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Cross Country Ski Center

THE SPRING SKI SEASON PASS SALE HAS ENDED. PASSES WILL BE AVAILABLE AGAIN IN THE FALL. 


Trails Notice June 7, 2022 | As part of the XC Snowmaking project this summer, trail construction is currently taking place at Alder Creek Adventure Center. Pony Express, Northfork, Lower Rough Rider and Night Hawk are all closed until the project is completed. Please be mindful of construction zones and keep out. Learn more and see zone map.


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Voted the Best Cross Country Center in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee by the Sierra Sun for 6 years running and in the top 10 Best Cross Country Ski Resorts in North America by USA Today, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center (TDXC) spans more than 2,800 acres in the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Over 100 km of XC ski and snowshoe trails meander through meadows, over creeks and up to stunning alpine views. State-of-the-art grooming machines prepare the trails daily for classic and skate skiing and snowshoeing, including 7 km of dog-friendly trails (dog season pass required). For ski and snowshoe gear, visit our rental shop, voted 2nd Best Rental Shop in North Lake Tahoe & Truckee in 2020. To contact us, click here.


 
 
 

 


 

Unique Skies Over the Tahoe Biltmore 

Pc: 5ivefootian 📷. tahoebiltmore 
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Unique Skies Over the Tahoe Biltmore

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Stars Over Tahoe City 🌟🌌 

What’s your favorite time to star gaze? Comment your favorite constellation!

Pc: emrrado 📷
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#tahoecity #renotahoeusa #galaxyphotography #galaxyphotography #galaxyphoto #milkywayphotography #milkywaystars #milkywaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #spaceexploration #tahoelife #tahoenights #californiaphotography #nevadaphotography #norcalphotographer #norcalphotography #tahoes #tahoecityca #nightphotography #nightpics #nightphoto #starphotography #alpinelake #alpinelakes #tahoewestshore #northtahoe #tahoedonner #laketahoephotography #tahoephotography #tahoepines #tahoepics

Stars Over Tahoe City 🌟🌌

What’s your favorite time to star gaze? Comment your favorite constellation!

Pc: emrrado 📷
Check out his other amazing work!

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#tahoecity #renotahoeusa #galaxyphotography #galaxyphotography #galaxyphoto #milkywayphotography #milkywaystars #milkywaychasers #milkywaygalaxy #spaceexploration #tahoelife #tahoenights #californiaphotography #nevadaphotography #norcalphotographer #norcalphotography #tahoes #tahoecityca #nightphotography #nightpics #nightphoto #starphotography #alpinelake #alpinelakes #tahoewestshore #northtahoe #tahoedonner #laketahoephotography #tahoephotography #tahoepines #tahoepics
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Lazy Tahoe afternoons just hit differently… 😎

Photo taken from the Flume Trail (where the famous Monkey Rock can be found).
Shot on Sony Alpha. Edited with my Tahoe Blue preset.

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Lazy Tahoe afternoons just hit differently… 😎

Photo taken from the Flume Trail (where the famous Monkey Rock can be found).
Shot on Sony Alpha. Edited with my Tahoe Blue preset.

thisadventurelife renotahoe tahoenorth travelnevada tahoe_magazine tahoesnaps sonyalpha #thisadventurelife #renotahoe #tahoe #laketahoe #naturetherapy #naturephotography #photography #landscapephotography #laketahoeofficial #tahoelife #hiketahoe #nevada #explorenevada #tahoedonner #inclinevillage #mountainlife #sierranevadas #lightroomedits #lightroompresets #afternoonhike #tahoeblue #keeptahoeblue #tahoesnaps #photographer outsidemagazine #photographerslife
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HEART ON FIRE

The sun rose that morning, hotter and redder on account of smoke in the air... causing everything to feel urgent and the outlines appear like an etude on the Far East. 

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#fujifilmx_creator #visitcalifornia #visittruckeetahoe
#truckee #tahoedonner #visittruckee #truckeelove
#truckeecalifornia #truckeelife #donnerpass
#artconsultant #artcollector #artcurator
#fineartphotography #fineartphotographer #fineartphoto #photographyart #photographylife #photographylove #photowithpurpose

HEART ON FIRE

The sun rose that morning, hotter and redder on account of smoke in the air... causing everything to feel urgent and the outlines appear like an etude on the Far East.

fujifilmx_us #fujifilmx_us #myfujifilmlegacy
#fujifilmx_creator #visitcalifornia #visittruckeetahoe
#truckee #tahoedonner #visittruckee #truckeelove
#truckeecalifornia #truckeelife #donnerpass
#artconsultant #artcollector #artcurator
#fineartphotography #fineartphotographer #fineartphoto #photographyart #photographylife #photographylove #photowithpurpose
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“Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been.”

