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  • Tahoe Powder Winter 2016-17

    By The Weekly on March 22, 2017
    The Tahoe Sierra’s only ski & snowboard magazine There are many sides to enjoying winter in the Tahoe Sierra and Tahoe Powder magazine explores Tahoe’s winter lifestyle – skiing & snowboarding, Nordic & snowmobiling, locals and pros, nightlife, food & wine, events & entertainment.
  • Monster goldfish found in Tahoe ditch

    By Kayla Anderson on March 22, 2017
    Local kids in the Head Start program in Kings Beach found an unusually large goldfish lying dormant in a muddy, icy drainage ditch off Cutthroat Drive on March 14. They called Animal Control and Placer County Animal Control Officer Rick Stout came out and pulled the 8-inch fish out of the water and put it in a cooler. Tessie the […]
  • Accessing Tahoe’s public lands. Parking, access continue to plague back-country users

    By Kayla Anderson on March 22, 2017
    The 2016-17 season has been one of the largest snow seasons Lake Tahoe has experienced in years as Tahoe ski resorts have reported anywhere from 39 to 46 feet of natural snow since the season started, with some reporting record snowfall. As skiers and snowboarders have been seeking his or her own slice of powder and to escape from the […]
  • Skibikes open downhill possibilities

    By The Weekly on March 22, 2017
    If gliding down a ski slope while in a seated position piques your interest or the prospect of biking during winter without peddling fat tires causes a craving, then consider skibiking. Imagine a bike with skis where the wheels should be. Skibikes offer a range of options for riders of all abilities. If you can ski, snowboard or ride a […]
  • First-person experiences in the back country

    By The Weekly on March 22, 2017
    The Tahoe Weekly has been covering the ongoing issues with back-country access and parking throughout the Tahoe Basin since fall 2015. Back-country skiers recently shared their experiences with parking issues in Tahoe while trying to access public lands as part of our March 23 story on “Accessing Tahoe’s public lands: Parking, access continue to plague back-country users.” “Definitely unfortunate and […]
  • Apps for Tahoe snow lovers

    By Kayla Anderson on March 22, 2017
    Whether you’re interested in tracking Tahoe snowfalls, tracking vert at your favorite ski resorts, sharing on-mountain experiences or riding virtual rails, there’s an app to help you enjoy your mountain experience. Ride the Magic Released in December, Boreal Mountain Resort’s Ride the Magic is a throwback to a 1980s video-game classic that is addicting. Users launch into a snowy course […]
  • Elissa Slanger

    By Priya Hutner on March 22, 2017
    Elissa Slanger is a pioneer in the ski industry, a woman clearly ahead of her time. She created the first women’s ski program at Squaw Valley in the 1970s and changed the course of ski instruction for women throughout the country when she saw the importance and need for women to learn skiing from other women. “There were very few […]
  • Lansford Hastings: Donner Party Villain?

    By Mark McLaughlin on March 22, 2017
    This winter marks the 170th anniversary of the tragic tale of the Donner Party. Many mistakes were made by a variety of people, but historians have labeled California land promoter Lansford Hastings as the villain in the story. Hastings was the man who steered the Donner Party wrong, enticing the wagon train to take a primitive, untried trail through the […]
  • World Cup returns to Squaw Valley

    By The Weekly on March 7, 2017
    The excitement is palpable in Tahoe as the Audi FIS Ski World Cup returns to Squaw Valley from March 9 to 12. The event marks the return of World Cup ski racing to Squaw Valley for the first time in nearly 50 years. Mikaela Shiffrin trains on the Red Dog course. | Courtesy Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Spectators are in […]
  • Crossing the Line

    By Alyssa Ganong on March 7, 2017
    On a beautiful, bluebird morning I stood on top of Granite Chief at Squaw Valley. To the east, the slopes of Squaw Valley reach out like great white blankets toward Lake Tahoe sparkling in the distance and the Granite Chief Wilderness unfolds to the west with views of Picayune Valley, National Geographic Bowl, Needle and Lyon Peaks, past what seem […]