Ski & Ride 2016 Feature Articles



‘Big Man’ on the Rise

Written By Dylan Silver      

Squaw Valley’s Bryce Bennett stands tall in the world of ski racing    Bryce Bennett doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about speeds. He doesn’t care about times. He doesn’t care about results. The 6-foot-7-inch U.S. Ski Team member doesn’t seem concerned about the bacon-and-egg burrito that’s getting cold in front of him either. He cares about tackling challenges head-on. He…

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Huts on the Horizon

Written By Greyson Howard      

Conservation groups eye plans for winter ski huts in Northern Sierra   Strap on skis, a splitboard or snowshoes and head out into a snowy wilderness, and the reward is a transformed landscape, quiet and peaceful, almost magical. Familiar terrain is made new each winter, somehow different, and that much more special for those few willing and prepared to venture…

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Rebels with a Cause

Written By Sylas Wright      

Tahoe’s early generations of snowboarders were instrumental to the sport’s progression long before it hit the mainstream   Snowboarding had a rough childhood. Overshadowed by its older, two-planked cousin, the nascent sport struggled for acceptance in its early years, shunned by a resort industry that wanted nothing to do with the niche phenomenon and its defiant riders. In Tahoe, however,…

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Ski Style off the Slopes

Written By Alison Bender      

Old skis find a new life as functional art   It’s hard to get rid of possessions, even harder to part with those that belonged to a loved one.  When Daniel Trauber died of leukemia in 2008, his wife, South Lake Tahoe–based Marianne Rosenfeld, found it an emotional challenge to clear out his old skis. He’d loved the skis, and…

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The Legend of White Wolf

Written By Matthew Renda      

Troy Caldwell, the enigmatic landowner between Squaw and Alpine, talks past dealings, legal battles and future plans   He was a man out of his element.  Far away from his native habitat of the Sierra Nevada, Troy Caldwell was navigating the throngs along Market Street in downtown San Francisco in what used to be called his Sunday best. He entered…

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A Lakefront Home Used Right

Written By Sylas Wright      

Carnelian Bay second home combines classic look with fun amenities   When guests unpack their bags and settle in to this Carnelian Bay home—and naturally gravitate to the game room, two piers and plethora of seaworthy toys—it’s tough to pry them away from the lakefront estate.  “What’s funny is that they’ll come and never leave the property,” says the Palo…

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