Recently I’ve been getting in some great skiing at one of my favorite ski areas in North America — Tahoe Donner XC near Truckee, California. With the Gold Rush marathon completed and some time before the last big races up in Fairbanks, AK, I’ve been lucky to be able to enjoy some of the best ski conditions I’ve seen all year. The past four days have each consisted of positively unbeatable, perfect ski weather (sun up the wazoo and single layer polypro top temps in the morning) and equally incredible, flawless trail conditions (immaculate corduroy, rock hard classic tracks, and FAST fun semi-transformed snow.)
Being used to the somewhat colder and less sunny East, I’ve been flipping out as I wake up each morning and see how ridiculously awesome the weather and trails are. The locals on the trails, though happy to be out, seem to be pretty used to it and don’t seem to think that each day warrants a full-on celebration complete with live music and fireworks, so I’ve refrained from the latter and am just posting a few pictures (which don’t even come close to doing full justice) to share with those who haven’t recently been blessed with the opportunity to ski here. If your travels ever bring you within 5 or 6,000 miles of Truckee CA, make sure you stop in at Tahoe Donner.