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Chopping Block: Mike Davis

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q&A with Mike Davis, executive chef of the West Shore Café and Inn Written by Susan D. Rock As a boy growing up in New Orleans, Mike Davis wrote a letter to Julia Child telling her he wanted to be a cook. Since then, the peripatetic chef has plied his trade in Breckenridge (The Lodge […]

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Gunbarrel: Packing Heat

| December 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

This Heavenly Village destination may be named for a famous bump run, but dining here is nothing but smooth Written by Susan D. Rock  •  Photography by Jen Schmidt Gunbarrel Tavern & Eatery has nothing to do with firearms, and everything to do with slaying the profound hunger that strikes after a day shredding the slopes. […]

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Eye to Eye: Dr. Laurence Heifetz

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Written by Matthew Renda After entering medical school in the 1970s, Dr. Laurence Heifetz knew he wanted to practice what he deems “high-stakes medicine” and swiftly decided on oncology—cancer treatment. He began his career at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, but moved to Truckee in 2006, when the Tahoe Forest Hospital founded its […]

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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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Weekend Outlook: Nov. 14-17

| November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

While we’ve been enjoying the gorgeous, surprisingly warm and sunny weather we’ve been having here lately, a predicted visit from old man winter this weekend won’t be unwelcome. So get the layers out and enjoy a fantastic weekend here in Tahoe, here’s what’s on tap: Thursday: Dave Nettle showcases his documentary on climbing Canada’s Baffin […]

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Captured by Color

| November 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

An engineer turns artist after a “brushstroke” with mortality Written by Alison Bender Broad strokes of bright blues that define lake and sky, swaths of emerald green pine trees, purple-tinged boulders—these vivid and confident interplays of color define the works of impressionist painter Nick “Sninkelletti” Hinkell. Sninkelletti, a resident of Minden, Nevada, grew up in […]

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