The powder day arrived...finally! Like winter in a can. Everything is covered with white gold and in the blink of an eye we are in fresh snow bliss. The mountains received about 3 feet of snow with the last storm.
Props to Northstar. I have to say, I am completely impressed. Not only have they been working tirelessly to open more and more terrain on the mountain, they were prepared for this past storm. Northstar has been diligently blowing snow and grooming the terrain that they could prior to the storm so that we could ski!! Most of the other local resorts did not open at all or had very little open terrain. Thank you Northstar. Thank you for having 9 lifts and 17 trails open yesterday, only to open an additional 11 trails today! AND thank you for having great people who are very friendly and considerate running the mountain and lifts. It is no surprise that Northstar has emerged in the Tahoe area to be the best all-around ski and resort experience.
On to the next exciting topic......new coffee place in Truckee! Elijah Bleu's opened recently in the Jackass Ridge building downtown. We had heard that they had the best coffee anywhere so decided to check it out. The atmosphere is very cool with a New Orleans twist, the food was good and the menu looked diverse to include organic items suited for the preferences of vegetarians, vegans, raw food eaters, etc... Most importantly, the coffee was amazing. I had a mocha that was magnificent. Check it out, it is fun to see a new good place in town. They serve breakfast and lunch.
Coming up....the time has come!! The Ritz-Carlton Highlands, Lake Tahoe is opening this week and it looks amazing! One more reason to come to Northstar over the holidays. This picture is of the bar at the Manzanita restaurant. Can't wait to try it out! I'll be up there several times this week and will report back to you all.