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The Sports Basement Ski Bus - 10 things you need to know!

Posted by Eden Slezin on

  1. Our Tahoe Ski Bus now runs from 5 Sports Basement locations! The Sports Basement pickup locations are: Bryant (SF), Sunnyvale (South Bay), Redwood City (Peninsula), Novato (North Bay) and Berkeley (East Bay).
  2. All registrations are done through or at Don't worry - both those links go to the same place. All information on what you get with your ski bus ticket, including itineraries, customer reviews, packing lists and more, can be found there as well. You'll also find info on current weather and road conditions. 
  3. Our first bus of the season runs on Saturday, December 1st from our Bryant St. store in SF. All other locations start the following Saturday, December 8. Sunday operations begin in late December (likely December 30th) or early January (based on demand). Buses will then operate every Saturday and Sunday through the end of April or as the snow pack permits.
  4. Cost is only $75.  Price includes coffee, breakfast, snacks, apres ski drinks, wifi, bathrooms and fun vendor raffles. Purchase 5 tickets and get one free! Did I mention free beer and wine at the end of the day?
  5. Our bus goes to directly from our stores to Squaw Valley - no stopping! You can also get access to Alpine Meadows via the free Squaw Alpine Express shuttle that runs between resorts every 30 minutes. Our Tahoe Ski Bus pickup times are based on location, but are between 5:30am and 6am. We'll then leave the mountain by 4pm, and arrive back at the original pick up locations between 7:30pm and 8pm.
  6. Adult Lift tickets are only $110! Window price for adult tickets is $162! Young Adult/Senior tickets are $90 (vs. $139 on mountain) and Childs tickets are $70 (vs. $109 on mountain). Definitely the best deal in town!
  7. Riders can have their rental gear pre-loaded onto the bus.  Reserve your snow rentals online and select your chosen Tahoe Bus under 'Rental Location' then include your reservation number in your bus registration checkout questionnaire. Just like that, all your gear will be loaded onto the bus before you arrive and returned for you at the end of the day! It's that easy.  
  8. Riders can even ride up Saturday and back Sunday. Just purchase two tickets with code OVERNIGHTBOGO to get second ticket for half off. Book both tickets for the Saturday of your departure. The second ticket will then be automatically shifted to the following Sunday for the return trip. 
  9. Registration cut off is at 8PM the night before the bus. Full refunds are issued for any bus purchase cancelled outside of 24 hours of the destination. Regular 48 hour reservation time restrictions apply for those wanting the pre-loaded rental gear option.
  10. Enjoy free raffles and vendor swag! Yep, you're getting more than just a comfy ride - you could win a pair of Marmot Tahoe Under-cuff ski gloves (one pair will be raffled off per bus trip)!

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