Social Scene: Double whammy weekend at Tahoe Cross Country Center and Squaw Valley
Special to the Sun
Breakfast never tasted so good! After cross country skiing many kilometers (some energetic skiers skied up to the Fiberboard Freeway before breakfast) April 24, about 70 hungry cross country enthusiasts skied up to the lakeview Silver Trail at the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Center in the Highlands of Tahoe City for an end-of-the-season breakfast party. General Manager Kevin Murnane went the extra kilometer to assure the extra long 140-day ski season ended with a fun event for all the cross country skiers. Jack Lyons and his crew from catering company Men Wielding Fire toted up on snowmobiles the fixins’ for homemade pancakes, eggs cooked to order, big fat chicken sausages, and coffee and orange juice and#8212; and boy did everyone chow down after working up an appetite!
The warm, sunny weather made for a great day of spring skiing. Although many have hung up their skis for the season and headed to warm vacation spots or down the mountain, many skiers who just didn’t want the season to end took advantage of the great snow and skiing conditions over the weekend both on the cross country trails and on the downhill slopes.
Brunching al fresco on the trail were Ellen Petteroe and Dave Clohessy, Kelly McElravey, Linda Morris, Peter Taylor, Karen Kiely, Heidi Shaughnessy, Paulo Fernandes, Linda Tripp and Mitch Packard, Jens Legallet, Marty, Dirk, JC and Mera Schoonmaker, Laura Lazzareschi and Jack Brewer, Andrea Johnson, Travis Ganong, Paul Cushing, John Pang, Allison Ansley, Bill and Helen Roberts, Craig Smith, Mischel and Art Sable, Art Sable Sr., Anne Chippendale and Dick Banfield, and Valli and Kevin Murnane and their children Lily and Kai.
The next day, April 25, Squaw Valley USA threw its pass holder party starting at noon up at High Camp. It was another glorious warm and sunny spring day and many skiers stripped down to their bathing suits to sunbathe or take a dip in the pool and Jacuzzi. Several bars kept the libations and refreshments flowing as approximately 3,000 Squaw Valley pass holders joined in for the lively spring fling. A local band, Truckee Tribe, added to the festive ambiance as pass holders chowed down barbecued hamburgers, chicken skewers, and pulled pork with about 400 upper tier gold and platinum pass holders gathering under a separate tent for sushi and hors d’oeuvres in addition to the barbecue.
Joining in for some high altitude revelry were Zari Mansouri, Sam Berry, Ray and Hazel Guaraglia, Jean and Andrew Lange, Walter Nelson, Fred Pendergast, Nancy Bartusch, Judy Stepner, Patty Heck, Lou Ann Parker, Betty and Mark Simpson, Kevin Wightman, Nate Holland, Debbie Dutton, Jennifer and Brad Holmes, Rob and Noah Gafney, Genelle and Jon Borden and children, Susie and Daryl Simms, Heidi and Terry Deveau, Lynn Gibb and John Bossi, Dina and Scott Patrick, Shaelah Morris, Karey Todd and Travis Weaver, and Leonard Veare.