CALIFORNIA, SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – There was no telling what the weather would do next the week leading up to our recent family snow trip to South Lake Tahoe. Flooding, ice, avalanche advisories followed by a blizzard known as “Snowpocalypse 2017”–and a complete shutdown of Interstate 80 leading from the Bay Area to Tahoe for a time. But over the two days before our anticipated arrival, Tahoe dug itself out. And Sunday morning greeted us with sunshine and clear roads the whole way through.
Are we almost there yet??? Please, please, just let us stop and play in some TAHOE SNOW!
Hey! This looks like a good place to stop for “a little” snow…
Good thing Dad packed the sleds on top. You never know when you might need to suddenly stop and sled.
Yeah, baby! We found, oh, just a little snow!
Let’s see just how deep it is!
Whew! This is some deep snow!
Hey, what’s mom doing standing waist deep in the powder with her camera–next to the river?!
Mom, next time you should bring snow shoes!
All right, everyone…let’s finish the drive now. We’re almost to South Lake Tahoe!
We made it! And look at all the great snow right outside the hotel! (See more recommendations for activities, dining & lodging in the related post The 411 on South Tahoe with Kids – Winter Edition.
And then there were two…
All right, time for some more snowslporation – and snowdigging – and snowEATING!
Ack! This stuff is COLD! Brain freeze!
Quick! Now’s our chance to make a snow man! (AKA snow dad).
Sweet! We can just walk to this great sledding hill from our hotel room in three minutes! (Right behind Heavenly Village.) And we can sled as long as we please–and it’s free!
And so the sun sets on a great first day of snow play…
Time to stroll on down through Heavenly Village…
…and let Mom and Dad enjoy a pint by the fire while we await our dinner at Base Camp Pizza. What a perfect day!
There’s still plenty of time to plan your family’s snow vacation in South Lake Tahoe, one of our favorite winter wonderlands. And if you go, don’t overlook the recommendations in The 411 on South Lake Tahoe with Kids – Winter Edition and How South Tahoe’s “The Loft” and “Magic Fusion” Get it Right for Families.
Tahoe never looked so fun! What a great family trip! Your photos are outstanding.
Thanks! They came from 3 different cameras (phone, waterproof cam, big cam)–still not sure where everything is, but I found enough to piece together the main narrative! It was a great time and WHAT SNOW!
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