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  • Lake Tahoe in winter
    Lake Tahoe in winter
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  • View from the lip overlooking Granite Chief face
    View from the lip overlooking Granite...
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    Lake Tahoe in Winter

    by karenincalifornia Updated Feb 22, 2004

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    Lake Tahoe in winter

    Favorite thing: Lake Tahoe is a beautiful place for a winter vacation. It usually receives a great deal of snow from December through April and sometimes May due to its location in the Sierras, making it an ideal winter playground.

    Fondest memory: This picture shows Lake Tahoe at a deceptively calm moment in the winter. Just hours later, the area experienced a winter storm warning which dumped a foot of new snow at the ski resorts.

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    Just Jump? Easy for you to say...

    by karenincalifornia Updated Feb 23, 2004

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    View from the lip overlooking Granite Chief face

    Favorite thing: Only one way down this run. You gotta jump. This is the view from the lip overlooking the Granite Chief face. Granite Chief at 9,050 feet is the highest point in the Squaw Valley ski resort. Truly awesome snow and fantastic bump skiing to be had here!

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    How come our ski instructor just left us here?

    by karenincalifornia Written Feb 22, 2004

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    Top of Granite Chief, Squaw Valley, CA

    Favorite thing: This was one of those moments I was so glad I had my camera with me. These "people" on the lip overlooking the face of the Granite Chief are really little children around 8 to 10 years old. They are poised on top of one of the most challenging runs at Squaw Valley. I watched their ski instructor go first. "Watch me," she yelled, "Just jump off like this!" And off she jumped, leaving her entire class on the lip. Then one by one, each of the kids jumped off and disappeared below the lip

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    Sierra Snowfalls Can Be Deep

    by AKtravelers Written Aug 12, 2005

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    Snow-covered trees around Lake Tahoe

    Favorite thing: Most people who visit Lake Tahoe in the winter are unaccustomed to the huge snowfalls that can hit the area. Lake Tahoe usually receives a few snowfalls in excess of 2 meters/6 feet every winter. Be prepared for road closures and avalanches that could leave you stranded for a few extra days in your mountain lodgings. Unfortunately, we have not yet had the luxury of calling the boss and saying "We have to extend our vacation because the roads are closed," then head out to the closests ski area. Still, we have experienced some of the deep snowfalls (early in our vacations) and they are wonderous to behold. Enjoy their beauty, but try not to drive in the snow unless you know what you are doing.

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    • Adventure Travel
    • Family Travel

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    Take a hike!!!

    by spartan Updated Mar 20, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Walk along the shore of Lake Tahoe or take a boat ride (the view is beautiful). Also, Nevada (Incline Village) is 20 minutes to the east, so if you are into gambling you can go to the Hyatt at Incline Village. The Winter Olymipcs were held at Squaw Valley Resort (about 20 minutes north of Tahoe City), so take a day and go to the top of the mountain.

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    • Cycling
    • Skiing and Boarding

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