Skiing Tahoe in spring 2017

After a heavy-snowfall winter, we arrived in Tahoe in mid March for spring skiing.  We based ourselves in South Lake Tahoe and skied mainly at Heavenly Ski Resort but with  visits to  Sierra, North Star and Kirkwood.  There are also other ski fields nearby.

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, at an altitude of 1897 m (6200 ft), is the largest alpine lake in North America. It straddles the stateline between California and Nevada. (Click any image to enlarge.) Continue reading

Ohinetahi House and Garden

Sir Miles Warren’s house and garden in Governor’s Bay are a delight. With harbour views,  the present garden was begun in 1977 by Sir Miles, though there was a garden created on the some site in 1865 by one of New Zealand’s first botanists, T.H . Potts.  Some of the exotic trees and shrubs he planted still stand on the perimeter of the garden.  Sir Miles Warren is a well-known New Zealand architect, now in his 80’s.  He lives in the house and was working in his garden when we visited.  In 2012 he gifted the house and garden to the people of New Zealand through the Ohinetahi Charitable Trust.

Introduction outside the main house before starting the tour

 

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Views from The Remarkables, Queenstown

On 22nd September we spent a day enjoying spring skiing at The Remarkables.  The field was within two weeks of  closing for the season, however there was still a good coverage of snow.  The day was sunny and calm, allowing some spectacular views from the access road. (Click on any image to enlarge.)

Lake Hayes, with Kawarua River in the foreground, Arrowtown in the backgrpound

Morning view of Lake Hayes, with Kawarau River in the foreground, Arrowtown in the background

 

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