Lake Tahoe Skiing and Snowboarding, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl, Squaw Valley

Ski season is coming!  Are you ready?  I know we’re all enjoying the amazing fall weather, but really, it’s not too early to start gearing up for the upcoming winter.  With a number of world-class ski resorts just up the hill from Nevada City (Sugar BowlBorealRoyal GorgeNorthstarSquaw Valley and Alpine Meadows) there are a lot of great opportunities to play in the snow, whether you ski, snowboard, cross-country ski or just want to go sledding.  The InnSide Nevada City blog has put together a great pre-ski season giveaway package to get you excited for the upcoming winter.  To get the legs in shape we’ve got one spot in the upcoming South Yuba Club’s Ski Conditioning workout series, which starts the week of November 4th.  We’ve also got 2 tickets to Sugar Bowl Ski Resort*, and remember if you’re going to buy a season pass this year the early season rates ends on November 1st.  Check out the new Sugar Bowl pass options this year with tickets at Squaw and Alpine as part of the benefits.   Mountain Recreation is offering up a free ski/board tuning.  Their pre-season juniors rentals are currently available, get your child equipped for $99. Flowlow Gear has a special 30% off coupon to buy, so stock up on a new pair of ski pants or jacket.  Other ways to help pray for snow, go check out the Snowlands Network Backcountry Film Festival at the Nevada Theatre on Tuesday, December 2nd or the Warren Miller “No Turning Back” on Saturday, November 29th at the Dog Baggett Theater as a fundraiser for the NU Ski Team.  Thanks to Mountain Recreation for adding 2 tickets to the Warren Miller show to the prize package.  So who’s ready for winter?  Post a comment on this blog post about your favorite winter activity and I’ll draw the winner on Halloween.  And many, many thanks for all your support on the future Inn Town Campground, we’ll dream about summer camping soon enough!

Ski Season giveaway, InnSide Nevada City Blog

 © 2014 InnSide Nevada City,  © photos by Erin Thiem, Megan Michelson and supplied by Sugar Bowl Ski Resort// *lift tickets valid Sunday through Friday

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  1. Cathy
    Cathy says:

    Favorite winter activity…. drinking egg not lattes from Caroline’s and warming up by the fireplace with a good book (fuzzy socks are required for this activity)

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  2. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    Let it Snow!!!!! My favorite winter activity is drinking wine and cooking all day. There’s nothing better than eating a hearty meal while the snow is coming down!

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  3. Kelly Hickman
    Kelly Hickman says:

    My fingers are crossed for lots of snow this year! I enjoy driving up highway 20 to cross country ski at the omega rest stop.

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    • erin
      erin says:

      The Omega Rest stop is where we send our guests who want to go play in the snow, great options for folks looking for some free outdoor snow fun.

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  4. Ariana
    Ariana says:

    We’ve been doing snow dances since Sept 1 and bargaining with the gods for a great season.

    Our go to has always been boarding in the fresh stuff, but we’ll take shoeing or x-country as well. And now with the littles we can’t pass up a good sledding hill, but let’s be honest, we couldn’t pre-kids either. Can you tell we’re dreaming in white 🙂

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  5. Skyzer
    Skyzer says:

    my favorite wintertime activity is snowboarding but since the last few winters have been pretty weak I’d have to say it’s spending more time in the kitchen making soups and baking breads

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  6. Diane R.
    Diane R. says:

    Snow shoeing with friends, taking photos that look like the need to be on a Christmas card, then followed by a nice hearty meal and hot chocolate 🙂

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  7. Jennifer Porter
    Jennifer Porter says:

    Skiing!! I live for it! I get giddy at the first prospect of snow. I look forward to my first day on the mountain with anticipation of a young child. Looking forward to some turns with my friend at the Outside Inn this year and seeing how great her two boys are improving on the mountain. They memorize the trail names and challenge themselves to the next level. Inspiring to see young budding skiers. Hopefully this year I will get to introduce my niece to this awesome activity.

