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February 11, 2015 | 12:04 PM

Mid-winter snow days at Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe

February 10, 2015 - It’s one day after a series of storms blew into Tahoe. The snow has settled and the clouds have given way to those famously bluebird skies. You can feel the shift in energy everywhere.

People are happy, excited, walking with a little more bounce, smiling more easily. We loaded the Funitel at Squaw Valley and looked out the window, hopeful that the snow was going to be good, trying to figure out where to ski. We only had an hour and didn’t want to waste a second. We heard one gentleman saying the snow was awesome – it was the kind of day where you don’t stop for a break.  

As we approached the top, we saw a handful of people waiting at the bottom of a spinning Siberia chair. Was our timing really going to be this perfect? There were only two or three sets of tracks coming down from the top – Patrol always gets the goodies. A quick glance as we strapped in confirmed they were loading the chair and we raced to the maze. Funitel-guy was so right.

The snow was awesome. Just deep enough to keep you afloat, not so light you punched through to the bottom. It was one of the days that reminds you why you love coming to the mountains. Why you love skiing. Why you love snowboarding.  

We took three quick runs on Siberia and then raced down Mountain Run back to the Village to get back to the office. One of the amazing things about mid-week skiing at Squaw Valley – an hour is a lot of time when the snow is good and the lines are short. Today was incredible.

 


Video credit: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

January 15, 2015 | 12:59 PM

The Five Best Things About Mid-Week Vacations

There are plenty of good reasons to sneak up to Tahoe in the winter, but here are our Top 5 reasons to do it in the middle of the week.

1) Have the place to yourself! From restaurants to ski slopes to the drive to/from your favorite Tahoe ski spot, it's just you and a couple of local residents enjoying yourselves.

2) More affordable! From lift tickets to accommodations, everything is just a little bit cheaper during the week.

3) Clear your brain! There's nothing like a day spent in the clear mountain air to clear the cobwebs out of your brain and get your body working again.

4) Do you really use all your vacation days? Be honest. Americans are notorious for leaving vacation days on the table. Why? This makes no sense. Recharge yourself with a few days in the mountains.

5) FOMO your friends. You know you've been watching all those Instagram feeds lately and feeling like you don't do enough with your own life. There is actually a clinical treatment for this - get outside!

Or, in the words of John Muir: “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.”




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