Tahoe ?....calling CAHusky!

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Was checking the weather and looks like there might be a big storm coming in tue-Sat...thinking about coming out for a long weekend.

Haven't been in tahoe in over 20 years...Have stayed in S. Lake Tahoe and Incline Village past trips. Is S. Lake Tahoe still the place to stay? Or are we better off staying on the mtn to be sure we don't get snowed in and unable to reach the mtn?? I've only been there for spring conditions.

Also..is there a fav local forecast you like? This will be a miles trip, so I can still cancel if the storm peters out

Any advice/suggestions are appreciated

Thx in advance.
 

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Until CAHusky responds, I'll drop my $.02. I've stayed AirBnB in South Lake Tahoe and also on the mountain at the Village at Squaw before I had free lodging (at my son's place in North Lake Tahoe). I personally like the north and its an easy ride from Reno. I would check to see if there's any condos or houses that fit your bill on AirBnB or VRBO. I personally like Squaw/Alpine the best for above treeline skiing but there's a lot of people who like Heavenly or Kirkwood best. If you can't get close to the mountain, Truckee isn't that far a drive to the northern areas like Northstar or Squaw and should be cheaper. If budget's not a problem the RItz at Northstar is very nice!
 

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As to a weather app, my son turned me onto Dark Sky - which is supposedly hyper local weather.
 
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[QUOTE=" If budget's not a problem the RItz at Northstar is very nice![/QUOTE]

Thx...I checked the ritz and its 17k...yes, that is correct for 5 nights...

Didn't see an option to use points..
 

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[QUOTE=" If budget's not a problem the RItz at Northstar is very nice!
Thx...I checked the ritz and its 17k...yes, that is correct for 5 nights...

Didn't see an option to use points..[/QUOTE]
Its not THAT nice! Anything in the Olympic Village?
 
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I go to Tahoe almost every year and always stay in Incline Village or close by it, usually in an AirBnB, and would definitely recommend it over south shore. I usually ski at Mt. Rose, but check out the Liftopia app for pretty good info on conditions, how much snow, what's open, what's closed, etc. App also sometimes has deals on lift tickets.
 

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Was checking the weather and looks like there might be a big storm coming in tue-Sat...thinking about coming out for a long weekend.
Haven't been in tahoe in over 20 years...Have stayed in S. Lake Tahoe and Incline Village past trips. Is S. Lake Tahoe still the place to stay? Or are we better off staying on the mtn to be sure we don't get snowed in and unable to reach the mtn?? I've only been there for spring conditions.

Also..is there a fav local forecast you like? This will be a miles trip, so I can still cancel if the storm peters out

Any advice/suggestions are appreciated

Thx in advance.
@NJHusky

I'm a north shore guy so I would definitely recommend it over the south shore. Tahoe City, Truckee, Squaw Valley, Northstar and Incline are all great areas with Squaw & Northsar having a ton of lodging on or right next to the slopes.

That said, if you're looking for crazy night life, partying and gambling the south shore is the place for you. I'm not clear on which dates your coming to visit but if its next next weekend (January 19) you should be in good shape. Some decent snow totals expected this week and then clearing up next Saturday. Should be stellar conditions. My favorite ski forecast website is: Tahoe Daily Snow | Snow Forecast & Ski Report. For North Tahoe info this is the site: Plan the perfect Lake Tahoe vacation | Go Tahoe North

I'm not sure where someone found 5 nights at the Ritz-Carlton for 17k. I just looked and its "only" $1000 a night arriving on Friday 1/19 for 5 nights. I just saved you 12k! I would suggest looking in to Village at Squaw Valley , Resort at Squaw Creek , PlumpJack Squaw Valley Inn, Squaw Valley Lodge if you want to be in Squaw Valley. These are all great places, are ski in/out and are in or close to the Village at Squaw. Northstar is another great ski resort with a ton of lodging in the development. Northstar California. In Incline Village the Hyatt Regency is right on the lake and has a casino. It's only about 5 minutes from a cool local ski hill with amazing lake views called Diamond Peak but its a good 30 minutes from the big ski area of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar.

If you're looking for a small, more affordable place I would suggest in no particular order:
1. Basecamp Tahoe City
2. Mourelato's Lakeshore Resort
3. Cedar Glen Lodge

Once you figure out where you're staying/skiing let me know and I would be happy to give you some local tips on restaurants, bars, etc.
 
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