Quintet of Tahoe-trained Nordic ski racers gunning for Winter Olympics   Tahoe athletes have achieved much success in Winter Olympics competition over the past 50 years, from Jimmie Heuga’s bronze-medal performance in 1964 to Jamie Anderson’s gold medal in 2014, with many in between. All had one...

Reno gold medalist halfpipe skier balances Olympic aspirations with fatherhood     David Wise ascends high into the air, gripping his crossed left ski with his right hand for a beat before plummeting to a clean landing down the side of a towering hip jump. It’s a partly cloudy...

Tahoe Olympians discuss ski and snowboard venues ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics   Brita Sigourney doesn’t mince words. “Sochi was the worst halfpipe I’ve ever skied,” says Sigourney, a three-time World Cup winner in women’s ski halfpipe. “[PyeongChang’s] is the best.” The 27-year-old U.S. freeskiing veteran—a...

Squaw Valley downhill specialist has high hopes entering his second Olympic season   U.S. coach John McBride uses terms like “compact aerodynamics,” “amazing touch” and “raw speed” when describing Travis Ganong’s talents as an alpine ski racer. Indeed, the 29-year-old Tahoe native has come a long way since...

Tahoe’s renowned winter season attracts diehard skiers and snowboarders from far and wide. They come for the deep snow, top-shelf terrain, sun-splashed days and awe-inspiring scenery. For the same reasons, the Tahoe area also entices another breed of winter enthusiasts—those who get their kicks from...

South Lake Tahoe halfpipe skier healthy and confidence after rehabbing from injury   Kyle Smaine spent the better part of last season "crutching [his] way through the seemingly endless snowbanks" in his native South Lake Tahoe. Now, with a surgically repaired anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus, the...