Sierra-at-tahoe winter ritual of praying for snow in full swing tomorrow

Posted By: The Ski Channel on November 11, 2009 9:50 am

Tomorrow, Thursday, at Lake Tahoe’s Murphy’s Irish Pub, folks from the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort will be gathering for their winter ritual of praying for snow.

This aint something to laugh off. Ski towns are known for their snow-inducing rituals. In Breckenridge for instance, people celebrate the mythical Norse god of snow, Ullr for a full week. In Vail, Ute Indians come out and do ceremonial, traditional snow dances. Ski town folks take their snow seriously.

In Tahoe tomorrow, it’ll be a big party at the pub–the Pray for Snow Party, now in it’s 17th year! John Rice is the general manager of the resort: “There’s nothing we can do to change the weather except to yell at the clouds and tell it to come down.”

Here are some details, thanks to the Tahoe Daily Tribune:

What: Sierra-at-Tahoe’s annual Pray for Snow Party
When: Thursday, Nov. 12; doors open at 6 p.m. for Sierra-at-Tahoe or Double Whammy (Sierra-at-Tahoe and Northstar-at-Tahoe) season pass holders; general admission is at 7 p.m. Contests are scheduled between 8–10 p.m.
Where: Murphy’s Irish Pub, 787 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe
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photo courtesy of The Tahoe Daily Tribune