Northstar 1/18/12

18 Jan, 2012

Things are about to change in Tahoe; the sunshine has disappeared and clouds are starting to reappear on the mountains. It’s a sign that snow is coming. After the dismal conditions at Mammoth, I headed north to get in soft groomer laps at Northstar today. The decision paid off with long laps, runs through the park and a fun day riding by myself at Northstar.

It was a colder day on the slopes, I brought my facemask to stay a bit warmer while riding. The clouds made it so there was some flatlight conditions on the slopes. But the mountain was pretty quiet, the park was the busiest run and it wasn’t even that busy. I got in a good amount of laps before meeting Adam at the base.

The view from up top was sweet with Lake Tahoe still blue and beautiful despite the grey clouds.

It’s safety month on the slopes and Northstar put up a bunch of signs to re-iterate skiing and snowboarding safely on the mountain.

All smiles waiting on the snow to start falling!

After riding the morning, I made the drive down to South Lake Tahoe where I’ll stay this evening and then ride Heavenly tomorrow. Hoping for some fresh snow tomorrow on the mountain!


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