Thursday, January 28, 2016

Lightning Trees

The Lightning Trees, like Elephant's Trunk, are another hidden treat in Zuma. Found on the far Eastern side of the Bowl, this gem also offers some fun adventure skiing. Again like Elephant's Trunk, it takes a while to get to and the vertical is not huge. It even requires a 15+ minute hike when finished skiing. There area experienced a forest fire (probably started by lightning) decades ago resulting in wide tree spacing and good skiing. Its aspect avoids the intense morning sun and the snow stays good in there for a long time.

While this sort of journey is not for everyone, those of you that like a little adventure and touring with your skiing and don't mind a hike, the Lightning Trees is your kind of place.