Athletes increasingly engaging in both downhill and Nordic skiing   Tahoe’s downhill resorts—totaling some 24,000 skiable acres—may get most of the excitement, attention and crowds. But with hundreds of miles of groomed trails at cross-country resorts around The Lake, Nordic skiing provides not just an alternative, but...

Desert Research Institute eyeing 2018–19 winter for project   Ambitious plans to boost snowfall in the Lake Tahoe region via drones came to a halt last winter, with huge storms reducing the need for man-made snow and regulatory processes hampering researchers’ hopes of flying their unmanned aircraft...

One local’s quest to reinvent surfing, skiing, soaring and history   Craig Beck doesn’t dabble in hobbies. When the longtime Tahoe local gets into something, he tends to go all in. Whether he’s flying homemade hang gliders or working on his latest project—Tahoe Native Surfboards—Beck is...

Truckee Olympian Katerina Nash has achieved much success since her youth in communist Czechoslovakia   To be clear, Katerina Nash is not defending communism. As a child of Soviet-run Czechoslovakia and the late 1980s Velvet Revolution, she is quick to say that democracy and America are good,...

Nevada Museum of Art exhibition traces the history and evolution of Burning Man   Among the tens of thousands of diehard “Burners” stretching the globe, only a select few know the history behind the countercultural phenomenon quite like Michael Mikel. With the assistance of Mikel and...

Nearly a decade after his discovery, Buddy the wolverine remains an unsolved mystery   On a cold February day in 2008, then-graduate student Katie Moriarty was scanning through images from her 20 remote cameras set up throughout Sagehen Experimental Forest near Tahoe when something caught her eye. “I...

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