Sugar Bowl Resort to open December 7, thanks to new snowfall

Sugar Bowl Resort will open for its 74th season with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Saturday, December 7 at 9 a.m. A recent storm dropping 10” new snow, colder snowmaking temperatures and a favorable forecast calling for more snow later this week allowed resort management to announce that the iconic resort atop Donner Summit will […]

Big savings on lodging at Heavenly and Northstar

We are going to be promoting the mountain lifestyle in the Sierra in our winter issue, including cozy mountain lodging. Many ski resorts are offering discounts. Some examples: “Save 15-30% on lodging at Heavenly. Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snow sports resorts on the planet. With […]

AAA projects fewer Thanksgiving travelers

By AAA AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5 percent from the 44 million people who traveled last year. This decrease falls just shy of last Thanksgiving’s four-year peak since the recession-driven declines in 2008-2009 when Thanksgiving travel fell by […]

Northstar, Heavenly will open on Saturday

Northstar and Heavenly ski areas will open on Saturday, a day later than planned, they announced on Friday. The number of trails will be limited but it comes as welcome relief for Thanksgiving week skiers. Boreal Mountain Resort also is open. Here are the details: Northstar California is opening for the 2013.2014 ski and snowboard […]

Walt Disney’s pioneering role at Sugar Bowl

Disney’s new movie “Frozen” — a magical winter tale — is a reminder of Walt Disney’s pioneering role in helping his friend, Austrian skiing champion Hannes Schroll, open the Sugar Bowl ski area in the Sierra Nevada in the late ’30s. It is a little-remembered chapter in Disney’s life but a milestone for our region. […]

Horse-drawn carriage rides in historic Nevada City

Victorian Christmas is here once again and the Nevada City Carriage Company will be providing horse and carriages to accent that old-time Victorian Christmas feeling that is Nevada City at Christmas. The carriages will start on Friday November 29 and operate each Victorian Christmas event right up through New Years Day. Drivers Dave Vertin and […]

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 […]

Winter family fun at Lake Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE 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. Watch this inspiring video: More information links: Excellent adventures: Skiing, […]

What’s new at Homewood Mountain Resort for 2013-2014

Homewood Mountain Resort, on the scenic West Shore of Lake Tahoe, is looking forward to its 52nd year of family-oriented skiing and snowboarding fun. New season pass offerings, lodging packages, après-ski specials and more enhance what is already one of the most comfortable ski experiences in Northern California. Homewood is proud to start the 2013-14 […]

Hotel Impossible returns to Holbrooke Hotel for a follow-up segment

Hotel Impossible host Anthony Melchiorri is filming a follow up segment at the historic Holbrooke Hotel in downtown Grass Valley this week. The episode’s original air date was Monday, September 16. “Anthony heads to Grass Valley, CA, to reinvigorate the historic Holbrook Hotel,” Travel Channel reported then. “With the owner stressed from event planning, bartending […]

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