Ski & Ride 2013 Feature Articles



Striding The Sierra

Written By Becky Wright      

Running deep through the Tahoe woods, outside the comforts of chairlifts, expensive lodge lunches and world-class downhill resorts, skiing exists on a different playing field.       No, this isn’t a story about backcountry skiing. This is a story about pristine tracks and desolate trails twisting and stretching through hundreds of miles of snowy Tahoe terrain. This is about a rugged…

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Captured by Color

Written By Alison Bender      

Broad strokes of bright blues that define lake and sky, swaths of emerald green pine trees, purple-tinged boulders—these vivid and confident interplays of color define the works of impressionist painter Nick “Sninkelletti” Hinkell.       Sninkelletti, a resident of Minden, Nevada, grew up in the small Sierra foothills town of West Point. During his childhood, he spent considerable time with his…

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Through The Lens: Range of Light

Tahoe’s beauty is inextricably tied to its colors—the blues of lake and sky, the red of pine bark and the brilliant yellows and crimsons of aspens in the fall—but its beauty doesn’t fade when you take color away. These photographers found the beauty that color sometimes distracts from—the glass-like surface of The Lake in winter, the puffs of snow spraying…

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Eye to Eye: David Wise

Written By Alison Bender      

Freeskiing champion David Wise has been on the slopes for two decades, ever since joining Reno’s Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program at age 3. He won his first U.S. National Title in halfpipe skiing at age 15 and—now 23 years old—has taken gold in multiple X Games, skied around the world and hopes to compete in the 2014 Sochi Winter…

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