Report from December 27, 2021
Yesterday was one of the craziest days of my skiing career…
Up at 4am and up Hwy 4 to Bear Valley Ski Resort for a ski since roads to Tahoe were closed (I came down for Xmas and got stuck).
Hwy 4 closed right in front of me and Bear Valley wasn’t able to open for the day like many CA resorts. Back down to the Delta.
Then while writing an article about how all the roads are closed to Tahoe I noticed that two of the far north roads had opened.
I dropped everything and hit the road knowing it would be an 8+ hour drive.
The road was gorgeous and sunny and green in the valleys then snowy and gray in the mountains then dark and ominous in the deserts.
I stopped for a ski near Mount Lassen National Park in a burned-out zone that was gorgeous and that made my day.
I got to Tahoe late and was shocked at how big the cornices were on the bus stops.
Lake Tahoe just saw its snowiest December on record and it’s not over yet…
Photos in Chronological Order