January around Lake Tahoe in photos

Come January, the new year always seems to deliver some type of surprise. And did it ever this past month. While January is often a good month for snow, this record-breaking month will be the talk of the town for years to come. The snow gods smiled down upon Lake Tahoe, delivering more than 23 feet of beautiful white fluff. 

JanuBURIED or not, it didn't stop a fun month. Mountain conditions were all-time for skiers and snowboarders, thanks to powder day after powder day. And Northstar California was no exception. Recent days have seen the terrain parks team pull off a major revamp of all eight parks to include more than 180 features, while White Rabbit and Sawtooth made their season debuts last week.

All in all, January has been an incredible month full of surprises. Both Lake Tahoe locals and visitors alike took advantage of the snowy landscape to enjoy activities like sledding, snowshoeing, igloo-building, and even a little urban street shredding.

February, you have some big boots to fill! Meanwhile, check out a few of our favorite photos from the last month. 

Missed moments like these while I was gone. #Montengothewolfdog

A photo posted by Lucas Shaff (@lucashaff) on

Wall rides are so 2016! How about a ceiling ride to kick off 2017? 🎿: @mrdavidwise

A video posted by 📸•Andy Fox•🎥 (@andy_fox) on

Welp, Truckee (or Narnia) really outdid itself this weekend. #lakelife

A photo posted by Spencer Spellman (@spencerspellman) on

Snowshoeing in a winter wonderland 🎶 #donnerlake #truckee

A photo posted by Around The World with Justin (@atwjustin) on

First tracks this morning👍

A photo posted by Craig McCoy (@mccoy9) on

bringing the adventure club with me everywhere I go #winterhauliday @stylehaul

A photo posted by Alexa Losey (@alexalosey) on

Sand Harbor Sunsets 🌅 🙌🏻

A photo posted by Jake Pereira (@jakepereira) on

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Ahlani is a wanderlust-inspired adventurer and aspiring travel writer born and bred out of the Sierra Nevadas. She is passionate about combining her love of travel with her love of words while pushing creative boundaries and exploring the great outdoors. Ahlani received dual degrees in public relations and international affairs from the University of Nevada, Reno and plans on chasing powder and working in the mountains for years to come. She's lived in the Bahamas and New Zealand, and spent time in 47 other countries, but Lake Tahoe will always hold her heart. Read more about her adventures here.