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Go to Heavenly and spend the entire day there without skiing a single trail. Heavenly is all about off piste. You can get from one side of the mountain to the other without skiing on any marked trails. The place is amazing if you know how to get around it. My advice is find someone who knows what they are doing and where to ski there and follow them. There are so many hidden places to go it is amazing. If you avoid the trails at Heavenly it is one of the best places you will ever ski.
What am I missing? I see more snow in the forecast.This next storm system is why I always said you really need to do the last minute thing when booking to tahoe. The base there will remain strong but the surface conditions are about to nosedive at most areas. Higher elevations maybe spared?
Mammoth will likely do well.
Figured I’d reply again because as it turns out we’ll be going to Reno and Mammoth for spring break after seeing how much snow they’ve been getting.
JFK has direct service to Reno on JetBlue. We’re flying out Sunday evening Apr 14th. Will stay Sunday and Monday in Reno at Harrahs, ski mt rose Monday then head to Mammoth on Tuesday. Will decide whether to ski or just drive Tuesday when we’re out there. The ride from a Reno to Mammoth is only about 3 hours, not the 4.5 I mentioned earlier....it’s shorter than I remember!
The flight was $371 the other day, now it was $412 when I booked this morning. Using chase sapphire points so it’ll be free. That price includes one checked bag. What my wife and I do is take one large suitcase with both of our clothes, and a ski bag that fits 2 pairs, so we each have one checked bag. The transpacks with boots are the carry on. Boots come out on the plane and are our “personal items” because the transpack with boots in it won’t fit in the compartment but fits fine with no boots.
Will stay in Mammoth probably at an Airbnb from tues-Friday nights, then head back to Reno Saturday evening for the flight back. Looks like there is and will be lots of options for places to stay.
Sadly, it's straight up pouring here in Tahoe since 10am, and I'm at 8400 feet. Hoping for some new snow next week as now our snowpack is a wet, unstable mess.