I write about the outdoor sports in the Tahoe-Truckee area. Keeping people informed about local sports stars, events, things to do outside, and new decisions that can effect how we use the great outdoors.
Lake Tahoe has been snow free since October 28th
when a storm dumped 10 to 18 inches in the high country and 6 inches at lake
level. However, the overnight lows have been cold enough for the resorts to
make snow most of the days since.
Charles Elliot will be skiing on his birthday this
November 19th. Elliot was one of the founders of the Wolf Creek Ski
Area and a past president of the Gray Wolf Ski Club. Elliot was inducted into
the Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame in...
Truckee’s Cottonwood Restaurant is hosting a fundraiser for the Truckee Bike Park Project this Wednesday, November 20. Money is needed to build phase 3, which will include “flow trails”, XC trails, and a dual slalom course.
California’s reservoirs are low for this time of year.
The statewide reservoir storage level is 79% of average and is forecast to
continue falling. The reservoirs are low because the snowpack last season was light and rainfall has been
nearly nonexistent in most areas this fall.
Doug Stoup is a Polar Guide, motivational speaker, filmmaker, ski and snowboard mountaineer, environmentalist and expedition leader. He has appeared in numerous films and has led several expeditions for film crews.
The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin permit sales for Christmas tree cutting on Monday, November 18, 2013. Permits cost $10 dollars each with a limit of two permits per family.
2,500 permits will be issued fo...
The race begins in Sacramento.
America’s premier professional multi day bicycle race has
announced the 12 host cities for 2014. The eight day, 750 mile course will
begin in Sacramento this time. Sacramento will be hosting the race for the sixth...
Snow on the ground n 2012.
The Turkey Trot is a fun, low-key run/walk race around
Donner Lake. After the race nearly everyone wins a raffle prize and gobbles
down free cookies and slices of pie. The awards are great too; pumpkin pies!
The 7 m...
Boreal Ridge has enough snow to open today. A storm earlier in the week dumped more than a foot of snow on the mountain and then Boreal fired up
their snow making equipment to produce more.
Boreal will open at noon for skiers and riders ...
Fresh snow in Truckee.
On Monday morning Tahoe-Truckee residents awoke to several
inches of snow on the ground. There were chain requirements over the passes and
plows were out working the local streets. It seemed like winter had arri...