Within 30 minutes of the last final of the semester submitted, I was headed North. What a giant relief to be done with school for a couple of weeks through the Holiday season. I packed my bags, grabbed my skis and immediately got on the road and headed North to Sacramento and Liz and Nic’s house.
When I arrived they were making home aid pizzas and drinking with friends. They let me know that my bedroom was ready, as it always would be for when I came. I love em.
The next morning we were up early, with only a few hours of sleep. After renting skis we were headed to Squaw Valley in Northwest Lake Tahoe. If you are active duty you can get a season pass for $25, instead of having to pay the normal $120+ ski rate for the lift ticket. Sayyy what?! We even got a fancy pass with our picture on it and everything. I’ll be going back again this season.
Stopping for lunch and they were giving out complimentary waters, probably because they weren’t serving any hot food at the cafes on the slopes. It really made no sense, but okay we’ll take the water and get a few beers.
The day was absolutely gorgeous, and the powder was really good in some places, not so good in others. We even went on an adventure in the woods, which was a very good time, even if it was sketchy in some places.
We skii’d until the lifts closed, so it was a really good day. Did some great runs, had a few great wipe-outs, what more could you ask for?!
This was the last run of the day, we skii’d down to the parking lot but were a bit farther off than we thought and had to catch a shuttle back over to the Village at Squaw Valley to get to our car. It was so easy and fun.
So lovely, I love ski towns so much! Lights on the trees, cold crisp air, the ambiance, snow covered mountains in the background. Doesn’t get any better. Well actually, I was still on the mission for the Bailey’s laced hot chocolate!
Video Credit: Nic
After our drink, we headed back outside and towards the car.
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