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Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 1:24 PM Reply   
As I said in an earlier thread, Im moving back to Truckee.

Just curious what other WW'ers can be found around the area and where they ride at (for snow).
Old    Mark Riley (madchild1)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-27-2006, 2:43 PM Reply   
i can't remember too much about the mountains, it's been a few years. i do recall vividly that i REALLY disliked squaw. i thought it was WAAAYY overrated.
Old    Miguel (migs)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-27-2006, 2:47 PM Reply   
NStar!!!!!
Park is always RIDICULOUS
Tree riding back side - fantastic
lookout Mountain - always empty
Old    Pete Mann (juiced4ever)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-27-2006, 2:55 PM Reply   
You will see me poking around town. In the winter i ride alot of Alpine Meadows. Cheap season pass for weekday riders. But hit me up when you move. Always down to meet more people around here.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 3:02 PM Reply   
Last winter I lived there and had a season pass to Alpine Meadows, NSTAR, and Boreal.

Nstar was cool for park during the week, but the weekends forget it. The park is good, the mountain blows.

Boreals park rocks.

Alpine Meadows is where I went for both park and mountain......On the weekends you dont even wait in line for more than 5-10 minutes at Alpine, ever, even on a bluebird powder day. Plus if you are into the biggest jumps in Tahoe that is where they are found.

Squaw I went to one day with a local, pretty much amazed by the mountain, but 1799 for a season pass? OUCH.

I basically get my Alpine, Nstar, and Boreal pass for less, so I think that is what I will do again this year.
Old    AnT (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-27-2006, 4:31 PM Reply   
Miguel's got it. Northstar.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-27-2006, 5:03 PM Reply   
Northstar is a little too flat for the big powder days.

4 feet + = hiking.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 5:20 PM Reply   
LOL. Aint that the truth, it aint called flatstar for nothing, and their jumps need a bit of work, the jibs are fun though.
Old    NW (nate138)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-27-2006, 5:24 PM Reply   
Mike
Make the drive to kirkwood. It's well worth it.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 5:25 PM Reply   
Kwood is on my agenda this year no doubt.

Have you been to Alpine?
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-27-2006, 6:19 PM Reply   
Alpine is dope. Nice and steep. Great terrain off to the side that you can hike and built hits too.

Kirkwood gets the most snow, and the face is damn steep.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 7:20 PM Reply   
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Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 7:20 PM Reply   
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Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-27-2006, 7:21 PM Reply   
View of Lake Tahoe from the top of Summit Six at Alpine Meadows, and a view of the perfect park at Alpine.
Old    NW (nate138)      Join Date: Aug 2006       09-27-2006, 8:42 PM Reply   
Alpine is a top 3 for me. Don't forget to give Mt. Rose love either.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-27-2006, 10:01 PM Reply   
i get free passes to squaw so hopefully i'll get to head up there this winter.
Old     (attila916)      Join Date: Oct 2005       09-27-2006, 10:34 PM Reply   
I am in the garage waxing away...
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 7:03 AM Reply   
That last pic is out of bounds, although it does get poached.......that is some gnarly stuff.

The fingers are cool too.

I hiked the chief last year, the one and only time I was taken to squaw by a local legend.

Im still considering getting a squaw pass this year, but damn, 1799.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-28-2006, 7:15 AM Reply   
That's way to much dough. You have to ride 30 days to start saving money.

How much is an Alpine pass?
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 7:33 AM Reply   
Alpine is 699-899 depending on when you buy it.

I know I know, Kwood=299.

I break 100 days a year though.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-28-2006, 7:53 AM Reply   
The northside is the only area still embracing the huge fees for passes with the exception of Nstar, which is owned by the same company as Sierra@tahoe.

Even Heavenly is 300-400 bucks.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 8:06 AM Reply   
Yes, and thats why NSTAR has 40 minute lift lines on the weekends, while Alpine has 5 minute lines.

For that reason alone its worth it to me.

I hear that heavenly is crowded too.

I made it to sierra last year, nice park.....didnt see much of the mountain, crowds werent bad, I would go back.

