Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe

It is indeed a strange ski season here in Lake Tahoe. We have received less than average snowfall this year, and in many locations around the Sierra Mountains it looks as if it should be late May or even June. Nevertheless, this past weekend I ventured over to the West Shore of Lake Tahoe with a childhood friend of mine to enjoy what is left.

Simons Young and I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina together, and he now works and lives in San Francisco. He came up to Reno-Tahoe to join me in some spring ski exploits before the snow effectively and completely turns to its liquid state.

Tallac is a classic backcountry ski trip and quite a journey from its lake-level elevation of 6,300 feet to its top at 10,000 feet. The physical exertion is well worth the effort, and the end result produces both beautiful views of Lake Tahoe, and some exciting skiing down some excellent terrain.

I’ll leave it to the video to give you the rest of the details.

3 thoughts on “Mount Tallac, Lake Tahoe”

  1. Love the video! My hubby was just telling me all about Tallac this past weekend. We were at Mammoth, where I got plenty of mashed potatoes myself… Luckily it turned into good ego snow on Sunday!

  2. Dude, love the soundtrack. Thanks for an awesome weekend. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time, and it was so much fun skiing/committing suicide with you guys.

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