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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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First Trip to SNOW!

So, I am planning a Tahoe trip for this December. It will be my first time (as an adult, as a child I went for like a day to Big Bear) to the snow.

I want to learn to ski so I can skijor and maybe do kicklsedding with my future puppy once he gets older.


1) I recently got a 50% order coupon to Adidas Outdoor. Are any of their jackets, pants, or winter boots good for this trip? I own no snow gear/clothes. I don't need professional hardcore top of the line gear, but I would like nice ski clothes that will last through the beginning stages of the hobby. Anyone who skis, is any of this stuff good? Or would I be better off forgoing the 50% off coupon and looking elsewhere?
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2) Do we need tire chains? Salt? Etc.? I am a complete snow noob! I am starting research his week but I'd appreciate someone pointing me in the right direction.

3) Suggestions for Northstar vs Heavenly? I was thinking Northstar is within driving distance to the state park to do some snowshoe hiking with the dogs. We are not interested in the Casinos. We just want good beginner lesson packages.

4) Any general tips/advice?

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 10:42 PM
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I live near Northstar - you can pm me for more info and I can respond when I have more time.

I would try Tahoe XC if they are open for x country skiing with the dogs. They don't allow skijoring. Generally the state parks don't allow dogs but there are places like Tahoe Meadows (up Mt Rose) where you can snowshoe with them (dogs).

Yes to chains! Or 4wd with snow tires. Often you will find the highways are clear but the side streets may not be.

Sorry I forgot the rest - am out with my dogs now!

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