Vail Reports 600 Inches at Tahoe Resorts This Season

Vail Reports 600 Inches at Tahoe Resorts This Season

The snow keeps coming at Northstar, Kirkwood and Heavenly Photo taken at Heavenly March 5, 2017. Happy snowy Monday from Lake Tahoe! March Madness is taking effect as Northstar and Kirkwood both cross the 600-inch mark for the season! Vail Resorts asks guests to take it slow and give themselves extra time on the roads. Cal Trans is an excellent resource for the most up-to-date information. Snow totals for Vail’s Tahoe resorts are as follows: Northstar California received 26” in the last 24 hours, 40” this month and 618” so far this season. Kirkwood received 14” in the last 24 hours, 23” this month and 601” so far this season. Heavenly received 20” in the last 24 hours, 38” this month and 594” so far this season. Enjoy, and be safe!...
Tepui Tents Awarded Rooftop Tent Design Patent

Tepui Tents Awarded Rooftop Tent Design Patent

Spotlight shines on leading rooftop tent manufacturer’s interchangeable sheltering systems Tepui Tents, a leading manufacturer of rooftop tents and outdoor adventure gear, announced it was awarded a utility patent for its innovative rooftop tent system. The new patented Zipper Gimp system couples the tent’s base with the tent’s canopy allowing for interchangeable sheltering systems depending on weather or other conditions the user may encounter. The Zipper Gimp system is valuable not only to the end-user, but also to Tepui’s vast network of retailers and distributors.  Allowing several canopy styles to pair with a single base gives retailers the ability to provide a wide range of product options with less inventory and storage space. “Innovation has always been a core value for Tepui,” said founder Evan Currid, “Although prior innovations such as our Ruggedized line and our SKY tents have raised the bar with regard to product offerings, our patented...
Bell Expands Joy Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Program

Bell Expands Joy Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Program

2017 ambassadors announced Following the Bell Joy Ride program’s broad success across the country in its initial year, Bell has expanded the program from eight to 12 markets for 2017, helping continue its mission to get more women mountain biking, more often. Created for all women who love mountain biking, the Bell Joy Ride program continues its mission with the addition of six new ambassadors and four new regions. “In only the first year of the program, everyone involved at Bell has been amazed by the dedication, growth and enthusiasm of the Joy Ride ambassadors,” said Heather Cooper, Brand Director for Bike and Powersports at Bell. “As Joy Ride moves forward at full-speed, the team can’t wait to see what 2017 holds.” The Joy Ride Ambassadors for 2017 are: New regions/ambassadors: Amber-Lyn Streiff, Santa Rosa, CA • Jamie Armitage , Golden, CO • Natasha Weis, Gig Harbor, WA •...
High Fives Awards Empowerment Grants

High Fives Awards Empowerment Grants

Tahoe residents with life-altering injuries receive support from non-profit organization High Fives Athlete Jason Abraham skiing with Achieve Tahoe for the first time following his 2015 spinal cord injury. Photo: Chris Bartowski The High Fives Foundation is awarding Tahoe residents Taylor Fiddyment, Jason Abraham and Jeff Andrews board-approved Empowerment Grants totaling $14,820 to aid in their respective recoveries. Truckee resident Taylor Fiddyment was injured while riding a four-wheeler with friends in May 2011. Fiddyment’s goals have remained the same since entering the world of spinal cord injury recovery – to be the best person she can be, and spread joy and positivity to others. “My recovery goal is to be strong in body and mind,” said Fiddyment. “I want to make other people’s down days better.” Fiddyment received a grant for $4,560 to be used toward massage and chiropractic work to pair with her personal training at the CR...
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...
The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race 2017

The Great Ski Race March 5, Truckee Photo: The Great Ski Race The 40th annual Great Ski Race offers a 30K (18-mile) event that starts at Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City, winds through the forest and mountains of North Lake Tahoe on groomed trails, and ends at Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Hundreds of ski racers, touring skiers, and disabled athletes turn out for the race looking for achievement, adventure, and the famous finish-line party, with live music, hot lunch, refreshments and raffles. The Race is the primary fundraiser for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team, volunteer skiers and snowmobilers who locate lost people in the Sierra Nevada. Race proceeds help purchase equipment and support winter survival education programs. Fees are $60 through February 24, $70 until March 4, then $110 on March 5 (race day), and $25 for skiers 18 and under. Tax-deductible donations above these amounts to...
Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017

Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 18-26, North Lake Tahoe Photo: Scott Rokis Alpenglow Sports’ fourth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by DPS Skis, is a nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe that celebrates human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, natural history events and more. Driven by fun, community, health, education and the embodiment of the mountain lifestyle, the festival has been designed to inspire participants as they enjoy and explore North Lake Tahoe’s playground with friends and family. With over 50 individual events, the festival offers an immense range of activities that span daily ski and splitboard tours, avalanche education, and critically-acclaimed film and natural history excursions for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and...
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...
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