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NT Little LeagueNorth Tahoe Little League will be holding player sign-ups for T-ball through Babe Ruth on Wednesday, March 5 from 3-5 p.m. at Tahoe Lake Elementary School, from 4-6 p.m. at the Kings Beach Elementary Boys andamp; Girls Club and from 6-8 p.m. at the Incline Village Elementary 3-5 School. North Tahoe Little League is also seeking volunteers for the 2008 season, which includes coaching and administrative positions. Contact Jonathan Smith at (775) 846-3584 or for more information.Truckee Little LeagueTruckee Little League will be holding its final in-person registration at the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center on Tuesday, March 4 from 5-7 p.m. Players can save $20 by signing up by March 4. Scholarships are available to children from low-income families. Truckee Little League is looking for volunteer umpires and managers, particularly in the younger divisions. Bring a copy of the players birth certificate to registration. For more information, visit or call 584-1142.NASTC The North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will offer its KidsCamps at Sugar Bowl on March 2 and 16. Also, the new LUNA Chix of NASTC offer a complimentary half-day of instruction from 9-12 p.m. at Squaw on March 4 and Sugar Bowl on April 9. Donations to The Breast Cancer Fund are welcome. Call 582-4772 or email for questions and reservations. All courses are led by members of the PSIA Demonstration Teams.Homewood offering $10 lift ticketsHomewood Mountain Resort is offering $10 lift tickets for any passholder at another resort every Thursday for the rest of the season. Passholders can be from any resort worldwide. For more information, call Homewood at (530) 581-8321.California Gold RushThe annual California Gold Rush the culmination of the American Ski Marathon Series will be held at Royal Gorge Cross Country ski area on March 16. The event features a new course this year, with three seperate races 42 kilometers for the Golf Rush, 21K for the Silver Rush and 10K for the Bronze Rush. Royal Gorge donates all proceeds to the Far West Nordic Ski Association Junior Program. This years course is one lap fewer, with the Gold Rush competitiors skiing two 21-kilometer laps and the Silver Rush competitors skiing one lap of the same course. Also new this year is an on-site party at the finish line, where participants will enjoy some after-race social time with food and beer from Fifty-Fifty Brewing Company and an awards presentation. The day before the Gold Rush will feature events for junior competitors. For more information call Royal Gorge at 426-3871 or visit also register online at AYSO meetingThe next meeting for the Truckee American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Region 740 will be held at the Truckee -Donner Recreation andamp; Park District building on Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m. The region is still looking for additional volunteers to help with the 2008 season. If interested in volunteering, call 581-8045 or attend the meeting. Registration for the fall 2008 season will be held on April 30 and May 17 at the TDRPD building. Visit our Web site,, for more information.Stroke clinicsThe Truckee Community Swimming Pool hosts ongoing weekly stroke clinics Thursdays at 8 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Cost is $10 a session. Call 582-2361 for more information, or drop by the pool during that time to speak with the instructor.Billy Dutton UphillThe annual Billy Dutton Uphill will be held at Squaw Valley USA on March 30, with registration from 7-8 a.m. Cost is $20. The race, which benefits Cross Country Junior Olympics, is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer more than 20 years ago. The course climbs 3.2 miles from the funnitel to High Camp, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. A party will be held at High Camp with raffle prizes, music and food. For more information on this years event, call Betty at 583-5170 or race services at 583-6985.YogaTahoe City Public Utility District is taking registration for a new Vinyasa Flow Yoga gathering. The class will be led by Caroline McNally and will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:15-8:45 a.m. at Rideout Community Center. Bring your own mat and a fee of $5 to each class. Register at the new Parks and Recreation office located at 740 Timberland Lane, Rideout Community Center. For more information contact the Parks and Recreation Office at 583-3440, ext. launched a classified ad and community Web site with the goal of helping people find the best deals on lift tickets, lodging packages and equipment at Tahoe-area ski resorts. It includes travel information, ski resort profiles and user ratings and reviews. is a supplier member of the National Ski Areas Association and Snowsports Industries America. For more info visit e-mail lessonsEric 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.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. 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 9-10 a.m. Competition takes place at 11 a.m. For more information visit or call 581-4232.Sick n TwistedThe remaining Sick n Twisted Freestyle Tour stops are as follows: Slopestyle at Sugar Bowl on March 8; Big Air Festival at Alpine Meadows on March 9; St. Patty’s Day Slopestyle at Diamond Peak on March 16; Backyard Rail Jam at Alpine Meadows on March 22; and a Slopestyle at Squaw Valley on April 12-13. For more information visit

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