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Old 01-28-2010, 01:44 AM
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I currently live in Jackson, WY and have been giving some thought to what it might be like to live in the Tahoe area instead (that is assuming I might have a job, which it's possible that I might if I pursue it). Does anybody have any experience between the two towns?

I am not a *super* die-hard skiier like the majority of people in Jackson are (probably the majority of the town in winter is somehow affiliated with the ski resort--works there or plays there almost every day). I like to ski (downhill, xc and backcountry), but I do not LIVE to ski.

I also prefer a good 4 seasons, and we don't really have that in Jackson. We have about 8 to 9 months of winter and the 3 months of glorious summer. As a hiker and biker, I really miss spring and fall. Does Tahoe get REAL springs and falls--such that you can start biking in April or early May and maybe still go into October? Could you actually plant a garden in Tahoe or Incline Village in the spring and not have it killed by frost in late August?

What about nightlife, arts/culture and entertainment? I know there are casinos, but other than that, do you get any major entertainers, concerts (rock, classical or other) or any big festivals? I suppose Reno might get a bit more opportunity for that and I know it's a short (but steep) drive away.

Thanks for the help!
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Old 01-28-2010, 02:43 PM
Location: Central Coast
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North Shore Lake Tahoe and Truckee and Incline are lovely places to live. There are four seasons, we think of them as, winter, mud, summer, and no tourists. Autumns can feel like you have died and gone to heaven.

Your garden can be killed by frost any month, you can get snow any month. Just makes it more interesting.

Both South Shore and Reno get the big names, an easy drive to Reno, except during storms.

South Shore is like the East side of Sacramento, it is just a large town on flat ground, not my cup of tea. Tahoe City and Truckee are great towns for outdoors people, Incline isn't bad, but isn't my preference. It is too far from the good skiing, and I like to be close to vertical granite.
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Old 10-29-2010, 11:23 PM
Location: Brusssels
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Incline is a nice, friendly little town on the no-state-income-tax side of the north shore. The nearby Crystal Bay Club gets lots of great shows and Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Northstar, and Squaw Valley are close by.
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Old 10-30-2010, 02:10 AM
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Tahoe Does not get four seasons Fact we have snow at the moment. We have a very short summer and many summer nights we have had snow and or it will drop to 30's 40's. Winters are VERY snowy.

We get a lot of well known entertainers in Stateline and Crystal Bay.

There is No. Tahoe and So Tahoe. Tahoe lies on both NV and CA.

Most of the shopping will be done in Carson City about 20 mins from So. Tahoe. or Reno 30 Mins from No. Tahoe.

Truckee on The California side is very beautiful

another area a bit further south you can ski till July 4 is Mammoth Lakes. Its about a 2 hr drive depending what part of tahoe you are driving from.

right now in Stateline we have snow flurries and its 32 degrees and will go up to about 50 tomorrow.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:25 AM
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I guess it's all about perspective, because it reallly doesn't snow that much in SLT. Sure, you'll see the inflated #s that Heavenly pumps out from 3k feet about the town itself, but to someone coming from JHole, you'd laugh at the thought of it getting a lot of snow. The difference is that Tahoe gets many, many fewer snows-but they tend to be bigger.

SLT has a solid base of locals, but Truckee really just seems like a tourist trap along I-80. Tahoe City is kind of all by itself on the NW side, and Incline/Crystal Bay/Kings Beach are what's traditionally considered north shore. Summers in Tahoe are awesome(80s, maybe a rare 90).

I was waterskiing on October 1st and it was 82 if that tells you anything-and no, I didn't have a wetsuit on.
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