Ski & Ride 2015 Feature Articles



The 10th Mountain Division: WWII’s High-Altitude Heroes

Written By Matthew Renda      

Driving between Tahoe City and Truckee, motorists may notice a sign reading “10th Mountain Division Highway.”       The curious may wonder why this particular stretch of Highway 89, winding through the Truckee River Valley, bears the name of a World War II Army unit.       The 10th Mountain Division, the first alpine fighting force in the United States Armed Forces,…

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Eye to Eye: Coalition Snow

Written By Andrew Pridgen      

You know those really good ideas? The wake-you-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night kind? The notions that make you want to start keeping a dream journal? The million-dollar missives that fade away sometime between first light and that second sip of Starbucks?       Tahoe-based entrepreneurs Jen Gurecki and Danielle Rees woke up, got up and wrote it up. They made time—juggling family and full-time careers…

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The Accidental Artist

Molly O’Mara unites plaster with canvases to create fine art   Written by Heidi Pesterfield

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Winter Dreamscape

Written By Ryan Slabaugh       Written By Jen Schmidt      

As professional skiers, Squaw Valley’s Cody Townsend and Elyse Saugstad have seen their dreams come true; as independent filmmakers, their dreams are just beginning

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Spokes on Slopes

From Anthony Cupaiuolo  Bikers used to be limited to roads and well-worn trails, but the clunkers changed all that. In the late 1970s, a new kind of tire came onto the scene. Fat and wide-gripped, they championed new terrain in a way that was previously thought impossible. No longer confined to the dug-in trails around Tahoe, a daring new brand of…

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