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Lake Tahoe ski resorts extend ski season

April 6, 2017 — With snow berms still piled up alongside the road throughout North Lake Tahoe-Truckee it's no surprise that area ski resorts have extended their closing dates, bringing locals and visitors even more fun days than expected, filled with sunshine overhead and snow underfoot. Springtime around the […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day Two, Saturday slalom races

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup slalom race at Squaw Valley on Saturday. Above are photos from Day Two from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. Click here to check out his photos […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin sweeps at Squaw Valley World Cup, secures slalom title

March 12, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — With her fourth slalom globe already clinched, Mikaela Shiffrin outskied her rivals by more than a second Saturday to win her 31st career World Cup race. The victory was sealed when first-run leader Wendy Holdener, of Switzerland, skied off course just […]

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Photo gallery: Squaw Valley World Cup Day One, Giant Slalom race

March 11, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — The best female skiers in the world took to the Red Dog run for a World Cup giant slalom race at Squaw Valley on Friday. Above are photos from Day One from Truckee resident Patrick Flora. An estimated crowd of 8,000 […]

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Mikaela Shiffrin charges to victory in Squaw Valley giant slalom

March 10, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Mikaela Shiffrin stormed to victory through the final gates of the second run of the giant slalom on Friday, extending her lead in the overall World Cup standings. The Eagle-Vail resident trailed Italy’s Federica Brignone by three-hundredths of a second at the last […]

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‘Amazing’ Mikaela Shiffrin widens lead at Squaw Valley World Cup

March 10, 2017 — OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. — Tamara McKinney is a member of an elite group — she’s one of four Americans who have won an overall World Cup title. McKinney soon may be welcoming one more to that club. Here at her home mountain, McKinney watched on Friday as […]

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PHOTOS: Mt. Rose first Tahoe-area ski resort to open for 2016-17 season

November 18, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe became the first Lake Tahoe-area ski resort to open for the 2016-17 season Friday. The downhill resort located between Reno and Incline Village, near Lake Tahoe's North Shore, opened at about 9:30 a.m. Due to a lack […]

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Lake Tahoe skiing: Boreal Mountain to open Friday, Nov. 18

November 17, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Boreal Mountain Resort, located at Donner Summit off Interstate 80 west of Truckee, announced Wednesday that it will open for the 2016-17 season this Friday, Nov. 18. In a news release sent to the Sierra Sun Thursday afternoon, it touts being "the first […]

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VIDEO: Truckee man finds solace in surfing after devastating spinal injury

September 21, 2016 — TRUCKEE, Calif. — Jeff Andrews knives his surfboard down into a cresting wave. Lying on his stomach, propped up by his elbows, Andrews begins riding the current — carving back and forth across the blue-green waters — as it rises and rolls toward shore. Andrews […]

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Fall into flowers: Nature is preparing for the upcoming Lake Tahoe winter

September 15, 2016 — TAHOE-TRUCKEE — Summer is winding down, which means fall is not far behind. During the early fall months, Nature begins to prepare for the upcoming winter. Deciduous trees grow new leaves in the spring. The green leaves rich in chlorophyll work during the summer converting […]

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Amid drought impacts, Tahoe locals create fall race to help raise funds for Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue

September 12, 2016 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — Three of the past five years, the Great Ski Race — a historic cross-country ski race stretching from Tahoe City to Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee — has been canceled due to an impenetrable roadblock: lack of snow. And the previous two […]

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Lake Tahoe golf tips: Pitch closer by not looking at the flag

September 9, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As I work with both amateurs and pros, I notice that whenever I see them consistently hitting their pitch and chip shots too long, it's because they are fixating on the flag as they are setting up for the shot. When […]

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South Tahoe’s Ryan Weibel snags victory at Castle Peak 100k

September 7, 2016 — Some 114 trail runners braved the start line of the Castle Peak 100k on Saturday, Aug. 27. Only 79 ultimately crossed the finish line at Donner Memorial State Park after traversing 62 miles and climbing over 14,000 feet in the mountains surrounding Truckee. The Castle […]

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Lake Tahoe biking: Coalition debuts interactive map for cycling area roads

September 5, 2016 — Those navigating the roads and paths around Lake Tahoe on two wheels now have an interactive option for finding their way. Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition unveiled a new interactive online map in August, a multimedia tool it hopes will improve biking in the region. "The […]

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Explore Tahoe: Taking in the Mt. Rose Wilderness and all its glory

September 1, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Mt. Rose Wilderness is a protected wilderness area located between Reno and Lake Tahoe and is composed of 28,000 acres. Treat yourself to an aerial view by making your way to the top of Mt. Rose via the Mt. Rose trailhead […]

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Tahoe hiking: Marlette Lake route offers serene views above East Shore

August 30, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Marlette Lake sits serenely at 7,823 feet on Lake Tahoe's East Shore, an expansive body of water that features hues of green and blue. The most direct way to reach Marlette presents a steep challenge on singletrack — a three-mile route […]

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Tahoe tennis: Footwork, balance, timing key to consistency on the court

August 26, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Sometimes it's just time to change a few things in your game. Tennis is all about footwork and balance, and if you don't have either your tennis will suffer. Good footwork and balance helps you achieve more power and a smoother […]

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Tahoe Games Bike Nights making Friday stop in Tahoe City

August 25, 2016 — TAHOE CITY, Calif. — This year, On Course Events has teamed up with the Lake Tahoe Golf Course and Tahoe Center for Orthopedics to bring South Lake Tahoe's newest bike series to life. And this weekend, the series makes a stop in Tahoe City. Tahoe […]

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Tahoe hiking: Longer route to Angora Lakes offers fun challenge

August 15, 2016 — SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Angora Lakes offer a wealth of recreational opportunities on the water inset from Lake Tahoe's South Shore. The upper lake also serves up the most famous lemonade in Tahoe. Driving to a short hike puts Angora Lakes easily within reach, […]

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Lake Tahoe golf tips: Are you clubbing yourself correctly?

August 15, 2016 — INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As a golf instructor/coach, I'm constantly noticing that students of mine will not be posting the kind of low scores that I know their game is capable of. When I finally get them on the course for some instruction, one of […]

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