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Incredible Start to the Winter

It has been snowing a lot for December. In fact, it was announced that it was the 2nd snowiest December on record for Tahoe! It’s also been staying cold, keeping the snow in great condition. The backcountry was somewhat unstable for a while, but things seem to be calming down now and the Sierra Avalanche Center has downgraded the avalanche danger to low. I was a bit too busy skiing to document things, but here are a few photos I snapped and a quick video of one of our runs from the top of Heavenly down to Gardnerville.

Storm day skiing at Heavenly

Dropping into Kirkwood on a Christmas Eve bluebird powder day

Will B sending Kodak at Kirkwood Mountain

Stellar run down Flagpole Peak

Skiing up the ridge to access fresh powder (Photo by Patrick Kelly)

One last run to the valley

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Kirkwood Storm Day!

We had a rowdy Kirkwood storm day – only chair 6 was open, but that was all we could hope for.  It probably snowed over a foot while we were skiing between 9 and 2 and the winds were howling.  I got frostbite on my face… in California.  Seriously. 

Anyway my GoPro died on me early… maybe I didn’t charge it?  Still figuring it out.  Here is a short clip. 

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