For those of you that don’t know, this will be my third season as your trusty snow reporter at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. Every year it's always hard to transition into this lifestyle with super early mornings (alarm clock set for 3:45 am), extreme weather on my morning commute up the mountain, and a major dip in my outside social life. As I approach the start of each season, the anxiety for winter to begin intensifies just as it does for all my fellow powder hounds itching to get on the hill!
This last storm was exactly what we all needed and I was thrilled to wake up on Saturday morning and tredge through knee deep snow to get to my car! An overwhelming feeling of anxiety and hunger has finally been lifted thanks to this weekends' storm! After a long 236 days without riding, I couldn’t have been more stoked when my first chair of the season was in my sights. There will be many more chairlifts in my sights, feel free to follow my adventures this season! (via instagram @LeslieAllison33)
Sitting on that first chair I was immediately reminded why I wake up before dawn and give up my social life for the life of a snow reporter. It’s for days like this, with feet of fresh snow and free refills all day from the storm, these are the days that I live for! Snowy days like this make my soul smile!
As a south lake native, I have always been enamored by the beauty of winters in Lake Tahoe. No season transforms this place quite like winter; green tree tops turn to sparkling white pillars of beauty; blacktop roads morph into a slated winter wonderland; and once the storm passes and the sun pops up over the hill – what a breathtaking sight! Especially true when you’re taking your first trip of the season up Grandview!
There’s a lot to love about winter, but the main thing that keeps me coming back every year is the culture and the people. It doesn’t matter if you snowboard, ski, or ride a snowskate down the hill; we’re all chasing the same feeling of excitement and adrenaline. Looking forward to seeing all of you out on the mountain this season with smiles for miles!