Comments (20)
  1. Biggerpicture says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Grover Hot Springs!

  2. Old Long Skiis says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    My house! Sure I spent some time at the Christiana, or the Chris as we called it then, but my home was much better.
    Pull into the driveway and unload my skiis, poles and boots from the truck. Fire up the wood stove and change out of my ski clothes….(I guess my old Bogner ski pants shrunk,I can’t fit into them anymore!!!)

    So with some forethought I’d start up the crockpot with maybe some chicken, broth and vegetables before I left for my day on the slopes. Heavenly Valley, Kirkwood, Sierra or in the backcountry on the x-c skiis. Sometmes by myself or sometimes with my crazy friends.
    Opening the front door, the house smells great and dinner is ready. Slow cooked chicken with maybe half an onion,carrots and celery.
    By now the house is begining to warm up from the wood stove. Put on a album,(yes, old vinyl on a turntable) open a bottle of wine and relax by the fire while I enjoy dinner. Now THATS apres ski, Old Long Skiis style.

  3. Dee says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    I like Old Long Ski’s style! Chris was fun if you skied Heavenly, but what about Freel Peak Saloon or Little Norway… now, those were the days. You young folk don’t have any great places like that anymore for apres ski…

  4. dumbfounded says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Victor and Lulu at TJ’s, Paul’s place at Little Switzerland and some incredible good times at the Kirkwood Inn… no fondue, no named “cocktail creations”, no fluff, just a great time. And without corporations, too.

  5. Dogula says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Dee? From Sierra Ski Patrol? Howzit!
    Little Nowhere was great! Cheap hot dogs, cheap drinks, lots of comeraderie. Those were the days.
    Now it’s home to go back to work. . .

  6. Monica says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Blue Angel Cafe – but don’t tell anyone. ;-)

  7. Old Long Skiis says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Ah yes, Little Norway and The infamous Freel Peak.The winter of 69′ the STHS ski team trained at the old Echo Summit ski area. Our coach liked to have a drink or two after skiing and he would insist the school bus driver took us to Little Norway after running gates all afternoon. Coach Burns wanted some libations before we headed down Echo into town. All of us kids would be crowded around the fireplace with hot chocalate while Coach Burns sat at a table enjoying his whiskey.
    When I skied Kirkwood on my trusty 210’s or Carson pass (on the skinny skiis), I’d stop at the Peek for a quick one before going home.Gotta warm those bones doncha know! Good times indeed!!!
    Take care, Old “geezer” Skiis

  8. Murphy's Irish Pub says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    After a day skiing? Murphy’s Irish Pub! There is nothing like enjoying a warm irish coffee or a snow lift hot chocolate, play a few pool games … best happy hours prices ever!

  9. Old Long Skiis says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    dumbfounded, “Victor and Lulu at TJ,s”. My god, does that bring back some memories. That was one fun place! Doc or Jamie and others tending bar, Sandy waitressing,Pammy at the grill.
    So many good folks back then. I miss them all. Enjoy what you have now and and what you did in the past. Old Long Long Skiis

  10. Dan Wilvers says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Dogula I believe Dee from Sierra Ski ranch Patrol passed away a few years back. If memory serves me correct I thought I read her obit. I’d like to be wrong on that one.

  11. Critcalthinker55 says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    The Pow-Wow!!! Best lil ski bar ever!

  12. Jimbo says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    For us ‘youngsters’, is there a book on these old places that are no longer around?

    And was the Pow-Wow something near the old sign at the Sierra-at-Tahoe road and 50?

  13. Dogula says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Eat at Pow Wow and get gas. Indeed. I can’t believe I don’t have any photos of any of those places. . .
    SOMEBODY must!
    P.S. I hope you’re wrong too, Dan. But I haven’t seen Dee in several years. Loved that henna hair and matching attitude.

  14. Dave says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    Pow-Wow was a gas station also.A sign in front said “Eat at Pow-Wow and get gas”.

  15. Toogee says - Posted: January 9, 2013


    I spent 16 years behind that bar, and have had fun there for 30 years!

  16. dj short flo says - Posted: January 9, 2013

    I used to smoke peace pipes and eat smoked fish with the Washoe tribe. Guess you guys haven’t been in town that long, it’s cool.

  17. Critcalthinker55 says - Posted: January 10, 2013

    Yes Pow wow at entrance to sierra torn down around 93′

    Yes Dee from Sierra Ski patrol did pass several years ago.

  18. Michael Thompson says - Posted: January 12, 2013

    McP’s !!

    The Hard Rock Cafe in Harvey’s
    Reflections Spa

  19. Jeffy says - Posted: January 14, 2013

    No one ski and surfs in the Spring?
    Straight to Zephyr Cove with a bottle of champagne after lapping the face all afternoon. BBQ, volleyball, music from the car…we have it all.

  20. divadrois says - Posted: January 15, 2013