Destination dining in the Sierra Foothills and Truckee-Tahoe

GREAT FOOD IS A PART OF EVERY adventure. In our region, imaginative chefs and restaurateurs are invigorating the dining scene, and a growing number are winning rave reviews—from the James Beard Foundation, OpenTable, respected restaurant critics and food magazines. Farm-to-fork restaurants are a way of life in the foothills, not a fad, thanks to an […]

Mammoth Mountain Ski Area celebrates 60th anniversary in 2013-14

Mammoth Ski Area, on the eastern slope of the Sierra, celebrates its 60th anniversary for the 2013-14 ski season. It was founded by a hydrographer for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, who noticed that Mammoth Mountain consistently held more snow than other mountains. Mammoth’s average snowfall is more than 400 inches (33 […]

Stella Restaurant’s Jacob Burton a finalist for “Best New Chef” honor

For years, Sierra FoodWineArt magazine has chronicled Truckee’s budding food scene and the top-notch cuisine prepared at Stella Restaurant at The Cedar House Sport Hotel by its chef, Jacob Burton. “Several years ago, we discovered a Tahoe-Truckee retreat that combines a passion for food and wine with European-style lodging and a love of the outdoors […]