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    Hiya

    This question is more directed to Vet as he is the info god of USA resorts but if anyone else can answer will be good too,

    I am staying in South Lake Tahoe next feb and just bought the tahoe value pass for 379 (season pass for heavenly and Northstar)

    My question is what's the best way to travel to northstar and does it take a long time would prefer bus travel as we plan to ditch the hire car when we make it to tahoe and then only get another one when we leave.
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    hmm trying to move this to the OS section of the forum any idea how I can do that ?
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    You ask a mod nicely to do it for you
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    haha Thanks John
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    We did north and south lake tahoe in 2 different parts of our trip (5 weeks) so I'm not sure how long it takes to get from south to north (where northstar is) or if there is a bus service between south and north.

    have you tried googling?
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    No bus between Stateline/South Tahoe and the northern part of the lake. Travel time depends on weather and whether going by west side of lake (Emerald Bay) or around the east side of the lake (necessary after a big snow fall). Google maps says:

    East side of lake - 40 miles & 1:05 travel time
    West side of lake - 46 miles and 1:20 travel time

    Squaw, Alpine Meadows and Homewood would definately be quicked arounf the west side of the lake.
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    Thanks Taxman
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    Gee you ask for God and ... Taxman answers your prayers. We've been going to the wrong Church!

    I never saw a Northstar resort bus from Heavenly to Northstar (have seen Squaw & Kikrkwood and Alpine meadows shuttles though). Have a look at Nstar's website for shuttles.

    There are buses from the Stateline casinos to Reno and then to Nstar: a long trip. You might be better off keeping the car a few extra days or doing an overnight rental. IIrc Born2Ski and Taxman got overnighters thru Avis and used a Qantas FF promo code for a discount to get it for $160 overnight.
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    haha well now you both have answered them

    I would be very surprised if they didn't have a direct bus as what is the point of selling a pass for both resorts if they are unable to provide a easy, environmentally friendly, and cheap transport.

    May just use the rental car though as one my my mates will be able to get 60% off,

    Also while I have you Vet have you ever stayed in the mountain homes on the cali side, they say 2 min to the lift but are they exaggerating or is it really right at the back door ? I just cant remember as I didn't go to the cali base area of heavenly much on my last trip
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    If there is abus it will go round the Mulberberry bush so fartor in time vs convenience of a car, Shorty.

    Without an address, I'd only guess from the architecture the home looks like many very near Heavenly's Cali Loge side, and they'd be a 2 minute drive. Of course, the photo could be of a place in the boon docks in a street that isn't cleared on powder days.

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    thanks Vet

    oh and I cant help but look at snowporn Heavenly had its 1st snow for the season, that's enough to get me excited

    http://www.skiheavenly.com/video-and.../web-cams.aspx
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    Yeah i was chatting to my fellow snow gods about having a teaser. They thought they'd tempt you lot ... and annoy Buller's marketing department!
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    Warning SnowPorn

    1st Snow in Tahoe and a very happy reporter

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Heavenly.../0/vUGpH2dN9uM
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vet View Post
    If there is abus it will go round the Mulberberry bush so fartor in time vs convenience of a car, Shorty.

    Without an address, I'd only guess from the architecture the home looks like many very near Heavenly's Cali Loge side, and they'd be a 2 minute drive. Of course, the photo could be of a place in the boon docks in a street that isn't cleared on powder days.

    Now say 3 hail Marys and stop looking at snowporn!
    You could click on the map view of where the property is

    It's not far from the tram on the cali side, but it's all uphill. not sure of the exact bus route, but you could search for that I'm sure to make sure you aren't walking 1km in ski boots blah!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Podlettte View Post
    You could click on the map view of where the property is
    . Next you'll tell me to dump my Atlas because they have satellite pics on google!
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    Check to see if its on the Free Blue Bus Route. Many of the close places are. I would have a look but im approaching my download limit (again).

    I also dont recall a bus out to Northstar. We drove, reckon about the 40min mark.

    And yes Vet and Taxman are gods when it comes to Tahoe
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    This is from last year (Squaw should update their squaw.com site soon) but if repeated there's a free shuttle to Squaw. That won't help you get to Northstar but, trust me, those 'from $439 squaw-alpine passes' are on sale til 30/11/11Squaw ValleySearch for:





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    Free South Lake Tahoe Shuttle

    Ride our FREE shuttle to Squaw Valley USA December 18, 2010 through April 2, 2011.Drink your coffee, plan your day and leave the driving to us! Squaw Valley's Shuttle will whisk you away in our plush 47 passenger buses, complete with reclining seats, video, and a restroom.Regular Season: January 2 through April 2, 2011, Tuesday through Saturday only. Holidays: Daily service December 18 - January 1, 2011 and Sunday, January 16, Sunday, February 13 - Monday, February 14, 2011. Reservations: 866-769-4653
    (Reservations required 12 hours in advance)
    Click Here for reservations
    Important Schedule Dates:

    • January 2, 2011 through April 2, 2011- Shuttle runs Tue-Sat only.
    • Shuttle Service ends April 2, 2011
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    Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort 7:20 am Hotel Entrance
    Harvey' 7:30am Bus Loading Area on North Side of Casino
    Embassy Suites 7:35am Valet & Bus Loading Area
    Forest Inn Suites 7:40am Lake Parkway, South Side of Lobby
    Harrah's 7:50am East Side of Casino in Valet Parking
    MontBleu Casino 7:55am East Side of Casino in Bus Loading
    Horizon 8:00am East Side of Casino in Valet Parking
    Estimated Arrival Squaw Valley USA 9:30am Squaw Valley
    Return Shuttle Departs Squaw Valley promptly at 4:30pm daily. NOTE: You must ride the shuttle to Squaw Valley in the morning in order to ride the bus back in the afternoon. We do not offer one way rides in the afternoon.

    Estimated return to South Lake: 5:30 - 6:00pm.
    • Walk-up customers without reservations will be taken on a space available, first-come basis.
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    Thanks for all the info.

    At that stage we were not going to have a car during the tahoe part of the trip,

    We were going to drive from San Fran and try to drop a car off and pick another one up to drive to Vegas ended up being too much of a hassle and it wasn't much more expensive to hire a car for the whole time.
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    Just noticed on heavenlys Facebook page about the Bay Area bus timetable being releases for trips between heavenly and. Northwest

    Www.bayareaskibus.com
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    That might be a TART bus and not a BART bus, if the latter, then it certainly got lost somewhere on the way out of San Francisco.
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