Tahoe’s slopes were hallowed terrain during the height of ski and snowboard filmmaking   Mecca, as defined by Merriam-Webster, is “a place regarded as a center for a specified group, activity or interest.” In a nutshell, that was Tahoe in the heyday of ski and snowboard filmmaking....

Tahoe’s second-generation skiers are making their own mark with help from their folks   This winter, if lucky, you might see Warren Miller skier and Truckee local Amie Engerbretson rocket off a cliff in Squaw Valley’s Fingers named after her dad. Or you might catch 16-year-old Noah...

Tahoe skiers and snowboarders are still riding the high of the epic 2016–17 winter. Snow—lots and lots of snow—defined the season, which served as a thrilling reminder of just how fun endless powder days can be. Until the flakes fly again, these stunning images by...

A Squaw Valley skier, BASE jumper and stuntman reflects on the highs and lows of his extreme lifestyle   “Wet the whistle a little bit,” says JT Holmes, talking into his GoPro camera as he bites into a clump of snow. Pausing, Holmes lets out a deep...

Tips for better ski and snowboard still photography in the expanding world of video   With drones buzzing around the backcountry and GoPros on every other helmet in the KT line at Squaw Valley, the amount of video being captured on the slopes is continually increasing. So...

One local’s quest to reinvent surfing, skiing, soaring and history   Craig Beck doesn’t dabble in hobbies. When the longtime Tahoe local gets into something, he tends to go all in. Whether he’s flying homemade hang gliders or working on his latest project—Tahoe Native Surfboards—Beck is...

Truckee Olympian Katerina Nash has achieved much success since her youth in communist Czechoslovakia   To be clear, Katerina Nash is not defending communism. As a child of Soviet-run Czechoslovakia and the late 1980s Velvet Revolution, she is quick to say that democracy and America are good,...