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Tour of California rides into South Lake Tahoe Monday
Tour of California rides into South Lake Tahoe Monday

May 9, 2019

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — The 14th Amgen Tour of California, where grown men are drawn to be weird and professional cyclists tests their limits in the Sierra, returns next week to Lake Tahoe. Professional cyclists...


Spills aplenty at 29th annual Cushing Crossing
Spills aplenty at 29th annual Cushing Crossing

May 6, 2019

After dozens of contestants had made attempts to cross the pond at Saturday’s 29th annual Cushing Crossing, the afternoon’s final skier — a man who’d competed in the inaugural event — stood atop the course...


New sports museum still in the works at Squaw Valley
New sports museum still in the works at Squaw Valley

May 5, 2019

The Squaw Valley Ski Museum Foundation is moving forward with plans for a new sports museum in Squaw Valley with a revised contract with the county. In October of 2017, Placer County approved a contract...


Truckee-Tahoe skiers earn Far West accolades
Truckee-Tahoe skiers earn Far West accolades

April 27, 2019

The final races of the Far West Skiing season were held on Easter at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, concluding a season that saw night slalom events canceled due to a lack of snow, before the...


Sugar Bowl’s McJunkin takes silver
Sugar Bowl’s McJunkin takes silver

April 27, 2019

The Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy Freeride team traveled to Kicking Horse, British Columbia for the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association North American Championships hosted on some of the most difficult and exposed slopes...


SquawFree sends a stacked lineup to Freeski nationals
SquawFree sends a stacked lineup to Freeski nationals

April 27, 2019

The United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association National Championships were contested earlier in the month, and several of the Truckee-Tahoe area’s top up-and-coming winter athletes put together impressive performances on the way to...


Truckee qualifies 21 gymnasts to regional championships
Truckee qualifies 21 gymnasts to regional championships

April 27, 2019

As USA college gymnasts are making news for their outstanding routines at recent meets, budding gymnasts in Truckee are striving for the best. Truckee’ team of 58 gymnasts competed in more than a dozen competitions...



Winter stars rip at inaugural Red Bull Raid (VIDEO)
Winter stars rip at inaugural Red Bull Raid (VIDEO)

April 16, 2019

Several of the area’s top winter athletes gathered at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to compete in the inaugural Red Bull Raid. The competition went down under warm, sunny conditions Saturday at Squaw’s Silverado area, as...


Nordic icon retires from Auburn Ski Club
Nordic icon retires from Auburn Ski Club

April 13, 2019

As temperatures fail to climb above freezing and wind whips snow around the shooting range and course at Auburn Ski Club, a group of youngsters look at their coach, eyes and expressions indicating they don’t...


Inaugural Red Bull Raid comes to Squaw Valley
Inaugural Red Bull Raid comes to Squaw Valley

April 13, 2019

Winter athletes around the Truckee-Tahoe area have earned a reputation of having a bottomless appetite for pushing the limits of what’s possible on the mountain. When Red Bull brought up the idea of bringing a...


Area skiers impress in Far West season finales
Area skiers impress in Far West season finales

April 7, 2019

Local youth skiers wrapped up the Far West alpine season earlier in the week with competitions at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, Northstar California Resort and Sugar Bowl. The annual Far West Tech Finals were contested...



Truckee’s Penfield wins Xtreme Verbier
Truckee’s Penfield wins Xtreme Verbier

March 29, 2019

Local snowboarders Jonathan Penfield and Sammy Luebke put on a show at the final stop of the Freeride World Tour in Verbier, Switzerland. Penfield and Luebke sent it on the legendary Bec des Rosses, launching...


Surf’s up at Kings Beach
Surf’s up at Kings Beach

March 26, 2019

As the latest round of storms rolled into Lake Tahoe, not everyone was hunkering down in response to high winds, and incoming rain and snow. At Kings Beach yesterday afternoon, a trio of surfers —...



Local skiing legend Mancuso announces pregnancy
Local skiing legend Mancuso announces pregnancy

March 23, 2019

One of Truckee-Tahoe’s most iconic athletes, Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso, announced she was pregnant on Monday in an Instagram post. Mancuso, who retired from alpine racing in January 2018, won four Olympic medals in...