Jeff Pickett credits his friend Franz Weber, the former world champion speed skier, for the advice that spawned his latest business venture. Now, after years of tinkering, testing and designing, Pickett is convinced that his Reno-Tahoe-based NuDown jackets and vests are fit to compete with...

When he talks about the Great Recession, Chip Bowlby, managing partner at Reno Land, Inc., is at the same time bullish and chagrined. At the time, he said he’d never again develop here after the Northern Nevada housing market burst spectacularly into recession. But then again,...

In a world-class ski and snowboard destination like Tahoe, sleds can get overlooked. But these snow-sliding devices deserve their due recognition. From classic to cutting-edge, we highlight some of our favorites.   FLEXIBLE FLYER 60-INCH STEEL RUNNER SLED $99.99 The classic steel runner sled never was designed for...

  North Shore   THE STATION, A TRUCKEE EATERY 10130 West River Rd. Truckee, CA (530) 563-5285 www.truckeestation.com The little yellow Union Pacific Railroad building in Old Town formerly Diego’s is now serving a seasonal healthy menu under the auspices of Dragonfly vet Danny McCabe. Signature sandwiches such as the Mediterranean tuna melt,...

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