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New company creates a way for skiers to wear snowboard boots with skis

October 17, 2017 — Hate ski boots? You're not alone. A new Colorado-based company called Envy Snow Sports is about to roll out a line of ski frames that allow skiers to strap into their bindings while wearing snowboard boots. After four years of development, the Envy Ski Frame

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Joe Santoro: Truth is, Nevada Wolf Pack found light switch

October 17, 2017 — Jay Norvell was telling the truth all along. The Nevada Wolf Pack’s 54-year-old rookie head coach, we now know, is a man of his word. Unlike some coaches who just tell you what you want to hear, Norvell will tell you what he believes. And

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High School Football: Pershing County defeats North Tahoe 58-0

October 15, 2017 — The Pershing County Mustangs ran wild against North Tahoe piling up 297 rushing yards in a 58-0 win at home on Friday, Oct. 13. The Mustangs improved to 6-1 overall, 4-1 2A Northern League. The North Tahoe Lakers dropped to 3-4 overall, 0-4 2A Northern

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Arapahoe Basin once again country’s first ski area to open, marking start of 2017-2018 season

October 15, 2017 — Arapahoe Basin Ski Area opened to a crowd of thousands on Friday morning, Oct. 13, becoming the first ski area in the country to open full-time and marking the start of a season featuring new expansions and upgrades at resorts statewide. As 9 a.m. approached,

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Nevada Wolf Pack’s confidence renewed heading to Colorado State

October 14, 2017 — The Nevada Wolf Pack headed to Colorado State this week with a renewed sense of confidence and optimism. “If all the phases of the game play together, the offense, the defense, the special teams, we should have no problem beating this team,” said Wolf Pack

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Truckee takes 26-14 win over Spring Creek

October 14, 2017 — The Truckee football team took advantage of missed opportunities by Spring Creek and a strong defensive effort in capturing a 26-14 home win to remain a game behind first place, Fernley, in the Northern League standings. The Wolverines defense came up with big plays at

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California Avalanche Workshop slated for Saturday in South Lake Tahoe

October 13, 2017 — Longtime South Lake Tahoe resident Todd Offenbacher will attend the 4th annual California Avalanche Workshop  on Saturday, Oct. 14, with a heavy heart. Offenbacher, a Sierra Avalanche board member, adventurer and guide, lost a friend this past weekend related to a Montana snowslide that claimed

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North Tahoe Lakers shine at Pacific Grove cross-country meet

October 12, 2017 — The North Tahoe cross-country team made the trip to Pacific Grove, Calif., to take on 21 other squads for the Pacific Grove Invitational, and when the dust settled, the girls' squad combined to take an overall first-place finish, while boys' team finished as runners-up. The

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Lady Highlanders finish third at state golf tourney

October 12, 2017 — The young Incline girls' golf team traveled east to the Nevada / Utah border on Monday, Oct. 9, for the Class 2A/1A Nevada State Girls Golf Championship, where the squad's four players fired a combined score of 1,147 over two rounds of play to capture

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Trail racing finale brings in $2,250 for Tahoe Nordic and Rescue

October 11, 2017 — The second annual Great Trail race was held last weekend, challenging runners and mountain bikers with a course from Truckee to Tahoe City. The year's race brought in more than 200 competitors, and raised $2,250 for the Tahoe Nordic and Rescue Inc., which conducts rescue

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Incline volleyball completes sweep of North Tahoe

October 11, 2017 — The Incline volleyball team maintained their second-place position in the Class 2A Northern League standings on Tuesday, Oct. 10, with a 3-1 victory at home over North Tahoe. The Highlanders (15-6, 7-1 Northern League) came into the game after being off for the past 12

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North Tahoe soccer teams among the elite in Class 3A

October 11, 2017 — North Tahoe's soccer teams continue to prove they belong with the elite in Class 3A with the girls and boys' teams each taking wins at Lowry on Oct. 6. After dropping their first league game of the year, the Lady Lakers (9-1-1, 8-1-1 Northern League)

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Truckee girls climb within a game of first place in volleyball standings

October 11, 2017 — Truckee's volleyball team (12-11, 7-3 Northern League) picked up a pair of victories last week to climb within a game of first place in the league. After talking a win at Fernley in straight sets, the Wolverines went on to avenge an earlier loss to

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Truckee girls’ soccer team on a roll

October 11, 2017 — The first place Truckee girls' soccer team (10-4-1, 9-0-1 Northern League) hasn't lost a game since Aug. 26, and is coming off a seven-game road stand where they outscored the opposition 25-7. The squad most recently traveled to Elko on Oct. 7, where they edged

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Truckee cross-country captures 13 personal bests at Clovis Invitational

October 10, 2017 — The Asics Clovis Invitational at the Woodward Park 5,000-meter course in Fresno, Calif., is one of the largest and most competitive races in the country, bringing in nearly 200 teams from around California and Nevada. The Truckee cross-country team put together an impressive performance, finishing

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Truckee girls capture Northern tennis title

October 10, 2017 — The Truckee girls' tennis team proved to be the best squad in the Class 3A Northern League on Friday, Oct. 6, capturing the school's third regional championship in four years. The girls opened the four-team regional tournament as the No. 2 seed after dropping the

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Snowmaking operations begin at Vail Mountain; upgraded chairlifts near completion at Vail and Beaver Creek

October 9, 2017 — Vail Mountain kicked off its snowmaking operations on Golden Peak early Saturday morning, Oct. 7, beginning a ramp up to the 2017-18 season that will, as always, rely on the dual powers of Mother Nature and manmade technology. Vail is scheduled to open for the

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Colorado ski industry adds teeth to climate change talk

October 9, 2017 — Last week in Keystone, Colo., a modern-day prophet on climate change addressed a room of several hundred High Country residents as they chomped away at their breakfasts, daring each of them to accept a simple challenge. “I’m asking you to save civilization,” he said unabashedly.

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Tahoe ski resorts way down list of SKI magazine’s reader survey

October 9, 2017 — SKI magazine released its annual “Best in the West 2018” reader-ranked survey in late September and zero Lake Tahoe-area resorts appear in the top 15, and just three made the top 30. But it’s better to be on the list than not. There are four

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This is what October powder skiing on Loveland Pass looks like

October 9, 2017 — On Oct. 3, eager skiers and snowboarders trekked out to Loveland Pass in Summit County for some early season powder turns. Nearby ski area Arapahoe Basin had received 19 inches of snow in two days as of Oct. 2. The conditions were cold enough for

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