Monday, December 10, 2012

Weekend Rewind :: Shredtastic Tahoe

What a weekend. Thursday afternoon I received some not-so-good family news. So this weekend was all about celebrating life -- grams would be proud.

{Warning: Between now and April there will be numerous weekend rewinds about me snowboarding. I promise to post amazing scenic shots while trying to make them interesting.}

My weekend started Thursday evening with the annual South Tahoe Chamber Wine Walk at the Heavenly Village. We walked, shopped and sipped on some wine. My girlfriend Jen even won a pair of sweet Toms, very jealous!

With the girls at Red Poets and Skyhawk Lanes Wines tasting room.
With Friday full of meetings I spent my evening maxing and relaxing at home. Plus I knew we would be heading up the mountain early Saturday morning to snowboard.

There are a handful of resorts to ski/ride in Tahoe, but since we bought the Epic Tahoe season pass this year we can ski/ride our little hearts out at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood

I spent Saturday and Sunday at Heavenly -- it's only 5 minutes from the house. Between crazy snow making capabilities and recent snowfall they were able to open more terrain this weekend. Rumor has it more will open this week plus there's a storm about to roll through! Two thumbs up on grooming!

And now for some snow shots....

Top: View of the terrain from Dipper Express - Nevada side
Bottom: Yes those are my awesome hot pink pants; Purple goggles+helmet = ME

Here's a shot from Canyon Express on the California side. Insane right? Remember when I hiked Mount Tallac this summer? Well there she is and check out the reflection in the lake.

FYI: Heavenly spans two states - California and Nevada

Sunday was a girls day at Heavenly! My girlfriend Aimi (far left) is the executive director of the  Heavenly Ski & Snowboard Foundation so we helped out with the 4-6 year old kids a little bit too. They're just too darn cute with their little skies and all bundled up! 

So there you have it a weekend of wine and snowboarding!

Welcome to TAHOE!

How did you enjoy the outdoors this weekend?

Linked to:

Leeann at Join the Gossip
Life Lately, with Hayley at Weekend File and Alli at Life on LeRoy


  1. wow, soooo fun, I am super jealous. loos like an absolute blast!
    Helene in Between

  2. So fun! I used to go to Tahoe every year growing up and I haven't been back for years, its so gorgeous! great pics! Thanks for linking up with Life Lately!

    1. I'm not going to lie... Tahoe is a pretty amazing place to live. Sounds like you are due for a trip back! Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I am quite jealous that you're already able to snowboard! WE still don't have enough snow on the mountains here in California :(

    I found you on the Weekend update link and I'm now following :)

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you're interested. :)

    1. It's not much, but enough to open a few runs. I hear Mammoth is almost fully open.

      But rumor is the storm doors are about to open and Tahoe is predicted to receive 8-12" tomorrow. It's a direct flight on southwest from LAX :)

      Thanks for stopping by the blog.

  4. Awesome! Love your pink pants!!

    1. You have to keep it fun :) the hubs likes it because he can always spot me in a crowd.