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Q&A with Jeremy Jones

| December 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

  By Seth Lightcap North Tahoe professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones could double for a tight rope–walking circus juggler. The balancing act of business, politics and play that this 37–year–old father of two pulls off has made him one of the most highly respected athletes in the action sports world. Ten years of daring first descents […]

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The Dark Side of the Snow

| October 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

By Seth Lightcap Backcountry skiing and riding are increasingly popular around Tahoe, but to avoid an experience like this one, avalanche training and awareness are a necessity.     I got served a stiff lesson about avalanche danger last winter. The punishment took place while snowboarding in the backcountry of Hakuba, Japan. On our first […]

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The Top 25 Athletes in Tahoe/Reno History

| October 2, 2012 | 1 Comment

By Kyle Magin Our panel of local sports experts ranked the greatest Tahoe/Reno athletes of all time, individuals outstanding for both their stats and impact on their sports. 1. Greg LeMond, 1961— There exists two different eras in the Tour de France the American conscience—before Greg Lemond and after. Cycling’s most prestigious race barely registered […]

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Guns, skis and the push for biathlon at Tahoe

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

With the lung-bursting cardio of Nordic skiing and the precise, cool-headed aim of marksmanship, biathlon is a clear case of “opposites attract.” Though biathlon’s origins are rooted in Norwegian military training and its fan following is staunchly European, its coming-of-age took place in Tahoe. The discipline was first included in the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, […]

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Sailing the Big Blue

| July 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

It’s afternoon and the powerboats begin their stuttering retreats back to buoys and trailers. What once was inviting glass for wakeboards and water skis is now darkening, beginning to move and churn as the breeze picks up. Cat’spaws and zephyrs touch the water’s surface tentatively, then move swiftly down and across the water toward the North Shore. Welcome to summer sailing […]

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Architectural Showcase

| May 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of a space that contains, cuddles, exalts or stimulates the persons in the space.” – Philip Johnson. Just as that influential American architect left his mark on how we live, work and play, so have the men and women designing homes in Martis Camp sought […]

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Snowfest: A look back at the North Shore’s wacky/iconic winter carnival.

| January 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

On June 26, 1981, Bobby Everson stood before some 35 representatives from North Tahoe resorts, businesses and service organizations. A local boy and a rising star in the ski industry, Everson had just taken a job as the marketing director at Alpine Meadows and was pitching the idea of a winter carnival to boost March […]

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The Slopes Beyond the Ropes

| December 2, 2010 | 0 Comments

Loosely defined, sidecountry is legal out-of-bounds areas or backcountry terrain that is accessed from a ski resort. Over the past decade, sidecountry skiing and riding has exploded in popularity in North America. Liberal boundary policies, the proliferation of fat skis (which increase flotation in deep snow) and improved avalanche awareness have helped fuel the rapid […]

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