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Skitrip 2009

The trip rocked!

Trip report is here: Skitrip 2009 Trip Report


Our next trip is going to be January 25-February 1, 2009. We skipped 2008 because of the Ships and Dips Cruises.

Where? South Lake Tahoe

Location Kingsbury of Tahoe – Statline, Nevada
Check in: Sunday January 25, 2009
Check out: Sunday February 1, 2009

Location Information

Now that we’re in South Late Tahoe, the biggest, bestest, closest place to ski will be Heavenly Mountain Resort. It may be a little pricy, lift ticket wise, but the amenities will be awesome!

North Lake Tahoe Hangouts

If we do want to drive to North Lake Tahoe, we have some of my favorites (but it’s probably a 30-60 min drive)

Off the top of my head, here are my favorite places, and their lift ticket prices.

Location Lift Tickets Rentals Lesson/Rental/Lift Combo
Donner Ski Ranch $25 weekday, $32 weekend $32 $53
Soda Springs $25 $35 $55 ($65 for all area)
Boreal $38 $35 $60
Sugar Bowl $50 $39 $85
Squaw Valley $55 $40 $89
Northstar $63 $39 $85


Some generic budget information for us financially conscious types.


Flights to reno are under $300 for Dallas, Austin, and Atlanta. Once we get closer to D-Day, I’ll setup travelocity to e-mail fare changes.

Rental Car

It’s looking like $300 /week for a Subaru 4wd, or $600/week for a Yukon. These prices are from Hertz — which is probably the most expensive vendor.

Lift Tickets / Rentals

Anywhere from $25-85/day depending on location / rentals


Airfare 300
Rental (Let’s assume 6 travelers) $100
Lift Tickets (85/day, 5 days) $425
Grub / Beer $30/day,7 days? $210
Total $1035

So — let’s assume everything at it’s worst here. That way we can get a valid worst case budget:

So, assuming we start saving in January 2008, to save up $1035, we’d need to put aside $86/month.

Dave’s Budget

Here’s my budget — since I have some gear:

Airfare $270
Rental (Let’s assume 6 travelers) $100
Lift Tickets ($40/day, 5 days) $200 (This is probably high)
Grub / Beer $30/day,7 days? $210
Total $780

Who’s Going?

Confirmed Travelers:

  • David Frascone (confirmed)
  • Mark Lucido (confirmed)
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