It’s the week before Christmas, before the visiting crowds and the madness arrive. The condos ares starting to fill, but the village is quiet, peaceful and festive. People get some last minute shopping in and relax by the ice rink fires. Food, drink and family.
Rugged up against the cold, a couple go shopping in the snow-covered village.
One of the many christmas trees around the village decorated by classes at the local elementary schools; Take away in the snow pizza by the fire pit.
Going skiing or just taking a stroll, the village is filled with family like this man and small child walking up the snowy stairs.
A group of young friends sit outside Starbucks with hot drinks, their snowboards resting on a rack, because at Christmas relaxing with you friends is just as much part of the day as riding.
Warming cold feet in snow boots by the fire pit.
A snowboard waits outside in the snow, leaning against a stone wall, while it’s owner gets a warm meal inside Rubicon; Two friends get themselves a warm alcoholic beverage at one of the Cabana Bars, snow-covered trees in the background.
Condos in the trees, covered in snow.
Skis and snowboard sit in the snow while gondola cabins head up the mountain loaded with equipment; Snowboards outside rentals waiting for guests.
A bus of skiers and riders arrives, bringing small crowds through the snowy village.
Kids entertain themselves with hand-clap games.
With so much new snow around, there’s a little bit of snow on everything, including these thin trees wrapped in Christmas lights as a woman in a warm winter coat and beanie walks by.
To see more photos of Northstar-at-Tahoe go to Northstar-at-Tahoe CA or to see how it looks in summer go to Northstar-at-Tahoe CA: summer. To see more photos of Lake Tahoe in snow go to Lake Tahoe CA: winter.