Full Throttle Nordic

As any Sierra Nevada resident knows, we actually got some snow . . . in the winter. Incredible. How long did it take for people to get out and start playing in it? By my count, about 32 hours. The snow was flying on Donner Summit at midnight Friday and I arrived at the Auburn Ski Club at around 9:45AM Sunday morning. The trails were already full of skiers. There was a traffic jam at every trail junction. It was great to see the ASC junior teams, Sugar Bowl Academy, UNR Winter Sports Club, school teams from Nevada Union and Colfax, the ASC masters group, Super Sliders, and maybe a few other groups that I forgot to mention. At any given time there were maybe 30 skiers on the trails for the entire morning.

It was fun to see how much pent-up energy is out there in the Nordic community. It seems like everyone is trying to make up for lost time. We have a base to work with now and future snow dumps should have some more staying power when falling on snow instead of earth.

Git after it!

About Michael

I am running, skiing, and exploring the Sierra Nevada. I first learned to ski at Colby College in Waterville, Maine. After earning a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, I returned to Los Angeles to work for two fire seasons on the Little Tujunga Hotshot Crew (USFS). This is my second winter in Tahoe.