Finding time to escape from our busy schedule is important. And what better way to enjoy these last few weeks of the snow season than to take the plunge into snowy escapades – and arrive back home with a story or two to tell!
The hills are alive with the sound of shredding! Skiing and snowboarding draw big crowds to many ski mountain resorts. And our first stop lies in the breathtaking expanse of Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in California. The beauty of these two majestic land masses is their interconnect-ability, allowing a fifteen-minute shuttle ride between resorts that totals over 6,000 acres, 16 bowls, 42 lifts and 270 trails. This makes for zones fit for beginners, intermediates, and daredevils alike.
TUBING & SLEDDING
Some of us, filled with winter wanderlust, would rather keep our rumps close to the ground, while also enjoying the thrill of some steep hills. And that’s where the art of tubing and sledding comes into play. This is a fun family-friendly activity to enjoy especially if kids aren’t big enough for snow sports. Adventure Mountain in South Lake Tahoe caters to this need, with machine-tailored runs that bring you up to speed and send you screeching down the track.
No need to fly to Alaska to enjoy dog sledding. At Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours, families take majestic rides through the Sierra Nevada Mountains, sailing behind a team of trained huskies. Daytime or sunset tours are recommended.
OFF THE SLOPES: FOSTER YOU INNER FOODIE
When it’s time to take a break from all your winter festivities, make a trip to your local favorites, your next stop is The Brewery in Lake Tahoe. The brewpub crafts exceptional ales alongside pizza offerings that have turned into stop-in staples. Don’t forget to request one of their signature specialty cocktails like the Bad Ass Lemonade.
PLACE TO STAY
In Lake Tahoe, there is no shortage in sleeping accommodations catered to your vacation style. You can always take the easy route and stay at the one of the many ski resorts themselves, lock yourself away in one of the casino luxury rooms, or stay in that local action vibe with some of the cabin-styled hotels. And, of course, you can’t go wrong with finding your own piece of paradise through Airbnb.
You choose where your adventures begin and end each night by sticking close to the downtown scene or escaping into the wilderness in a romantic A-Frame home along the pine trees.