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 […]

Food & Wine Festivals this summer in the Sierra Foothills and High Sierra

Here’s a sampling of food and wine festivals in our region this summer: SIERRA VINTNERS SUMMER REGIONAL WINE TRAIL JULY 16 & SEPT. 24 A premier wine tasting experience from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on scenic backroads in Nevada and Placer Counties. The trail includes wineries that are relatively near one another, reducing the driving time. […]

Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows takes top spot among 20 ski areas nominated in North America

Out of the 20 resorts nominated by a panel of pro skiers and snowboarders, USA Today and 10Best announced that their readers have selected Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows as the winner of the 2016 Readers’ Choice Poll for ‘Best Ski Resort’. “Our team is thrilled to be recognized as the USA Today and 10Best Readers’ […]

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 […]

What’s new in Placer County and Nevada County CA in Winter 2016

Lake Tahoe Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 4: Friday Night Tubing Tube under the lights this winter at Tahoe Donner Snowplay until 6:30 p.m. TahoeDonner.com March 3-13: North Lake Tahoe SnowFest North Lake Tahoe celebrates its long winter season with SnowFest, a 10-day event TahoeSnowFestival.com April 1-3: WinterWonderGrass Festival Music, brews and mountains is the […]

What’s new at Tahoe ski resorts in 2016

LAKE TAHOE’S 2015-16 WINTER SEASON is in full swing. Visitors can enjoy new terrain parks, a new high-speed ski lift, and awesome après ski dining experiences: Mountain Improvements NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA RENOVATES GONDOLA Skiers and snowboarders experience improved mountain access this winter with Northstar’s newly revamped Big Springs Express Gondola. The mountain tram connects The Village […]

Squaw becomes first ski resort to discontinue sale of plastic water bottles

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows on Thursday announced the implementation of Drink Mtn Tap, a program focused on reducing single-use water bottle usage. The resort will discontinue the sale of bottled water, offer visitors reusable water bottles for purchase at the same price point as disposable bottles, and install 20 new water refill stations across both […]

Deal struck for gondola connection between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, LLC today announced it has reached an agreement with the owner of private land located between Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows to create a base-to-base gondola connection between the two iconic mountains. The gondola would make it easy for skiers and riders to explore both mountains with a single lift ticket […]

Winter food, wine, art and music festivals in the foothills and Sierra

Winter festivals include Mardi Gras and Chinese New Year in Nevada City, the Foothills Celebration food-and-wine pairing event in Grass Valley and, for the first time, WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley. MARDI GRAS NEVADA CITY, FEB. 14-15 A downtown parade, Masquerade Ball and Carnevale are featured, as this colorful foothills town again celebrates Mardi Gras. Weekend […]

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