I visited Squaw on a cloudy day, so the flat light kept things on edge, but it has lots to offer. Take the tram for the view. Squaw was $62 mid-week. Park over by the second chair from the left--at the Learning Center building--and you can walk to the chair with full mountain access.
For housing options, we stayed in the Tahoe/Donner area just outside Truckee. A house was $1200 for a week and slept eight. See the website at www.vrbo.com for places. The older part of Truckee was nice, but it's no Park City. Still, a couple of gallery/artisans and lots of eateries are around. The Bar of America and the Mexican joint around the corner on the side street were good. There's tourist info at the train station. The Truckee Diner was okay for breakfast (the diner is originally from West Chester, PA, and moved cross-country).
Truckee is only 40 minutes from Reno, if you gamble, but otherwise I thought it was a dump. From the airport to Truckee is only 45 minutes on Rt 80--rent a 4-wheel-drive to avoid chains issue. You will need it, as roads, even on nice days, start out slippery. Spend the money to avoid the weather-related problems. There are lots of websites for Tahoe travel info.
The best part of staying in the Truckee area is access to six to eight resorts, easy access off Rt 80 from Reno, and a view that will last a lifetime. You have never seen the color blue until you have been to Tahoe on a bluebird day. Be safe--ski hard and enjoy.
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by Sixxxfeet of Fresh
March 14, 2005
From journal March Madness
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February 14, 2005
From journal Super Bowl in Tahoe
by Joe Perkins
January 12, 2005
Instead of a chair-type lift, Coppervale offers a pomas lift, a bar that you hold onto up the hill with a circular metal plate below to rest your behind on. It is a challenge at first getting acclimated, but everyone gets the hang of it after one or two tries. If you need a place to stay, check out www.almanorvacations.com.
From journal Why not try Coppervale in the Lake Almanor area?
December 9, 2004
From journal Sunday Trip to Alpine
March 3, 2001
From journal Playing and Dining Around the North Shore