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Want to Trade Christmas Week in Tahoe for another Ski at a Resort with Ikon pass not Epic

Tokapeba

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We have been skiing at heavenly for many years. We have Christmas week reserved, but didn’t get the epic pass this year. We bought the Ikon pass this year. There are no timeshares at any of the Ikon pass ski resorts. Any Ideas on how to trade or exchange with an owner an Ikon pass resort?
 

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Palisades at Tahoe (formerly Squaw) is on the Ikon pass I believe. It's a bit of a drive (about an hour) but would be possible from South Tahoe.
 

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Emerald Bay can close in the winter. You would have to go around the east side which is a long drive.
 

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In order of recommendation:

1. Assuming you can rent it (e.g. not an exchange with II), I'd go with that option first. Trying to swap with an owner is not easy -- TUG has a place for that but not sure if I would go that route. Trades appear to be rare.
2. As someone else pointed out, you can drive to Palisades which is included on Ikon though I would not advise that. With Christmas crowds, I think you are looking at long lines and well over an hour commute time (say two or three) one-way. You are probably better off buying a 4-day Epic Pass or something like that to cover your needs and ski at Heavenly, especially if staying at the Ridge which has the gondola that drops you off right at Stagecoach.
3. Last resort would be to bank on a trade/swap. Trading via II might be possible if you are looking for accommodations similar to The Ridge level tier but Christmas ski week as you know is tough. Trading with another owner would be tough as mentioned above.

You must have a good reason for buying Ikon, but I was curious why given the above request plus where you live and the timeshares you own. It screams Epic Pass. Not judging -- just curious. I can see getting bored of skiing Heavenly every year ;)

Good luck.

-ryan
 

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There are (at least) two timeshares at Palisades Tahoe: the Red Wolf Lodge and the Olympic Valley Inn.

I have stayed at both and prefer the former.


added: Why ski Tahoe over Xmas unless you are limited to school vacations? The crowds are absurd and the snow is iffy.
 
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sandkastle4966

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timeshare for sure at these IKON options

Steamboat is Ikon - several timeshare there (Wyndahm, Worldmark, Sheraton, and more)
Winter Park - several
Jackson Hole - jackonson pines, towncenter

(can also look at RCI or II whichever is your option - and see if anything available - though doubtful this late - maybe catch come cancellations)
 
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