I have been a downhill skier for the past 43 years and I thought I’d never give that up! Sadly its become so darned expensive (100+ dollars a day) to get a few runs in. I just don’t want to pay it. Oh sure, I could get a season pass, but then I’d have to ski a boatload of times to make the pass pay for itself. Then, the pressure is ON to get up the hill once or twice a week in the 12 week ski window in Northern California. Then there are the winters where the snow is CRAP and I just paid a boatload of dollars for a worthless season pass.
I have now switched over to snowshoeing and possibly cross country skiing. I never understood the attraction of either until last Friday. For one thing, it’s FREE (other than $5.00 parking) and it’s beautiful. No pressure to get up the hill and use a pass and deal with the crowds, lines and ridiculous price of a lift ticket!!
Take a walk through the winter wonderland of Donner Lake with my hiking buddy John and I. WHO ELSE has been priced out of downhill skiing?
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