Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Weekend

Upper mountain of Squaw looking pretty dang good
Summer took awhile to really kick in here in Tahoe, winter really never wanted to end. In fact, it snowed up high less than a week ago. Because of the record-setting snowfall season Squaw still has a ridiculous amount of snow and was easily able to open for the 4th of July weekend. With the combination of skiing, the Cushing Classic Pond Crossing, concerts, and a 'celebration of life' party there really was no other choice than to celebrate 'Merica's holiday in Squaw. The skiing part was a huge bonus to the weekend. First off, I've never skied on the 4th before and, secondly, the skiing was fantastic. The high energy on the hill was palpable, everyone was having the time of their lives. Anyway, here's a few photos to go along with a most spectacular 4th of July!

Feeling really festive atop the Palisades

It's hard not to pose when you're wearing suits like these

Amie channeling... I'm not sure what exactly but it's freakin' awesome whatever it is

Emily Turner & Alli Donovan as the 'Royal Couple' just about to royally get soaked

The pond crossing probably had the largest crowd it's ever seen

Cody and Ingrid taking their judging job really seriously

Some dude going switch, he ALMOST made it. Must of been the hair that slowed him down!

Big Head Todd & the Monsters concert: not good music but fun to hang for a bit with friends

Chris, Cody, & Danny chillaxing

Pep and Keely were all smiles

What would 4th of July weekend be without fireworks? Tahoe City on the 4th