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Author archive for Tim Hauserman

  • Explore Carson’s mountain bike trails

    By Tim Hauserman on April 6, 2016
    The ski season is melting away, but not fast enough for many mountain bikers and hikers who are chomping at the bit to get out on the trails around Lake Tahoe. But snows will still be covering our favorite trails Tahoe trails for awhile longer, so what’s a biker to do? Drive just an hour to Carson City, where a […]
  • Mr. North Lake Tahoe · Bill Briner

    By Tim Hauserman on April 6, 2016
    When the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 15-year-old Bill Briner was skiing in the sand dunes off the Mount Rose Highway. He knew the bombing would mean he would eventually go off to war, but he told himself he would “go back up there after the war, to ski again.” Now at 90 years old, Briner […]
  • Spectacular skiing at Sugar Pine Point

    By Tim Hauserman on March 9, 2016
    Just south of Tahoma on Tahoe’s West Shore is the location where the cross-country ski events were held at the 1960 Winter Olympics. While the stadium and the structures used at the games are long gone, some of the trails once used by the world’s best cross-country skiers still exist in Sugar Pine Point State Park, and are regularly groomed […]
  • Take a dog sledding adventure

    By Tim Hauserman on March 9, 2016
    As soon as I exited my car at the Resort at Squaw Creek I could hear them. The anxious pleas of sled dogs, chomping at the bit to get running and pull sleds around the Squaw Creek meadow. Every winter day when the snow conditions are right, Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours takes their 52 highly trained sled dogs from […]
  • Confronting the dangers of extreme sports · Robb Gaffney

    By Tim Hauserman on February 24, 2016
    Robb Gaffney is best known around Tahoe as the guy who wrote “Squallywood, A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines.” In other words, he’s an excellent skier who has pushed the envelope of adventure on skis. But now Gaffney is leading an effort to help Tahoe folks find the balance between the thrill of skiing now, and the desire […]
  • Mountain heroes · Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue

    By Tim Hauserman on February 10, 2016
    Since 1976, the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue team has been heading out in blinding blizzards in the middle of the night. They seek to find and return to their loved ones those lost in the mountains around North Lake Tahoe. While the goal is simple, the task is not. It takes a group of crack back-country skiers and snowmobilers […]
  • Leading Tahoe’s · Dr. Rob Leri

    By Tim Hauserman on February 10, 2016
    In early 2012, the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District chose Dr. Rob Leri as its new Superintendent of Schools. According to those who work with Leri, it was a decision that has been positive for the future of Tahoe’s students. “He is fantastic, the best superintendent I’ve ever worked with,” said Tahoe Lake School Principal Stephanie Foucek. “He keeps kids […]
  • Snowshoeing: Walking on snow

    By Tim Hauserman on January 27, 2016
    What form of winter exercise is inexpensive, requires just two pieces of equipment, gets you away from the crowds and can be done by just about anyone between the ages of 6 and 90? Snowshoeing. The good news is that those huge, wooden contraptions that were once used to clumsily travel over deep snow are now ancient artifacts adorning the […]
  • Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor

    By Tim Hauserman on January 13, 2016
    While the beauty of a snowy winter at Tahoe is hard to beat, sometimes we all need to beat a path away from the crowds. Surprisingly, one place where you will find peace and quiet in the winter is one of the busiest places at Tahoe in the summer – Sand Harbor State Park.   Borges offer horse-drawn sleigh rides […]
  • Teaching how to deal with grief · Dr. Kim Bateman

    By Tim Hauserman on January 13, 2016
    Kim Bateman moved to Tahoe City for her sophomore year at North Tahoe High School. It was quite an adjustment coming from the cultural capital that is New York to a place where the focus was more on recreation then culture. But she loved it, playing three sports, acting in the school plays and making good friends. But in the […]