SnowFest! 2010 coverage and photos | SierraSun.com

SnowFest! 2010 coverage and photos

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LAKE TAHOE andamp;#8212; The 2010 SnowFest! parade on Saturday, March 6, in Tahoe City featured dozens of floats, and was attended. Check out 68 photos from the event at http://www.sierrasun.com/snowfestparade.

LAKE TAHOE andamp;#8212; Most of them finished. All of them were cold. More than 40 daredevils swam in Lake Tahoe on Saturday, March 6, as part of the Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim. Check out the photos at http://www.sierrasun.com/polarbearswim.

More than 1,000 competed in Sunday’s Great Ski Race from Tahoe to Truckee. To see photos, go to http://www.sierrasun.com/greatskirace2010.

Mamasake at Squaw Valley U.S.A. Hosted SnowFest! Extreme Food Eating, where competitors gobbled (or choked) down bizarre cuisine from around the world, like octopus, aged duck eggs, shark eggs, chicken feet and more. To see photos of the contest, go to http://www.sierrasun.com/extremefood2010.

The 22nd Annual SnowFest! Sculpture contest drew contestants and a crowd to the River Ranch Lodge Sunday March 14 for snow carving, Gordon Wong’s barbecue and live music by the Deckheads. The Squaw Spa girls took first prize, with an impressive smoking caterpillar and thick frosted sugar cookies to bribe the judges. Sunnyside in second place had an Olympic Julia Mancuso theme, with Jake’s coming third with excellent bribes and a large amount of real estate used. Visit http://sierrasun.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=962818andamp;CategoryID=7321andamp;ListSubAlbums=0.

Find the complete and up-to-date SnowFest! schedule at http://www.sierrasun.com/snowfestschedule.