Desiree Melancon is on a multi-year odyssey to explore every ski area in our country and document the descents, culture and community that constitute the character of these destinations. Episode three of Desiree Melancon's United Slopes Of America delves into the more subdued spots on Lake Tahoe's North Shore.

Places like Diamond Peak, Sky Tavern, Mt. Rose and Tahoe Donner forgo cashing in on tourists in favor of a more municipal approach where the moniker "home mountain" has true meaning. Episode three also highlights Tahoe’s iconoclastic Gray Thompson and his over achiever ways, both on and off the hill, as well as a featuring nice little ladies only interlude with Desiree and gal pals, Fancy Rutherford and Christine Savage, at Mt. Rose.

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