Exploring Hope Valley

ALONG HISTORIC HWY. 88, THE route of pioneers such as John Fremont and Kit Carson, Hope Valley near Lake Tahoe is known for its scenic beauty and recreation. The valley is popular with fishermen and hikers in summer, leaf peepers in fall and skiers in winter. Tucked away on the valley’s eastern edge, Sorensen’s Resort […]

Tahoe Adventures

“Stopping by woods on a snowy evening” —Robert Frost The Sierra offers imaginative winter adventures: DAYTIME, FULL MOON AND STAR GAZING SNOWSHOE HIKES “Snowshoeing is a great way to access the natural areas around Lake Tahoe,” says Kevin Hickey, owner of Tahoe Adventure Company. The tour company’s guided treks let you experience the beauty and […]

Ski resorts splurge on upgrades

OUR FAMILY SKIED AT Northstar when it opened in the ‘70s. We were suburban teens (think “That ‘70s Show”) and our parents rented a condo. We hit the slopes in K2 skis and “stars- and-stripes” powder pants. It was a glorious vacation. Much has changed (including skis and ski fashion) since Fibreboard Corp. opened Northstar […]

Excellent adventures: Skiing, snowshoeing and lodging

TRUCKEE, LAKE TAHOE AND THE SURROUNDING high country is a winter paradise. The region is home to more than a dozen ski resorts and cross-country ski areas. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sled tours, an adventure of a lifetime. Guided snowshoeing treks—during the day or under a full moon—offer […]

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