Snow Mountain Biking at Tahoe Meadows

Kevin Joell of Reno doesn’t stop mountain biking when the snow flies, and he still doesn’t stop when the ground is totally and completely covered in snow. Following the snowshoe tracks from Tahoe Meadows he went all the way up onto Chickadee Ridge. I don’t know the exact mileage, but probably over 6 miles round-trip. Here’s his short write-up on his day out.

WHO: Kevin Joell

WHAT: Snow mountain biking

WHERE: Tahoe Meadows, off Mt. Rose Highway

WHEN: January 9, 2011

GEAR: Mountain bike with beefy wider tires, helmet, warm gloves and goggles

I ended up mountain biking up at Tahoe Meadows on Sunday on all the snowshoe tracks. Went all the way up onto Chickadee Ridge. It was a blast. Just lowered the air pressure in the tires and it worked fine… as long as you stayed in the tracks. As soon as the front tire left the tracks, it was instant endo. But at least into the soft snow!

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I'm Tahoe Mountain Sports' web editor and a 6-year Tahoe resident. Yep, I live the life, with a lake view from my desk, lunch breaks on the beach with my dog, and morning powder runs when the snow's good. I ski, snowboard, skate ski, and cross-country ski in winter, and hike, mountain bike, backpack, and lay around on Tahoe's beaches in summer.


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