Kwood is on my hit list, Heavenly is not ( I was a Vail Resorts employee in CO for awhile ).

Last year I spent 699 for Alpine unlimited.

199 for Boreal unlimited.

and 349 for Nstar and Sierra unlimited.

Four resorts for 500 bucks less than just squaw, I think that is what I will do again this year.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 8:06 AM Reply   
Yes, and thats why NSTAR has 40 minute lift lines on the weekends, while Alpine has 5 minute lines.

For that reason alone its worth it to me.

I hear that heavenly is crowded too.

I made it to sierra last year, nice park.....didnt see much of the mountain, crowds werent bad, I would go back.

Kwood is on my hit list, Heavenly is not ( I was a Vail Resorts employee in CO for awhile ).

Last year I spent 699 for Alpine unlimited.

199 for Boreal unlimited.

and 349 for Nstar and Sierra unlimited.

Four resorts for 500 bucks less than just squaw, I think that is what I will do again this year.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-28-2006, 8:07 AM Reply   
Mike, did you get to Northstar at the end of the season. The hits in the park were insanely huge in April. I think they built a bunch of them for a comp.

Also, don't forget Sugar Bowl. The backcountry riding off the side of the mountain, down to Donner is insane. Definitely need some locals for guides on that one. Scott Perbetsky took my out there last year. Sick. A little hiking, but it was totally worth it.

I'll be down to check out Alpine this year. It's pretty close to my house and I haven't ridden there in years. I used to get the student passes at Northstar for $199 so it was a pretty solid deal.

Now we just need some snow. I hope it doesn't wait till Febuary to start snowing like it did last year.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 8:11 AM Reply   
LOL True that^

Im planning on hitting Sugarbowl with you and Scott, Ive heard good things about it.

I was at the resorts until May 1st, the problem with NSTARS jumps is they build a 40 foot jump with a kick like its an 80 footer and then dont give it any landing.

A proper jump should have a 80-100 foot landing zone on it.

I would hit nstars jumps and go to landing in the flat almost every time, really screwed me up mentally and didnt do much for the knees!

Where is your house?
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-28-2006, 8:21 AM Reply   
haha so funny you mention that Mike...I have always noticed that about their jumps, super sketch. no thanks.

That pic of Alpine's park looks nice, I might have to ride there this year.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 8:35 AM Reply   
^Its always perfect there, and a bit out of my league but the biggest jump last year was 92 ft lip to deck.

I think I talked to you last year, do you and your guy have something to do with Sierra's park?
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       09-28-2006, 8:58 AM Reply   
we did chat a little last year. Nice, so you are moving back to Tahoe, for good?...we just left, moved down closer to the Delta, but we still have our house in Tahoe so we'll be there a lot this winter. Maybe we'll meet up and ride at Alpine?

Yeah Scott ran/designed Sierra's parks, and I just rode there...love that mtn., especially on pow days, not the steepest, but the most secret stashes!
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       09-28-2006, 9:05 AM Reply   
Sierra is one of my favorites too. I have hundreds of days on that mountain.

I'm not a big park rider. I like the trees theres. Lot's of rock drops.
Old    Robb Davis (boarder_x)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-28-2006, 9:14 AM Reply   
Joe,

I'll go to Squaw with you. Show you some pretty cool runs. Only been there a few times, but I think I know my way around.

I know Sierra and FlatStar better, but then we would have to pay.
Old    K.B.C.            09-28-2006, 9:42 AM Reply   
Alpine $549, Sunday through Friday until tomorrow then the price goes up. Got mine yesterday
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 9:48 AM Reply   
YESSSSSSSSSSS!

Scott, glad you got a pass this year.

Andrea, yea, Ill ride anywhere Alpine or Sierra.

Is Scott still doing the park?
Old    K.B.C.            09-28-2006, 10:18 AM Reply   
Mike, I had two passes last year, the Bowl and Boreal
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       09-28-2006, 10:19 AM Reply   
I've been to Sierra on a bad day and I wasn't impressed but if it has a lot of stashes and rock drops,I need to try that place again.

