

    #638136
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    gimmie a shout, i may be around. going to Kali party that weekend though. i live in Reno

    #638137
    sneeky jesus
    106 Posts

    Thanks BG and fustercluck. How bout as far as resorts go?

    #638138
    BGnight
    1382 Posts

    Squaw or Alpine Meadows. Probably squaw if it hasn’t snowed in a while just to check it out. Alpine is best on sunny pow days when all their hikes are open. Ask me when you’re here and I can tell you which would be the most bang for the buck the day you go.

    #638139
    ehcarley
    411 Posts

    Go to Squaw Valley. Snow, no snow, just go. That place is so fucking cool.

    #638140
    sneeky jesus
    106 Posts

    How bout mt rose?

    #638141
    ehcarley
    411 Posts

    http://unofficialnetworks.com/2011/03/25/unofficial-daily-march-25-2011/

    Watch that video, tell me you don’t want to go to squaw.

    #638142
    seeknpow
    87 Posts

    did you see one snowboarder in that video, nope. go to the BC don’t bother with the resorts. it’s off the hook right now and only getting better.

    #638143
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Avoid the North Shore, its a shit show of tourists and traffic. Squaw is like disneyland on a pow day with 300 people lined up on KT. Go into the BC, isnt that why your on SB.com

    #638144
    fustercluck
    668 Posts

    @aksltxlt wrote:

    Avoid the North Shore, its a shit show of tourists and traffic.

    That’s what everyone on the North Shore says about south Lake. 😆 And there’s lots of tweekers down there.
    Yeah, Squaw gets crowded, but that’s because it’s one of the sickest ski areas in the country. However, Alpine is empty midweek, and isn’t bad on weekends, so pow usually gets baked by the sun before it’s all tracked. Kinda like lift accessed backcountry. And Rose is worthy on storm days, chutes often are open when Squaw and Alpine are shut down, and cheaper tix. And the backcountry is always good. 😉

    #638145
    sneeky jesus
    106 Posts

    Heck yeah I’d rather do bc than resort, but I don’t have much of a clue of where to start.

    #638146
    aksltxlt
    621 Posts

    Check out the top of MT Rose highway the pullouts and terrain are obvious and is a good place to start. I can ride everyday so If ITS GOOD im easy to convince to ride with :thumpsup:

    #638147
    sneeky jesus
    106 Posts

    Thanks for the advice everyone. Looks like its a bit of a shitshow out there right now though with warm temps up high and a lot of instability as well as a couple stormy/cloudy days this week. If it pans out like that then I’ll go with Alpine and Rose. Is Kirkwood any good on a storm day?

    #638148
    tiltedworld
    406 Posts

    Storm days you want to stay low and out of the storms. Typically the upper mountains at Squaw, Alpine, Sugar Bowl, etc. Will be closed dur to wind, let alone visibility.

    Go ride the trees at Homewood in a storm. Or Flatstar. Or Diamond Peak.

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