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Snowbomb Sick andamp; Twisted Big Air The Toyota Sick n Twisted Freestyle Tour comes to Alpine Meadows on Saturday, Jan. 5. Competition categories include mens and womens ski and snowboard, both pro and amateur. Snowbomb will have prizes for the Sick andamp; Twisted champions. Entry is $10 for amateurs, $25 for pros, plus lift ticket or pass. Registration takes place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. in the Alpine Meadows Base Lodge. Competition starts at noon. Helmets are required. Minors must have a parent or guardian sign their release forms. For more information visit skialpine.com or call 581-4232.Winter TrailsJoin the Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) for its third year of Winter Trails snowshoe programs. Each snowshoe program is accompanied by TRTA staff guides and volunteer guides. The program kicks off on Jan. 12 with National Winter Trails Day, which will be held in partnership with Tahoe Backcountry Ski Patrol at Tahoe Meadows. To find out more about the winter trails program go to the calendar of events at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org, or contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or alexiso@tahoerimtrail.org.Womens telemark clinicsThe women of K2s Ultimate Groove Telemark Ski Adventures will be returning to Alpine Meadows on Jan. 12-13. Ultimate Groove caters to women of all ability levels, provides demo gear if needed, lunches, lift tickets and two full days of instruction from some of the best female telemark skiers in the country. One-day options available. For more information or to sign up visit http://www.ultimategrooves.com or call (970)209-9875.Broomball leagueThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park Department is offering a broomball league on Tuesday nights beginning Jan. 8 from 6:30-10 p.m. Teams consist of five players on the ice with a minimum of two females on the ice at all times. Teams may carry up to 12 players on their roster. The cost for the league is $295 per team. All players must provide their own protective helmet to be allowed to play. Hand, shin, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. All players must be at least 16 years of age. For more info call 582-7720, ext. 124.Snowbomb Sundays In The Park Alpine Meadows presents the Snowbomb Sundays In The Park, a season-long competition each Sunday in the resorts terrain park, starting Jan. 28 and excluding Feb. 17 and Feb. 24. The events are open to skiers and snowboarders. Registration is free. A helmet and a lift ticket or valid season pass is required. Skiers and snowboarders can sign up at the Kangaroo terrain park building from 9 to 10 a.m. Competition takes place at 11 a.m. For more information visit skialpine.com or call 581-4232.Second Annual Disabled Sports Ski Challenge The Second Annual Disabled Sports Ski Challenge will be held at Alpine Meadows on Feb. 8. The Ski Challenge highlights the capabilities of people with disabilities while raising funds to support life-changing programs. This years event will include a team ski race, a poker run and an aprs ski party held in Alpine Meadows lodge. Each team will include a disabled skier. Cost is $200 per person/$800 per team and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information call (916) 722.6447 or visit http://www.dsusafw.org or http://www.skialpine.com.Jeep King of the MountainSquaw Valley will host the Jeep King of the Mountain and Base Camp Music Experience Feb. 8-10. The event will feature many of the worlds top skiers and snowboard racers, including current and future Olympians, competing in ski cross and snowboard cross. For more information visit http://www.jeepsports.com.North American Ski Training The Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School is offering clinic programs presented by the North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) from Jan. 16-18. The Truckee-based NASTC is a high-performance ski school for intermediate, advanced and expert skiers offering multi-day, total-immersion courses 28 times a year at 18 resorts worldwide. All of their courses are led by The Professional Ski Instructors of Americas Demonstration Team members and American Mountain Guide Association. Visit http://www.skiNASTC.com or stop by the Northstar Resort Ski and Snowboard School for more information.All Mountain Ski ProsEric DesLauriers and All Mountain Ski Pros will offer ski lessons, multi-day clinics and backcountry guiding (through partner Alpine Skills International) to intermediate and advanced skiers at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. Call 582-9170 for reservations or Alpine Skills International for questions and bookings.Win free lift ticketsEvery Saturday morning throughout the winter KTKE 101.5 FM of Truckee will give away free lift tickets every 20 minutes from 7-10 a.m. Resort tickets will be given away in the following order: Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Donner Ski Ranch and Sierra-at-Tahoe.Tahoe Rim TourFar West Nordic has teamed up with Northstar Resort and Tahoe XC to create the Tahoe Rim Tour, a 30-kilometer race and tour to debut on Sunday, Jan. 27. The race, which is a fundraiser for the Far West/Auburn Ski Club Junior Nordic programs, begins at North Tahoe High School and ends at the Northstar Resort XC Center. Cost is $45 if pre-registered or $60 day-of. Cost for juniors is $10 or $15. Register online at http://www.farwestnordic.org. E-mail info@farwestnordic.org for questions.Youth basketballTahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Les Miller youth basketball league. Registration is open to boys and girls grades second through eighth at the TCPUD administration office at 221 Fairway Drive. Also sign up via fax at 583-8452 or phone at 583-3796, ext. 29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 25.XC ski programThe Auburn Ski Club is still accepting sign-ups for its adult cross country ski programs. In addition to drop-in clinics for diagonal stride, skating and Telemark instruction, there are still openings in the season-long Beginner and Intermediate Skill Building Group. The group meets weekly and will provide instruction and camaraderie. For more information about the Auburn Ski Club or to join a program call 426-3313.Womens basketballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering North Lake Tahoe and Truckees only womens basketball night. This drop-in program continues until March 31. The main emphasis will be having fun and getting some exercise. The cost is $3 per night.TCPUD basketballThe Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation Department is taking registration for the Les Miller youth basketball league. Registration is open to boys and girls grades second through eighth at the TCPUD administration office, 221 Fairway Drive. Sign-ups also will be taken via fax, 583-8452, or phone, 583-3796 x29. Basketball clinics will be held in December with the league beginning in January. Coaches and officials are needed; contact the office if interested. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796 x 25.Volunteer skiersDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Resort, is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on the volunteer day. Call Vanessa at 581-4161, ext. 203 for more information.XC ski program leadersTahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association is recruiting group leaders who enjoy working with children for its 2008 Strider Glider after-school cross country ski program. Those interested must be able to commit their time once a week from 3:15-4:45 p.m for eight weeks. For more information e-mail dartmurnane@yahoo.com or call 581-6944.Truckee open gymThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering adult drop-in basketball for $3 per player. The open gym is offered year-round Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Veterans Building in downtown Truckee from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.Open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, 15 and 22. It will also be open on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 and Jan. 3, 10, 17 and 24. Cost is $2 per person per night and can be paid at the door. For questions contact the Rideout center at 583-3440 or the Tahoe City Public Utilities District at 583-3796, ext. 29.


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