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. […]

Tahoe Olympic medalists Anderson and Mancuso swim with sharks – and cook

Skiing and snowboarding season is over, and Tahoe’s Olympic medalists Jamie Anderson and Julia Mancuso are in Hawaii. Jamie, who won gold in the slope-style event in Sochi, and Julia, also a medal winner at Sochi and the most-decorated American female downhill skier, went for a swim with the sharks in Hawaii to “wind down,” […]

Storm drops more than 16 inches of snow on Squaw and Alpine

The winter storm moving through the Sierra Nevada has now delivered 16 inches of fresh snow to Squaw Valley and 17 inches to Alpine Meadows since the snow began to fall early Friday morning. The snow is expected to continue into the evening, bringing a thick blanket of fresh powder to Squaw and Alpine’s slopes. […]

Squaw hosts 24th annual Lake Cushing Crossing on April 12

The 24th Annual Lake Cushing Crossing returns to Squaw Valley Saturday, April 12. The acclaimed pond skimming event challenges participants to cross the chilly waters of Cushing Pond on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel – resulting in colossal crashes, ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions and hilarious costumes. This year’s Lake Cushing Crossing […]

Sugar Bowl: Fresh & Local Skiing

“STEEPED IN TRADITION AND MODERN in amenities” is the motto of Sugar Bowl Resort, which has been California owned and operated since 1939. This past year alone Sugar Bowl invested more than $20 million into widespread upgrades, including a new chairlift that opens an entire peak to lift-served skiing. The Crow’s Peak chairlift, a triple, […]

Nevada City snowboarder and raw-food advocate wins Gold in Sochi Winter Paralympics

Nevada City snowboarder Evan Strong won the inaugural Winter Paralympics men’s snowboard cross gold medal Friday in Sochi, Russia. The 27-year-old Strong had a total time of 1 minute, 43.61 seconds. Each snowboarder took three runs on the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center course, with the two fastest times used for a total. Strong had a […]

Tahoe wins more “gold” than many countries at Sochi Winter Olympics: a boost for our outdoor lifestyle

We write about our Olympic Heritage and world-class winter lifestyle in our current winter issue, including the Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley in 1960. The details are here. This year, at the Sochi Winter Games, Tahoe-based athletes won as many medals (4) as Great Britain (4) and Lativia (4) and more than Australia (3), Ukraine […]

Tahoe ‘boarder Anderson leads U.S. women into finals this weekend

“SOCHI, Russia – The Opening Ceremony isn’t scheduled until Friday, but competition is officially underway in Sochi following the men’s and women’s slopestyle snowboarding qualifying runs on Thursday at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park,” according to TeamUSA.org. The U.S. saw all seven members from its slopestyle snowboarding team advance past the opening round – including […]

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 […]

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