FoodWineArt Insider: What’s Up In Our Region

CHRIS STEVENS COURTYARD A walkway in downtown Grass Valley has been dedicated in honor of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens—epitomizing the spirit of coming together in small towns. The Chris Stevens Courtyard is a 10-foot wide by 100-foot long walkway, decorated with a bronze plaque and archway, in the middle of Mill Street. The location dates […]

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 […]

Chef’s Notes: Farm to Fork, Treats, Tahoe Central Market, Carolines

FARM-TO-FORK DINNERS Our region is going to offer more farm-to-table dinners this summer. The third annual Nevada City farm-to-table banquet is August 16. It is downtown on Commercial Street, which has become a foodie paradise, thanks to the Nevada City Farmers Market, Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co. and now Wheyward Girl Creamery. At Lake […]

Tahoe’s West Shore Cafe: New chef, innovative menu

THE LAKE TAHOE AREA’S NATURAL beauty and laid-back lifestyle has long been a draw for accomplished chefs and restaurateurs from all over. Back in the ’70s, Douglas Dale, the chef and owner of Wolfdale’s in Tahoe City, worked in big cities but he said he was “bedazzled” at Lake Tahoe’s “jaw-dropping” beauty and decided to […]

Homewood Ski Resort for lakefront skiing at Tahoe

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, LAKE TAHOE’S West Shore is “the place” for skiers seeking a more relaxed vibe, unspoiled scenic beauty, lakeside views, the solitude of cross-country skiing and awesome tree skiing—all at an affordable price. Sugar Pine Point State Park was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics cross-country skiing and biathlon events. […]

Home Sweet Home

SUMMER IN PROVENCE, ALASKA OR THE SOUTH PACIFIC SOUNDS WONDERFUL, but our own backyard offers an unforgettable vacation experience — from our Gold Rush towns to picturesque vineyards, to crystal-clear Lake Tahoe, to awe-inspiring Yosemite. The Sierra and its foothills has rebounded from the recession with a more refined food, wine, craft beer, art and […]

Things to do on Tahoe’s West Shore this summer

THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE was home to the S.S. Tahoe, a famous steamship that opened the area to tourism in 1900. It was home to the rustically elegant Tahoe Tavern, whose passengers arrived by train from San Francisco after a stopover in Truckee. The West Shore hosted the Nordic trails in the 1960 […]

Homewood Mountain Resort: Exceptional Views and Après Ski

OUR REGION IS HOME to some of the best “old-school” ski resorts around, steeped in history and charm. Along with Sugar Bowl, Homewood Mountain Resort is famous for its spectacular views of Lake Tahoe, hidden “pow” stashes and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re schussing down a groomed boulevard, in powder or a terrain park, Homewood is […]

Homewood opening on December 11 — free on opening day

Homewood Mountain Resort is excited to announce an early opening for the 2013-14 ski season — Wednesday, Dec. 11 — along with free skiing and snowboarding on Opening Day. Recent storms dropped a total of 27 inches of fresh snow on the resort, located on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, which augmented the base layer created […]

What’s new at Homewood Mountain Resort for 2013-2014

Homewood Mountain Resort, on the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe, is looking forward to its 52nd year of family-oriented skiing and snowboarding fun. New season pass offerings, lodging packages, après-ski specials and more enhance what is already one of the most comfortable ski experiences in Northern California. Homewood is proud to start the 2013-14 […]

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