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...

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...

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...