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LUNA Chix of NASTCJoin the LUNA Chix of NASTC (North American Ski Training Center) for a complimentary half-day of instruction this season. Remaining instruction sessions include Alpine Meadows on Feb. 5, Squaw Valley on March 4 and Sugarbowl on April 9. Meeting time is 9 a.m. Lift tickets are not included. Donations to The Breast Cancer Fund are welcome at all LUNA Chix of NASTC events. Truckee-based NASTC also offers advanced ski clinics locally and around the world. For more information call 582-4772 or http://www.skinastc.com.My PlaygroundMy Playground in Truckee is offering gymnastics and active movement classes for children ages 1-13. Classes introduce young children to physical activities and older children to gymnastics skills. New enrollment is being acceted for the beginning gymnastics classes Wednesday mornings (ages 4-5) and gymnastics level 3-4 classes Tuesday afternoons (ages 9-13). Pre-registration is required. Cost is $14-$27 per class. Call 587-7404 or visit http://www.playgroundcentral.com for more info.TDRPD coed volleyballThe Truckee-Donner Recreation andamp; Park District is offering a coed winter volleyball league beginning Jan. 28 and continue on Monday evenings through March. Teams will play six-on-six at Alder Creek Middle School. The cost of the league is $220 per team, due at sign-up. The season will consist of eight games and playoffs. Space is limited. For more information call 582-7720. TCPUD Little Lakers basketballTahoe City Public Utility District is taking registration for its Winter Little Lakers sports program. Boys and girls ages 3-5 are invited to register anytime prior to a session starting. The basketball session will be held at Rideout Community Center on Mondays from 10-10:45 a.m. between Feb. 18-March 10 . The fee is $35 per person or $30 for residents. Space is limited. For more information call 583-3796, ext. 25.Billy Dutton UphillThe annual Billy Dutton Uphill will be held March 30 at Squaw Valley USA. For more information on this years event, call 583-6985 or 583-5170.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.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.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.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.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.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. The league begins 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. The TDRPD will also have drop-in basketball at Alder Creek Middle School on Tuesdays and Thursday nights from Jan. 15-24 from 6-8 p.m. For more information contact the TDRPD at 582-7720.North Shore open gymThe Rideout Community Center is offering adult open gym on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 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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