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Reno skiing & altitude

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Reno skiing & altitude

We are going to Reno in a couple of weeks. What is the nearest/best skiing for my husband? He'll only have one day to ski, so he'll want the best place within a reasonable distance.

If you recommend a place can you also tell me the distance from Reno, cost, # of lifts and runs, etc.?

I have breathing difficulties. Is Reno at a high altitude?

Thanks!

Minnie

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1. Re: Reno skiing & altitude

Reno varies in altitude depending on where you are in town, but it averages around 4500 feet.

Your closest resorts will be Boreal, Mt Rose, or Diamond Peak. Each of those is within 30-45 minutes of downtown Reno (assuming the roads are clear). Personally, I LOVE Squaw, but it is a little further than those that I mentioned. Check with your hotel to see if it has shuttle service to any resorts.

For info on prices, runs, chairs, etc. check out rideboreal.com, mtrose.com, and diamondpeak.com.

Sadly, we haven't had much snow yet, so hopefully we'll get some good storms passing through right before your arrival! :)

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2. Re: Reno skiing & altitude

Thank you so much for the info. It helps me know where to begin when investigating our options.

My fingers are crossed for snow.

:o)

Minnie

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3. Re: Reno skiing & altitude

The best resort is Squaw Valley. It is about 75 minutes from the Atlantis. An all day lift ticket is $69. There are at least 29 lifts servicing over 4000 acres.

You can get a shuttle bus in Reno. Pick up about 7:45, and return about 6:00. I believe the cost is the purchase of the lift ticket thru them.

Reno is not so high that you should have difficulty breathing, but to get there from California, you will go across a 7200 foot pass.

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4. Re: Reno skiing & altitude

Thanks StateRef!

That makes two of you saying that Squaw Valley is great. It sounds like, although it is a little farther from Reno, it's the best way to go if you only have one day to ski.

I'll pass that on to my hubby. He hasn't had the opportunity to ski in years, so he's very excited.

I'll start reading up on Squaw now. :o)

Happy New Year to ya.

Minnie

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