Snow dance opens the skies in Lake Tahoe
A “snow dance” performed by a group of traditional Native American dancers produced immediate results at Lake Tahoe on Saturday. It began snowing at the very same time the Eagle Wings Dancers appealed to higher authorities during a ceremony at Sugar Pine Point State Park, organizers said.
About 20 young female dancers in traditional dress performed in conjunction with the annual Olympic Heritage Celebration, which commemorates the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley.
Heidi Doyle, executive director of the Sierra State Parks Foundation, said she’s becoming a believer in the snow dance because the Nevada-based group was booked for the ceremony in October and it’s the first snow around Tahoe since early last month.