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    I'm visiting my brother out in Nevada in February, he plans on taking me to Lake Tahoe to go snow boarding for a few days. I've never been skiing or snow boarding.. What should I expect? I think I have fairly good balance, but from what I hear, first-timers eat snow more often than not. Any tips??

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    There's good news and bad news. If you're just learning snow boarding, you're going to fall backwards quite often, hitting the back of your head on the snow. The good news is that Tahoe has lots of powder.

    Tahoe is killer in both the summer and winter. Golf, hiking, and the beach in the summer, and skiing/snowboarding in the winter. Gambling all year round, as long as you are on the Nevada side of the lake.
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    Before, during and after



    especially after

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    I went last year and on one day (Mt Rose), the weather was the worst I have ever seen. I was really worried about being blown off the ski lift. You couldn't see anything and the snow was blowing hard horizontally. I heard from someone who went to Heavenly that it was even worse and she went for days in a row. We had good skiing at Northstar

    also they check for chains on the way there, so unless your brother is used to doing this, you should buy your tickets at a reno casino - the mountains send free buses by to get you there and back. Makes it easier.

    If you ski, just think of keeping your toes pointed in and your heels out. It slows you down (and can be used as beginner's way of stopping) and to turn, you put more weight on the inside blade of the opposite foot. And go back and forth on the mountain to slow down rather than constantly digging in.
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    And go back and forth on the mountain to slow down rather than constantly digging in.

    Nearly impossible if your weight is over the front of your skis. If you have a pair of old sliding pads from basball, wear them until your hips get accustomed to the pounding.
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    Enjoy yourself!


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    I lived in the Bay area for 4 years. We drove 3 hours to Tahoe every weekend in the winter. Then you could come home and go to the beach in Santa Cruz the next day. Why did I move again?

    I would recomend Heavenly Valley. Very big and has slopes for all stages of experience. It is in downtown Tahoe. Stay away from Kirkwood as it is a killer. I went to that one once with some experts and we head up the lift. Get to the top and there ws 5 trails down but each was a black run with a minimum of a 30 ft jump to start. I threw my ski's over the cliff and jumped.
    Squaw Valley on the north end of the lake is an unbelievable drive up the west side of the lake and the scenery from the top of Squaw is breathtaking.

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    Cool, I talked to my brother today and he sad something about Northstar. I'll mention Heavenly Valley and I'll see if we can check it out. Thanks for the advice..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Shirtaugh View Post
    Cool, I talked to my brother today and he sad something about Northstar. I'll mention Heavenly Valley and I'll see if we can check it out. Thanks for the advice..
    You know what is really going to get to you? You will be falling down a lot, feeling totally non-functional, and you will see little four year olds just flying down the mountain.

    Other than that the first day is frustrating but you should be good to go by the second day.
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