Sierra Hot Springs: Soaking in the Great Outdoors

IMAGINE SPENDING A WINTRY DAY soaking in a hot springs pool — or sitting in a wood-fired sauna — surrounded by Nature’s beauty. The High Sierra has some impressive spots: GROVER HOT SPRINGS Located four miles west of Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs State Park features a naturally heated hot spring pool, as well as a […]

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 […]

Excellent adventures: Skiing, snowshoeing and lodging

TRUCKEE, LAKE TAHOE AND THE SURROUNDING high country is a winter paradise. The region is home to more than a dozen ski resorts and cross-country ski areas. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sled tours, an adventure of a lifetime. Guided snowshoeing treks—during the day or under a full moon—offer […]