I hope all of you find time to do what makes you happy, today and always. 💙

arcteryxnorcal thisadventurelife rei backcountry renotahoe #tahoe #tahoenorth #sugarbowl #skiday #skiing #skiingislife #tahoedonner #truckee #laketahoe #arcteryx arcteryx #arcteryxambassador #northlaketahoe #mountaingirls #exploretocreate #lifeisgood #earthdayeveryday #tahoelife #optoutside #getoutside #earthmonth #myhappyplace #tahome #liveauthentic #mountaintherapy

“Wrinkles only go where the smiles have been.”

I hope all of you find time to do what makes you happy, today and always. 💙

arcteryxnorcal thisadventurelife rei backcountry renotahoe #tahoe #tahoenorth #sugarbowl #skiday #skiing #skiingislife #tahoedonner #truckee #laketahoe #arcteryx arcteryx #arcteryxambassador #northlaketahoe #mountaingirls #exploretocreate #lifeisgood #earthdayeveryday #tahoelife #optoutside #getoutside #earthmonth #myhappyplace #tahome #liveauthentic #mountaintherapy
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Just when we thought winter was over! Right now, Tahoe has been getting an insane amount of snow. In fact, Tahoe is getting more snowfall than we got in the last few months. The seasons are definitely changing…
Who’s skiing or snowshoeing this weekend?
I’ll be in the bay, enjoying the spring. 😎

📸 katiebennett11 
villagecamptruckee 
🌲 #chickadeeridge #laketahoe 

rei tahoenorth #renotahoe thisadventurelife #tahoe #tahome #northlaketahoe #hiking #snowshoeing #springhiking #optoutside #tahoelife #mountaingirls #wildme #thisadventurelife #outdoorsygals thenorthface #bluebirdday #outdoorfitness #tahoesnaps #tahoenorth #renotahoe #tahoedonner #exploretocreate #shotoniphone #mountainstories #hiketahoe #adventurevisuals

Just when we thought winter was over! Right now, Tahoe has been getting an insane amount of snow. In fact, Tahoe is getting more snowfall than we got in the last few months. The seasons are definitely changing…
Who’s skiing or snowshoeing this weekend?
I’ll be in the bay, enjoying the spring. 😎

📸 katiebennett11
villagecamptruckee
🌲 #chickadeeridge #laketahoe

rei tahoenorth #renotahoe thisadventurelife #tahoe #tahome #northlaketahoe #hiking #snowshoeing #springhiking #optoutside #tahoelife #mountaingirls #wildme #thisadventurelife #outdoorsygals thenorthface #bluebirdday #outdoorfitness #tahoesnaps #tahoenorth #renotahoe #tahoedonner #exploretocreate #shotoniphone #mountainstories #hiketahoe #adventurevisuals
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Work-life balance 

This is something that Mark and I always talk about. How do we create and more importantly keep up a good work-life balance? 

This topic crept up on us again while we were staying with my sister in Lake Tahoe. 

 It was easy to see how our lives could be completely different if we lived in Tahoe: 
🏖 Beach days on our door step, 
🛀 hot tubs in the snow and after work, 
🎿 skiing in the winter, 
🏔 unlimited hikes and walks in those beautiful mountains, 
🛶paddle boarding in the lakes, 
🥞 IHOP whenever we fancied it (we love pancakes😉)

At the moment Mark can work up to 8pm and we find our weeknights consist of sitting in front of the telly watching Netflix waiting until it’s socially acceptable for us to go to bed. That sound familiar to anyone? 

Some of that is because life is busy with three little munchkins and some of it is keeping up with the demands of work. 

Any good advice on creating a good work-life balance out there? 

Apart from the option of moving to Tahoe - which I’m totally open too 😊

#tahoe #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #hottub #hottubtime #truckee #tahoedonner #tahoelife #everydaylifeoutdoors #lifeoutdoors #lifeworthliving #worthliving #worklifebalance #worklifebalanced #betterdays #worklifebalancegoals #familytravels #travelfamily #travelbetter #travelwell #kidsexplore #tahoeliving #laketahoelife #tahoelifestyle #welltravelled #keepup #familytime #worklifestyle #worklifebalancetips #kidsadventures

Work-life balance

This is something that Mark and I always talk about. How do we create and more importantly keep up a good work-life balance?

