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...

Old skis find a new life as functional art   It’s hard to get rid of possessions, even harder to part with those that belonged to a loved one. When Daniel Trauber died of leukemia in 2008, his wife, South Lake Tahoe–based Marianne Rosenfeld, found it an emotional...

Carnelian Bay second home combines classic look with fun amenities   When guests unpack their bags and settle in to this Carnelian Bay home—and naturally gravitate to the game room, two piers and plethora of seaworthy toys—it’s tough to pry them away from the lakefront estate. “What’s funny...

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...

With the use of drones, Reno–Tahoe area is on the front line of cloud-seeding technology   As winter storms approach the Sierra, experts with an eye toward squeezing every possible snowflake from those churning clouds will be watching closely. For the first time, those engaged in the practice...

Nonstop flights to and from Dallas, Atlanta and Southern California bolster region’s air service   Don’t be surprised to hear a few more Southern accents—from both Southern California and the Southern United States—on the ski slopes this season. Dallas, Atlanta and several locations in Southern California are among...

Everything about Mammoth Mountain is big—and only three hours from Tahoe   Mammoth. The word conjures forth and sums up so very well all that is the sprawling 3,500-acre ski resort perched on a lava dome complex in Inyo National Forest, which tops out at 11,053 feet,...

Two of Tahoe’s elite winter athletes share insight about how they stay fit in the off-season   As Tahoe’s long summer days fade to chilly fall nights, Tahoe’s residents and visitors can’t help but dream of the snow-laden adventures that await. But before hitting the slopes, it’s...