Is winter even better than summer? It’s a conversation that is always a win/win, because in winter Twin Pines becomes a cozy base camp for snowy adventure. Owners will conveniently keep skis and boards here and step into warm boots for outings at Heavenly. We’ll then shuttle you to and fro the four short blocks to the gondola. And when you return to the Lake House you’ll return to a crackling fire, a warm drink and even warmer company.
Your base camp for
At Clear Creek
A Warm & Welcoming
The wide porch, fireplace and firepit deck at the Cabin welcomes in every season, but especially so in the cooler months. Depending on the weather members will set out to enjoy the trails on foot, snowshoes or cross country skis, perhaps even on horseback – a tip of the cowboy hat to the early days of ranching along Clear Creek. This is a place to connect with neighbors, share a warm cup or a light meal, and generally enjoy what Thoreau described as the best thing one can be – a friend to a friend.
The Word is: Heavenly
Aptly named, Heavenly’s 10,000 feet are Tahoe’s peak elevation and best snow. It’s 30 lifts and 100 trails crisscross California and Nevada from four base facilities. And with one of America’s largest snowmaking systems, the ski season usually runs from mid November to mid April. And from every vantage spellbinding views of Lake Tahoe. There’s another word for it: Awesome.
From the top of any of the ski resorts that ring the lake you’ll hear people say, this is the bluest lake, and bluest sky I’ve ever seen. But our 300+ days of sunshine are but part of the story. Clear Creek also offers all the winter fun without the hassles – while the mountains average over 300 inches of fluffy snow, Clear Creek averages just 30 inches – so you enjoy all the access without any of the headaches. The lighter snow loads also save on construction framing costs.
Sled, Snowshoe, Stride & Skate
The Path Less Traveled.
Tahoe’s true majesty reveals itself most intimately in winter and along paths less traveled. In winter the boughs and peaks blanketed in glistening white snow create an amazing, almost spiritual quiet. The quiet so missing in the modern world. It’s a digital detox. These are the roads of Frost and Thoreau and they are here, meandering through the open meadows that ring Spooner Lake, here, winding through Clear Creek’s Jeffery pines, here, right outside your door.