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What an amazing place and experience, i think i would enjoy living here. 
Started my 2 week vacation with skiing Mt.Rose which had fresh snow and 
everything open including the 55 degree chutes, which is where I spent 
most of my time skiing each individual chute which I belive the middle 
chutes are definately 55 degrees, but are short.
 Spent 2 days at Northstar at Tahoe which was much tammer than Rose but is 
a glade skiiers heaven, from boundary to boundary, with nothing to 
difficult or extreme, on the entire mountain including lookout mtn.
 The next 2 days were at Squaw which was by far my favorite area, with 
good pockets of powder and soft loose snow days after the last storm, and 
temps in the low 40s. Spent a lot of time around KT-22 which disappointed 
me a little bit considering, people and magazines say it is 1 of the 
better extreme areas in north america, which in my opinion i found that 
cornice 2 area was by far much more extreme than anything on the entire 
mountain, with areas hitting 60 degrees in pitch and tons of cliffs to 
drop from, this is some scary stuff for anyone. And anyone that has skiied 
this area knows what i am talking about, as well as all the locals who 
told me about this area. I did find some cornices out there that where as 
much as 100 foot drops in, no thanks. 
 The next 3 days were spent at heavenly which was again a whole lot tammer 
than sqaw and mt. rose with lots of terrain and fast lifts, and the 1 good 
steep exception being Mott and killbrew canyon, which had some 
similarities to terrain at squaw, but was still no challenge to cornice, 
or granite chief, with pitches hitting up to 55 in some areas so i was 
told. 
 I did not make it to kirkwood, but did go to sierra at tahoe which 
similar to northstar, with a lot of parks, and roughly 2000 acres of 
terrain and glades everywhere.
 The nightlife and casinos where great in both nort and south, but i 
enjoyed north tahoe and reno more than the south shore.
 More to come including pictures.

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