Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Tips on where to go from Reno Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total) Author Posts March 24, 2011 at 2:39 am #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 March 24, 2011 at 3:31 am #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. March 24, 2011 at 3:45 am #638136 BGnight 1382 Posts gimmie a shout, i may be around. going to Kali party that weekend though. i live in Reno March 29, 2011 at 12:22 am #638137 sneeky jesus 106 Posts Thanks BG and fustercluck. How bout as far as resorts go? March 29, 2011 at 6:01 am #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. March 29, 2011 at 7:59 pm #638139 ehcarley 411 Posts Go to Squaw Valley. Snow, no snow, just go. That place is so fucking cool. March 30, 2011 at 2:15 am #638140 sneeky jesus 106 Posts How bout mt rose? March 30, 2011 at 2:54 am #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. March 30, 2011 at 3:55 am #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. March 30, 2011 at 4:25 am #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 March 31, 2011 at 2:13 am #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. 😉 March 31, 2011 at 11:57 pm #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. April 1, 2011 at 1:00 am #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: April 4, 2011 at 3:29 am #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? April 4, 2011 at 4:03 am #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. Viewing 15 posts - 1 through 15 (of 15 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.