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...

Squaw Valley groomers experience adventure and beauty in their nightly mission to create pristine runs   It will be hours before the sun peeks above the shoulders of Marlette Peak, splashing pink color into Emerald Bay and across the freshly frosted peaks of Squaw Valley. Pine martens...

A small but adept crew overcomes difficulties to provide prime skiing surfaces at Tahoe Cross Country   On the evening of April 30, I was in mourning. It appeared as if I had skied my last day of the great winter of 2019 at Tahoe Cross Country...

The California Highway Patrol is best known for the troopers who safeguard the state’s highways, but an elite team of helicopter rescuers also responds to the most complicated emergencies by air   Brandon Hallam is hanging out the open door of a California Highway Patrol helicopter above...

Those tempting backcountry slopes should be enjoyed with a healthy dose of avalanche education and awareness   Laughter, stemming from disbelief at the amount of snow falling on this late-January day, was the only sound along a socked-in road on Tahoe’s West Shore as our group worked...

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 dark, fast-moving clouds across the sea-foam green water. The waves had white caps....

Allow me to introduce you to my new(est) lustful fixation—the electric bike, considered to be moral turpitude on wheels by some, or healthy outlet by others. For the uninitiated and e-abstainers who’ve willed their fisted palms from gripping the handlebars of these taboo idols, all e-bikes...

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