The Spin: Ski flick premiers
With a collection of athletes from Tahoe and around the world, Teton Gravity Research’s latest and professed finest film to date – “Further” – will debut in Tahoe at Pierce Street Annex in Tahoe City on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 9:30 p.m. The show is $7 and includes a raffle ticket for a drawing with dozens of prizes.
Already named “the best film in 10 years” by Powder Magazine and receiving a “Best of the Fest” award at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, “Further” documents the latest and greatest from current freeskiing heroes such as Candide Thovex, Micah Black, and Jeremy Nobis. Other notable skiers include locals such as Kent Kreitler, Jeff McKitterick and Adam Hostetter, to name a few.
The movie, which retails for $29.95, runs 60 minutes. For more information on TGR, visit http://www.tetongravity.com. To order a VHS copy or TGR active wear, call (307) 734-8192 or write Teton Gravity Research, P. O. Box 352, Teton Village, WY 83025.
Boreal becomes park sponsor
TRUCKEE – Boreal Mountain Resort recently announced its proud sponsorship of the Truckee Skate Park. The park, opened in October 1999 by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District, is one of the most popular haunts for Truckee locals – kids, teens and youths at heart.
Boreal recognizes youth in the area as important not only to its own winter business, but to the growth and success of Truckee as a whole.
To this end, Boreal will be sponsoring the Truckee Skate Park and working on positive youth-focused programs with the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park.
Rahlves joins Sugar Bowl staff
Norden, Calif. – Truckee local and winner of two World Cup Downhill races last season, Daron Rahlves, is the new official skiing ambassador of Sugar Bowl Ski Resort. During his breaks from World Cup competition this season, Rahlves will be spending time training at Sugar Bowl’s new Championship Race Arena.
Last season, Rahlves collected the first World Cup wins by an American man in five years when he won two World Cup Downhills within 24 hours in Kvitfjell, Norway. He also boasts 15 World Cup top-10 finishes and three U.S. Championship titles. Rahlves spends time in winter and summer training in the area, and he can often be found during the warmer months at the Processor Pits in Truckee cross training on his motorcycle.
Locals compete in endurance race
LAYTON, Utah – A coterie of local runners recently competed in the Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Race in Utah.
Tahoe City runners Betsy Nye (35), Chris Lubrecki (33) and Laura Vaughan (34) ran the race from Sept. 9 to 10. Nye finished 15th overall and as the third woman with a time of 25 hours, 26 minutes and 31 seconds. Luberecki came in 56th place, followed by Vaughan in 57th with respective times of 31:26.23 and 31:26.27. The men’s top runner was Karl Meltzer of Sandy, Utah, who completed the course in 20:52.56, while the top woman who rans was Susan Hunter Yates of Olympia, Wash. in 23:45.39.
While all three local women have raced in the Wasatch 100 before, this was a special year. Vaughan, a five-time victor who won last year and was the first woman to finish the race in under 24 hours, became the first woman to run in 10 different Wasatch 100s. Nye and Luberecki both returned to the race and finished after being forced to retire early last year. Nye had a muscle strain and Luberecki was severely dehydrated. The run goes from Layton, Utah to Sundance. Of the 187 contestants who started, 62 did not finish.
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