Almost 80 inches of snow in December…so far. Almost all Tahoe resorts are open and the skiing is phenomenal. In fact, last Monday (12/7) was one of those rare days when the un-thinkable was sometimes uttered: “is this too deep?!” So Tahoe is doing what Tahoe does best – sucking in big, big storms that roll in and out of this incredibly beautiful lake basin. The last one brought 42” to the top of Squaw in 2.5 days and Granlibakken has one of those picture-perfect white blankets on everything.
And that includes the sledding hill which was absolutely ROCKIN’ today! Parents and kids were out in full force to enjoy the best plastic schussing in all of Tahoe. The local Rotary Club and Granlibakken hosted a free sledding BBQ with hot dogs, ice cream, hot cocoa, cookies, hot cider and then we saw the fat man – yes, Santa rode in on a firetruck accompanied by the local high school jazz band. Hundreds of kids and parents gathered at the Ski Hut deck where we had a full concert going while Santa sat on a flatbed and asked the kids what they wanted for Christmas. The whole time there was that ‘Snow-Globe-Snow’ falling from occasionally sunny skies so it was a perfect opener to the season for Tahoe’s coziest resort.
If you want to get in on The Perfection (!), then you should get up here. The midweek ski package is only $109/person for room, awesome breakfast at Granlibakken, and then a full day of skiing at Squaw, Northstar, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl or Sierra-at-Tahoe. Ski packages are available for most of the season, prices vary during holidays/weekends so please call for more info.
You can also spend the holidays here. Granlibakken has a skiing Torchlight Parade with the second-hardest working man in showbiz – Santa Claus. There’s also a Christmas Buffet dinner on the 25th. If you’re booked for that one then get here for New Year’s with dinner and a party plus champagne and dessert. Put it this way: things are happening up here. You can be as active or stationary as you please – the hot tubs are bubbling and the snow is here. See you soon!