Orland Bartholomew’s three-month solo ski traverse of the Sierra Nevada was an improbable, groundbreaking feat that was nearly lost to history—today, it still inspires new generations of adventurous Sierra Nevada skiers   [caption id="attachment_11265" align="alignleft" width="234"] Orland Bartholomew[/caption] When Orland Bartholomew pushed off his rake-handle ski poles and...

The Tahoe snowboarder brought style and progression to the young sport during a scintillating career that ended too soon   [caption id="attachment_11103" align="alignright" width="538"] Salasnek in the Donner Summit backcountry, photo by Aaron Sedway[/caption] In the early 1990s, acclaimed cinematographer and former pro skier Tom Day found himself...

Those who experienced Tahoe’s 2018-19 winter will not soon forget it.  After a modest start, Old Man Winter socked the Tahoe region with one powdery storm after another in January and February, blanketing the mountains in a thick coat of white and treating skiers and...

In the grand natural arboretum of the Sierra Nevada, one of its hardiest and most underrated specimens stands as an enduring testament of time   [caption id="attachment_10646" align="alignright" width="600"] A twisted Sierra juniper on Carson Pass, photo by Tom Knudson[/caption] What I remember most about that hike near...

Paddleboarding’s growth owes much to a group of avid Tahoe paddlers who saw the potential in a young sport   Lake Tahoe was looking more like an ocean. Mid-May, an inevitable late-season system was about to hit the Sierra Nevada. Temperatures plummeted below freezing. Westerly winds blew...

A longtime Tahoe resident and concentration camp survivor is selflessly giving away her fortune to benefit the community   [caption id="attachment_10531" align="alignright" width="400"] Maloff is known as the "Angel of Tahoe" for her generosity, photo by Angie Hall[/caption] The Angel of Tahoe is seated on her sofa with...

To be a Tahoe dog is to live a charmed life. After all, their “backyard” is a fun-filled wonderland with endless opportunities for exercise and adventure, from dock leaps to snow romps, forested trail runs to paddleboard rides atop the lake’s crisp, clear water. Photos...

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