Après Ski: Wine, beer, cocktails and fireside chats

“There’s something about the culture of après, whether it’s cocktails or a simple beer. It’s all about working hard on the mountain, getting your workout in, and then enjoying it and talking about it with friends.” —Joe Lang, Principal, Apres Ski Cocktail Classic ASPEN’S APRÈS SKI COCKTAIL CLASSIC in March is an annual slope-side celebration […]

Ski Resorts 2.0: Resorts reinvent themselves

LIKE A NORMAN ROCKWELL PAINTING, the old-school ski experience — focused on skiing all day, in deep snow, and après ski in long johns — has become a thing of the past. Ski resorts are reinventing themselves in the face of global warming, competition and changing demographics. More of them are “weatherproofing” their businesses to […]

Tasting Notes: Andis, Avanguardia, Nevada City Winery & Sierra Starr

FOOTHILLS CELEBRATION Now in its 16th year, the Foothills Celebration in downtown Grass Valley is one of the region’s premier wine and food tasting events. Participants gather on Saturday, March 4, from 1-4 p.m., to sip wine from more than 20 foothills wineries while sampling delicacies from local restaurants, including favorite nibbles from their menus. […]

Diamond Peak in Incline Village plans year-round recreation

Diamond Peak Ski Resort is moving forward in the Master Plan Update process to revisit the potential for the future development of Diamond Peak as a year-round community recreational resource. The Master Plan is based on market, site, operations and fiscal intelligence, and input gathered from the public at a community open house and survey. […]

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 […]