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 […]

Sugar Bowl to open Wednesday

Sugar Bowl Resort announced it plans to open tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6, 2017, for the 2017-18 winter season. Seven trails accessed from the Nob Hill and Lincoln chairlifts will be open, with top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding for all ability levels. The resort has received 60 inches of snow so far this season, and currently has […]

Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows is open for Thanksgiving

Following last week’s early-season snowfall, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is open for skiing, riding and activities seven days a week. The resort is operating 11 lifts from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving skiers and riders access to 39 trails and 16 groomed runs. With terrain for all abilities, including the High Camp beginner area, […]

Truckee named the No. 1 coolest ski town in North America for 2018

The Matador Network, a travel media website, has ranked Truckee the No. 1 coolest ski town in North America: “Truckee is rad because it sits in the middle of more ski areas than anywhere else in the West, and yet has none of the glitz of places like Aspen or Jackson. There are more than […]

Winter Events in Tahoe-Truckee, Auburn, Grass Valley, Nevada City and Lincoln

TAHOE-TRUCKEE March 9-12 Audi FIS World Cup World Cup ski racing returns to California for the first time in 19 years. The event includes concerts, a festival village and a women’s Giant Slalom and Slalom at Squaw Valley. SquawAlpine.com/worldcup March 3-12 North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, […]

January snowfall tops 45-year historic record at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows

More than 15 feet of snow has fallen at Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows since the beginning of the New Year, topping the resort’s 45-year historic record for January snowfall of 175 inches during the 1981-82 season. The resort has already reached two thirds of its average annual snowfall of 450 inches with months left to go […]

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, others, expect to extend skiing into May

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the spring skiing capital, is gearing up for a highly anticipated spring season on the mountain. As a result of El Niño snowfall topping 36 cumulative feet for the season, the resort anticipates a long spring skiing and snowboarding season. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has committed to offering the longest season […]

Tahoe ski resorts welcome two feet of fresh snow

“Storm total snow accumulations: 12 to 24 inches above 7,000 feet, with 6 to 12 inches between 6,000 and 7,000 feet, including Lake Tahoe. Highest accumulations will be along and west of Highway 89 and above 7500 feet in Mono County. Two to six inches east of Highway 395 in Mono County,” according to the […]

Tahoe resorts could get 1-2 feet of new snow this week

“After an extended mild and dry period, we will finally see a winter storm impact the Sierra and northwest Nevada Wednesday into Thursday,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The snow levels will start around 8000 feet “with a sharp drop” to 5,000 feet. The storm will include gusty winds — up to […]

Skiers and snowboarders rejoice: Epic snow dump possible next winter

El Niño is forecast to weaken through the spring with conditions in the equatorial Pacific Ocean potentially transitioning to La Niña next fall, according to the latest monthly outlook issued this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). “The strong 2010-11 La Niña contributed to record winter snowfall, spring flooding and drought across […]

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