This topic crept up on us again while we were staying with my sister in Lake Tahoe.

It was easy to see how our lives could be completely different if we lived in Tahoe:
🏖 Beach days on our door step,
🛀 hot tubs in the snow and after work,
🎿 skiing in the winter,
🏔 unlimited hikes and walks in those beautiful mountains,
🛶paddle boarding in the lakes,
🥞 IHOP whenever we fancied it (we love pancakes😉)

At the moment Mark can work up to 8pm and we find our weeknights consist of sitting in front of the telly watching Netflix waiting until it’s socially acceptable for us to go to bed. That sound familiar to anyone?

Some of that is because life is busy with three little munchkins and some of it is keeping up with the demands of work.

Any good advice on creating a good work-life balance out there?

Apart from the option of moving to Tahoe - which I’m totally open too 😊

#tahoe #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #hottub #hottubtime #truckee #tahoedonner #tahoelife #everydaylifeoutdoors #lifeoutdoors #lifeworthliving #worthliving #worklifebalance #worklifebalanced #betterdays #worklifebalancegoals #familytravels #travelfamily #travelbetter #travelwell #kidsexplore #tahoeliving #laketahoelife #tahoelifestyle #welltravelled #keepup #familytime #worklifestyle #worklifebalancetips #kidsadventures
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The only life you are capable of living is your own. Why waste time trying to live someone else’s?
I had a talk the other day with a friend about social media, and how so many people become upset with their lives and journey because it “doesn’t compare” to someone else’s highlight reels. 
I though it was really sad, and then thought about how it’s happened to me as well. How I got down on myself because I wasn’t doing enough, or making as much progress as I thought I should. 
The truth is, we all have a path we’re supposed to be on. We can use other people’s success for inspiration, but when we compare we rob ourselves of happiness and enjoyment of the moment. We rob ourselves of enjoying who we truly are. 
It’s time to share your story. Inspire others with your authenticity. 
Focus on what gives you passion and purpose. Find something that challenges you, and humbles you. Find something that makes you happy. 
Live your life, and remember: social media is a highlight reel. It’s not real life. 
A lot of times you only see people’s successes, but never the failures and mistakes it took to get them there.

Real life happens outside the phone. 

📸 christian.franciscooo 
🏔 sugarbowlresort volklskis_usa tahoenorth renotahoe visitcalifornia 

thisadventurelife #skiing #sugarbowl #liveauthentically #livefearlessly #mindsetshift #lifehappensoutdoors #tahoe #laketahoe #tahoedonner #truckee #truckeelove #tahoelife #mountaingirls #laketahoeofficial #skiingislife #volklskis #inspireothers #mountainlife #mtnchicks #skier #optoutside rei backcountry #mountaintherapy #mindsetchange #mentalhealthmatters #reallifeisbeautiful

The only life you are capable of living is your own. Why waste time trying to live someone else’s?
I had a talk the other day with a friend about social media, and how so many people become upset with their lives and journey because it “doesn’t compare” to someone else’s highlight reels.
I though it was really sad, and then thought about how it’s happened to me as well. How I got down on myself because I wasn’t doing enough, or making as much progress as I thought I should.
The truth is, we all have a path we’re supposed to be on. We can use other people’s success for inspiration, but when we compare we rob ourselves of happiness and enjoyment of the moment. We rob ourselves of enjoying who we truly are.
It’s time to share your story. Inspire others with your authenticity.
Focus on what gives you passion and purpose. Find something that challenges you, and humbles you. Find something that makes you happy.
Live your life, and remember: social media is a highlight reel. It’s not real life.
A lot of times you only see people’s successes, but never the failures and mistakes it took to get them there.

Real life happens outside the phone.

📸 christian.franciscooo
🏔 sugarbowlresort volklskis_usa tahoenorth renotahoe visitcalifornia

thisadventurelife #skiing #sugarbowl #liveauthentically #livefearlessly #mindsetshift #lifehappensoutdoors #tahoe #laketahoe #tahoedonner #truckee #truckeelove #tahoelife #mountaingirls #laketahoeofficial #skiingislife #volklskis #inspireothers #mountainlife #mtnchicks #skier #optoutside rei backcountry #mountaintherapy #mindsetchange #mentalhealthmatters #reallifeisbeautiful
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𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹 🙌🌲🙌⁣
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Too windy this weekend for photos. This one is from a couple weeks back. Flew way up above Donner to get this one. ⁣
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𝗢𝗻𝗲 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗲 𝗛𝗶𝗹𝗹 🙌🌲🙌⁣
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Too windy this weekend for photos. This one is from a couple weeks back. Flew way up above Donner to get this one. ⁣
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•⁣ #donnersummit #donnerlake #donnerpass #truckee #renotahoe #truckeelove #laketahoe #tahoedonner #tahoesnaps #visitcalifornia #truckeeca #tahoesnaps #californiamountains #sierranevadamountains #ourplanetdaily #djimavic3 #staylocaltahoe #visittahoe #truckeelife #sierranevadas #sunsetgram #explorecalifornia #dronestagram #californiasunset #wildcalifornia #jrodphoto
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Tahoe Donner
 
