On my way up Thursday I stopped for a few runs at Mt. Rose. I got a season pass there because it's only 25 minutes from my house. The runs aren't that long, but there are great views of Reno. And on Thursday afternoon, it was wide open.
We had 10 to 11 people staying at the house. We all brought tons of food. I think there were five types of coffee and plenty of drink.
Friday we went skiing at Tahoe. A good choice because the hills were open and the skies were clear. We all tried to ski together which was quite a feat. Cell phones can make it much easier to find people. Eventually we all split off different ways.
Saturday a group of us went a cross country trip. Todd, Jen, Amanda and me on snowshoes, Aaron, Kristina and Nicole on skis. We hiked up to a fire lookout that had great views of the lake.
Dinner was always entertaining sitting down at table with everyone. It was always a lively time.
After dinner, we all learned to play Skip-bo and snacked on fondou and chocolate covered bacon. It was a constant feast. By the end of the night it had become quite entertaining.
Sunday Todd, Jen and I went to Northstar. It was much simpler to keep up with only a couple people. Kyle gave us the heads up on where the empty slopes were and it involved riding a puma lift. Good old days.
In the afternoon the snow came in and it was a little intense.
The house had a great view of the lake and a hot tub on the deck. All were used to the fullest extent. Night time was always a stretching party. Kyle brought a "foam roller" and by the end we were all convinced we needed one. It's basically just a piece of hard foam, but squeezed the lactic acid out of your legs.
We all had a great time and hope we can do it again next year.