Lake Tahoe Journals

Snowboard The Four Major Resorts

A December 2000 trip to Lake Tahoe by Iwent

Chris snowboarding Photo, Lake Tahoe, California More Photos
Quote: The terrain delivers beginner to advanced challenges. The conditions were everything from powder to ice. The views were exceptional, and the skiing affordable.

Snowboard The Four Major Resorts

Overview

Hot Tub at Hotel Photo, Lake Tahoe, California
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Ski, Ski, Ski! There are four great places; Heavenly (NEW Gondola), Sierra at Tahoe, Kirkwood and Northstar-at-Tahoe.Quick Tips: Plan ahead to ski at each resort. You'll have more fun. Yu can save money by purchasing three day tickets at one location, but it is more fun to go to all. The prices vary from - per person adult (there are various prices for children and juniors). Use your own equipment if you have it, but renting is fairly inexpensive. I recommend renting equipment for the duration from one place. You'll get a better price. Bring extra gloves, hats and snow clothing. You will pay an arm and a leg at the resorts for replacement items.Best Way To Get Aro...Read More
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The rooms were old, but clean. The heater worked great! There was a breakfast buffet included in the price of the room; there was also a spa.

The breakfast buffet offered danish, eggs, sausages, bacon, pancakes, coffee, juice and cereals.

There were bus stops in front of the hotel to all the local ski resorts and the casinos were within walking distance.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Lake Tahoe Inn
4110 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
Lake Tahoe, California
(530) 541-2010

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A quick place for lunch. It is very eclectic and common but the kids like the rock and roll atmosphere. They sell souvenirs at the counter. A no fuss lunch menu that fills you up and provides reasonable prices.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Hard Rock Cafe Lake Tahoe at Harvey's Resort Hotel/Casino
18 Highway 50
Stateline, Nevada 89449
(775) 588-6200

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Attraction | "Kirkwood"

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This is a four season resort. There are plenty of shops, cafes and fine dining tochoose from. The terrain is world class and is the best dollar for dollar ski runs.

Skiers enjoy amazingly perfect conditions, runs for all levels. This place is huge! The base elevation is 7,800 feet with a verticle rise of 2,000.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Kirkwood Mountain Resort
1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive
Kirkwood, California 95646
(970) 496-4475

Sierra at Tahoe

Attraction

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The slopes were very people friendly. This is a very family oriented place. Every one including beginners can ride up to the top, then they can choose a run best suited to their skill level.

There are 46 trails and 10 lifts. There are some very challenging bump trails- definitely scary! Snowboarders are welcome and share the slopes with skiiers.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Sierra at Tahoe
1111 Sierra at Tahoe Road
Twin Bridges, California 97535
+1 530 659 7453

Heavenly Ski Resort

Attraction | "Heavenly"

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It is magnificent! The location is central to all the casinos and the photo opportunites are magical! The gondola saves time and gets you on the slopes faster. The crowds are friendly and offer lots of conversation. Bundle up, it gets cold at the top!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Heavenly Ski Resort
Highway 50 at Ski Run Blvd
Stateline, California 89449
+1 775 586 7000

Northstar-at-Tahoe

Attraction | "Northstar at Tahoe"

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It is a fast course, good condition due to adequate grooming and the courses are about 25% beginner, 50% intermediate and 25% advanced.

There is lodging and a member owned vacation resort. There are restaurants, bars and a retail center.

A great offer is the Parents predicament lift ticket; it affords parents the time to share day care and still ski. It is interchangeable between moms and dads.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 15, 2001

Northstar-at-Tahoe
Highway 267 at Northstar Drive
Truckee, California 96160
+1 530 562 1010