park skiing

Tahoe is finally coming alive after that polar bear swim lake tahoeviciously boring event-hibernation of the past 3 1/2 months. Now that Spring is here, Tahoe has removed it’s hibernation-meconium, enjoyed the relief that that brings, and is ready to to infuse it’s collective body with good food, good times, and plenty of ethyl alcohol.

Even though it’s Spring (well technically in 3 day it is), we have got one helluva storm cycle headed our way.  Just for tonite they are calling for 2 feet above 7000 feet with winds up to 90 mph.  Which is somewhat ill timed as almost all of our events are outdoor events that will likely get canceled.  C’est la vie, non?  I’d still rather have the storms.

Friday – Sunday, March 18-20 – Take The Lake Triple Jumpline Competition at Alpine Meadows.  $12,000 in prizes.  Ski and snowboard divisions.  Parties and spectator events associated with this jump jam.

Saturday, March 19 – Helly Hansen Big Mountain Battle at Squaw Valley.  $85 per team of 2 which includes 2 pieces of Helly Hansen Baselayer worth $45 each and 2 subscriptions to Powder Magazine.  I think that you basically charge around squaw with a partner making it to key points all over the mountain.  The fastest time wins.  Awards at 1:30pm at Chamois.

Saturday, March 19 – Sick & Twisted Freestyle Tour at Sugar Bowl. Registration $20.  Noon time start.  This tour is a great Pro/Am tour that puts on a solid show and is a great way to get started in the ski industry.

Saturday, March 19 – Adventure Slide Show Series – John Moyniere. John wrote the sierra backcountry skiing books that we all grew up on.  Come out and learn a bit more about the history of sierra skiing and get blown away by all the fantastical places John has been and skied.

Saturday, March 12 – Alpine Meadows Spring Music Series. Live music every weekend throughout the spring ski and snowboard season.  Well known bands play at the Alpine Meadows sundeck, in the Last Chair Bar & Grill, the Ice Bar, or on the mobile Alpine Bandwagon.