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...

Longtime sculptor counts snow as one of his many mediums   Ira Kessey, photo by Ron Richman   Ira Kessey is a busy man. In his studio in Tahoe City, he’s currently at work on multiple projects in multiple mediums. One is a bust of Captain George Whittell Jr.,...

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...

Tips for better ski and snowboard still photography in the expanding world of video   With drones buzzing around the backcountry and GoPros on every other helmet in the KT line at Squaw Valley, the amount of video being captured on the slopes is continually increasing. So...

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....