Thank you to everyone who is respecting the current requests to stay home until this passes. We know many of you are missing out on your favorite Tahoe traditions. Here is a list of things you can do at home to make you miss Tahoe a little less:
1. KT Powder Day Prep
This one can only be done with your current quarantine peeps. Gather together in a very tight space. If need be, feel free to hang nylon ropes on each side of you. Then practice creating personal space with your pointy elbows as you imagine that the gates to the KT-22 Chair miraculously open on the best powder day of the year. First one to the “chair” wins. Remember, there are no friends on a powder day.
2. Northstar’s Champagne “Tost”
Everyday at 2pm, sit outside in the sun on a comfy chair (or a bean bag in the color of Veuve Clicquot orange if possible) with a glass of bubbly. Close your eyes and imagine you are looking out across Martis Valley from the Tost Bar on the east ridge of Northstar after a day of quad burning groomers.
3. Tahoe Road Construction Season
This one requires a vehicle and possibly someone wearing a safety vest and carrying an orange flag. Go sit in your car. Pretend you have somewhere really important to be. You don’t actually have to start your car, as you won’t be going anywhere.
4. Wet Woody Wednesdays
On Wednesday, fire up the blender and puree strawberries with rum. When you are done, pour an excessive amount of rum on top. Now find the biggest straw you can (preferably made of paper) and suck down that imposter Wet Woody until you have a brain freeze or can’t remember what day of quarantine it is.
5. Ski Boot Time Trials
Looking for a good physical activity for the day? Need to meet your kids’ daily PE hours? Buckle up those ski boots and see how quickly you can run around your house or block. For extra bonus points, make sure you carry your skis and all of your kids ski gear.
6. Tahoe Blue Vodka Tahoe-tinis
At the end of a long day, take off those sweatpants and pour yourself a gourmet cocktail. We recommend a Tahoe Blue Vodka Tahoe-tini. Mix Tahoe Blue Vodka with a splash of vermouth and curacao. That blue sip of magic will make you feel like you are drinking up the blue of Tahoe.
8. Zoom Backgrounds
Stuck on video calls all week? Download the Tahoe Zoom backgrounds provided by photog extraordinaire Justin Majeczky on the Tahoe Fund website.
Tahoe will still be here when this passes. And thanks to your continued support, the Tahoe Fund will be here working hard to improve the Tahoe environment for all to enjoy.
Special thanks to Squaw|Alpine, Northstar, Gar Woods, Riva Grill and Tahoe Blue Vodka for their long-term support of the Tahoe Fund. To support them and other local Tahoe businesses now, consider purchasing gift cards to use when Tahoe re-opens. Check out these North Shore and South Shore websites for more information.
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