Tahoe a winter wonderland

JT Holmes enjoys skiing chutes in the Mount Rose Wilderness. Photographer Matt Bansak is a frequent contributor to Tahoe Weekly magazine, along with numerous other publications. Priya Hutner interviewed Matt for a feature in this edition and at TheTahoeWeekly.com “Matt Bansak: Living and Capturing the Dream.” | MattBansak.com, @Matt.Bansak.Photography

The weather – or more specifically when the next snowstorm will be – is a constant point of discussion for locals and visitors alike. You can’t go into a local coffee shop or bar, get fitted for your new rentals or try on a new ski jacket without the topic coming up. Few are as tuned into the next big storm as is weather forecaster Bryan Allegretto for Open Snow, who puts together the Tahoe Daily Snow forecast.

Priya Hunter talked to Allegretto on his “Life as a Tahoe weatherman” for this edition, in which he jokes he’s the “most well-known, loneliest guy in Tahoe.”

Writers Sean McAlindin and Michelle Allen explore fun ways to enjoy winter in Tahoe in this edition – Sean on a fat bike exploring local trails and Michelle with a day of sledding with the kids at historic Granlibakken.

Priya also spent time recently with Master Distiller Jake Holshue sipping his Old Theory Gin 001, which was the first release by Old Trestle Distillery in Truckee. Look for releases of vodka, rye and bourbon in 2019.

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