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Tahoe Mountain Sports Dreaming: The Real Reason We’re Here

January 14th, 2013 By   

This post is brought to you straight from the Tahoe Mountain Sports headquarters. We thought everyone should know that not only do we participate in outdoor activities, but for us, they are what dreams are made of. It wouldn’t be ethical to hire staff members that weren’t as passionate as ours are. See for yourselves…we live big, but we dream even bigger. Here’s Round 1 – click here to read the second installment and learn about the other TMS employees. 

 

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Ryan: Stoked On Skiing

Ryan (Front-of-House Sales)

TMS: What do you look forward to most when you dream of an upcoming winter?

I usually dream of skiing new lines. This season especially, I was really looking forward to kicking off all of the classic Tahoe descents.

TMS: Describe your dream day outdoors. No matter how realistic, let’s hear about it. What goes on in your mind while you sleep?

Waking up at 4 a.m. as usual, but magically my car is dug out. A breakfast of Belgian waffles, real maple syrup, the rarest/best tropical fruits and whip cream with a perfectly brewed cup of coffee. My car is snow-free and preheated to perfection. Along the drive the roads are perfectly clear and I don’t spill my coffee! I arrive at the trail-head and get the perfect parking spot. To my disbelief, there is a skin-track already broken through six feet of blower pow. The terrain is steep and the snow perfectly bonded like skin glue. I ski trackless laps on perfect spines and in perfect trees, with a perfect chute leading me right back to the car. Oh yeah…there is an espresso machine and donuts at the top of each lap, brewed and baked by a backcountry elf. After an exhausting morning of what I call luxury, lunch would be prepared from the freshest sushi and seaweed salad – perfect! When I get back to my house I notice someone (the same elf from the mountain top) generously installed a hot tub on my patio and insists that he prepare the finest seven-course meal for my friends and I. Then the alarm goes off at 4 am….and I awaken from my perfect backcountry dream.

 

pam jahnke tahoe mountain sports

Pam: Stoked On Snowkiting

Pam (Owner)

TMS: What do you look forward to most when you dream of an upcoming winter?

I look forward to lots and lots of snow, plus more time on the mountain now that my daughter Adina is in Mountain Kids Camp at Squaw Valley.

TMS: Describe your dream day outdoors. No matter how realistic, let’s hear about it. What goes on in your mind while you sleep?

I would wake up on a beautiful tropical island and have an amazing outdoor yoga session on the beach, followed by breakfast with my favorite fruit, mangosteens. Then I’d spend the rest of the day windsurfing with the most amazing breeze and warm weather until the sun eventually set. Between windsurfing sessions I’d do some Crossfit and (in my dream) I’d be able to do lots of pull-ups and double-unders. That night I would have a barbecue on the beach with family, friends, and lots of beer and good food. I would sleep with a window open so I could hear the waves and smell the ocean!

 

adam broderick tahoe mountain sports

Adam: Stoked On Splitboarding

Adam (Web Content Manager):

TMS: What do you look forward to most when you dream of an upcoming winter?

It’s usually the same: face shots, face shots with friends, and photos of those friends receiving large dosages of face shots.

TMS: Describe your dream day outdoors. No matter how realistic, let’s hear about it. What goes on in your mind while you sleep?

Assuming I were on a dream island with easy access to the beach and the mountains, I would start with a sunrise surf session in 4-6 foot waves with light offshore winds (in dolphin-infested waters, of course, because not much else compares to surfing with dolphins). Then I would grab a big, greasy breakfast from the Old Post Office Cafe on Tahoe’s North Shore. My stomach would settle unusually fast, just in time to start skinning uphill at around 11 a.m. By this time, the two feet of snow we received overnight should be safe enough to shred. After several hot-laps and hours of face shots, an hour of yoga followed by a cold, hoppy and heavy 22-oz IPA in a hot tub under light snowfall would help me relax. The sunset this night would be incredible, followed by a meteor shower visible from the beach near my house in Kings Beach. This should be enough ammo for even more great dreams that night!

 

 

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One Response to “Tahoe Mountain Sports Dreaming: The Real Reason We’re Here”

  1. [...] a few more feet, as in 4-6, are needed to ski that properly. Nonetheless, another day out in the high alpine with good friends, gorgeous views and mountain inspiration make it all worth [...]

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