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 of 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...

Outdoor recreation opportunities abound during Tahoe’s shoulder season   Shoulder season in Tahoe is the valley between two mountains, the lull between summer adventures and winter thrills. During this stretch—generally from mid-September to mid-December—residents and the area’s rare visitors enjoy the bounty of the low season....

Record 2016–17 winter opens the door to a backcountry snowboarding adventure in the Southern Sierra   Hideous knocks and squeals reverberate through the truck cab with every rotation of the tires. The veteran shocks and struts on our trusty Tacoma absorb heavy blows in a vicious off-road...

Athletes increasingly engaging in both downhill and Nordic skiing   Tahoe’s downhill resorts—totaling some 24,000 skiable acres—may get most of the excitement, attention and crowds. But with hundreds of miles of groomed trails at cross-country resorts around The Lake, Nordic skiing provides not just an alternative, but...

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...