It takes an unusually windless Spring morning to get Donner Lake to lie this still. That, and a neutral density for a 30 second long exposure!
 
March 11, 2018
Sony A7ii, Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8ZA
ISO 125, f/8, 30sec
Part of a 6-shot wide pano
 
#tahoedonner #donner #donnerlake #donnersummit #donnersummit #laketahoe #tahoelife #visitcalifornia #visitca #california #wildcalifornia #nature #naturephotography #lake #reflectiongram #instagood #ig_color #rsa_nature #depthsofearth #moods_in_frame #cloudzdelight #californialove #californiadreaming #earth_shotz #californiaadventure #californication #visitcalifornia

Tahoe Donner

It takes an unusually windless Spring morning to get Donner Lake to lie this still. That, and a neutral density for a 30 second long exposure!

March 11, 2018
Sony A7ii, Sony Zeiss 35mm f/2.8ZA
ISO 125, f/8, 30sec
Part of a 6-shot wide pano

#tahoedonner #donner #donnerlake #donnersummit #donnersummit #laketahoe #tahoelife #visitcalifornia #visitca #california #wildcalifornia #nature #naturephotography #lake #reflectiongram #instagood #ig_color #rsa_nature #depthsofearth #moods_in_frame #cloudzdelight #californialove #californiadreaming #earth_shotz #californiaadventure #californication #visitcalifornia
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This is my 1,000th post on this app. Crazy to think about how many memories, friendships, opportunities and inspiration has been found here.

I first started on here sharing photos to share with family and friends. (Remember those crappy filters we used to use? And how it was an app for photos?) And somehow, by sharing my journey and stories, it became a bit more than that. 

I am forever grateful to everyone who has followed me and become a friend. There are so many amazing people on here, and I am inspired everyday by what you do. I am inspired to create more, to travel more, to share more and to connect more. I am constantly evolving, and growing, and this has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in so many ways. It has allowed me to travel, to create content, to write and to be a part of a community. Something bigger than myself. It has helped lead me in so many directions. It has inspired me to travel, make friends, pursue career changes and to get involved in using my voice for something good. Whether it be for wellness, adventure, creativity or conservation, I have been inspired to experience so much because of all of you. 

You guys keep me on here, and I thank you for always motivating me to be my best. Thank you for always giving me support and inspiration. Thank you all for sharing your journeys.

Say what you want about social media, but I have found that there are a lot of positives to it if we just look for it. Like anything in life, it’s what we make of it.

Thank you for being the positive influence and for being a friend (I don’t like the term followers - we’re all friends here).

I truly hope to see you guys out in the wild. And if you see me, please stop by and say hi! It truly makes my day.

thisadventurelife skiheavenly heavenlyvillage staylocal.tahoe #socialmedia #1000post #journeyoflife #thankyouforbeingafriend #tahoe #southlaketahoe #renotahoe #tahoesouth #laketahoe #heavenlyskiresort #skicalifornia #tahoelife #instagram #skiday #skiingislife #skiseason #springskiing #outdoorfitness #contentcreator #travelblogger #adventurelife #mountaingirls #tahoedonner #tahoesnaps #tahoelove #happylife

This is my 1,000th post on this app. Crazy to think about how many memories, friendships, opportunities and inspiration has been found here.

I first started on here sharing photos to share with family and friends. (Remember those crappy filters we used to use? And how it was an app for photos?) And somehow, by sharing my journey and stories, it became a bit more than that.

I am forever grateful to everyone who has followed me and become a friend. There are so many amazing people on here, and I am inspired everyday by what you do. I am inspired to create more, to travel more, to share more and to connect more. I am constantly evolving, and growing, and this has allowed me to get out of my comfort zone in so many ways. It has allowed me to travel, to create content, to write and to be a part of a community. Something bigger than myself. It has helped lead me in so many directions. It has inspired me to travel, make friends, pursue career changes and to get involved in using my voice for something good. Whether it be for wellness, adventure, creativity or conservation, I have been inspired to experience so much because of all of you.

