As is our tradition, we wrapped up the season with a camping/skiing trip to Mammoth after our Tahoe resorts closed for the season. This year ended up with way below normal snowfall at Mammoth, so we had to go in early May instead of June or even July 4th. Because of that the skiing was actually somewhat better than we are used to. We timed it just right to get nice temps for camping and no wind, but not too warm.
Camping is a big part of the fun of these trips. We typically camp in the woods off the Mammoth Scenic loop road. That means we have to wait until the snow melts down below but before it melts too much up on the hill. The lifts open at 7:30AM which is a very early start. We leave camp and park in the Main Lodge parking lot before 7AM, have a quick breakfast, walk the dog, and then get out on the hill. Sammy is semi-happy waiting in the trailer while we ski, and we are done by noon or 1PM when it turns to deep slush in the late spring sun. So we get to ski, camp, and hang out with our dog which is a rare treat!
Our last update was March 20th and after that we got another month of skiing in Tahoe, mostly at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly. It was almost all spring skiing though, because it snowed only 2 more times before the resorts closed, closing out a dry year with more sunny days.
AiRung’s family came up for several days of skiing over the kids’ spring break. They made good use of their season passes this year and we all renewed our unlimited Sierra passes for next year. We love that place!
Total days were 72 for me, and 40 for AiRung, which is a new record. I guess we were like everyone else during Covid. Nothing to do except go outside and ski!
Our quest for new resorts this season stalled because of COVID. Next year we plan to get as many new resorts done as we can. We’d really like to make more progress on the project after getting skunked this year!