Tag Archives: Snowboarding

Massive snowfall turns Northstar into a Winter Wonderland

Northstar California opens additional terrain; snowfall total reaches 31 Inches Northstar California Resort reports that snow accumulation has reached 31 inches on upper-mountain slopes throughout the past six days.  As a result, they’ve opened 12 additional trails – including East Ridge, Delight, Stump Alley, Ax Handle, Springboard, Dutchman, The Chute, Tonini’s, Crosscut, Flume, Powder Bowl Continue Reading »

Warren Miller’s No Turning Back

It’s Warren Miller time in California! Don’t miss this year’s film No Turning Back. Presale tickets will be available beginning September 8. 1. Sacramento, California Crest Theatre 1013 K Street, Sacramento, California Wednesday, October 29, 2014 – 7:30pm Thursday, October 30, 2014 – 7:30pm 2. San Francisco, California Palace of Fine Arts Theatre 3301 Lyon Street, San Continue Reading »

Freedom on the Slopes

Snowskating Approaches Critical Mass By Melissa Duge Spiers Go ahead, you can admit it. You miss the days when snowboarding made you feel like a rebel on the slopes. You enjoyed it when people nearly fell off the lift watching you carve down the hill below them on that weird new board-thingie. And you definitely Continue Reading »

Going FURTHER with Jeremy Jones

New Snowboarding Film Redefines Radical In The Backcountry By Seth Lightcap In 2010, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones took us “Deeper” into the wilds of Alaska, the heart of the Alps, and the steeps of Antarctica with the release of the fi rst chapter of his backcountry snowboarding movie trilogy, Deeper Further Higher. Now the big Continue Reading »

Enviro-Friendly Skis

I’m in the market for a new pair of skis. Are there skis being made today that are made with materials and processes that are kinder to the environment? – Scott Paxton, Rutland, VT Yes, in fact ski (and snowboard) manufacturers may be among the greenest sporting goods industries out there today, given the importance Continue Reading »

The Endless Slope

A safer way to learn Story by Haven Livingston Each and every year, my mood darkens with the arrival of the first snowflakes. It’s not that I’m against winter as a season—it’s more that I miss my favorite outdoor pursuits, which all involve fair weather. And truth be told, I have a bad relationship with Continue Reading »

Lake Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Competition launched by Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City

Sports, North Lake Tahoe’s premier backcountry ski and outdoor retailer for more than 30 years, has partnered with industry-leading outdoor manufacturers Black Diamond, Dynafit North America, Patagonia, and Marmot to create an unprecedented challenge for the region’s backcountry skiing community. “Tahoe’s consistently deep snowpack, long spring season and copious bluebird powder days have spawned a Continue Reading »

Endless Winter: A Passion Bordering on Addiction

There is a fine line between passion and addiction. Passion connotes a ravenous love, often at the edge of control. Addiction suggests a habitual fixation, usually beyond control. So then, how does one define a love so wildly passionate that your soul abandons all control and drowns in pleasure regardless of sacrifice?


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