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Kirkwood/Northstar ski trip

We're planning a weekend ski trip to Kirkwood/Northstar this weekend.

If you want to come by car:

Carpool meetup Saturday 6am at Oakland @ Jack London Square  (One Embarcadero West, Oakland CA). Free parking over the weekend, bring your car or take the BART to Lake Merritt BART station (three blocks away). Please confirm your ride with the carpool drivers in advance, suggest at least $40/person for gas/toll for the trip. Please show up on time, since we have to depart within 15 minutes.

If you can drive, please start a discussion thread so riders can sign up for your carpool. If you want to ride, please confirm your ride with a driver in advance, do not just show up and expect a ride.

If you are coming by the bus:

Ski Bus options for one day Saturday trip to Kirkwood:
http://www.bayareaskibus.com/index.cfm/sign_up.htm

https://www.nacski.com/mr/booking.aspx?r=ca-sfb

Meeting at the ski resort:

Saturday 10am (Kirkwood): Meet at the main lodge in front of the ticket office at Kirkwood.

Sunday 10am (Northstar): Meet at Starbuck's at Northstar Village. 
http://www.northstarattahoe.com/info/ski/the-village/starbucks.asp

Saturday lodging:

This is up to each person to arrange, suggest try to arrange for shared lodging with others in the carpool in Reno or Tahoe. There's often relatively inexpensive lodging in Reno for under $40 per room on priceline or chains such as Motel 6.

http://www.motel6.com/G6Maps/m6proximityresults.aspx?state=nv&city=reno

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  • Mase

    I had a great weekend & got lots of snow time. Met some nice people & had a very enjoyable time. Having someone more advance skiing in the group really push me to work harder in a good way. Thx Eric for coordinating such fun trip!

    January 28, 2013

    • Eric

      Mason, thanks for joining the trip and cooking dinner!

      January 28, 2013

  • Eric

    Enjoyed the trip and great company as well.

    January 27, 2013

  • johnoh

    Live in palo alto. Open to leaving early sat morning and ski for 6 hours and return sat night. If available room, open to staying over and skiing sunday returning afternoon. Thx, J

    January 25, 2013

  • DavidS

    Latest Friday pm NWS weather forecast still indicates Saturday will be cloudy. Kirkwood as expected only accumulated a couple inches from the storm so indeed dust on crust. Temps will be mild. From now through Saturday afternoon only a slight chance of any snow showers. So highways ought not be an issue. If any other BAS&S members are taking the KW Nacski bus from Milpitas tomorrow at 5am, send an email.

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If there is a car that can give me a ride up to Kirkwood tomorrow, I do not need a return, let me know.. :-) Thanks and Happy Skiing!

    January 25, 2013

  • Josh C.

    I would like to share lodging and carpool. I could either drive (could fit two others in the A3) or be a passenger. I'm also interested in entering the club receational ski race at Northstar on Sun if it works out.

    January 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just finished my profile :-) and post my pic!

      January 24, 2013

    • Josh C.

      Coming back after skiing on Sunday.

      January 24, 2013

  • Eric

    Is anyone driving up to Kirkwood just for a day trip and willing to take passengers?

    January 22, 2013

    • Deanna

      Hi Maria, both the bay area ski bus and nacski bus have trips that take you directly to the resort, in this case Northstar on Sunday. The bay ski bus is pricier and includes food while the nacski bus does not. The only problem is that either bus doesn't do well in the snow, so I'm waiting to see how much will drop on Sunday. Hope that helps and let me know if you have any other questions :-)

      January 24, 2013

    • Maria M

      Thank you this is helpful. Im still trying to see what would be a good way to get over to the ski resorts. This broadens my options:)

      January 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, I am interested on carpooling one way to Kirkwood on Saturday am, if I cannot find a car, I can drive up to Kirkwood with my car and I will come back Sunday pm from Kirkwood too.

    January 24, 2013

  • Yarik

    Me and my buddy from Fremont are going for a two day weekend on 26th. We might take one or two guys with us to Kirkwood and share hotel in Tahoe.

    January 22, 2013

    • Eric

      Yarik, can you get in touch with David regarding carpool? My car is already full.

      January 22, 2013

    • Yarik

      Hi David. Sorry for late reply. Yes, please come along with me and my buddy. We'll be taking off from Fremont at 5am Sat.

      January 24, 2013

  • DavidS

    Latest NWS forecast below this Thursday morning shows Saturday cloudy skies with moderate winter temperature. Thus a day best viewed through flat light goggles. KW at 7800>9200 feet midday will be more than 5F cooler than below thus mid to low 30s. Current storm is only going to put an inch or three of dust on crust for Tahoe areas. http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?prod=RNOAFDREV&wfo=mtr&version=0

    GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA
    SATURDAY...CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 6500 FEET. HIGHS 40 TO 45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. RIDGE GUSTS UP TO 60 MPH.

    Instead of driving solo from South Bay am taking the NACSKI bus which I've done before that is $55 roundtrip or about the same as the gas cost. https://www.nacski.com/mr/booking.aspx?id=2062&r=ca-sfb

    January 24, 2013

  • Maria M

    I'm interested in carpooling. Do not have my own vehicle though. Open to lodging share as well:)

    January 20, 2013

    • Eric

      Maria, try to get in touch with one of the drivers on this list to confirm a ride.

      January 23, 2013

    • Maria M

      Thanks Eric. Will do

      January 24, 2013

  • Eric

    Please post here if you want to carpool. I can provide rides/lodging to a couple of people.

    January 11, 2013

    • stefan d.

      hello! I'm down to share lodging and would love a carpool opportunity to get up this weekend. Getting to Jack London by 6am on saturday isn't feesible for me since I'm way out at Ocean Beach. but I would LOVE to make it up this weekend.

      January 23, 2013

    • Eric

      Stefan, we have to have meet at 6AM for carpool in order to get to kirkwood by 10am. sorry we can't accomodate everyone on timing.

      January 23, 2013

  • Eric

    Weather forecast is snow on Sunday, suggest drivers take I-80 back since I-88 is a difficult drive under adverse weather conditions.

    January 22, 2013

  • DavidS

    Also will likely ski KW Saturday and less likely Sunday. Just skied last Friday and have done 5 solo one day trips so far this season but the long drive gets old so have an interest in car pooling. At this point the long range weather forecat is potentially stormy so won't commit till midweek. More likely to drive up solo if so because storm skiing requires dealing with a lot of gear wisely. If a group member (female/male/skill level does not matter) is in the South Bay email me and we can discuss what might work and ways to link up.

    January 20, 2013

  • Mase

    Yes Eric, I would like carpool and lodging arrangement. Just let me know what time to meet in Oakland on saturday. thank you.

    January 13, 2013

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