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,” […]

Why the Sierra and its foothills are a world-class destination

Recent accolades that make our region a world-class destination: Cool Small Towns Nevada City was just named the sixth coolest small town in America in Budget Travel’s 9th annual America’s Coolest Small Town contest. “Residents value the Gold Country town for its music and art scene, food and proximity to some of California’s amazing rivers, […]

Paralympic gold medalist from Nevada City on iconic Wheaties box

Snowboard cross champion Evan Strong (@strong_evan) made history after an inspiring performance in Sochi this week, taking home gold and becoming the first elite para-athlete to appear on the iconic Wheaties box. With his determination, perseverance and superlative athletic performance, Evan joins fellow American Champions Mikaela Shiffrin and Sage Kotsenburg with a limited-edition Wheaties box […]

Tahoe Olympic-gold medalist Anderson drinks green “superfood” smoothies

Now that she’s won a gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics in the women’s snowboard slopestyle competition, Jamie Anderson’s diet is likely to win a following. The 23-year-old, South Lake Tahoe resident told Today.com: “”I always try to eat healthy — pure, organic, whole foods. I eat a little bit of meat, but I’m […]

Woodward Tahoe Director Phoebe Mills is an Olympic judge in snowboarding

Phoebe Mills, the director of Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort in Nevada County and a 1988 Olympic bronze medalist in gymnastics, is working in Sochi as a judge for snowboard’s halfpipe and slopestyle. Mills, 41, is the only American on the six-judge panel that will score the halfpipe and slopestyle competitions at the 2014 […]