2018 the end of February I went to Lake Tahoe few days for snowboarding. I couchsurfed at Carson City in Nevada and got a chance to check out the old miner town, Virginia City.
The first day I went to Northstar ski resort. This season didn't get much snow so the condition was alright. I was surprised to see many families during weekday though.
At the next day, I went to Kirkwood and it was snowing all day. I didn't bring my camera just fully enjoyed the powder. Going down the mountain with snow chain on my tires was a nightmare. It took me double amount of time to get back...
The third day I went to Heavenly. Got there a bit late and joined the tourist crowd. The lift lines were insane. I didn't have much patience only took few runs and went back to Carson City. My couchsurfing host offering me showing around.
Virginia City is 20 min away from Carson City. Prostitution is still legal there. My couchsurfing host's roommate had a book about the history of prostitution in Virginia City. It reminded me the HBO series I got really addicted to, Westworld. I don't really watch TV shows and usually don't have patience to keep watching it. But the Westworld, the story is so good.
It will be more touristic and vivid in summer time. Winter is just cold and dismal.
Didn't plan on visiting this old mining town but it ended up the most interesting thing to see in this trip. Thanks for couchsurfing, I always had a blast with the hosts and learned things from them.