|2004/11/15 Using up the snow while it's there|
π 2004-11-15 09:58 by Merlin in Snow
Current Mood: Good
Some coworkers had rented a house in South Lake Tahoe, so I joined the fun and spent a couple of days there.
Friday night was a horrid drive (luckily I wasn't the one driving): it took about 2H30 to reach 680 and 580 (usually, I can get there in 30mn, and one can drive to Kirkwood in less than 3H when the roads are clear), and the whole trip took more than 5H30. Oh well...
Anyway, I spent saturday at Sierra@Tahoe since I hadn't been there in quite a while, and I was wondering if it was worth the season pass that some of my friends got. Quite frankly, it's an ok place, and it's closer to South Lake than Kirkwood, but it's still rather small, has those stupid traverses that suck for snowboards but that you have to take to make it back to the lift, and well, the weather wasn't as good (they got some rain on the powder they had received).
Since I had taken my very scratched up rock board, I had fun in the different forests, and riding on find a path down and rock hoping terrain. It did mostly ok until I started getting tired and missed a couple of jumps, and landed face first. Ooops :)
The next day was time for Kirkwood. I just love this place for that I was still able to find several day old powder stashes that had been mostly untouched and had a great time riding through them all day, up to the last lift to palisades, down to kiddie land right back to where the car was parked.
As I write this the next day, I'm barely sore, and not really hurting badly anywhere, so either my body is getting more resilient, or I've done a better job of not smashing it :)
Anyway, snow was getting a little thin in some places towards the end, so I think I'll wait until the next snowfall now. As usual, pictures are here