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,…


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…


The Accidental Artist

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


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


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…