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Save Red Rock Fights to Keep Red Rock Rural

Save Red Rock Fights to Keep Red Rock Rural

Grassroots conservation organization urges supporters to attend critical hearing affecting Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Photo: Tom Moulin Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA) – a popular Las Vegas-area destination for outdoor enthusiasts across the globe – is under threat of a massive housing development project that includes 5,000 homes. Clark County Commissioners are considering a request to rezone land that’s currently deemed rural, which would result in the destruction of Red Rock’s landscape, bringing pollution and traffic to the area and enraging the two million visitors who use the RRCNCA each year as a destination for climbing, hiking, biking and camping. The proposed development is on land that borders RRCNCA. Clark County Commissioners are holding a public hearing on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 9am. Save Red Rock is urging the public to attend to voice their opposition to the proposed rezoning. The hearing is located...
Video: California Enduro Series – 2017 Golden Tour

Video: California Enduro Series – 2017 Golden Tour

Pro triple crown showcases series’ top talent and most challenging venues The 2017 Golden Tour will showcase the three most aggressive stops on this season’s CES schedule: China Peak Enduro on July 1, Northstar Enduro on August 26–27, and Kamikaze Bike Games Enduro on September 14-17. The tour is a triple crown series within a series intended to spotlight top talent and events. This elite series will serve as a stepping stone to international competition for new riders and help established riders maintain a high average level of competition throughout the year. Boasting a $24,000 overall prize list for the three events, each race is awarded a $4,000 cash purse to the top ten for both Pro Men and Pro Women categories. New for 2017, the three Golden Tour events are also Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier Events. Points from a racer’s top three EWS Qualifiers this season can...
Green World Cup at Squaw Valley

Green World Cup at Squaw Valley

Squaw Valley to host 100% carbon neutral Women’s Alpine World Cup in March For the first time in nearly 50 years, World Cup ski racing will return to Squaw Valley March 9 – 12, 2017. The Audi FIS Women’s Alpine World Cup at Squaw Valley will bring Olympic champions like Mikaela Shiffrin and Squaw Valley’s own Julia Mancuso to the legendary Red Dog run with the competition consisting of a women’s giant slalom on Friday, March 10 and a women’s slalom on Saturday, March 11. Both races will be held on Red Dog run, the same course as the women’s slalom and giant slalom events of the 1960 Winter Olympics and the 1969 World Cup. With over 1,200 feet of vertical drop in the giant slalom and nearly 700 feet in the slalom, Red Dog run is full of excitement and challenges, including fall-away pitches, side hills...
Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Surf Dog Ricochet Raises Half Million Dollars for Human and Animal Causes

Funds raised to benefit people with disabilities, children with special needs, and animals in need   Surf Dog Ricochet celebrated New Year’s Eve by reaching a new milestone, raising a half million dollars. These funds have helped more than 250 different causes, as well as Ricochet’s programs and initiatives. Reaching this major milestone demonstrates how much Ricochet’s worldwide community supports her efforts.  She sincerely thanks her individual donors, social media followers, corporate sponsors and members of the media for their continued support. Most of Ricochet’s fundraising has been done through social media, such as her popular Facebook Page with more than 259K supportive fans, Instagram with more than 104K followers and her inspirational video “From Service dog to SURFice dog” with more than 6.4 million views. Ricochet has been raising awareness and funds for human/animal causes since 2009 when she made an independent decision to jump on a surfboard with...
11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event

11th Annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event, presented by Alpenglow Sports Saturday, January 21, 2016 • 9am-3pm Alpine Meadows Ski Resort Photo: Alpenglow Sports The Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event – North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and splitboard – returns this January. Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows Ski Resort to provide its eagerly anticipated 11th annual Backcountry Demo Event on Saturday, January 21st, 2017 from 9am to 3pm. The event offers FREE Admission, and all ages are welcome. A community-oriented leader in the backcountry industry for 30-plus years, the Tahoe City shop has worked hard to foster the largest, and most well-known backcountry demo event in North America. “With the mainstream popularization of backcountry skiing and riding, we felt there was a great opportunity to create a fun demo event,” according to owner Brendan Madigan. “When...
Clark County Sues Save Red Rock

