Tahoe Powder Week
With the most snowfall for the month of January on record we couldn’t resist a last minute trip up to the mountains to catch the tail end of our most recent storm. Getting up there on Sunday was a bit of an adventure: the interstate was closed at Colfax when we arrived around 9:30AM so we turned back down the mountain and walked around Auburn for a while. By around 10:30AM the road had opened up again, Sugar Bowl was closed so we headed over Donner Pass to Squaw to catch an afternoon of some very fun powder.
Monday was the powder day to end all powder days: with Sugar Bowl closed on Sunday the mountain was covered in untracked shin- to (in some areas) waist-deep powder and, given it was a weekday, the resort was relatively empty. The kids – Max especially – had a lot of fun hitting the groomers covered in boot deep (for them) fresh snow, Max was yelling “more powder, more powder” all morning as we explored the mountain.
Danielle joined us after her long weekend in the mountains and on Tuesday – much to the chagrin of the kids – spent the day with the little troublemakers while Lisa and I hit the slopes. With the cold temperatures the fresh snow stayed super dry and made for an awesomely fun day, definitely some of the best snow I’ve ever skied in California!
By Wednesday any hint of untracked snow was gone, the kids both wanted to ski again before we headed home and with patchy blue skies the conditions couldn’t have been better. Max well and truly dropped his hoop and was bombing top to bottom by lunchtime, absolutely having the time of his life. Since we’ve been home he’s asked every day if we can go skiing again sometime soon! What an amazing storm, definitely a winter for the ages this one…