• Bowman, Wise packing bags for Winter Olympics

    Bowman, Wise packing bags for Winter Olympics

    By Shawn Smith, NBC David Wise of Reno and Maddie Bowman of Meyers will both have the opportunity to defend their freeski halfpipe Olympic titles. The two gold medalists from the Sochi Winter Games qualified for PyeongChang at the U.S. Grand Prix at Snowmass, the fourth of five selection events for the U.S. Olympic ski […]

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  • Moon about to do something it hasn’t done in 150 years

    Moon about to do something it hasn’t done in 150 years

    By Alex Harris, Sacramento Bee Call it whatever you like — a blue red moon, a purple moon, a blood moon — but the moon will be a special sight on Jan. 31. Three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously that night, resulting in what some are calling a super blue blood moon eclipse. The […]

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  • Hairless bear from Placer County recovering

    Hairless bear from Placer County recovering

    By Barbara Harvey, Sacramento Bee A young, hairless bear cub rescued in Placer County in December is recovering well after being transported to a wildlife rehabilitation center in Southern California. The cub, who was found to be suffering from a severe case of mange, was rescued by good Samaritans before being turned over to the […]

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  • Conglomerate that includes Squaw has a name — Alterra

    Conglomerate that includes Squaw has a name — Alterra

    The parent company of Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain and nine other ski resorts finally has a name — Alterra Mountain Company. This is the blending of affiliates of KSL Capital Partners and Henry Crown and Company.   Alterra is a fusion of the words altitude and terrain/terra. In the coming months the company […]

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  • Bowman qualifies for finals at Snowmass

    Bowman qualifies for finals at Snowmass

    By Courtney Harkins, U.S. Ski and Snowboard Battling rough weather in the latter half of the day, the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix freeski halfpipe and snowboard slopestyle qualifiers went off at Aspen’s Snowmass Mountain in Colorado with 15 Americans qualifying for Friday’s finals. The women’s freeski halfpipe went off without a hitch, with Olympic gold […]

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  • 9-day outdoor festival returning to North Shore

    9-day outdoor festival returning to North Shore

    The fifth winter Alpenglow Mountain Festival, presented by Outdoor Research and DPS Skis, will be Feb. 17-25. The nine-day festival in North Lake Tahoe is a celebration of human-powered mountain sports, events, clinics, equipment demonstrations, critically-acclaimed film and more. It will showcase more than 75 individual events and is almost entirely free. Geared toward beginner […]

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  • 18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    18 states may introduce sports betting bills in 2018

    By Wayne Parry, AP ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A new report predicts 18 states will introduce bills to regulate sports betting this year, with 11 having a good chance of passing legislation. Eilers & Krejcik Gaming, which tracks gambling legislation nationwide, says that’s just the minimum; the firm predicts more than 30 states could introduce […]

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  • Sierra, Squaw turn Olympic dreams into reality

    Sierra, Squaw turn Olympic dreams into reality

    By Susan Wood When the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, surge into our consciousness next month, retired alpine ski racer Marco Sullivan’s snow-filled mind is sure to drift to another mountain. Sullivan, like many before and expectedly after him, grew up gracing the slopes of Squaw Valley. Squaw, like its southern Lake Tahoe counterpart […]

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  • Controlled burns resuming in Tahoe basin

    Controlled burns resuming in Tahoe basin

    The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, which includes local, state and federal agencies, may continue prescribed fire operations this week in multiple locations around Lake Tahoe, weather permitting.  Winter typically brings cooler temperatures and precipitation, which favor prescribed burning. Each prescribed fire operation follows a specialized prescribed fire burn plan that considers temperature, humidity, wind, […]

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  • $125,000 snow machine latest toy of the superrich

    $125,000 snow machine latest toy of the superrich

    By Kyle Stock, Bloomberg Way back in the snow-choked mountains, miles from any road, curb appeal is still a thing. Consider the Tucker Sno-Cat. It sits on four treads, seemingly designed for a tank, that nevertheless appear to float atop fluffy snow that’s swimming pools-deep. The cab is painted an industrial orange that contrasts cartoonishly against the cottony landscape. […]

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