First off, let me say that you really can’t go wrong with a Tahoe ski vacation any time of year. With so many world class resorts to choose from, you’re bound to find something that fits your mood on any given day – gorgeous lake views and tree skiing at Homewood, big-mountain terrain at Squaw Valley, deep powder stashes at Sugar Bowl, incredible after-hours nightlife just off the slopes of Heavenly… the list goes on and on.
But there’s something extra special about a January ski or snowboard trip to Lake Tahoe, and it has everything to do with the big ski holiday dates and how those influence the crowds at area resorts.
With the holiday school vacations bringing families up to the region through the first weekend in January, and then the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend falling in the middle of the month, many of the weekend warrior type skiers/riders get their fix for the month during those two periods alone.
Which means that during the non-holiday weekends and mid-week days in January, you can find yourself out on a beautifully groomed run all by yourself… all the time! Or you’ll get to rip first tracks through the trees… over and over again!
This year is no exception. And savvy skiers and riders, who can take a few mid-week days off during January’s non-holiday periods, know that there is no feeling like looking down a run with nobody on it except you.
And if you want that feeling, combined with the sensation of skiing or riding so close to Lake Tahoe that you feel you could reach out and almost touch it, then come on over to Homewood this January and take a lap or two down Rainbow Ridge or Chute.
Guest post and photo provided by our friends at Homewood Mountain Resort.