• TAMBA raising money to build trails

    TAMBA raising money to build trails

    TAMBA is having a fundraiser Feb. 26 where Chris McNamara will show videos from some of the first wingsuit BASE jumps off major U.S. cliffs — and the 80-plus El Capitan climbing ascents that led to them. Every dollar raised will build one foot of trail at Fallen Leaf Lake and Angora Ridge this summer. Tickets […]

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  • Sierra’s Huck Cup a qualifier for Freeride Tour

    Sierra’s Huck Cup a qualifier for Freeride Tour

    Sierra-at-Tahoe will host the second annual Huck Cup, a 2-Star Freeride World Tour qualifying event, on March 3-4. The Freeride World Tour is a worldwide circuit of freeride skiing and snowboarding events. The event will take place in Huckleberry Canyon, 320 acres of backcountry terrain accessed by five gates at the summit of Sierra-at-Tahoe. Sierra […]

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  • Feds evaluate using drones at ski resorts

    Feds evaluate using drones at ski resorts

      By Susan Wood The idea of having drones deliver avalanche charges at ski resorts may one day fly with regulators, but major roadblocks now hinder movement in that practice. The U.S. Department of the Interior is looking into the initial concept as a way of keeping ski patrollers who conduct this duty even more […]

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  • Mountain lion hunter tracks big cats in Nev.

    Mountain lion hunter tracks big cats in Nev.

    By John M. Glionna, Las Vegas Review-Journal The men arrived at Letha Roberson’s house early, with crackers and beef jerky for the job of skinning and harvesting the downed mountain lion. But the one with the knife and the know-how provided a profound twist to this gritty ritual of the hunt: A woman was showing […]

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  • Eldorado to reduce fuel cutting permit fee

    Eldorado to reduce fuel cutting permit fee

    Starting March 1, Eldorado National Forest will begin selling personal use fuelwood permits for $5 per cord.  Today permits are $15. The minimum charge for a permit is $20, which will permittees four cords.  “The reduction in price will allow the public to obtain fuelwood for heating their homes at a lower cost,” Forest Supervisor […]

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  • Massive snow means lots of work for ski patrollers

    Massive snow means lots of work for ski patrollers

    By Julie Brown, Powder   The morning after a February storm had shut down the ski resort for two days, the Sun Valley ski patrol started yet another day of work to open the mountain to the public. The meeting started with announcements: race schedules, grooming reports, mountain closures, fallen trees from the storm. Then […]

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  • Star Guide: Perceptions of the Cosmos

    Star Guide: Perceptions of the Cosmos

    By Tony Berendsen As the star guide for Tahoe Star Tours, I spend countless hours under the stars. My passion for helping people understand what they see while looking up on a starry evening is my purpose, and this mission statement sums up my intention, “One day everyone will walk out under a starry sky […]

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  • Sun Valley ski resort — a mountain of history

    Sun Valley ski resort — a mountain of history

    By Kathryn Reed SUN VALLEY, Idaho – In this era of corporate consolidation in the ski industry, Sun Valley ski resort stands out as being independent. But the area also stands out as being a company town. The Holding family owns Sun Valley in Idaho and Snowbasin in Utah through their company Sinclair Oil. So, […]

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  • Technology slow to help predict avalanches

    Technology slow to help predict avalanches

    By Ethan Baron, Bay Area News Group It’s a bountiful winter in the snowy Sierra Nevada, with the biggest snowpack in 22 years. That’s great news for skiers and snowboarders, but all that snow can transform in an instant from a beautiful blanket to a deadly shroud when an avalanche hits. In December, Aptos doctor Tom Barker, […]

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  • Feeding wildlife is not a good idea

    Feeding wildlife is not a good idea

    By Aaron Meier For those who keep tabs on Nevada’s wildlife, a frequently asked question during periods of heavy snowfall is “should we feed wildlife when winter limits their food availability?” Idaho, Colorado and Utah have recently initiated limited amounts of winter feeding and “baiting” of mule deer and elk. These efforts are intended to […]

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