Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The season in Tahoe was off to a slow start, but a couple of storms ago the snow stayed cold and made for an awesome time in the backcountry. While the resort wasn't quite giving me the leg burn fix that I was craving, the hiking was amazing. In Lake Tahoe, most of the hiking I do takes us to some incredible views of the lake. Always makes for an enjoyable experience with breathtaking views. Hope you enjoy this simple edit that I made. It's my first edit playing around with the contour. Super fun day playing in the snow with Nicki!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Despite the serious lack of snow in Tahoe, we've been making the best of it. I can't complain too much seeing as we had such an amazing winter last year, but we need a bit more of that fluffy white stuff. The week before I left for Idaho, my boyfriend Danny, my roommate Ben, and myself went out on a couple of missions in search of good snow. We hiked around Mt. Rose and headed to Emerald Bay with high hopes of finding decent conditions. I would have settled for just about anything. Although it wasn't waist deep pow, we found some great turns and had a blast. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we might get some action this weekend from those nimbus clouds!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
This Tuesday, January 17, Northstar is hosting the first live premiere of "Moving Forward." This video has been over a year in the making following the journey of Danny Toumarkine after suffering from a traumatic brain injury on January 3rd of 2011. Watch as Danny overcomes the most challenging and difficult time of his life and returns to snow a year later. Shreddy Times has documented one of the most inspirational and moving stories with "Moving Forward."
Doors open at 5 PM and the film will begin at 6 PM in TC's Pub, with a Q&A session with Danny to follow.
Come celebrate Danny's amazing recovery with myself and the Shreddy Times crew!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
When Danny and I returned from Northern California, we went on a full moon hike with his brother Conor. We came across this tiny little scorpion in the night and since then I've been stumped on what type of scorpion it is. I didn't even know we had scorpions in Lake Tahoe and when I google "scorpions in Lake Tahoe" all I could come up with was an answer from Yahoo Answers from Gene stating that " YES. There are wood scorpions, but it's rare to find them unless you'd know where to look and what you are looking for."
If Gene is correct then I feel pretty lucky to have seen a scorpion in Lake Tahoe. Don't worry, we let him be and continued on with our hike under the full moon.
Monday, June 20, 2011
In celebration of the five month mark since Danny's injury we headed over to D.L. Bliss for a mellow hike by the lake. We also made the video posted below which pretty much sums up our day, but I thought I would share some photos as well. Enjoy.
Monday, June 6, 2011
It's been 5 month's since Danny's injury (www.dannyisthebomb.com) and he's been doing better than any of us could have expected. We went for a hike in Rubicon the other day to celebrate his 5 month mark and made this mini edit. Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
I've posted this video before, but I haven't watched it in a while. This was an edit that Shreddy Times made and I filmed from the last day in November of 2010. That's how the season started in Tahoe, lot's of snow. The snow continued to fall all year and I'm looking out my window right now to more snow flurries. Thought I would share this edit again as it made me stoked thinking about all the amazing days of skiing I had this year. Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I don't personally own a dog. I don't have the time, but I have the best of both worlds because my roommates have dogs. There are three that live at my house; Lucky, Watson, and Rodney (the three in the middle of the group shot). I came home last week to five dogs because Nicki was babysitting Birdie and Norma. While I can't ever imagine owning five dogs, it was pretty entertaining and fun while it lasted.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Rodney came with us today. We took him on a second outing in the afternoon and he was so tired he fell asleep sitting upright leaning against the wall. That's about how I feel right now, but I am stoked the world didn't end today!!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
I just returned home from one of the best spring skiing days I have ever had, I'm claiming it. My brother, Johnny, and I hiked up Mt. Tallac today and had impeccable timing on the way down with the snow softening up to perfection.
Like any other hike around Lake Tahoe, the views are nothing short of spectacular.
My brother and I at the top enjoying the views and stoked for the ski down. The snow couldn't have been better!!! I put three explanation points because it was that good.
The view from the top minus the family portrait. I love the different perspective of the lake.
Some lines in the distance were calling our names. Soon enough!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Spring is in full swing in Tahoe...finally. Yesterday Conor, my brother, and I hiked up peak 9,195 for some spectacular views and fun turns. The temperature was in the high 50's and the sky was bright blue all day. Shade was our friend.
This is one of the many reasons I live in Lake Tahoe!
Getting closer to the top, the terrain beyond the mountains immediately surrounding the lake come into view (not pictured above) and my imagination starts to go wild about future adventures.
We were a little late for the snow, but there were moments of smooth buttery spring conditions that are all time.
Conor and my brother, Johnny, about to make some figure eights on the way down in the sticky sun baked slush (still fun). So happy the sun is finally out!
Monday, April 18, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
While I was driving to Northstar the other day I couldn't keep my eyes off the lake. I felt like a tourist driving ten below the speed limit with the occasional swerve when there was a break in the trees and the lake came into full view. I kept thinking to myself that I should pull over and take some photos, but I always think that and I always have somewhere to be. This time I couldn't resist. I took a short walk to the edge of the water to snap some photos. As much as I love winter time, one of my favorite things to do is swim in Lake Tahoe. How inviting does this water look? I love where I live.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
After we got all of that snow the sun came out with vengeance. It went from one extreme to another. One day, I was skiing Squaw with four lifts open and free refills on every run and the next day I was sweating bullets while riding my sled up to Blackwood trying to get the last of the powder.
I was looking forward to a slow change of seasons, but mother nature had something else in mind. She heated up and traded us snow for sunlight. At first I needed a break from shoveling, but after a day of sun, I had had enough.
The change was too quick for me and I woke up one morning with a feeling of emptiness in my stomach. Where did all of our snow go? I'm not ready for full spring conditions. Luckily, we got the last of it in Blackwood.
I went up with Moss Halliday and Andrew Burns to get some fresh turns. It was a pretty mellow day, but so much fun. The snow was creamy and ripe for ripping fast lines. A day later and the spines in the first photo were all rock. See ya later winter. Hopefully you'll be back on Thursday like the weatherman says. Miss you.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
From March 14th to March 28 we got more than twelve feet of snow at 6200' in Lake Tahoe. I came straight home from Silverton to a winter wonderland. It felt like we were living in a snow globe. White flakes never stopped falling from the sky. Roofs were cracking from the weight of the snow. Sheriffs were knocking at peoples doors in Squaw Valley telling them to evacuate because of high avalanche danger. It was all time and in no way does this photo represent the amount of snow we got, I just happened to like it.
Saturday, March 19, 2011
I went to Squaw one day to get some turns and after waiting in line for far too long I decided to call my roommate Nicki and head out for a hike. She hadn't used her split board yet and the conditions were all time. We went out with by friend Ming and got some of the best turns of my season.
While I was in Tahoe I also celebrated the perfect CR day at Squaw with the High Fives Foundation and a bunch of good friends. The conditions got better throughout the day and it turned out to be such a special gathering. Above is Aspen Spora and his Squaw ticket.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I recently wrote this article for EXPN all about High Fives and the most recent recipient, Landon McGauley. Check it out and watch the video below for some inspiration!!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
After our legs were burnt from shredding non-stop laps at Squaw Jackie Paaso, Iris Lazz, Nicki Slechta, and I went for a little hike up Rubicon Peak. Non of us had been up there before. I personally have never done something like this with an all girls crew. It was awesome to hike a new peak and we were salivating at all the terrain in the distance. Shreddy Times put together this rad little edit of it. Hope you enjoy!