After an amazing powder day at Alpine Meadows yesterday, an afternoon obligation near Incline allowed another few turns to be had off Mt. Rose before sunset. There's not as much snow up there compared to what fell elsewhere around the lake, but the parking lot was packed with skiers and riders nonetheless. Not many were out for backcountry turns, but they were sure making the most of the 12+inches accessible from the parking lot. Pow Turns, Jibbers, And An Epic Sunset | A Snowy Mt. Rose, NV | October 6th, 2011 | Unofficial Networks

Pow Turns, Jibbers, And An Epic Sunset | A Snowy Mt. Rose, NV | October 6th, 2011

Pow Turns, Jibbers, And An Epic Sunset | A Snowy Mt. Rose, NV | October 6th, 2011

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Pow Turns, Jibbers, And An Epic Sunset | A Snowy Mt. Rose, NV | October 6th, 2011

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After an amazing powder day at Alpine Meadows yesterday, an afternoon obligation near Incline allowed another few turns to be had off Mt. Rose before sunset. There’s not as much snow up there compared to what fell elsewhere around the lake, but the parking lot was packed with skiers and riders nonetheless. Not many were out for backcountry turns, but they were sure making the most of the 12+inches accessible from the parking lot.

Heading up Highway 431 snowline is distinct, and most of the higher peaks in the area are looking shiny and white.

 

 

My quick skin offered a great lake view,

as well as a great view of some nice tracks. While I would suggest getting your fix in elsewhere (Sugar Bowl or Alpine), obviously there’s some nice snow to be had in certain spots off the Rose Highway. For the record, I didn’t hit a thing on my run, and the snow quality, although not as deep as Alpine, was silky smooth. 

As the “the mundane” sunset started to do its thing, snow showers were still hammering the West and South Shores.

Then “the mundane” really started to do it’s thing. Hopefully you’re catching my sarcasm here as there is simply nothing mundane about Lake Tahoe. Everyday it’s even more beautiful than the day before, and then once in a while you have a powder day that ends like this, and you just drive home speechless, completely blissed out, utterly thankful to call such a place home.

 

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