Lake Tahoe backcountry offers unbeatable snowshoeing options for winter adventurers of all abilities   The snow is flying, transforming Lake Tahoe into a winter wonderland. What better way to get outside and experience the beauty of the season than by strapping on some snowshoes, grabbing a set...

Tahoe’s smaller ski resorts find success among industry giants   Ruben Kimmelman scrolls down a list of season pass options on his iMac. Kimmelman, a snowboarder who recently moved to the Reno–Tahoe area from Washington, is torn between Squaw Valley and Mt. Rose. He snowboards a few...

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...

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...

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...