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  • Tahoe Powder 2015-16

    By The Weekly on January 27, 2016
      It’s always a good day in Tahoe While others were out hiking and mountain biking Tahoe’s trail, enjoying the waters on Big Blue and lavishing in the long, beautiful summer days, the Tahoe Powder staff was hard at work dreaming about the 2015-16 winter season and working on the next issue of Powder. OK, we did do all of […]
  • Making corduroy at Mt. Rose

    By The Weekly on January 27, 2016
    Powder days get all the hype, but there’s really something to be said for carving a fast run down smooth corduroy first thing in the morning. The feeling of effortlessly arcing your skis or board edge to edge over freshly groomed snow is better than that first sip of hot coffee (just kidding. I wouldn’t make it to the resort […]
  • Snowshoeing: Walking on snow

    By Tim Hauserman on January 27, 2016
    What form of winter exercise is inexpensive, requires just two pieces of equipment, gets you away from the crowds and can be done by just about anyone between the ages of 6 and 90? Snowshoeing. The good news is that those huge, wooden contraptions that were once used to clumsily travel over deep snow are now ancient artifacts adorning the […]
  • Changing the way women travel · Nicole Dreon

    By Priya Hutner on January 27, 2016
    Nicole Dreon, a freelance writer and photographer, has travelled the world in the most spectacular of ways. Dreon is funny, easy going and sincere and it reflects in her writing, storytelling and photography. Her photographs are evocative and moving, eliciting emotions that tell a story of her subjects through the lens of her travels. Nicole Dreon Raised in upstate New […]
  • Reno’s exceptional snowfall 100 years ago

    By Mark McLaughlin on January 27, 2016
    In contrast to the High Sierra where the annual snowfall averages 35 feet or more, communities located in western Nevada usually escape the worst of the weather. The towering range protects valleys from the intense winter storms that barrel in from the Pacific Ocean. Heavy snow accumulation in the mountains creates a winter wonderland ideal for sports enthusiasts, and the […]
  • Twenty-five thousand skiers

    By Warren Miller on January 27, 2016
    In 1960, two years before Vail opened with one gondola, two chairlifts and a Poma lift, I rode to the where Chair 4 ends with Pete Siebert in some sort of an Army surplus, over-the-snow vehicle. He was able to drive to an advantage point where I got my first view of the now-famous Back Bowls. There were no ski […]
  • No boundaries at Sugar Bowl

    By Jenn Sheridan on January 13, 2016
    At 1,200 acres with 1,500 vertical feet, Sugar Bowl may seem like one of the smaller resorts in California, but its open boundary policy means that for skiers and riders with a sense of adventure and the right education, the possibilities are endless. Grant Barta | Sugar Bowl Former Sugar Bowl CEO Rob Kautz reflects on a changing ski industry […]
  • Reflecting on the changing ski industry

    By Priya Hutner on January 13, 2016
    Rob Kautz has spent nearly 40 years at Sugar Bowl, with the last 27 years as its CEO. Following his recent retirement, Kautz sat down with Tahoe Powder to discuss the future of skiing in Tahoe and particularly at Sugar Bowl, one of the region’s iconic ski areas that opened in 1939. Kautz says that in his decades of experience […]
  • Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor

    By Tim Hauserman on January 13, 2016
    While the beauty of a snowy winter at Tahoe is hard to beat, sometimes we all need to beat a path away from the crowds. Surprisingly, one place where you will find peace and quiet in the winter is one of the busiest places at Tahoe in the summer – Sand Harbor State Park.   Borges offer horse-drawn sleigh rides […]
  • “Seriously, wineries in Yuba County?”

    By Barbara Keck on January 13, 2016
      It’s our first book! ‘Wineries of the Sierra Foothills’ labor of love Long-time Tahoe Weekly contributor and wine writer Barbara Keck has released her first book, “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills: Risk-Takers & Rules-Breakers,” available locally at Tahoe House or by order online at WineriesOfTheSierraFoothills.com. “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills” is also the first book produced by Range of Light […]