Squaw and Alpine to offer passholders free skiing at Sugar Bowl for 2014-15

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have partnered with Sugar Bowl to give their passholders skiing privileges at Sugar Bowl and Royal Gorge Cross Country for the 2014-15 season. The partnership represents a new era as independent resorts continue to partner to offer incredible value for their season passholders. The new partnership with Sugar Bowl gives […]

Let it snow: A weekend winter wonderland ahead

A winter storm moved through Northern California, finally bringing snow to the Sierra. Another system is expected to bring more snow over the mountain. It is well timed for skiing, XC skiing, riding, snow-carving contests and Super Bowl parties. The HGTV Dream Home in Truckee also is open to tours. The new snow is going […]

New snow: Winter wonderland for skiers, riders, sledders and sightseers

About 1 1/2 to 2 feet of new snow blanketed Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts on Friday, creating the best skiing conditions of the season and a winter wonderland. Resorts that reported major snowfall included, Boreal, Sugar Bowl (opening today with powder conditions), Northstar California, Squaw (Squaw Creek lift is expected to open today), Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect bigger snow dump Friday — extend discounts

It’s snowing hard at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts, and much more is on the way later this week. Ski areas also are extending their discounts. The deadline for the lowest price on an “Epic Pass” (which includes Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) has been extended until Friday. The deadline for the lowest price on the “Tahoe Super […]

New video: Farm to table at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit that is building a regional food system in North Lake Tahoe, thanks to its close proximity to year-round food production. The farm to market program promotes the sourcing and consumption of regionally-produced, sustainably-grown foods. “The program represents small-scale producers within 100-miles of North Lake Tahoe and links them to […]

More Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts plan to open Friday (video)

A small storm is expected to bring some fresh snow to the Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts by mid-week. The snow-making machines are cranked up. Some resorts are going to open on Friday. Here are the planned openings: Boreal Mountain Resort: Open Heavenly Lake Tahoe: November 22 (Friday) Northstar California: November 22 (Friday) Squaw Valley: November 27 […]

Snow falling at ski areas ahead of Halloween — new chairlifts, food trucks and more

“It’s snowing! Good morning from the Village at Northstar” was the report on the ski area’s Facebook page. Other ski areas throughout North Tahoe and Truckee also reported snow, and their webcams showed the mountains blanketed in highly noticable layer of “white stuff.” (See photo of Northstar Village firepit above). The last time snow blanketed […]

Ski resorts splurge on upgrades

OUR FAMILY SKIED AT Northstar when it opened in the ‘70s. We were suburban teens (think “That ‘70s Show”) and our parents rented a condo. We hit the slopes in K2 skis and “stars- and-stripes” powder pants. It was a glorious vacation. Much has changed (including skis and ski fashion) since Fibreboard Corp. opened Northstar […]

Alpine Meadows turns 50 with après ski, snowcat dining

ALPINE MEADOWS IS CELEBRATING its golden anniversary with the best snowpack since it opened on Christmas Eve 1961, just after Lake Tahoe hosted the Winter Olympics. Skiers and boarders are tackling the slopes with a 13-foot snowpack — one of the deepest in the world. Located six miles northwest of Tahoe City, Alpine is known […]

Snowcat dining at Alpine Meadows — a Sierra first

IMAGINE CLIMBING INTO A HEATED snowcat and heading up the ski slopes to a chalet for a gourmet four-course dinner. Once inside, you can visit with friends, enjoy a glowing fireplace and gaze out the win- dows at the snow. This winter, at Alpine Meadows, you can savor this experience—with “snowcat dining.” This kind of […]

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