You guys keep me on here, and I thank you for always motivating me to be my best. Thank you for always giving me support and inspiration. Thank you all for sharing your journeys.

Say what you want about social media, but I have found that there are a lot of positives to it if we just look for it. Like anything in life, it’s what we make of it.

Thank you for being the positive influence and for being a friend (I don’t like the term followers - we’re all friends here).

I truly hope to see you guys out in the wild. And if you see me, please stop by and say hi! It truly makes my day.

thisadventurelife skiheavenly heavenlyvillage staylocal.tahoe #socialmedia #1000post #journeyoflife #thankyouforbeingafriend #tahoe #southlaketahoe #renotahoe #tahoesouth #laketahoe #heavenlyskiresort #skicalifornia #tahoelife #instagram #skiday #skiingislife #skiseason #springskiing #outdoorfitness #contentcreator #travelblogger #adventurelife #mountaingirls #tahoedonner #tahoesnaps #tahoelove #happylife
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It’s the end of the cross country ski season and I can’t even tell you how much joy I have gotten from committing to this activity.⁣
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#skiseason #xcskiing #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerskiresort #laketahoe #laketahoeskiing #crosscountryskiing #crosscountry #goalsetting #myworkoutchallenge #metime #laketahoelife

It’s the end of the cross country ski season and I can’t even tell you how much joy I have gotten from committing to this activity.⁣

Do you ski? ⁣















#skiseason #xcskiing #tahoedonnerxc #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerskiresort #laketahoe #laketahoeskiing #crosscountryskiing #crosscountry #goalsetting #myworkoutchallenge #metime #laketahoelife
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This is me. I am happiest when I am in the outdoors. Anything from skiing in the mountains, to paddleboarding on the lake to exploring the coast gives me a sense of peace and joy. I am more comfortable in my gear than getting dressed up. My version of "going out" is hitting the trails. I live in yoga pants and hoodies. I can't remember the last time I had my nails done. My hair is usually a mess, and I have a sunburn that just won't go away. I have scars and still find ways to add more. 

It may look like I'm always on an adventure, but that's the illusion of social media. In fact, I prefer staying behind the lens. In my day job, I am a freelance content creator, graphic designer and social media strategy consultant. I love letting my creative juices flow, and am often writing blogs, drawing illustrations on my tablet, storyboarding and editing photos. I'm also a fitness junkie, and spend a lot of my free time working out at the gym. 

I have a loud voice, weird sense of humor, lots of energy and ADHD. I can get easily distracted, yet also totally lost in the moment. I definitely know how to lose track of time. I have a never-ending to-do list and some of it still hasn’t been done. I have anxiety that comes up in situations where I think I won't measure up, or be a failure. I'm continuously putting in the work, and getting out of my comfort zone, to face this head on. I firmly believe that our fears are meant to point us in the right direction. I also believe that life is too short, and to use each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. I'm also a bit awkward, and can say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I also laugh at the worst moments. 

I've been told I'm "too much" and "not enough." And I've learned that that's ok. What matters is that I am living each day as my authentic self.

So this is me. I’m still learning who I am and what I want to do.  I’m learning to take my power back and to be fearlessly myself. I’m learning to be grateful for what I have, and not get caught up in what I want or what I “should be.” And that progress has made all the difference. 

📸 christian.franciscooo 
🏔 sugarbowlresort 

#skiing #mindset #tahoe #northlaketahoe #ski

This is me. I am happiest when I am in the outdoors. Anything from skiing in the mountains, to paddleboarding on the lake to exploring the coast gives me a sense of peace and joy. I am more comfortable in my gear than getting dressed up. My version of "going out" is hitting the trails. I live in yoga pants and hoodies. I can't remember the last time I had my nails done. My hair is usually a mess, and I have a sunburn that just won't go away. I have scars and still find ways to add more.

It may look like I'm always on an adventure, but that's the illusion of social media. In fact, I prefer staying behind the lens. In my day job, I am a freelance content creator, graphic designer and social media strategy consultant. I love letting my creative juices flow, and am often writing blogs, drawing illustrations on my tablet, storyboarding and editing photos. I'm also a fitness junkie, and spend a lot of my free time working out at the gym.

