Jenny Kendrick, Julie Tenner, Laura Kosich and Rebecca Cordero at the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala, photo courtesy annie x photographie

Best of Tahoe Social Scene

Tahoe Quarterly’s  Social Scene spread from the Best of Tahoe issue includes photos from three events: the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala, Tom Sims Retro Worlds and TQ’s 15th annual Mountain Home Awards party at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe.



Shane McConkey Legacy Gala

Squaw Valley’s Pain McShlonkey Classic on March 17 was filled with belly laughs, camaraderie and philanthropy in honor of legendary skier Shane McConkey. Afterwards, the party shifted to the Shane McConkey Legacy Gala, where revelers donned their best British Invasion costumes while grooving to a Freddie Mercury cover band. All proceeds from the event benefited the Shane McConkey Foundation.

Jill Whisler, Amy Rosen, Alan Whisler and Sherry McConkey, photo courtesy annie x photographie


A Freddie Mercury look-alike entertains party goers, including Sarah Fletcher, photo courtesy annie x photographie


Professional big-mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones and Donna Reid, photo courtesy annie x photographie



Tom Sims Retro Worlds

The forefathers of snowboarding gathered at Soda Springs on March 25 to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the first-ever halfpipe contest, organized by the late Tom Sims in 1983. Riding old-school boards (pre-1990), they competed on a throwback, mostly hand-dug halfpipe reminiscent of the sport’s early days.

Former Olympian and current NBC snowboard commentator Todd Richards tweaks a method on a 1988 Sims, photo by Sylas Wright


Longtime snowboard photographers Jon Foster, left, and Bud Fawcett in their element on the deck of a halfpipe, photo by Sylas Wright


Chris Roach, one of the most stylish riders of the sport’s early era, watches the action while hiking to the top of the pipe, photo by Sylas Wright


Boreal marketing director Matt Peterson shows off his style at the Tom Sims Retro Worlds, photo by Sylas Wright



15th Annual Mountain Home Awards

Tahoe Quarterly celebrated its 15th annual Mountain Home Awards by throwing a party hosted by the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe, where we also handed out plaques to the winning designers and builders. The event was made possible with support from our sponsors, including J.P. Morgan Private BankUncorked TruckeeNanaWallGallery KeokiTahoe Blue VodkaAlibi Ale Works and Tahoe Fund, our nonprofit partner for the evening.

The JP Morgan team of Verdi Disesa, Megan Gunn, Matt Russo with TQ’s Clayton Humphries and Jared Swanson, photo by Jeff Freeman Photography


The Mark Tanner Construction team of Robbie Jamison, Mark Tanner, Stephen Reitter and Casey Eberhardt, photo by Jeff Freeman Photography


Hannah Wilson, Kasey Hudson and Bill Hudson of Kasey Hudson Design, photo by Jeff Freeman Photography


Kim Heslin, Debbie Costa and Lauren Marshall, photo by Jeff Freeman Photography


TQ Mountain Home Awards, photo by Jeff Freeman Photography


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