Sports Briefs: Sugar Bowl opens for its 70th season
Sugar Bowl opens for seasonSugar Bowl Resort kicked off its 70th season of skiing and riding on Wednesday, with both the White Pine and Jerome Hill chairs running. Tickets are $39 for adults, $29 for young adults and seniors, $15 for kids ages 6-12, $5 for super seniors and, as always, kids 5 and under ski free. General Admission is in effect all weekend for free lessons and rentals, and the Judah Lodge will be open for tickets, passes, lessons, rentals and dining.Les Miller Youth Basketball LeagueThe Les Miller Youth Basketball League will take registration for its winter season at the Tahoe City PUD Parks and Recreation office until Dec. 11. The league, for boys and girls in grades Kindergarten through eighth, runs from mid January to March. Games are played Monday through Friday, and some Saturdays. Cost is $80 for non-residents and $75 for residents. Locations will include Tahoe City, Incline Village and Kings Beach. Coaches and sponsors are needed for each team. Contact the Park and Recreation Department at 583-3440, extension 10 or 11.Coed field hockey pickup gamesAll experience and age levels are welcome to play indoor field hockey this winter at North Tahoe High School. Extra sticks are available to borrow and in the spring they change to outdoor play. This is coed and beginners are invited. For information call (630) 401-4091.Glen Jobe to offer biathlon clinics at NorthstarFormer U.S. Olympic Team biathlete Glen Jobe will teach private, three-hour biathlon clinics at the Northstar Resort Cross-Country, Telemark andamp; Snowshoe Center this winter. Clinics will be offered Monday through Friday, non-holidays, and by appointment only (conditions permitting). Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance. Participants must be 13 or older, with a minimum of an intermediate level of skill. Cost is $199 for the first person and $50 for each additional person (up to four). Call 562-3270 to make a reservation.NASTC holiday offerTruckeeandamp;#8217;s North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is offering 5 percent discounts on all courses for those who register by Dec. 15. NASTCandamp;#8217;s full-immersion skiing camps are designed to help skiers break through their intermediate and advanced plateaus. Check out http://www.skiNASTC.com or call 582-4772 for more information and a complete list of destinations.Call for adaptive skiing volunteers Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the andamp;#8220;mountain experienceandamp;#8221; with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net, or by calling (530) 581-4161.