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Day trips: There’s (still) snow in them thar hills

Day trips: There’s (still) snow in them thar hills

“Zen Thought Of The Day ...... Where does the white go when the snow melts?”–Guide Notes, Ted Fay Fly Shop web site (December 28, 2012)  Sacramento River, viewed from Sims Flat BridgeReporting from Dunsmuir at the end of December, the web si...

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Big mountain Banzai at Kirkwood

Big mountain Banzai at Kirkwood


This weekend, Kirkwood will open for the first of four stops on Rahlves’ Banzai Tour. The Banzai Tour was created by World Cup and Olympic ski racer Daron Rahlves. The race format is unique and the courses are long and hairy. Rahlves describes the race as “rowdy, wow, wild, hold...

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U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding and freeskiing this weekend at Park City

U.S. Grand Prix snowboarding and freeskiing this weekend at Park City

Park City night skiing. Check-in and athlete training for the U.S.Grand Prix begins today at Park City, Utah. This event was originally scheduled for December of last year, but was postponed until now, due to lack of snow. Training sessions cont...

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Kirkwood offers backcountry snowcat tours

Kirkwood offers backcountry snowcat tours

Kirkwood offers backcountry adventurers the opportunity to ski/ride Kirkwood’s best areas including out-of-bounds. Expedition Tours include guided rides, starting at $200, and private guide rides starting at $195 for 2 hours. Kirkwood also off...

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Lake Tahoe locals take gold at X Games

Lake Tahoe locals take gold at X Games

Maddie Bowman, X Games photo Jamie Anderson, X Games photo Maddie Bowman and Jamie Anderson, from South Lake Tahoe, won Gold at the X Games in Aspen.   Bowman won the Women’s Ski Superpipe event by a commanding lead (91.3 points) over...

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2013 Lake Tahoe boating fees approved

2013 Lake Tahoe boating fees approved

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s Governing Board approved some changes to the 2013 Watercraft Inspection Program. Most of the fees remain the same, but the inspection station hours will be reduced. The inspection program will be losing som...

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Day trips: Gabriel Moraga in the Sacramento Valley

Day trips: Gabriel Moraga in the Sacramento Valley

When I started to read about the trip that Gabriel Moraga took into the Sacramento Valley–he was the first person of European descent known to have traveled in the valley–I thought, oh sure, here’s this young guy totally bored with garrison duty,...

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Outbound: New trail in Genoa to be dedicated this weekend

Outbound: New trail in Genoa to be dedicated this weekend

The newly paved Genoa Vista Trail will be dedicated this Saturday, January 26, from 10:00am to Noon. The dedication ceremony will start at the North end of the trail, near the junction of Carson and Main Streets in Genoa.. A short section at the north ...

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On thin ice: Donner Lake

On thin ice: Donner Lake

  The recent subzero temperatures and cool days have frozen the surface of Donner Lake. In fact, the freezing has brought the surface ice to a thickness than can be walked and skated on. The clear ice and water enable you to see the lake bo...

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Olympic Legacy of the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley

Olympic Legacy of the 1960 Winter Games at Squaw Valley

In 1955, when Alex Cushing got the idea to apply for the 1960 Winter Games, they hadn’t been held in the United States since the 1932 Lake Placid Winter Games. Cushing didn’t even have a venue when he made his bid. Cushing got his approval fr...

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