I haven't been too many places(mostly all westcoast)but Mammoth by far is the best overall....A lot of snow,a lot of snow,nice steep runs,great park for all riders,nice long seasons,etc.Never went there after November and said....damn this sucks!
Old    Professor (brhanley)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-28-2006, 10:20 AM Reply   
In my view, nothing compares to Squaw...but I may be biased as I probably have over 500 days there. Well worth the extra $$$...it was (only) $1430 before September. Their parks are inconsistent though, depends on the year. Go to NStar for park. Squaw does have local discounts mid-week and a pretty cool frequent skier program (buy 4, get 5th free) to hit up the good days.

KBC, that wake looks washy to me. Step up to a real boat, why don't you.
Old    K.B.C.            09-28-2006, 10:47 AM Reply   
BCH, that was the old boat. I just upgraded to a brand new, red X-1. Much better then that bammer 210 wake. You should come check it out sometime

(Message edited by sperbet on September 28, 2006)
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 11:07 AM Reply   
Wait, Scott........I know you didnt get ride of the SS, Brian, did you get an x1?
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-28-2006, 11:07 AM Reply   
Scott, when you coming down to ride the delta. You guys still riding in Truckee, or is it getting too cold?

Pretty sure I'll be up there this weekend. Maybe we can try to hook up again and I can bag out like I'm a bi-otch like usual.
Old    Robb Davis (boarder_x)      Join Date: Mar 2006       09-28-2006, 11:08 AM Reply   
Ed, Sierra has an awesome tree/ backdrop area. There are some OB sections that nobody touches.

Sierra on a PowPow day, could be my favorite place. ... Better than the bowl, but I haven't been to Squaw on a powder day.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-28-2006, 11:10 AM Reply   
Mike, I don't know about the hits at N-star. I just thought they looked huge. I'm getting too old and arthritic to be smashing myself up. I'll stick to the rails and the mountain with the ocasional table top thrown in for good measure. That way I'm healthy for wake season and I can really eff- myself up proper. LOL
Old    K.B.C.            09-28-2006, 11:24 AM Reply   
Evan, it's getting cold, but we've still been heading out a couple times a week up here. I'm actually heading down to Rollins this weekend to camp and ride.

I still want to hit up the Delta sometime before the end of the season, maybe middle of next month. I'll let you know.
Old    K.B.C.            09-28-2006, 11:49 AM Reply   
Sierra better than the bowl on a pow day, hah. j/k guys, I've never ridden Sierra, but here's a taste of Donner Summit backcountry.
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This is my buddy Jonny, pick up the new Transworld, they have a sweet section on North Lake Tahoe/Truckee and they published the shot of him mid 3 with the indy.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       09-28-2006, 12:10 PM Reply   
Man, that pic/sequence is so dope. I'm definitely down for that back country ride again.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 12:33 PM Reply   
NICE.

Id like to do the lake run with you Scott.

Evan, believe it or not wakeboarding is way harder on the body than crashing on a table.

I can go weeks without falling on my planks, not the case on my wakeboard!
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       09-28-2006, 12:34 PM Reply   
i broke my wrist trying to hit a table top.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 1:02 PM Reply   
^yea that can happen.

Against my better judgement here is a pic of me hitting a jump at Vail two years ago.

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Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 1:03 PM Reply   
If anyone is REALLY bored I can post some video of me riding too LOL.
Old    Midwestwakeboarder.com (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       09-28-2006, 1:17 PM Reply   
Oh what the hell.....here is six minutes of me riding park in Colorado and Wisconsin (LOL).

Make fun if you must, it was before I learned sw ups 270's on and bigger jumps.

http://snowcoupons.com/media/video/Mike_Murphy_Video.mov
Old    jwag (jwag)      Join Date: Apr 2002       09-28-2006, 1:41 PM Reply   
So thats what skiing 100 days a year gets ya...nice stuff Mike. Good to see there is another person out there that still rides two planks ;) I always thought Squaw would lower their rates once cushing died, but unfortunately it hasnt happen. Def. the best terrain up there

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