Tahoe Spring.

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Tahoe is a sad sight for snow right now but as the snow melts away, the emerald beauty reappears just in time for Summer.  With these last few weeks at the ski/snowboard resorts, it’s time to get those last few turns in before you trade in your snow pants for your swim suits.  Tahoe is one of my all time favorite places year round.  You can’t go wrong when you are surrounded by such an amazing place.

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I was worried that Squaw might not have too many lifts open based on it’s bare face but the upper mountain had a bunch of lifts open!

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Upper mountain looking beautiful as ever.

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Park laps with Brie!

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Brie at the top!

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We did hit some rough patches but after an epic day we hit the hot tub at high camp.

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I can’t believe what a snowless season it was but we will take what we can get and it was still awesome to be up snowboarding in the mountains.

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Some clouds started to roll in as we headed down the mountain to check out the Winter Wonder Festival in the village.

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Bands playing with Squaw as a backdrop.

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With Winter already out the door, it’s time to gear up for an epic Summer in the mountains.

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Although, a storm was creeping in as I left the mountains last weekend so maybe we will be lucky enough to have one last snow storm before it’s full Summer mode!

What is your favorite season to be in the mountains?!

Snow Update.

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If you love skiing or snowboarding like me, you love the winter time living near ski areas.  I like to get up to Tahoe as much as I can no matter what the season but I’m happy winter is here.  There isn’t much snow up there but most of the resorts have opened so it was nice to get back on my board with some friends.

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Squaw on Saturday.

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At certain points it was very hard to see with the low lying clouds.

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Being silly with Brie, my favorite snowboarder babe.

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The sunset was a beautiful one.  Normally, this area would be covered in snow.  We still need a good storm to come through and cover everything.

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It’s so weird to not see everything covered in snow by December!  Here’s the Truckee River.

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Shirley, Gold Coast, and Siberia were the main chairlifts open at Squaw this weekend.  The mountain run is not open yet and needs a lot more snow but it’s still worth it to get back on the snow!