• Ganong third in super G at U.S. Championships

    Ganong third in super G at U.S. Championships

    By USSA CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine  – Laurenne Ross (Bend, Ore. – U.S. Ski Team) and Ryan Cochran-Siegle (Starksboro, Vt. – U.S. Ski Team) claimed the top of the podium in Saturday’s super G at the U.S. Alpine Championships at Sugarloaf. After some fresh snowfall Friday night, the course crew at Sugarloaf had their work cut out […]

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  • First wolf sighting in Nevada in 95 years

    First wolf sighting in Nevada in 95 years

    By Henry Brean, Las Vegas Review-Journal State wildlife officials have confirmed the presence of a wolf in Nevada for the first time since 1922. The Nevada Department of Wildlife announced Friday that a wolf from the Shasta Pack in Northern California crossed into the Silver State in early November, but there is no evidence that […]

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  • China embarking on a skiing revolution

    China embarking on a skiing revolution

    By Kade Krichko, Powder The sun hasn’t yet made it over the dusty city skyline, but human friction offsets the morning chill as businessmen, students, and errand-runners ebb and flow to the singsong commands drifting from the concrete rafters of the Beijing subway station. Three stops down Line 13, a ski bus waits to shuttle […]

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  • Bodie becomes temporary terrain park

    Bodie becomes temporary terrain park

    Freestyle skier Cody LaPlante rattled the ghosts of Bodie has he turned the ghost town into a terrain park. Assisted by a safety and State Parks team, LaPlante and the crew built a dream ski park within the eerie buildings this month. They traveled 13 miles via snowmobile. The 15-year-old who is originally from Truckee […]

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  • National Guard helps Mammoth with its snow

    National Guard helps Mammoth with its snow

    By Los Angeles Times Hey, Mammoth Lakes, add this group shot of the National Guard to your winter scrapbook. Burdened with removing the 44 feet of snow that had fallen this season, the village of 8,200 called in the National Guard earlier this month to help cart 4,000 tons of it away. The five-day offensive, […]

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  • Life saving classes at South Tahoe pool

    Life saving classes at South Tahoe pool

    The South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is offering two American Red Cross certified lifeguard training courses. The courses are being taught by Liz Terzian. Participants will receive knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize, and respond to aquatic emergencies. Participants will be trained and certified to provide care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries, and sudden […]

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  • USFS wants help ID’ing priority maintenance work

    USFS wants help ID’ing priority maintenance work

    Nationwide, the U.S. Forest Service want the public’s help to select nine to 15 priority areas among its nine regions where a backlog in trail maintenance contributed to reduced access, potential harm to natural resources or trail users and/or has the potential for increased future deferred maintenance costs. Region 5 manages more than 16,000 miles […]

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  • Tahoe firm’s climbing method cuts summit times in half

    Tahoe firm’s climbing method cuts summit times in half

    By Eben Novy-Williams, Bloomberg When Brooks Entwistle, a partner at Everstone Group in Singapore, climbed the sixth-tallest mountain in the world, the 26,8000-foot-tall Cho Oyu, he didn’t take the typical seven weeks. He took three weeks off and sandwiched the 17-day ascent between a board meeting and a parent-teacher conference. That timeframe was unheard of in guided […]

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  • Tahoe polar plunge sets a fundraising record

    Tahoe polar plunge sets a fundraising record

    A toe dip was enough for some people as opposed to the full plunge many others opted for. The space odyssey themed Polar Plunge kicked off at 10am March 18 at Zephyr Cove Resort. The annual event raises money for the 23,000 Special Olympics athletes in Northern California and Nevada. More than $150,000 was raised […]

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  • Waterhouse provides lines for adventure seekers

    Waterhouse provides lines for adventure seekers

    By Kathryn Reed With 1,800 vertical feet to ride and features built into the environment, no wonder Waterhouse is such a popular destination for skiers and snowboarders. Even better for them it’s not much of a hike from the vehicle to where the climb begins. The eight of us (four humans, four canines) aren’t into […]

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