A record-breaking Lake Tahoe winter in photos

It's no secret that the 2016-17 winter season was absolutely EPIC. Snow fell, lakes froze, power went out, and all the while, stoke remained high. So as the season draws to a close, it's time to look back on this record-breaking winter around Lake Tahoe.

November and December had powder hounds questioning whether the Sierras were in for another drought period. But then January arrived and it was clear that 2017 wasn't here to mess around. Mother Nature dropped more than 275 inches of snow in January. That's more than 23 feet of snow in 1 month! But February didn't disappoint either, bringing another 200 inches of snow with it. The winter ski season really culminated this past month, however, when it officially became a record-breaking season thanks to more than 50 inches of snow during April.

Fittingly, it's time to look back on this special winter as we look forward to a well-deserved summer. Thanks for the face shots, Mother Nature!

f r o z e n morning at sunrise ••• @ugg

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Snow report!

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RIP Stash #Northstar @ #Tahoe

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‪ANOTHER 18" inches in the last 24 hours! Soooo much snow! 📸 | 3.5.17‬

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West shore never disappoints #GoPro @skilaketahoeca @coalitionsnow #Hero5

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People ask, "How much snow do you have up there in Tahoe?" This about sums it up!

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When you want duck tacos, you want duck tacos. 😍 #schafferscamp #diggingdeep #januburied

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Just a little snow

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Walking (very carefully) on water 💎 📷: @nickvisconti

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Shushing through the trees and the pow ❄️💥 #skilaketahoe #northstarcalifornia #tahoenorth

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Today was insane. I suppose this counts as a "powder day." #northstar

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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.