Rent if it's your first time and see if you like it

sports basement, REI, any mountain, big five

Take a lesson

any ski resort (even if you're not staying at the resort) day pass at resort will also let you ski private lessons (ask where you rent equipment in the mountains)

Purchase or rent a sled

many airbnbs will have a sled with the rental you can buy at sports basement or any place in Tahoe

Find a place to go

these are the sides of the lake north lake tahoe south Lake Tahoe (city) prefer the south lake since it's closest to Marin and also less travelled by most Tahoe travelers airbnb or short term renta...

Check for snow

Tahoe snow report (

Purchase warm clothing

At a minimum you should have the following: snow boots pants with insulation and preferably waterproof warm jacket (insulated and waterproof) thin insulated layers recommend renting for kids availa...

Rent or purchase at sports basement

many places in Tahoe as well



easiest activity (no required lessons) beginners guide to snowshoeing from REI (

Cross country skiing

Go to Tahoe from Marin with family

3 1/2 hour drive places are considerably cheaper on weekdays take walkie talkies bike helmets if snow is packed, prevent hitting head on trees skateboard style dome helmets protect head better skul...

Nepali Chicken Sekuwa

Ingredients 1 Chicken breasts 2 Tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste 1/2 Sichuan peppercorns, (timur) 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper powder 1/2 Tablespoon Lemon juice 1/2 Tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi) 3 ...

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Joojeh Kebabs

Super easy and super tasty Ingredients 2 lbs Chicken Breast, cubed 1 Small onion, diced 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/4 tsp Saffron threads, crushed & dissolved in 1-2 Tbsp Hot water 1/3 Cup Plain Greek Yo...

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Grilling Tips and Tricks

Post your favorite recipes and tips and tricks for grilling If your'e new to grilling, here's the recommended grill ( from from Wirecutter and the r...

Learn how to play poker

Regular cards If you know how to play Texas hold'em this you can play most versions of poker

The Major System

Only takes a few minutes to learn. Each number is a consonant and vowels are free. It's a phonetic system so the spelling doesn't matter 0 = S, Z[ero], c[ider] 1 = T, D (one downstroke) 2 = N (two ...

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Ingredients Caramel: ½ cup white sugar 2 tbsp water Custard: 4 large eggs 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk 1 can (12 oz) evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or lemon zest http://s...

Getting Adobe CS5 to work on Mojave

I don't need the new version or want pay a monthly fee and I'm happy enough with CS5 but it does crap out on you if you do a regular installation. Here's how I got photoshop, illustrator, and premi...

Make my own whipped cream