Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• The Virginia & Truckee Railroad launches its summer season with round-trip trains between Carson City and Virginia City on Memorial Day Weekend.

• Tahoe Figure Skating Club is having a chili fundraiser at Coyote Grill in Round Hill on May 24 from 5-9pm. For more info, email

• Alex Leff is now conservation director for Friends of the West Shore.

• The Bicycle Advisory Committee of the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority will meet June 8 at 9am in the Downstairs Conference Room at Lake Tahoe Airport.

• Squaw Valley’s head men’s FIS coach, Konrad Rickenbach, has been named Alpine Domestic Coach of the year by the United States Ski & Snowboard Association.