Tahoe Backcountry Women

Tahoe Backcountry Women

Backcountry leaders share their passion By Brennan Lagasse Photo: Brennan Lagasse As backcountry skiing has continued to grow in popularity throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin, educator and community leader Whitney Foehl saw the need for a women’s specific group. Joined by other female leaders that love to backcountry ski, Whitney decided to put together a few events and the rest is history. The following is a collective Q&A with Foehl and fellow core female backcountry ski leaders Holly Yocum, Sarah Kunnen, and Jillian Raymond. Q: Where did the idea for Tahoe Backcountry Women (TBW) come from and how did you first get started?  Tahoe Backcountry Women was founded during the 2011-12 ski season, when I [Whitney] was taking a year off from my teaching job to work in the outdoor industry. With the support of Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. I set up some initial events to see if...
Race Nordic

Race Nordic

Training for a lifetime of cross country skiing By Tim Hauserman Eliska Albrigtsen of Tahoe Cross Country points the way to her students (Tobias Albrigtsen). There are just a few sports that one can happily participate in from the age of four to 84. One is cross country (aka Nordic) skiing. While it might not have the Red Bull dopamine star power of downhill skiing or snowboarding, cross country skiing develops strength, flexibility and aerobic capacity. And while almost anyone can enjoy sliding on snow, the upper echelon of cross country skiing produces the world’s greatest aerobic powerhouses. Outside recently ranked cross country skiing as the world’s toughest outdoor sport. The Lake Tahoe region has produced a vast number of Olympic medalists in skiing and snowboarding, but even though it has the largest concentration of Nordic trails in the United States, it has not yet produced an Olympic cross...
Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

Event Profiles: Feb/March 2017

A sneak peek at our favorite upcoming events 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...
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...
Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend

Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend

Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend Tahoe City, November 12-13, 2016 Granlibakken Resort hosts the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), November 12-13, 2016. This long loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on nutrition, hormone therapy, sexual health, brain health, will & trust, and the benefits of laughter. The event starts on Saturday with an optional yoga class (7:30am) and ends with the beloved health fair. WWW is $120.00, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Book now at granlibakken.com or contact shawnalee@granlibakken.com for more information....
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