Category: Winter

Bowman, Sigourney Land on Dew Tour Podium

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Tahoe-Trained Athletes Eye Sochi Written by Kyle Magin Friday, December 13, 2013–South Lake Tahoe native Maddie Bowman took top honors at today’s Dew Tour Ski Pipe finals in Breckenridge, Colorado, further securing her spot on the US Ski Team headed for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Bowman, who skis on Sierra-at-Tahoe’s pro team, was […]

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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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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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Thousands turn out at Squaw Valley for “McConkey” premier

| October 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Laney Olson The words, “Thank you Shane” lit the sky above Squaw Valley on Saturday evening as more than 4,000 gathered in the Village at Squaw to celebrate the life of extreme skier and BASE  jumper, Shane McConkey. This marked the start of Matchstick Productions’ “McConkey” North American Tour. The documentary follows the […]

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Film to Examine McConkey’s Feats, Spirit

| October 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Written by Becky Regan Making a movie about Shane McConkey was a no-brainer. His story needed to be told, and who better to tell it than McConkey himself? When Matchstick Productions and Red Bull Media House decided to make the McConkey movie,  which releases this fall, they didn’t want to force the direction. They knew […]

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Linking Tahoe’s Lakeview Resorts

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

Behind Homewood, Diamond Peak’s decision to link on a pass deal Written by Laney Olson There is little more beautiful than a view of Lake Tahoe on a wintery day from atop the slopes. Homewood Resort, located Tahoe’s West Shore and Diamond Peak Ski Resort, located in Incline Village on the North Shore are both […]

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