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, […]

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 […]

Let it snow: A weekend winter wonderland ahead

A winter storm moved through Northern California, finally bringing snow to the Sierra. Another system is expected to bring more snow over the mountain. It is well timed for skiing, XC skiing, riding, snow-carving contests and Super Bowl parties. The HGTV Dream Home in Truckee also is open to tours. The new snow is going […]

New snow: Winter wonderland for skiers, riders, sledders and sightseers

About 1 1/2 to 2 feet of new snow blanketed Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts on Friday, creating the best skiing conditions of the season and a winter wonderland. Resorts that reported major snowfall included, Boreal, Sugar Bowl (opening today with powder conditions), Northstar California, Squaw (Squaw Creek lift is expected to open today), Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect bigger snow dump Friday — extend discounts

It’s snowing hard at Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts, and much more is on the way later this week. Ski areas also are extending their discounts. The deadline for the lowest price on an “Epic Pass” (which includes Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) has been extended until Friday. The deadline for the lowest price on the “Tahoe Super […]

Tahoe-Truckee ski areas expect new snow this week

The Tahoe-Truckee ski areas are doing a “snow dance” for this week, when new snow and cold air is expected to come into the area. The cold air is also welcome because it will clear the way for lots of snowmaking. “A major weather pattern change will occur early this week as a strong cold […]

Pet-friendly trips in Tahoe-Truckee and Sierra Foothills

MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING with their pets, on the road and in the air. Last year about 30 million people vacationed with their pets, with dogs leading the pack, according to the Travel Industry Association of America. Dogs love summer vacation, and Tahoe-Truckee and the foothills are top choices for travelers. They offer a wide […]

Snow falling at ski areas ahead of Halloween — new chairlifts, food trucks and more

“It’s snowing! Good morning from the Village at Northstar” was the report on the ski area’s Facebook page. Other ski areas throughout North Tahoe and Truckee also reported snow, and their webcams showed the mountains blanketed in highly noticable layer of “white stuff.” (See photo of Northstar Village firepit above). The last time snow blanketed […]

Our guide to Tahoe-Truckee: Northstar, Squaw, Lake Tahoe, historic Truckee

KAYAKING AND PADDLEBOARDING Kayaking or stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Tahoe is an exhilarating experience. We are big fans of the West Shore, known for its beauty and outdoor activities. With three locations on the West Shore (Homewood, Sunnyside, Sugar Pine Point State Park), West Shore Sports rents bicycles, kayaks, paddleboards and has a full line […]