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Swish! Swish! Stupid Sexy Flanders!

I get to go skiing for the first time ever. Yay! So excited! We'll be driving up to Squaw Valley Superbowl weekend and I have no idea what to expect. Specific questions inside, but all amounts of questions I don't even know to ask exist, so all advice on how to make my ski trip awesome welcome! [more inside]
posted by dame on Jan 14, 2014 - 32 answers

No Snow Tahoe

On Dec 26, my sister and I, and 6 teenage boys (children, nephews, and friends) are going to Squaw Valley, California, near Lake Tahoe. The plan, of course, was a great ski vacation. But now we are looking at nearly no snow. So, what else can we do? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Dec 22, 2013 - 10 answers

Where can a new skier go on a day trip near San Francisco?

I just went skiing for the first time in Colorado with some friends and loved it. Now that I'm back in the Bay Area, where can I go skiing that's beginner friendly and close enough to make it a day trip? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jan 31, 2013 - 8 answers

What happens when a ski resort closes for the season?

How do they shut/close ski resorts for the season? [more inside]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on May 14, 2012 - 13 answers

Tahoe winter activities

What can I do in Tahoe/Truckee/Northstar with kids (6-9 year olds) in the winter if there's no snow? [more inside]
posted by lex mercatoria on Jan 6, 2012 - 6 answers

Where is the snow?

Where can I take the kids to play in the snow tomorrow? We're at Incline Village, North Lake Tahoe, but there doesn't seem to be any snow around here!
posted by Etaoin Shrdlu on Dec 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Tally ho to Tahoe

What shall we do in Lake Tahoe next week? [more inside]
posted by UMDirector on Aug 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Sloan, Jim. "Render Safe." Reno Gazette-Journal ???: ???-???.

Does anyone know how I can get this article from the Reno Gazette-Journal about the Harvey's Lake Tahoe bombing, for free? You can access the depreciated site here, but the links and images are all dead. I searched on their archives, but it looks like you need to buy all the parts of the article separately.
posted by jstef on Dec 16, 2010 - 5 answers

On the Road Again. Woof.

We are off to Lake Tahoe this weekend and we're bringing our dogs. Does the green have any tips or experience for the long drive (3 hours) or secret canine friendly haunts on the south shore? We thank you as do the puppies.
posted by duckus on Oct 1, 2010 - 8 answers

Do you know the way from San Jose?

Heading to Milpitas Monday with my husband. Next Friday afternoon, we're planning to drive up to South Lake Tahoe, where we have a hotel, and then explore the Yosemite area Saturday and Sunday before driving back Sunday evening. Doable? Suggestions, recommendations? And what clothes should I bring--I want to pack one bag and get the most wear out of it for the entire week.
posted by misha on Jun 18, 2010 - 9 answers

What to do near Nevada City, CA?

I'm going to be in Nevada City, California for work next week, and I'm planning to add on an extra personal day or two to the trip. What town to stay in for the personal day to best enable fun activities, and what to do? [more inside]
posted by soleiluna on Jun 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Snow in late May. What global warming?

Help salvage my family's trip to Reno/Tahoe this weekend! [more inside]
posted by ardent on May 20, 2010 - 11 answers

How to reliably rent an AWD vehicle when flying to the Tahoe area?

I'll be regularly flying in to ski near N. Lake Tahoe this winter. Which airport should I fly into and which rental agency should I use to be most assured of getting an AWD vehicle? [more inside]
posted by brain on Oct 23, 2009 - 4 answers

Chevy Tahoe Maintance

ChevyTahoeFilter: I just passed 100k miles on my 01 chevy tahoe. There are various little issues like alignment, some wierd noises, belts need to be replaced, brakes, etc.. I never got the 90k mile checkup and it goes without saying that i havent got the 100 mile checkup either. Where do you recommend i take my vehicle to have this done? I can go to the dealership but im paying a huge premium there, do you recommend any other places that do these checkups? FYI....Im in the Dallas Tx area, specifically north Dallas.
posted by flipmiester99 on Aug 6, 2009 - 6 answers

Best Tahoe resort for snowshoeing and snowboarding?

I'm looking for a resort in Tahoe that has both (a) good beginner snowboarding trails and (b) snowshoe trails. Nice to haves: group snowshoe outings and snowshoe rentals.
posted by benzenedream on Feb 18, 2009 - 5 answers

need to find a small tahoe rental

i'm looking for a nice cottage or similar in tahoe to rent, for just me and my girl for Christmas. [more inside]
posted by jimjam on Dec 17, 2008 - 5 answers

Help us have fun at Lake Tahoe!

What should a gaggle of people of varying ages do in Lake Tahoe this summer? [more inside]
posted by oreonax on Oct 22, 2008 - 10 answers

Tips for driving from Mountain View to South Tahoe

What's the fastest way to South Tahoe from Mountain View this afternoon? [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Feb 8, 2008 - 3 answers

Skiing in Tahoe for beginners

Where's the best place for skiing in the Reno/Tahoe area for a bunch of beginners? Is it crazy to go (for a day) during the week of Christmas? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Dec 7, 2007 - 17 answers

SF To Tahoe: ideal used auto?

Need to get from SF to Tahoe to snowboard on a regular basis: recommendations for a relatively affordable used car to handle the snow/ice? [more inside]
posted by soda pop on Oct 8, 2007 - 14 answers

Tahoe Apartment Living

Lake Tahoe Living: Possibly moving to north-shore of Lake Tahoe. What are the cheapest options available for apartment living up there? [more inside]
posted by rlef98 on Jun 14, 2007 - 2 answers

Where to stay in Lake Tahoe?

Looking for the best places to stay in Tahoe the first week in August. [more inside]
posted by Inkoate on Jun 7, 2007 - 4 answers

Advice for living in Lake Tahoe for Ski Season 2006-07

Living in Lake Tahoe(!) My sister-in-law has a chance to live out in Lake Tahoe for the ski season. She'll be working, either on a mountain or off, but she doesn't have a job lined up yet. My question (after a chat with her) is about where she might want to live. Been to Tahoe? Lived there? Help a recent college grad have a blast. [more inside]
posted by zpousman on Sep 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Mother Nature

Where can I go car camping with my arthritic mother-in-law near Lake Tahoe? [more inside]
posted by billtron on Aug 21, 2006 - 3 answers

When to leave for Tahoe?

We're going from SF to Tahoe tonight but can't leave until 4:30 p.m. or so. Should we even bother leaving ASAP or should we just wait? [more inside]
posted by epugachev on Mar 31, 2006 - 17 answers

Lodging in North Lake Tahoe?

Myself and three friends are going skiing at Squaw Valley next weekend and we're looking for a place to stay. We're flexible, but we'd like something cheap, close to Squaw, and preferably with internet access. Any recommendations?
posted by pombe on Feb 23, 2006 - 5 answers

Where to stay with kids in Tahoe?

Inexpensive, kid-friendly, currently snowy places to stay in the Lake Tahoe area? Bonus points for rustic/cabin/B&B atmosphere!
posted by harmfulray on Jan 1, 2006 - 8 answers

American West road trip

A buddy and I are going on a road trip starting the 28th of December for 8 days. Our first destination is the Grand Canyon but after that, who knows. Being the anal retentive that I am, I sort of plotted out a route that took us from the GC to Zion then Bryce then Salt Lake City then across upper Nevada to Tahoe. I was wondering, is this too ambitious? Are there cooler things to see or places to visit? How about places to avoid?
posted by inviolable on Dec 18, 2003 - 10 answers

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