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Lake Tahoe Forest Service: Snowmobile riders stick to areas with adequate snow

February 17, 2018 — Amid a below-average snow year and with an influx of visitors expected for Presidents Day weekend, the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is asking snowmobile riders to stick within permitted areas that have adequate snow coverage. Snowmobile operators should avoid bare dirt

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Telluride Ski Resort joins Vail Resorts Epic Pass in 2018-19 winter season

January 31, 2018 — Vail Resorts, Inc. and Telluride Ski & Golf jointly announced today that Telluride Ski Resort will join the Epic Pass in a long-term alliance beginning with 2018-19 winter season, bringing the total to 46 mountain resorts for skiers and snowboarders. Telluride has been rated the

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Barely enough snow to open Bridgeport area to snowmobiling

January 28, 2018 — Enough snow fell in this last storm to allow the opening of the Bridgeport Winter Recreation Area for snowmobiling starting at midnight Saturday. With 26 inches measured at the California State Route 108 and Leavitt Lake Road junction, the area meets the minimum requirement of

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Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week: Episode 5

January 26, 2018 — We’re launching our Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week video series with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Every week, a pro will share safety tips for snowboarding or skiing. This week, Kevin discusses how to board on bumps. View last week’s episode here.

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Ski, snowboard film legend Warren Miller dies at 93

January 25, 2018 — Iconic ski filmmaker Warren Miller died on Wednesday, Jan. 24, at the age of 93. He passed away at his home on Orcas Island, Wash. “Warren earned global acclaim and a passionate, multi-generational following for his annual ski feature film, which kicked off the ski

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Snowstorm dumps a foot of snow at Squaw Valley, 13 inches at Northstar (video)

January 25, 2018 — A wind-fueled snowstorm delivered in a big way for local ski resorts, which reported at least a foot of fresh powder overnight. Truckee region saw more than a foot of snow at the ski resorts. Posted by Sierra Sun-North Lake Tahoe Bonanza on Thursday, January

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Reno-Tahoe coalition ready to present plan to host future Olympics

January 18, 2018 — Nearly 60 years have passed since Tahoe hosted the Winter Olympics — a legacy that a dedicated team of believers hopes will play to the region’s advantage in landing a future games. Should the United State Olympic Committee look for a city to host in

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Halfpipe superstar Shaun White makes Olympic statement with perfect 100 in Snowmass Grand Prix

January 15, 2018 — Shaun White faced a dilemma entering his final run during the Saturday, Jan. 13, Toyota U.S. Grand Prix in Snowmass. He thought about taking it easy, maybe sneaking onto the men’s halfpipe podium and securing his Olympic spot. But the 31-year-old snowboarder from California didn’t

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Conquer the Sierra: Take your outdoor experience to the next level on the Tahoe Rim Trail in 2018

January 12, 2018 — With a new year comes a new lineup on the Tahoe Rim Trail with guided thru and segment hikes along the 170 mile rim of the Tahoe Basin, guided full moon snowshoe hikes, backcountry camps for youth, wilderness first aid training, panel discussions, snow camping

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Alterra Mountain Company new name of conglomerate involving Aspen Skiing Co.

January 11, 2018 — The joint venture of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Co., which owns Aspen Skiing Co., has a name — Alterra Mountain Company. Headquartered in Denver, the newly named company is comprised of 12 destinations and was created when affiliates of KSL

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Lack of snow has Colorado ski resorts touting what they do have, not what they don’t

January 6, 2018 — If you are new to skiing or snowboarding, come check out Colorado’s bunny slopes, one of the best things going on this season at the state’s ski areas. That’s one of the messages being touted by ski-area PR and marketing types during a season that

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Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week: Episode 4

January 4, 2018 — We're launching our Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week video series with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Every week, a pro will share safety tips for snowboarding or skiing. This week, El demonstrates how to ski properly on hardpack snow. View last week’s episode here.  

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Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week: Episode 3

December 28, 2017 — We're launching our Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week video series with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Every week, a pro will share safety tips for snowboarding or skiing. This week, Kevin demonstrates how to snowboard on hardpack. View last week’s episode here.

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Skier sues over Aspen Mountain crash on Little Nell

December 28, 2017 — A skier sued Aspen Skiing Co. and the Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club last week, claiming he suffered serious injuries after hitting an unknown object on an Aspen Mountain ski run in December 2015. David Bruce was skiing alone on the Little Nell run

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Aspen Skiing Co. employees fund videos to improve safety on Colorado’s big peaks

December 28, 2017 — Two high-profile initiatives in the backcountry surrounding Aspen got financial boosts Wednesday, Dec. 27, from workers at Aspen Skiing Co. The Skico employees’ Environment Foundation awarded an $11,500 grant to the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District to help implement a reservation system for overnight visitors to Conundrum

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SnowSearch website aiming to bring millennials back to ski slopes

December 26, 2017 — PARK CITY, UTAH —  As the skiing and snowboarding industry gradually loses the interest of the rising generation, organizations that depend on the popularity of those sports to survive are wracking their brains about what to do. One possible solution is sweeping through Park City,

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Storm, snowmaking help rev up snowmobiling businesses at Lake Tahoe

December 25, 2017 — While the mid-week storm that cruised through South Lake Tahoe Wednesday morning didn’t dump much snow, it was enough to kick-start another snowmobiling business. Tahoe Snowmobiles opened last week near MontBleu in Stateline and on Thursday, Dec. 21, Lake Tahoe Adventures received approval from the

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What’s new at a few of Tahoe’s downhill ski resorts for 2017-18

December 23, 2017 — After a strong November and weak start to December, the Tahoe-Truckee region’s 14 downhill ski areas are now officially open. Here’s a look at some of the new features skiers and snowboarders can expect during the 2017-18 season. HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN With stunning views of Lake

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Snowmaking, creativity crucial for Lake Tahoe resorts during early season dry periods

December 23, 2017 — Heading into Christmas and the new year, there will be plenty of snow at the resorts, but none in the forecast. December has been a bit of a bummer when it comes to snowfall, but strong snowmaking, creativity and cold temperatures keep the slopes open

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Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week: Episode 2

December 22, 2017 — We’re launching our Tahoe Pro Tip of the Week video series with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Every week, a pro will share safety tips for snowboarding or skiing. This week, El discusses how to find your early-season balance. View last week’s episode here.  

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