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  8. Nora
    Nora says:

    I’m dreaming of snowy days with levels below 2500 feet so that we can ski right out the front door. Excited also to head to the mountains for many fresh powder days!

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    • erin
      erin says:

      Wait, isn’t that why we live in Nevada City, so we don’t have snow out our front door? I’m sure your kids will enjoy time on the slopes this year.

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  9. Zoey
    Zoey says:

    so excited for a snowy winter! i love the sunny ski days…cuddles by the fire watching it snow…searching for the perfectly imperfect christmas tree down long mountain roads…seeing nevada city quiet morning snowy streets! too many loves to count!

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  10. Pam
    Pam says:

    Best winter activity – being outside in the snow. Skiing with friends. Making snow forts. Skating. Sledding. Now I need to go find my mittens!

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  11. Rich B.
    Rich B. says:

    Best winter activity: Sugar Bowl on a weekday! Watching the kids beat dad down the hill! Trail runs on the local trails in the puddles…and a warm cup of coffee!

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  12. Erica Henderson
    Erica Henderson says:

    Since we’re relatively new to the area we love exploring the mountains on snowshoes. We’ve headed out off 80 & on Pioneer Trail from White Cloud. We know there’s tons more exploring to do & we’re super excited. And we used to snowboard when we could afford it. 😉

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  13. Karen
    Karen says:

    I love how quiet it becomes when it snows! I love a fire in the stove and a pot of soup simmering, while I enjoy a good read or knitting project.
    My favorite outdoor activity is snowshoeing, it’s so peaceful. Of course I always love a great day of downhill skiing, it’s great seeing so many people having fun on the slopes.

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    • erin
      erin says:

      Well, we’ll work on those ski legs in the mean time and when she blesses us with snow we’ll both be ready. Perhaps we’ll see you at the Backcountry Film Festival again this year?

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  14. Meshawn
    Meshawn says:

    D thinks j and I will be in the same ski lesson class (I try skiing every other year or so), so skiing is probably out for my fave winter activity. So I have to say making snow angels, then quickly warming up inside!

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  15. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    I love watching my kids sled. It may take about a half an hour to get them dressed and ready in their snow clothes, and even though they only usually last maybe 20 minutes, it is so fun to watch them.

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  16. Sarah
    Sarah says:

    Re-invented mountain girl-from board to skis and now I’ve outgrown my beginner stix, need a new pair!! I must keep up with kiddo!

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  17. Shelley Effinger
    Shelley Effinger says:

    I can’t wait to hit the slopes this year in my new home of Nevada County. I have been waiting all year to go! Stoked is all I can say!

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  18. Annie
    Annie says:

    Favorite winter activities include sipping hot chocolate and curling up with a good book, going on a walk in the snow and marveling at how the neighborhood has been transformed, and spending a whole day skiing followed by an evening sitting by a fire at home.

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  19. Douglas Keachie
    Douglas Keachie says:

    Favorite activity would be photo and video in the snow with grandkids on skis and sleds. And then Fondue with sour dough French bread afterwards.

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  20. Scott
    Scott says:

    Ah winter, I can’t wait for the white slopes, step chutes, the snow drifting through the trees. And let us not forget those amazing traffic jams on I-80!

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  21. Janet Jensen
    Janet Jensen says:

    I love skiing! To me it feel like I am flying. Didn’t get to go last year. It is a must this year! Instead of a Snow Dance, we should all do the Winter Wiggle….trying to get in your snow pants. Let it snow 🙂

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  22. Courtney
    Courtney says:

    Dear Snow Queen,

    Please let this be THE year that the littles want to learn to ski. The old folks in the house are itching to get back on the slopes after a long hiatus.

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  23. Kamara Garcia
    Kamara Garcia says:

    The sound & smell of rain ; & the quiet of snow; & on the flip side, IF we’re lucky enough to get snow, the sound of glee from my son sledding.

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    • erin
      erin says:

      Sounds of glee, that made me smile. Thanks for playing along, winner was announced yesterday, but we can all benefit from the sounds & smell of rain and snow 🙂

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