Category: Outdoors

A Last Look at Tahoe

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Goodbyes to Lake Tahoe, to dad Written by Andrew Pridgen My family calls it the Look. You and yours may refer to it as something else, or not at all. But I know you’ve seen it. I know you know it. The Look is that, well, look people get on the last day of a […]

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Alpenglow Winter Film Series Seeks to Inspire

| December 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Series Draws Community for Storytelling Written By Kyle Magin Tales of glorious, endlessly light days and terrifically foul weather in the remote wilds of Baffin Island’s high country transfixed a crowd of hundreds at Squaw Valley’s Olympic Valley Lodge in early November. Tahoe-based explorer/climber Dave Nettle walked them through a series of well-shot slides depicting […]

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Sweetening Sugar Bowl

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Sylas Wright The last time Sugar Bowl Resort unveiled a new chairlift—December  2009—skiers and snowboarders enjoyed consecutive years of copious snow that went down in Sierra Nevada lore. If only it could happen all over again. The historic Donner Summit resort fulfilled its end of the bargain over the summer. Sugar Bowl added […]

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Eye to Eye: David Wise

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Alison Bender   Freeskiing champion David Wise has been on the slopes for two decades, ever since joining Reno’s Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program at age 3. He won his first U.S. National Title in halfpipe skiing at age 15 and—now 23 years old—has taken gold in multiple X Games, skied around the […]

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Striding the Sierra: Nordic Skiing Adds to Tahoe’s Winter Allure

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Becky Regan Running deep through the Tahoe woods, outside the comforts of chairlifts, expensive lodge lunches and world-class downhill resorts, skiing exists on a different playing field. No, this isn’t a story about backcountry skiing. This is a story about pristine tracks and desolate trails twisting and stretching through hundreds of miles of […]

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Squaw’s Residents Race Against Time, Finances to Incorporate

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Tanya Canino A 30-to-1 scale model intricately details the proposed expansion of the Village at Squaw Valley, with miniature hotels and condos spread across the minutely constructed base of the mountains. Where the slopes of Red Dog, Olympic Lady and Far East funnel into a snow beach, the model displays three hotels connecting […]

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Fueling Up for Race Day

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Local athletes dish on their diets Written by Julia Mueller Carbo-loading at a spaghetti feed was a time-honored tradition before race day. However, the age-old eat-as-many-carbohydrates-as-you-can before a big event has now morphed into quite the opposite. Athletes now focus their diets on lean proteins and vegetables. The complex carbohydrates they use for fast-burning fuel […]

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Tahoe’s Backcountry Gems

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

Skin up for one of these classic off-piste descents Written by Greyson Howard  Diverse and varied ski resorts ring Lake Tahoe, offering a wide range of terrain to any skier or snowboarder’s liking, instantly accessible at the top of a chair or gondola. But spend enough time on the region’s snow-covered slopes and the eye […]

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Tahoe Snowboarders Lead the Splitboard Revolution

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by David Bunker More than 20 years after a guy called Cowboy pieced together a hacksawed snowboard into the world’s first splitboard, the idea of using a snowboard to skin uphill and ride down is no longer a weird, fringe experiment. The sport has matured, led in part by legendary Tahoe snowboarders like Jeremy […]

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Fifty Shades of Brown: Learning to Love Nevada

| October 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Kyle Magin Nobody was ever happier to see Reno. At the end of a seemingly infinite desert, I pulled into a gas station off of Interstate 80 with my parents and thanked whatever deity was responsible for putting civilization there.  We were nearing the conclusion of a three-day road trip from my childhood […]

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