Ski Lake Tahoe: Planning Ahead for Winter Fun


Snowstorms herald the start of the ski season in Northern California

OLYMPIC VALLEY, CA – The first snowstorm of the season has fallen in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Northern California. Early optimism reigns for a long season as Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts fire up grooming and snowmaking. The season of winter fun has arrived at this global ski destination.

Ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe area are looking forward to an early opening in 2022. Mount Rose Ski Tahoe It opened on Veterans Day and the Lake Tahoe resorts will follow suit in the coming weeks. For both beginner and advanced skiers and snowboarders, a little preparation can go a long way in making the most of your winter fun. Here are some tips to help you prepare to make the most of your Lake Tahoe ski experience.

Boost your fitness!

A tough day on the slopes can exhaust even the most experienced skiers and snowboarders. In height, the effect can be increased. A kick in the cardio combined with some early weightlifting and stretching will help eliminate a little fatigue before slipping into the hot tub after a long day on the slopes.

  • Biking and running to strengthen the heart
  • Basic exercises to stay balanced (think Russian twists!)
  • Stretching to stay fit and avoid injuries

Equipment, stay connected!

There’s nothing quite like a smooth ride along powdery slopes. Keeping your ski gear in tip-top shape is key. Experts say the three main components of downhill skis are basic repair, edge work, and waxing. Ski shops offer some great services, but for those of you who do it yourself, watch the video below from REI To help you glide across the mountain tops.

sun protection clothing

Staying warm, dry, and comfortable while avoiding some serious sunburn is essential to making your ski trip a positive experience. The weather can change quickly in the mountains and good preparation goes a long way. Explore a checklist of 13 essentials of a ski trip.

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  • Always stay in control, and be able to stop or avoid other people or things.
  • People who pass in front of you have the right of way. It is your responsibility to avoid them.
  • You should not stop where you are in the way, or when you are not visible from above.
  • As you start a slope or merge into a driveway, look up and give in to the others.
  • Always use devices to help prevent runaway equipment.
  • Pay attention to all posted signs and warnings. Keep exit paths closed and exit from closed areas.
  • Before using any elevator, you must have the knowledge and ability to load, ride and unload safely.

Plan in advance

Whether you are planning a day trip to the mountains or an extended ski vacation, preparation is key for the perfect winter snowboarding adventure!

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