taken with my phone out the car window
We stayed at Zephyr Cove Lodge, which is just 4 miles from the beloved ski resort, Heavenly. Our cabin was perfect, and right on the lake! The snowy beach was just 30 feet or so away from our front door.
See the snowy patches? It's the end of the season, so most of it has melted.
On Monday we drove into town and had a delicious lunch at a local brewery. After that, we headed over to the Heavenly lodge, cause I was determined to get my fill of snow. It was gorgeous there, but we couldn't afford their steep ski prices; instead, we settled for a drink at the bar and a snowball fight.
I mean no wonder it's expensive.
We had to check out of our lodge on Tuesday, so I figured we'd have lunch in town and then head back home. But Matt had the brilliant idea to check other (smaller) resorts for ski prices and hit the slopes on Tuesday! Thanks to the helpful guy at the Zephyr Cove front desk, we booked our lift & rental tickets at Sierra at Tahoe for the next day.
Neither of us had skied in 20 years, but amazingly, we picked it back up right away! I was a bit terrified when Matt convinced me to attempt a blue, but we made it down and I didn't launch into a full on anxiety attack. We had so much fun! I'm seriously already saving my pennies for another trip next year.
Have you ever been skiing??
Also, please read this post written by my oldest friend in the world, Lesley.