Welcome to June-uary. That's what folks around Tahoe are calling this snowless time of year. And with the paucity of powder -- more than six weeks and counting -- and the endless sunshiny days, many outdoor enthusiasts are eschewing their skis and snowboards and snowshoes for toys more typically seen in the summer.
Despite the worst snowpack in decades, Tahoe resorts are still offering plenty of open trails and man-made fluff for beginners to practice and perfect their turns (or snowplows) and, even better, to do so at ridiculously reduced rates.
Homewood Mountain Resort is about to enter the modern era.
After half a decade of wishing and hoping, wheeling and dealing, the homey little West Shore ski and snowboard hill on Wednesday evening got the approval of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency to go ahead with Phase 1 of its $500 million master plan.
The snow's piling up in the mountains and passes of Tahoe, just begging to be carved up by skiers and snowboarders. And just like clockwork, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe is rolling out the red carpet for skiers and snowboarders with their amazing packages that lay at the heart of every authentic Tahoe experience this winter.
We all have to start somewhere, so if you’re looking to take those first tentative steps to become a snowboarder or skier, a half-dozen winter resorts in the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area are once again giving newbies the chance at a very reasonable rate.