Tag: Heavenly Mountain Resort

We’re number one! Lake Tahoe holds the best snowpack in the western United States, beating out Utah and Colorado.  Heavenly Mountain Resort received about 20 feet in February alone. The talk of the town is, of course, snow — mostly the subject being “This is a lot of fargin’ snow.”

People are flocking to Tahoe to enjoy some of the fluffy pow.  The key word when traveling into the Sierra Nevada after or during a giant snowfall is “patience.”  It’s slow going on the highways and roads around town, and it can be a harrowing experience driving in a blinding blizzard on icy roads. There shouldn’t be any rush: all this snow isn’t going anywhere fast, and it should last throughout the month of March.  But when you get here, take some pictures: it’s a fun way to connect with family and friends. Just a picture of a snow-covered pine tree with Lake Tahoe in the background will thrill just about anyone.

On weekends, especially Saturdays after a huge storm, seemingly the entire population of the Bay Area and Sacramento have the itch to hit the slopes. That’s why, if you can swing it, come up in midweek, like a Wednesday or Thursday; it’s way easier to find parking, lift lines are shorter and the runs are less crowded.  And the rates at hotels are also cheaper during the week, which is good for the pocketbook. A night’s stay at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Lake Tahoe during the week in March is as low as $65 a night — not too bad for this day and age.

— Brendan Packer

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – January 2018

                                   Looking toward Stateline from El Dorado Beach, with lenticular clouds hovering above It’s a nice, optimistic feeling to see people get excited for all the snow at Lake Tahoe when there is no snow yet.  People arrive with high hopes and their the skis strapped to the roof of the car, but unfortunately are […]

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2017

                                                                                          Fall colors above Cave Rock As Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part; the late fall is filled with anticipation while people wait for the snow to start flying.  November is also the preparation month for the town and local businesses getting ready for a busy ski season.  Would-be visitors wait at […]

South Lake Tahoe Correspondence – November 2016

A trio of young skiers at Heavenly Ski Resort

                                    Young skiers enjoying a sunny day at Heavenly Valley November is a month of great anticipation: who is going to be elected the next president of the United States?  Will marijuana be legalized in Nevada?  But up here at the Lake we have a more important issue: we need it to snow, and snow […]

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