Day 1: I flew out of KY super early and was in Tahoe by noon. I went downhill skiing at Squaw Valley because they have a great program where they will give you a free afternoon lift ticket if you flew in that day, all I had to do was show my boarding pass and I was on the mountain. Luckily, my mom and one of my closest friends have season passes so I was able to ski the afternoon with them. Squaw is one of the biggest resorts in the area and there was only one run that had decent snow. It was still fun and worthwhile get those few hours in. Just being out there is one of the best parts; these pictures only give you a taste of the beauty.
Day 2: I headed out cross country skiing with my parents, which was a nice afternoon activity. My dad and I decided to try a trail that didn’t look like it had been groomed lately and ended up having to take a longer trail (an extra 4 kilometers). Not only that but part of the trail was just dirt and we had to hike “a little bit” (my dad’s words). It was nice to be out there but it was so obvious the lack of snow.
|Dirt patches we had to cross, carrying our skis.|
Day 3: Back to the nordic center for more cross country skiing, but this time skating! Met up with the same close friend I downhill skied with on Friday for a nice morning ski. We basically went as far out as the trails were groomed before we had to turn around. Luckily, it got us out to this beautiful lookout
|Ah silver, such a rewarding view.|