With all the rain from El Niño in the Bay Area lately, that meant Lake Tahoe has been getting powdered with snow. Last weekend, we decided to take a random trip up north to South Lake Tahoe and go sledding.
Driving up, I felt like we were driving inside a snow globe. It made me realize how much I miss the snow and how beautiful it makes the view. You see, I used to snowboard many years ago, but haven't been back since.
We could've snowboarded, but we didn't want to get too crazy. This was our first time sledding and it was awesome! When you go down, it's similar to snowboarding, but you're sitting down instead (aka, not having to use ALL that leg strength that I certainly don't have!).
While there are free spots that you can technically go sledding in, it just didn't seem as safe. At Adventure Mountain, there are clear paths on where you can walk and sled, making it much safer even though there were a lot of people. And the pricing? It's not that bad at all -- it's $28 per vehicle, and that's it. You can pack as many people as you can in the car, and stay from opening until closing. If you have your own equipment, bring it! Otherwise, you can rent theirs for a fee.
I advise going there early, as they will close once the parking lot is full. They will, however, typically reopen at 2pm. We ended up going there then and spent two hours there.
One of our goals for this trip was to build a snowman. At Adventure Mountain, there's a spot where it's flat and when we saw a few snowmen already built there, we knew it was the perfect spot. We spent almost the whole hour trying to build it -- it is NOT as easy as it looks! And of course, being us, we had to #DubNation up the snowman.
The last thing on our list was to make a snow angel. The park was closing in just a few minutes, so we laid down in the same area and swept away. SO COLD.
It was tons of fun, even though we were technically only able to do anything for two hours. I most likely won't be back again this season, but definitely looking forward to the next one!