I have a loud voice, weird sense of humor, lots of energy and ADHD. I can get easily distracted, yet also totally lost in the moment. I definitely know how to lose track of time. I have a never-ending to-do list and some of it still hasn’t been done. I have anxiety that comes up in situations where I think I won't measure up, or be a failure. I'm continuously putting in the work, and getting out of my comfort zone, to face this head on. I firmly believe that our fears are meant to point us in the right direction. I also believe that life is too short, and to use each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. I'm also a bit awkward, and can say the wrong thing at the wrong time. I also laugh at the worst moments.

I've been told I'm "too much" and "not enough." And I've learned that that's ok. What matters is that I am living each day as my authentic self.

So this is me. I’m still learning who I am and what I want to do. I’m learning to take my power back and to be fearlessly myself. I’m learning to be grateful for what I have, and not get caught up in what I want or what I “should be.” And that progress has made all the difference.

📸 christian.franciscooo
🏔 sugarbowlresort

#skiing #mindset #tahoe #northlaketahoe #ski
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I had such a great realization as I was climbing up to Drifter Hut (7650’ highest vertical at the cross country center I go to…1200 feet climb, 12km ski) - ⁣
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I train at my pace. I’m not comparing myself to others.  I don't care when others pass me (Which they do!! ) But I get there. ⁣
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#doityourway #dontcarewhatpeoplethink #setyourgoals #creativepursuits #youllgetthere #slowandsteady #mylife #innermonologue #setgoalsandcrushthem #setgoalsnotlimits #crosscountryskiing #giveyourselfabreak #takebreaks #settinggoals #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #drifterhut

I had such a great realization as I was climbing up to Drifter Hut (7650’ highest vertical at the cross country center I go to…1200 feet climb, 12km ski) - ⁣

I had set getting to the top as a goal for this season. As I was climbing I realized that this is a positive pattern for me, I set athletic goals that I have to push to get to and I do it…super slow and steady. I take breaks when I need. ⁣

I train at my pace. I’m not comparing myself to others. I don't care when others pass me (Which they do!! ) But I get there. ⁣

I'm very persistent. ⁣

Life thought—Go slow, steady, take breaks and don't care what others are doing. ⁣

I'll get to the top (metaphoric or literal), in my own way and as I define it. ⁣


















#doityourway #dontcarewhatpeoplethink #setyourgoals #creativepursuits #youllgetthere #slowandsteady #mylife #innermonologue #setgoalsandcrushthem #setgoalsnotlimits #crosscountryskiing #giveyourselfabreak #takebreaks #settinggoals #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #drifterhut
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We are have WOW weather! 
But with that, the snow is disappearing a little sooner than many are hoping for skiing well into
spring. 😕
So get out there and get the most of it before it’s gone!💃🏻🕺🏽

Btw…there “might” be a change in our weather pattern next week.  We will need some precipitation for sure to help with our coming soon Summer!☀️🛶🚤⛵️🏞

Kari Chalstrom 
Tahoe+Truckee Realtor
DRE #02007913 

#HighMountainLiving #LiveHereAndExplore #LifestyleRealtor #GetOutside #ThereIsStillSnow #TahoeDonnerXc #Nordicskiing #CrossCountrySkiing #Truckee #TAHOE #AdventureAwaits
#lovewherewelive #agentofcompass tahoedonnerassociation

We are have WOW weather!
But with that, the snow is disappearing a little sooner than many are hoping for skiing well into
spring. 😕
So get out there and get the most of it before it’s gone!💃🏻🕺🏽

Btw…there “might” be a change in our weather pattern next week. We will need some precipitation for sure to help with our coming soon Summer!☀️🛶🚤⛵️🏞

Kari Chalstrom
Tahoe+Truckee Realtor
DRE #02007913

#HighMountainLiving #LiveHereAndExplore #LifestyleRealtor #GetOutside #ThereIsStillSnow #TahoeDonnerXc #Nordicskiing #CrossCountrySkiing #Truckee #TAHOE #AdventureAwaits
#lovewherewelive #agentofcompass tahoedonnerassociation
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What do you do when it’s windy, snowy, and wet?  And the lifts are closed at Palisades Tahoe?  We skate ski at #tdxc 
Thanks #bjørndæhlie for keeping me warm and dry today with your amazing clothing!! tahoemountainsports #gearuptruckee #tahoedonnerxc

What do you do when it’s windy, snowy, and wet? And the lifts are closed at Palisades Tahoe? We skate ski at #tdxc
Thanks #bjørndæhlie for keeping me warm and dry today with your amazing clothing!! tahoemountainsports #gearuptruckee #tahoedonnerxc
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| Staying Between the Lines |

Tag someone who needs drives more creatively than most people 😂

Pc: zaucella 📸📸

Tag or dm your best local photos and videos for a promotional post! 

