It was only about two weeks ago that we went out for a winter kayak on Lake Tahoe. The water was so placid it felt like an illusion — like sitting on a mirror. The sunsets had been stunning and there was no hint of the snow yet to come. The calm before the storm.
Since then, it hasn’t stopped snowing and snow totals for the month have topped 200″ at most resorts around the lake. Season snow totals are topping 400″ (492″ at Squaw Valley) and it’s only February. We’ve had some breathtaking ski days at Heavenly.
The views around the house have been pretty spectacular, even if it’s meant shoveling out every few hours. From white-outs to brief moments of small flakes, the snow has been relentless. The color of the lake shifts constantly with the weather, from light gray-green to the deepest, most beautiful sapphire blue.
Here’s to a deep winter and a full lake for the summer. I already can’t wait for long hikes, paddle boards and cocktails at sunset. Cheers!