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NASTC coursesThe North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will be holding its All Conditions/All Terrain courses each designed as a step-by-step progression to get skiers off the intermediate or advanced plateau and skiing the entire mountain well on the following dates and locations: Jan. 28-29 at Alpine Meadows and/or Jan. 30-Feb. 2 at Squaw Valley; and March 11-3 at Sugar Bowl and/or March 14-15 at Squaw Valley.Other NASTC events include its Womens Ski and Spa course Jan. 20-21; a big mountain, powder skiing adventure in Grand Targhee, Wyo., including two days of resort-based instruction and two days of catskiing, from Feb. 10-14; and a heli skiing trip with the Chugach Powder Guides at Alaskas Alyeska Resort from April 9-16. NASTC also offers childrens programs, backcountry skiing tours, avalanche courses and trips to Europe and South America. For more information check out, e-mail, or call 582-4772.Babe Ruth meetingThe Truckee Babe Ruth Baseball League Board of Directors will be holding a meeting in the Best Western conference room on Wednesday, Jan. 3 at 6 p.m. Call League President Chris Matthew at 363-2033 for information.PCT slideshowTruckees Scott Williamson, who recently completed his second round-trip hike of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), is showing a slide show of his prior hikes on the PCT on Jan. 20. The slide show will be held at Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center in Truckee on from 7-9 p.m. A donation of $10 is suggested.Snowbomb Sick & Twisted contestAlpine Meadows is hosting a Snowbomb Sick & Twisted Big Air competition below Kangaroo Lift on Saturday, Jan. 6 at noon. Competitors are scored by judges on the better of two runs at a custom-built step-down jump at the bottom of the terrain park. Registration is from 8:30-10 a.m. near the fireplace located in the main lodge. The fee is $25. Competitor lift ticket rates are $41 for adults; $37 for ages 15-22 and $13 for ages 7-14. Practice is from 10-11:30 a.m.Expression SessionsBoreal Mountain Resorts Friday Night Expression Sessions ski and snowboard contests kick off Jan. 5 with a wallride competition. The contests will be held every other Friday: On Jan. 19, Feb. 2, Feb. 16, March 2 and March 16. The first 50 skiers and snowboarders to register each week will be entered in the contests. Entry fee is $5. not including lift ticket or season pass. Registration is held from 3:30-5 p.m. at the group sales office in the main lodge. The events start at 5:30 p.m. See for details.Jabra X-JamThe last remaining event to earn an invitation for the 2007 Winter X Games, the Jabra X-Jam, takes place Jan. 12-14 atop Mt. Judah at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. The Jabra X-Jam features male and female Skier-X and Boarder-X competitors free to the public and open to all competitors. For information, call 583-4638, go to or e-mail broomballTruckees new ice rink will have a broomball league on Monday nights starting Jan. 8, from 7-10 p.m. Teams consist of five players, at least 16 years of age, with a minimum of two females on the ice at all times. Teams may carry up to 12 players on a roster. The cost for the league is $265 per team. All players must provide their own protective helmet (any type) to be allowed to play. Hand, shin, knee and elbow pads are strongly recommended. Broomball sticks and balls will be provided for use. For information call the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District at 582-7720.Tahoe Rim Trail snowshoeing The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is having its second year of the Winter Trails Snowshoeing Program, and will be hosting several snowshoeing hikes and events on the Tahoe rim Trail in various locations around the lake. The hikes are free and are ideal for first-timers to snow sports. For more information on the snowshoe events and dates contact Alexis at (775) 298-0231 or or go to Further details are given upon reservations.Moonlight toursSugar Pine Point State Park is holding moonlight snowshoe tours around the Ehrman Mansion and along Lake Tahoes West Shore on the following Saturdays: Jan. 6, Feb. 3, March 3 and March 31. The tours usually start around 7:30 p.m. Proceeds from these tours go to the Sierra State Parks Foundation to fund future programs. Groups will meet a little after 7 p.m. at the (lakeside) Day Use parking lot in front of the Ehrman Mansion. The fee is $10. For more information, call West Shore Sports at 525-9920 or visit Tahoe Adventure SeriesThe Lake Tahoe Adventure Series presented by Patagonia will be shown every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Bar One in the Olympic House at Squaw Valley until Feb. 28. There is no charge for the shows. The bar is open for drinks all evening. For a schedule or information call the Back Country in Tahoe City at 581-5861 or in Truckee at 582-0909 or on the Web at lift tickets Students ages 18 and younger attending school in Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village are eligible for $5 lift tickets to Northstar at Tahoe Resort on non-holiday Sundays, and Feb. 19-23 during Ski Skate week. Lift tickets can be purchased throughout the season at any Northstar Resort ticket window. A local school ID or current report card is required at the time of purchase.Tumbling, dance classesT-N-T Explosion All Star Gym is offering more than ongoing 10 tumbling classes. Classes are Monday through Saturday for boys and girls ages 1 to 18. Tumbling classes are beginner to intermediate. There will also be pre-tumbling classes for ages 1 to 3. The gym is also offering ballet, tap, street style hip-hop and jazz classes for ages 4 and older. For more information stop by 10929 Industrial Way, Suites 102 and 103 in Truckee, check out or call 587-8326.

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