Contact for a marketing plan custom tailored for your growing business! 

Don’t forget to share with your friends and have a great day! ☀️

#donner #donnerlake #donnersummit #donnerpass #exploretahoe #exploretahoedonner #tahoedonner #donnertahoe #truckeephotographer #truckeedonner #californiaphotographer #californiaphotography #californiaphotographers #californiaphoto #californiaphotos #californiaphotoshoot #westcoastphotographer #westcoastphotography #explorecalifornia #explorecali #caliphotographer #caliphotography #highelevation #donnerparty #photographylover #photographylovers #photographyislifee #photographyaddict #landscapephotography #exploremoreoutdoors

| Staying Between the Lines |

Tag someone who needs drives more creatively than most people 😂

Pc: zaucella 📸📸

Tag or dm your best local photos and videos for a promotional post!

Contact for a marketing plan custom tailored for your growing business!

Don’t forget to share with your friends and have a great day! ☀️

#donner #donnerlake #donnersummit #donnerpass #exploretahoe #exploretahoedonner #tahoedonner #donnertahoe #truckeephotographer #truckeedonner #californiaphotographer #californiaphotography #californiaphotographers #californiaphoto #californiaphotos #californiaphotoshoot #westcoastphotographer #westcoastphotography #explorecalifornia #explorecali #caliphotographer #caliphotography #highelevation #donnerparty #photographylover #photographylovers #photographyislifee #photographyaddict #landscapephotography #exploremoreoutdoors
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Who else is enjoying the extra hour of sunlight? 
I’m definitely loving these spring skiing conditions, and stoked for some upcoming warm weather adventures! 

📸 christian.franciscooo 
⛷ sugarbowlresort 
ortovox 
villagecamptruckee 
🧚🏻‍♀️ Lightroom edits by me using my Sunshine and Snow preset

thisadventurelife staylocal.tahoe backcountry rei #thisadventurelife #sugarbowl #sugarbowlresort #skiing #tahoe #laketahoe tahoenorth renotahoe #tahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoenorth #northlaketahoe #skiingday #skiingislife #downhillskiing #tahoeskiing #skicalifornia visitcalifornia skicalifornia #optoutside #outdoorfitness #skierslife #skiingismylife #tahoesnaps #renotahoe #mountaingirls #truckee #truckeelove #lightroomedits #springskiing

Who else is enjoying the extra hour of sunlight?
I’m definitely loving these spring skiing conditions, and stoked for some upcoming warm weather adventures!

📸 christian.franciscooo
⛷ sugarbowlresort
ortovox
villagecamptruckee
🧚🏻‍♀️ Lightroom edits by me using my Sunshine and Snow preset

thisadventurelife staylocal.tahoe backcountry rei #thisadventurelife #sugarbowl #sugarbowlresort #skiing #tahoe #laketahoe tahoenorth renotahoe #tahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoenorth #northlaketahoe #skiingday #skiingislife #downhillskiing #tahoeskiing #skicalifornia visitcalifornia skicalifornia #optoutside #outdoorfitness #skierslife #skiingismylife #tahoesnaps #renotahoe #mountaingirls #truckee #truckeelove #lightroomedits #springskiing
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Another crazy pants weekend in the books for TDXC rentals!
#tdxc #tahoedonnerxc #tdxcrentalshoprocks

Another crazy pants weekend in the books for TDXC rentals!
#tdxc #tahoedonnerxc #tdxcrentalshoprocks
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Fancy pants Weekend at TDXC. 
#tdxc 
#tahoedonnerxc 
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Fancy pants Weekend at TDXC.
#tdxc
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Looking to up your Nordic ski experience? Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is hosting its four-week Learn to Skate program starting March 7. You will learn the fundamentals of correct body positioning and timing of movements to make skating efficient and fun! Learn more at tahoedonner.com/xc. ⁠
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Looking to up your Nordic ski experience? Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is hosting its four-week Learn to Skate program starting March 7. You will learn the fundamentals of correct body positioning and timing of movements to make skating efficient and fun! Learn more at tahoedonner.com/xc. ⁠


#tahoedonner ⁠
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#latergram!

A favorite shot from a recent family ski!

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#familyski #skiingisfun #skiing #skitrip #familyfirst #familytime #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #laketahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoeskitrips #laketahoeskiing #skilife #skiingday #momof3 #socialmamahub

#latergram!

A favorite shot from a recent family ski!

