Backcountry Skiing

Earn Your Beer: Issue 108

Earn Your Beer: Issue 108

Snowshoeing June Lake By James Murren I parked my car where the snow plows had stopped clearing the road that goes from June Lake to Silver Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada. Accumulated snow in the area was measured in feet and I was excited to go snowshoeing. Where...
Event Profiles: Issue 107

Event Profiles: Issue 107

Featured upcoming events Alpenglow Mountain Festival February 16-24, Lake Tahoe & Truckee Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more. This...
Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

Ear to the Ground: Issue 107

News & notes from the outdoor industry Bianca Valenti makes 2018 “Most Accomplished Athletes” list Outside Magazine has named San Francisco based big wave surfer Bianca Valenti one of 2018’s most accomplished athletes. Other outdoor athletes recognized...
Gear We Love: Issue 107

Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle 1. Fireside Outdoor Pop Up Fire Pit with Heat Shield Imagine being able to set up a fire pit anywhere in less than a minute. That’s the cool thing about the Pop Up Fire Pit from Fireside Outdoor: it packs into a small bag and sets up...
Western Mountaineering

Western Mountaineering

Producing quality gear since 1970, right here in California By Leonie Sherman Photos courtesy Western Mountaineering Camping in February means eleven hours in a sleeping bag every night. Who makes that sleeping bag can make the difference between embracing adventure...
Classic Backcountry Tours

Classic Backcountry Tours

Three Sierra tours from green circle to black diamond Words and photos by Brennan Lagasse The snow has been flying all over the Sierra Nevada this winter with mid-January storms blanketing the Range of Light in a bright shade of white from north to south. The...
Doug Read

Doug Read

A Tahoe City Nordic ski legend faces his toughest rescue yet: himself By Tim Hauserman Long time Tahoe local Doug Read was one of the original founders of the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team back in 1976 and served as its President for eight years. As a member of...
SnowPals Makes Bay Area to Tahoe Ride Sharing Easy

SnowPals Makes Bay Area to Tahoe Ride Sharing Easy

San Francisco Bay Area snow sports community celebrates twenty years of sharing enjoyment of Tahoe’s winter wonderland while advocating for the environment SnowPals — the largest snow sports community (with 8,000+ members) on the west coast — is celebrating its...