When we arrived in Tahoe on February 12th, there had been little snowfall for the winter so far. Fortunately, Heavenly mountain has good snowmaking capabilities so there were several runs with good coverage so that we found pretty good ski conditions. Of course, if you looked off into the trees you would see mostly rocks and stumps. So definitely, stick to the main runs.
We’ve been out a few more times in the past week. The weather has been so awesome, mid 70’s, sunshine and bright blue skies.
Truckee River Trail – This biking and walking trail begins in Tahoe City on the western edge of town. There’s a nice parking lot for trail users. The trail heads west, as you might guess, following the Truckee River. You pass the River Ranch Lodge and Alpine Meadows Road before crossing over the river and reaching a point where you can cross over Highway 89 into Squaw Valley. The path continues another 2.3 miles to the Squaw Valley Ski resort and village. Perfect place to stop for a snack before heading back.