Photo Essay: Tour of Lake Tahoe, California Ski Resorts in Photos

Ladies and gentleman, winter isn't coming, it's already come. Y'all, there was a frost warning in Los Angeles last night. And we're hardly a week into winter! Alright, so perhaps that's not very convincing. However, the numbers for California's ski resorts, and especially those ski resorts around Lake Tahoe don't lie. Before the first official day of winter last week, many of Lake Tahoe's ski resorts had already received more snow then they received all of last winter. Several feet of snow has dumped since then, with some Lake Tahoe resorts nearing snowfall totals that double last winter. May I remind you that we're officially one week into winter.

Being the recent convert to snowboarding, and with Lake Tahoe being my favorite place to visit in the U.S., naturally I had to see this firsthand. For science, of course. And for all of you. So a couple weeks ago, I visited Lake Tahoe, a trip sandwiched between two of their biggest snowstorms of the year. I started with a couple days of snowboarding at Tahoe South's ski resorts, before spending a few days in North Lake Tahoe.

While I'll be sharing more about my trip in the coming weeks, today I come to you with an early winter tour of California ski resorts in photos. While this doesn't represent all of Lake Tahoe's ski resorts (Lake Tahoe has the largest concentration of ski resorts in America after all), this will give you a good taste of what winter has brought to Lake Tahoe's ski resorts so far.

California Ski Resorts in Photos