“As the Tahoe ski season drew to a close Tuesday, last-minute skiers didn’t let the dwindling snow deter them during a festive day at the Palisades Tahoe resort in Placer County.
Crowds appearing to number in the thousands gathered to mark the end of the ski season, as well as the Fourth of July. It was a flag-waving, costume-wearing, bikini- and Speedo-clad affair.
Those who rode the lift to the summit glimpsed a breathtaking view obstructed only by revelers evidently pretending it wasn’t 85 degrees while picnicking and trading beers. Balmy as it might’ve been at moments on the slopes Tuesday, this year’s historic Tahoe ski season will be remembered for huge clusters of winter storms that left mountainsides inundated with snow. ” (Joshua Sharpe)