Modern day ski bumming is tough. Tough compared to what? A hot shower everyday. Or even twice. What about EZ access to a jacuzzi? Fireplace that lights itself or a remote controlled thremostat that warms your home before you even crawl out of bed. An electric blanket as easy to use as easy to plug in to electic that is easy to get and easy to pay for with automatic billing to easy credit cards to give easy airline miles to fly far way to an easy beach in the tropics. Life on MauiSkiBus does take dedication and at times it is not easy. A professional skier has it easy off the slopes, but on the slopes, dedication and training are a must that is not easy on the body. Joints get worked and really worked when a skier competes in moguls. MauiSkiBus had the honor to make the 100th resort of the 2011/2012 ski season, to ski with, on an invite, a gold medalist, the one and only ski character, Sir Mogul Madman, Johnny Mosely.
The Sierra mountains surrounding Lake Tahoe get snow. Really, at times, so much snow, it has to be trucked out of areas, so snowplows can clear roads and parking lots. The snow that falls in the Sierra are the first stop for the major winter storms that blast along the Californis coast. Laden with moisture, this snow at times is heavy and has a nickname of “Sierra Cement”. A hundred inches of this snow can and has fallen in a matter of a few days. That could mean 8 feet of snow over a weekend. The Washoe Indians that lived here in the past, would always be lead away by their chief to lower less snowy valleys, but in one Tahoe Valley, a Washoe chief left his squaw. This valley of the snow squall, is the same valley Sir Mogul Madman Johnny trained, dedicated to see gold through all the white that fell here.
Olympics of the past were here and a flame still burns for all to see upon a visit to the Valley of the Washoe Squaw. 100 different ski resorts in one year, from comments by numerous ski patrollers had never been done, and MauiSkiBus was invited by a squaw Amelia, the guru-ette of Squaw Valley, home of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Red Dog chair front row and center parking was reserved for MauiSkiBus and some filming with the gang from Warren Miller was done on Johnny’s Run. Squaw Valley boasts a tremendous amount of snow and a tremendous amount of world class skiers. Being here with so many rock solid skiers on the day of the 100th resort skied, was eqaul in delight, to a day of skiing in Squaw’s legendary storms.
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