Clark County Sues Save Red Rock

Lawsuit seeks to silence group’s opposition to high-density development in Red Rock Canyon Press Release // Las Vegas, NV – Clark County has filed a preemptive lawsuit against Save Red Rock (SRR), a grassroots conservation organization that has worked for over a decade to protect the rural, recreational and scenic nature of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area (RRCNCA). The lawsuit is an attempt to silence SRR’s opposition to a concept plan presented by developer Jim Rhodes’ Gypsum Resources, LLC (Gypsum) that asks the County to rezone land currently deemed rural to a non-conforming high-density zoning. The Gypsum plan includes a 2,010-acre development with more than 5,000 homes on Blue Diamond Hill, located within Red Rock Canyon adjacent to the RRCNCA. In its lawsuit, Clark County alleges that SRR’s appearances at 2011 public hearings before the Clark County Commissioners where the group voiced its opposition to a Rhodes development proposal...
Vote for Chad Underhill-Meras in GoPro of the World Contest

Vote for Chad Underhill-Meras in GoPro of the World Contest

Santa Cruz surfer gets chance at winning GoPro and cash prizes in 5th annual contest powered by Surfline California’s very own Chad Underhill-Meras of Santa Cruz has​ made Surfline​’s Go Pro of the World V’s Top Three for November. Vote for Chad’s video in the “Capture Different” category and help him win for November AND propel him toward the grand prize in ’17! Vote for Chad HERE. About GoPro of the World V The 5th annual GoPro of the World contest — powered by Surfline – expanded its range of entries to include three categories: Best Wave, Best Photo and Capture Different, which is your chance to display the most innovative use of a GoPro. With the introduction of the Best Photo category, the winning shot could come on any day, on any wave, from any surfer. Think of it as your chance to finally one-up Slater, JOB...
Outdoor Rec Act Passes Congress

Outdoor Rec Act Passes Congress

Groundbreaking legislation counting outdoor recreation jobs as part of Gross Domestic Product clears Congress; heads to President’s desk for signature Photo: Bruce Dorman Press Release // Washington DC – The United States Senate has passed the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact Act in a unanimous and bipartisan vote. The Outdoor REC Act passed the U.S. House of Representatives two weeks ago, also with unanimous, bipartisan support. With passage in both chambers, the REC Act, introduced just a year ago by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), is expected to be signed into law by President Obama before the end of the year. OIA’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Report shows that outdoor recreation annually accounts for $646 billion in consumer spending, 6.1 million American jobs, $80 billion in federal state and local tax revenue and other significant economic activity across the country. With today’s Senate vote and subsequent...
Best of Tahoe Season Pass Deadline November 20

Best of Tahoe Season Pass Deadline November 20

Early storms and sophisticated snowmaking systems promise great winter fun at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Press Release // North and South Lake Tahoe, CA/NV • November 16, 2016 – With the recent arrival of fresh snow, skiers and snowboarders are getting excited for the ski season, which begins with opening day scheduled for Wednesday, November 23,2016 at Heavenly and Northstar. Sunday, November 20, 2016 is the deadline for skiers and snowboarders to get their season passes for the Best of Tahoe resorts – Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain. With the recent addition of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, all 2016-2017 Epic Pass holders will receive five free days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb. Tahoe Local Pass holders will receive five free days in Colorado and Utah this winter season with holiday restrictions. The Best of Tahoe resorts bring the spirit of Lake Tahoe’s...
California Enduro Series Announces 2017 Schedule

California Enduro Series Announces 2017 Schedule

Popular mountain bike race series returns with extended lineup for 2017 season Evan Geankoplis crushing his way to the Pro Men top step for the 2016 season. Photo by Patrick D. Rosso. The California Enduro Series (CES) is pleased to announce the 2017 race schedule, promising another extraordinary year of enduro racing. Celebrating its fifth year, the series introduces two new venues and welcomes back a favorite from the 2015 lineup. The upcoming season also sees the return of the successful Golden Tour with a $24,000 cash purse for Pro categories. Expanded schedule; new venues For 2017, the California Enduro Series expands to eight rounds. Returning for 2017 are the popular Golden Tour events at China Peak, Northstar, and Mammoth along with the Toro Enduro and the Ashland Mountain Challenge. The series also welcomes back a popular venue from 2015 – the Wild Wood Adventure Enduro on the Mendocino...
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