“With 15 ski areas and 183 chairlifts attracting three million skiers every winter, Lake Tahoe is one of the most iconic ski zones in the country. But while scenic beauty and numerous ski celebrities have always kept it in the limelight, the people and communities you don’t see are what maintain the area’s authentic skiing character.

This is their Tahoe.” —Matt Hansen

Editor-at-Large Matt Hansen chased down four Tahoe locals to write the feature Keep Tahoe True, published in the December issue. This is the teaser to a four-part video series accompaniment produced by POWDER TV. To read the story, pick up the magazine on newsstands or download the digital version.

Video by Hennie van Jaarsveld.