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#familyski #skiingisfun #skiing #skitrip #familyfirst #familytime #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #laketahoelife #tahoedonner #tahoedonnerxc #tahoeskitrips #laketahoeskiing #skilife #skiingday #momof3 #socialmamahub
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Lake Light
 
Donner Lake at sunrise. 
 
April 2, 2021
Sony A7ii, Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3
ISO 100, f/10, 1/800sec at 144mm
 
#donnerlake #donner #donnerpass #tahoedonner #donnerparty #sunrise #sunrisephotography #alpinelake #tahoe #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #tahoelife #wildcalifornia #california #californiaadventure #sierras #california101 #depthsofearth #moods_in_frame #earth_shotz #ig_color #visitcalifornia #wildbayarea #sfgate #sunriseoftheday #igers

Lake Light

Donner Lake at sunrise.

April 2, 2021
Sony A7ii, Sigma 100-400 f/5-6.3
ISO 100, f/10, 1/800sec at 144mm

#donnerlake #donner #donnerpass #tahoedonner #donnerparty #sunrise #sunrisephotography #alpinelake #tahoe #laketahoe #laketahoeofficial #tahoelife #wildcalifornia #california #californiaadventure #sierras #california101 #depthsofearth #moods_in_frame #earth_shotz #ig_color #visitcalifornia #wildbayarea #sfgate #sunriseoftheday #igers
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Karl caught the beautiful light and this magic moment on our dog ski this morning.  These types of days make my heart so full. ❤️ #dogski #tahoedonnerxc #mytribe fbflyfaster

Karl caught the beautiful light and this magic moment on our dog ski this morning. These types of days make my heart so full. ❤️ #dogski #tahoedonnerxc #mytribe fbflyfaster ...

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Been learning this sport in our beautiful sunny weather and it is kicking my behind, especially in the “variable” conditions when I finally get out there in the afternoon. It’s a love hate relationship, mostly love though. #skateskiing #nordic #tahoedonner #skiing #crosscountryskiing #tahoedonnerassociation #fischerski #tahoedonnerxc #mld_skishots #killmenow

Been learning this sport in our beautiful sunny weather and it is kicking my behind, especially in the “variable” conditions when I finally get out there in the afternoon. It’s a love hate relationship, mostly love though. #skateskiing #nordic #tahoedonner #skiing #crosscountryskiing #tahoedonnerassociation #fischerski #tahoedonnerxc #mld_skishots #killmenow ...

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Sunset Setting Fire to the Sky & Lake 🌅😍

Pc: rfotogg 📸

Tag or dm us on here or Facebook for a chance to be featured in a post! 

Share with your favorite local photographers to help them grow! 

#laketahoesunset #tahoesunset #californiasunset #calisunset #calisunsets #calilakelife #nevadasunset #nevadaskies #californiasky #caliskies #californiaskies #caliphotography #californiaphotography #nevadaphotography #sunsetlove #sunsetphotos #sunsetphoto #sunsetphotographs #sunsetphotographer #redsunset #redskies #redsky #tahoemedia #laketahoemedia #tahoebusiness #tahoephotos #tahoephotography #laketahoephotography #tahoedonner #renotahoe

Sunset Setting Fire to the Sky & Lake 🌅😍

Pc: rfotogg 📸

Tag or dm us on here or Facebook for a chance to be featured in a post!

Share with your favorite local photographers to help them grow!

#laketahoesunset #tahoesunset #californiasunset #calisunset #calisunsets #calilakelife #nevadasunset #nevadaskies #californiasky #caliskies #californiaskies #caliphotography #californiaphotography #nevadaphotography #sunsetlove #sunsetphotos #sunsetphoto #sunsetphotographs #sunsetphotographer #redsunset #redskies #redsky #tahoemedia #laketahoemedia #tahoebusiness #tahoephotos #tahoephotography #laketahoephotography #tahoedonner #renotahoe
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We love our Amazing group of all women ski patrollers at TDXC!
#tdxc
#tahoedonnerassociation 
#tahoedonnerxc

We love our Amazing group of all women ski patrollers at TDXC!
#tdxc
#tahoedonnerassociation
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The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center often sells out on busy weekends and holidays. Consider riding the free door-to-door shuttle from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. If tickets are  sold out online, you can ride the free shuttle bus and receive a token to purchase tickets and rentals on arrival without online reservations. ⁠
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The Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center often sells out on busy weekends and holidays. Consider riding the free door-to-door shuttle from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub. If tickets are sold out online, you can ride the free shuttle bus and receive a token to purchase tickets and rentals on arrival without online reservations. ⁠


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