Learn the Slow Dog Noodle
northstar – Northstar-at-Tahoe will host the Wild, Wild Hot Dog Tour Thursday, Feb. 22, featuring mogul and U.S. champion freestyle skier Glen Plake. Plake will teach skiers and snowboarders some of his signature maneuvers including the “Slow Dog Noodle” and the “Worm Turn.”
Northstar guests are invited to ski or ride with Plake. Lessons from Plake are free with the purchase of a lift ticket and will begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m.
For more information, call (800) GO-NORTH or visit http://www.skinorthstar.com.
Telemark clinic just for ladies
alpine meadows – Alpine Meadows Ski Area will host the Ultimate Groove Telemark Weekend Feb. 24 and 25. Led by six of the top women telemarkers in the world, including Heather Paul, Sarah Bennett Alley, Heather Talbot, Naheed Ahmed and Felicia Olivera. Ultimate Groove Women’s Telemark is one of the most popular telemark clinics nationally. The price is $370 for two full-day lift tickets, instruction, pre-ski yoga sessions, breakfast and lunch both days, apres-ski hors d’oeuvres and more.
Register for Ultimate Groove Women’s Telemark Weekend by visiting http://www.ultimategrooves.com or by calling (970) 349-9214.
HMR hosts Pro Patrol Race
HOMEWOOD – Homewood Mountain Resort will host its 11th annual Pro Patrol Race Tuesday, Feb. 27. Prior to the race, the resort will put on its once-a-year Tahoe Taco Feed.
The festivities start at 4 p.m. after a day of skiing and snowboarding with the Tahoe Taco Feed at our North Side Lodge.
The Pro Patrol Race will begin at 6 p.m. and will be held at the North Side under the lights. Dubbed ‘The Safest Race in the Sierra,” this pro bump, dual slalom race is a spectator event.
For more information, call Homewood at 525-2992 or visit the Web at http://www.skihomewood.com.
Hot dog skiing to benefit diabetes
Alpine Meadows – The Alpine Meadows/Wayne Wong World Hot Dog Skiing Festival and Championship, scheduled for April 7, 8 and 9, features freestyle skiing icons, such as Bob Howard, Glen Plake, Dan Egan and Wayne Wong as well as up-and-coming freestyler Travis Cabral and Alpine Meadows Freestyle Ski Team members.
Last year, collaborating with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, the freestyle event, which included a dinner/auction, raised more than $85,000 to support juvenile diabetes research.
The three-day 2000-2001 event, gives competitors a chance to ski with their childhood heroes through Alpine’s advanced off-piste terrain on Friday, individual competitor runs and evening dinner/auction on Saturday and team competition on Sunday.For more information on the Wayne Wong World Hot Dog Freestyle Skiing Festival And Championship, call 581-8321 or visit http://www.skiakpine.com.
Northstar offers shuttle service
NORTHSTAR – Northstar-at-Tahoe is now offering free daily shuttle services are now being offered from Truckee and the North Shore to Incline Village and Kings Beach; and from South Lake Tahoe to the North Shore Tuesday through Saturday. A lost-cost shuttle is offered from Reno to Northstar Tuesday through Saturday.
As well, the Truckee Trolley, free for Northstar guests, is runnings daily between Truckee and Northstar’s Village.
For shuttle pick-up information and bus stop locations, call Northstar’s transportation department at 562-2257.
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