The unseasonable and falsely happy high pressure system that kept us in blue skies and mild temps finally pissed off yesterday. We’re now left with gray clouds, mist and some surprisingly clear snow here in South Lake Tahoe. I appreciate the efforts of some to get me snow for my birthday, but this current system backfired slightly. Though I’ve been told by many it’s supposed to cool off and snow levels may even drop to the elevation of our house.
While resorts are reporting new snow (between 3-7 inches depending on who is overstating), it’s wet enough here that we’re headed to Mammoth, where the higher base elevation (9,000 feet vs. 6,200 feet) should ensure we see snow and not rain on our skis.
Soleil’s stoked too, cause she’s got a Heavenly bed reserved at the Westin Monache, Mammoth’s only luxury hotel that just happens to be dog friendly. It’ll compensate for her hanging out in the car while we play in the snow all day.