Category: Skiing

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Radical Reels and Adventure Night 2019

September 20, 2019 • Santa Cruz
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Ignite your passion for adventure, action, and travel! Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories when it comes to the Rio Theatre September 20 at 7pm. Journey to exotic locations, paddle the wildest waters, and climb the highest peaks. Get your tickets today and be taken away to the most captivating places on earth. You’ll enjoy the great line up of cycling, climbing, skiing, running and horse racing films this year.

Note: Before purchasing tickets be sure to check out the film ratings if this is a concern for younger audience members.

Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out.

List of films:

  • Far Out – Kai Jones
  • Fast Horse
  • The Mirnavator
  • Ice & Palms
  • Viacruxis
  • The Moment
  • Life of Glide
  • Reel Rock 12: Break on Through

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Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood Resorts Announce Extended Ski Season

Record breaking snowfall gifts snow sports enthusiasts extra time on the slopes

Press Release // South Lake Tahoe/Truckee, CA — February 28, 2019

After record-breaking snowfall throughout the Lake Tahoe region in February, the Best of Tahoe Resorts, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced plans today to extend the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season. Plans may change based on weather, conditions or US Forest Service approval.

During the month of February alone, Heavenly has received 269” of snow, Northstar has received 286” and Kirkwood has received 271”.

“Record-breaking snow conditions paired with the hard work of our mountain operations teams have made for a truly unforgettable season so far,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating officer of the Best of Tahoe Resorts. “With even more snow on the way, we are thrilled to extend the winter operations at all three of our …

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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 year Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases over 75 individual events from February 16-24, 2019 and is almost entirely free.

Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, the festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, natural history, yoga, live music, educational workshops, social gatherings and more.

Visit their website to see the full schedule of events and sign-up in advance to guarantee your spot. Also check out their lodging partners and use code MTFEST19 for deals and discounts.

Learn more here.


Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour Santa Cruz

February 21-24, Santa Cruz

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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 were climber Alex Honnold, runner Des Linden, and several others. While there is nothing physical that would preclude women from surfing giant waves, female big wave surfers have long struggled to compete for equal prize money in that exclusive arena. While competing in surf contests around the world, Valenti co-founded the Committee for Equity in Women’s Surfing. Because of her efforts (and the efforts of other committed female surfers) women will compete for equal prize money at Mavericks this year.

Sierra snowpack on the rise

As we go to press, data from the California Department of Water Resources indicates that the Northern Sierra and Central Sierra, which stretch from the Trinity Alps down …

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Gear We Love: Issue 107

Goodies for your active lifestyle

Gear We Love Issue 107

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 quickly wherever you need a low-maintenance campfire. What makes this portable campfire so enjoyable is the stainless steel mesh that the logs sit on. Strong enough to withstand 125 pounds of wood, the mesh provides oxygen to the fire from below, creating a hotter burning fire that creates more warmth. We recommend you spend a little bit more and purchase the optional heat shield. The heat shield allows the Pop Up Pit to be set up on the grass or concrete without leaving any sort of brown marks, allowing for S’mores on the lawn and worry free backyard …

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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 TNSAR’s A-Team, he has gone on over 150 searches: many in the middle of a blizzard in the middle of the night. He also has been the Great Ski Race Director for 42 years. While the last few years of mild winters have been tough on the race, in the past it has been the largest cross country ski race in the western United States.

When Read purchased a second home in rural Sierraville with his wife Laura, he founded the Tour De Manure Metric Century bicycle ride, which is the primary fundraiser for the Sierraville Fire and Rescue Department. …

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Heavenly’s Gunbarrel 25

How I got dropped by an eight-year-old during this old school ski race


By Kurt Gensheimer

Photos courtesy Ben and Amy Fish

I never realized how bad of a bump skier I was until I attempted the Gunbarrel 25 at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe on March 31, 2018. The event, founded in 2004 by ski legend Glen Plake, and now run by his dad Jim, is a phenomenon. For participants, the event is a complete whirlwind. The goal is to ski 25 laps of the 1,600 vertical foot Gunbarrel run within six hours time, laden with some of the biggest and meanest moguls in the West. Several folks crazy enough to sign up for the Gunbarrel will not only achieve 25 laps, but will keep going until the clock stops.

Plake wanted to model the Gunbarrel as a gravity-fed, snow version of a motorcycle enduro; a difficult event that …

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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

SnowPals — the largest snow sports community (with 8,000+ members) on the west coast — is celebrating its 20th year of service to San Francisco Bay Area’s community of skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. The grassroots organization’s core mission is to bring San Francisco Bay Area residents together to enjoy snow sports in the Lake Tahoe area and beyond. A main goal of the organization is to reduce carbon footprint impact on the environment; to that end SnowPals work diligently to encourage people to pool resources and ride share to Tahoe area resorts.

SnowPals is comprised mostly of busy professionals from all parts of the Bay Area (San Francisco, East Bay, South Bay, Peninsula, and North Bay), representing a diverse community of singles, couples, and families. …

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2019

Lake Tahoe & Truckee • February 16-24, 2019
alpenglowsports.com/mountainfestival

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2019

Alpenglow Mountain Festival is a nine-day celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically acclaimed films and more. This year Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases over 75 individual events from February 16-24, 2019 and is almost entirely free.

Geared toward beginner and intermediate winter recreation enthusiasts, Alpenglow Mountain Festival showcases some of the best activities Lake Tahoe has to offer – backcountry skiing and splitboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, natural history, yoga, live music, educational workshops, social gatherings and more.

Registration opens December 17, 2018. Learn more and register at alpenglowsports.com/mountainfestival.

 

 

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Snowbound: Winter Resort Guide 2018-2019

Winter is here and it is time to hit the slopes. Here’s a guide to help you keep track of the best spots in California/Nevada to get your turns in!


Featured Resorts

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Town South Lake Tahoe / Stateline NV
Avg Snowfall 360”
Skiable Acres 4630
Vertical Drop 3500′
Lifts 28
Trails 97
Terrain Parks 2
Opening Day Nov 16
Miles to Major Cities Reno 60, Sacramento 100, San Francisco 190
Highlights for 2018 / 2019: New this year is the Lakeland Village Resort, an official lodging property right on the shore of Lake Tahoe offering 19 acres of lakeside woodlands, beachfront residences, and stunning views of Lake Tahoe and The Sierra Nevada. This is a great place to set up a home base for your Lake Tahoe adventure. Also NEW this year are the WINTER GUIDED UTB TOURS, a great way for to experience Heavenly’s big time

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Gift Giving Guide 2018

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season

Check out the stellar gift ideas below that are sure to be big hits with the adventure enthusiasts on your list. PLUS enter win sweet stash from many of these companies! Learn more here: adventuresportsjournal.com/bestgifts2019.

Costanoa
Evergreen Lodge Rush Creek Lodge
Clif Family O'Neill Yacht Charters
Pacific Yurts Mount Hermon Adventures
Giro Morsel
Gregory Packs Advanced Elements Summer Shower
Dynaplug Ride Concepts
Zodiac Lights ENO
Hydrapak Leki
Bucci Sportiva
Phoozy
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