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!...
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...
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...
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