Winter Solstice – and a little refresh of snow

“The sun shines not on us but in us.”

-John Muir

Happy Winter Solstice!

I thought this quote to be especially appropriate for this shortest day of 2017. Our long stretch of no snow has finally come to a close (16 days, give or take a few) with about 6-10 inches of snow in the high country. The skiing on the west shore of Lake Tahoe was wonderful yesterday and it felt so good to get out and slide around a bit!

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PK looking fast and fly

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A winter storm warning was supposed to continue hammering us with wind and a few more inches of snow through mid day, but unexpectedly cleared up making for some bluebird powder turns!

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Just enough wind and cold temps for prime sweat-cicle creation

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More photos from the last few weeks:

 

Last week, Lindsay and I headed out for a sunny morning tour. Surprisingly we actually found some great preserved shaded snow up along Tahoe’s west shore.

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Towards the end of last season we got a new ski set up for Lindsay. She is now on the Dynafit Sphinx with G3 Ions and is skiing with noticeably more power.

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Lindsay ripping turns down from the Sierra Crest

Skiing off of Mt Rose Pass:

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Sunrise!
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Lake Tahoe from IP

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Not too many spectacular turns on this day but here Sara BC makes the best of it
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Wahoe Valley and Washoe Lake as seen from Mt Rose Pass

Well, enjoy this shortest day (and longest night) of the year. Everyone go home and do your snow dances, burn some skis, give offerings to Ullr and hope for more of the white stuff for Christmas! Happy Holidays to all!

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