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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
    http://rentals.laketahoegetaways.com...rch/1356D.aspx
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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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