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Northstar pulls plug on Grand Prix Olympic Team Qualifier

Northstar pulls plug on Grand Prix Olympic Team Qualifier


Northstar
Northstar was to serve as host to the third stop of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding & Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix January 9-12, 2014. The top athletes in skiing and snowboarding were supposed to be competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team for slopestyle and superpipe...

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Snow Day on the Eel River

Dec 19, 2013
Snow Day on the Eel River

Cold and dry was the prediction for the winter of 2013/2014 and it seems that they were correct.Over the weekend, Jeff and I did a scouting trip to the Eel River.  We were preparing for a swiftwater safety course and expected the river to be low b...

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Lake Tahoe athletes Dew well at Olympic Qualifier in Breckenridge

Lake Tahoe athletes Dew well at Olympic Qualifier in Breckenridge


Greg Bretz. Superpipe winner.
 
The Dew Tour in Breckenridge, Colorado was the first of 4 Olympic qualifying events for slopestyle and superpipe this past weekend. When the snow settled, it was Jamie Anderson from S. Lake Tahoe that took the win in slopestyle snowboarding. Elena Hight from S....

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Coyote pack kills dog in South Lake Tahoe

Coyote pack kills dog in South Lake Tahoe


Coyote

A pack of coyotes killed a dog last weekend on a trail at the end of North Benjamin Drive in Stateline, NV. According to the Tahoe Daily Tribune, a couple were walking their unleashed Whippet when the dog began to chase five or six coyotes.
The Whippet chased...

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One Vest to Rule Them All

Dec 14, 2013
One Vest to Rule Them All

Review of the Astral Green JacketThis spring, Jeff ordered the new 2013 Astral Green Jacket.  It turned out to be too small for him.  His loss  - my gain (besides blue and black are more my colors than his).The Astral Green Jacket i...

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North Tahoe dream house sold for $48 million

North Tahoe dream house sold for $48 million

Former Tommy Hilfiger estate on Google Maps.The Tommy Hilfiger estate on Lake Tranquility sold for a reported $48 million. The 210 acre estate is located in Zephyr Cove, NV near Round Hill Village. The property is not on the lake. The 20,000 square-...

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OR7 Back in California

OR7 Back in California

OR7, the footloose male gray wolf from Oregon, was back in California last Saturday.  That's the report from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. During 2012 and into 2013, OR7 meandered around northern California, his path reported via...

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Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe travelers

Winter driving tips for Lake Tahoe travelers

The following tips will keep you safe in bad weather.

Inexperience? Speed?







Check the weather before you go.
Check road restrictions before you go.
CA roads: 800-427-7623  NV roads: 877-687-6237   







Practice skids and slides in an empty parking lot. Practice makes perfect.


Don’t tailgate. Leave plenty of room...

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Royal Gorge Opens Dec. 9 for Cross Country Skiing

Dec 9, 2013

DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. Dec. 9, 2013 — Royal Gorge Cross Country, North America’s largest cross country resort, will open for the season on Monday, Dec. 9.

The resort will offer approximately 40 kilometers of groomed cross country trails for skiers after more than 20 inches of new snow fell on the resort over the weekend.

When...

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Is canine clothing necessary for Tahoe dogs?

Is canine clothing necessary for Tahoe dogs?


Our dobie wears a jacket on longer hikes.
 
Bitter cold temperatures and romps in the snow may be affecting your dog. Certain breeds and at-risk dogs can’t maintain their body heat in the cold.
Long haired dogs generally do not need a sweater or coat. Dogs like Labs, Huskys,...

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