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Our first ski trip in 2009 was to Heavenly Ski Valley at Lake Tahoe. Felicia, Kendra and I went with Steve, Joyce Lynn
and Annelise. We flew to Reno, Nevada and drove a very big SUV to South Lake Tahoe, which sits on the Nevada and
California state line.
This was the first time for Steve and Annelise to ski and they both caught on really fast and were skiing after only one
day of ski lessons. If they keep going back, they will be very good skiers.
Felicia found us a great cabin using the VRBO web site. We have had good luck using that several times now. The cabin
was about 10 miles out of South Lake Tahoe and was up a pretty steep mountain with a great view of the valley about
6000 feet below. We had a 4WD but did not really need it to get to the cabin.
Joyce Lynn signed us up for a 2 hour snowmobile trip. I don't think any of us had been on a snowmobile, it turned out
to be very fun (and cold). I had to drive Kendra around and Felicia had her own hot rod snow mobile. We all wanted
to go off by ourselves to see how fast we could go, but we had to stay in line in our group.
Lake Tahoe Ski Trip January 2009 - Page 1
Our cabin was great!
3 bedrooms and 3
bathrooms. It was
close to a ski lift but
we never used that lift.
The girls had fun playing
in the snow, collecting
big pine cones and
running up & down the
had to wear helmets,
goggles and boots.
The helmets were
goofy looking but
they did help keep
Seeing our two girls going up a lift by them selves made
me proud and sad that they will soon be skiing off without
I think Kendra likes this. She does not seem to be afraid
of high lifts, going fast, falling down or jumping off of
These are pictures of Steve after
we got onto some Blue trails. If
you zoom in on the above pic,
Steve is above the yellow sign.
We had just gone down a pretty
steep slope with some good
moguls - he made it out alive.
At the end of first day of skiing, I
could not make it back to where
everyone was because the lifts
closed & I had to ski down into
The girls played in the snow,
Kendra fell off of a sled and
skinned her head up. That ice
Felicia & Kendra now want to buy snowmobiles instead of a 4-wheeler
Steve and Annelise on
Top of the mountain,
10,040 feet. The view
Top of the mountain, 10,040 feet. The view is good.
At the end of the day, everyone
is tired but happy and nobody's
hair looks good!
Steve on the
Kendra is about to jump over
snowboard ramp. See got some
All of these pictures were
about half way up the
mountain at the top of
Gunbarrel and the
It was warm like spring
skiing, everyone had