The snow is falling steadily outside my office window again as we prepare to send this edition to the press on Feb. 15, with yet another snowstorm at our door expected to bring a least 2 more feet of snow on top of our bulging snowpack.
Some Tahoe ski resorts have already received 400 inches of snow as of press time, with Tahoe’s annual average snowfall for the entire year usually 409 inches. And, there’s still two months left in the ski season. Many locals are already betting that the season will extend into summer at some local ski areas.
As I was digging out my car from a fresh, 2½-foot snowfall in 24 hours, I was chatting with my neighbor about the wonder of Tahoe. The breathtakingly beautiful white world that the storms have created, the serenity of snowshoeing in the quiet forests, the powder skiing, the growing snowpack, the anticipation of a long season of skiing and the anticipation of an equally breathtaking wildflower season this summer.
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