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Archive for December, 2013

  • Dec. 26, 2013-Jan. 8, 2014 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on December 25, 2013
    Skiers enjoy a beautiful winter day at Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Area, the largest cross-country ski area in North America. Winter is in full swing in Tahoe and Truckee, including the more than 15 cross-country centers in the region. Photography by David Madison, courtesy RoyalGorge.com.
  • Locals compete on road to Olympics

    By The Weekly on December 25, 2013
    Editor’s Note: This is Part II in The Weekly’s ongoing “Olympic Hopefuls” series leading up to the Olympics in February. Part I of the series may be found at http://thetahoeweekly.com/2013/12/local-athletes-eye-olympic-winter-games/. Local athletes continue to vie for a chance to compete in the XXII Olympic Winter Games that open on Feb. 7 in Sochi, Russia, with Olympic qualifiers been held around […]
  • Tahoe Powder: The skinny side of things

    By Katherine Hill on December 25, 2013
    One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra Nevada on skis is to try cross-country skiing, which allows skiers to race downhill, skate up steep inclines or glide along quiet trails and meadows. The Tahoe-Truckee region is home to many fantastic cross-country resorts, along with the private Auburn Ski Club, the largest cross-country area […]
  • Tale of survival: The Stolpa story, Part I

    By Mark McLaughlin on December 25, 2013
    The recent rescue of six people trapped for two days in Nevada’s harsh winter landscape is one of those feel good stories that should give us pause to wonder how well you or I might fare in the same situation. Despite an overturned vehicle with a dead engine and overnight temperatures well below zero, the two adults with four young […]
  • Klaus Obermeyer, 94 years young

    By Warren Miller on December 25, 2013
    It was nice to congratulate Klaus Obermeyer this month on his 94th birthday. I think he is the ultimate entrepreneur in the American ski industry. He owns and manages the largest ski-only clothing company in America. His trip to the top was not an easy one. When I first met Klaus in July 1948, he was way over his head […]
  • Simplicity at its finest

    By Nicole Cheslock on December 25, 2013
    Huevos Rancheros · Marty’s Café is located in the heart of historic Truckee. In just one year, the intimate, 10-table eatery has captured the attention and frequent business of long-time locals and Lake Tahoe visitors. Marty Carlton has been visiting the area for more than 30 years. When he saw a for lease sign in the quaint space that now […]
  • Petra features unique wines

    By Barbara Keck on December 25, 2013
    Kali Kopley has enlivened the Tahoe wine scene for several years now with her Uncorked wine bars in Truckee, Olympic Valley and Tahoe City. Petra, in the Village at Northstar, is a wonderful part of the group, with its selection of great food to match an equally great selection of wines. The wine-dine events there are excellent, featuring small production […]
  • Holiday appetizers: Chicken Duxelle Pinwheels

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on December 25, 2013
    I was talking to Speedy, and we were trying to think of a traditional New Year’s dinner for a good recipe idea. OK, we weren’t really talking; we were texting back and forth (But don’t even bother to try texting me. I can only text from home using my iPod touch; my phone doesn’t text, so if you text me, […]
  • SnowGlobe Music Festival

    By The Weekly on December 25, 2013
    SnowGlobe Music Festival, returns for the third year to Bijou Park at the Lake Tahoe Community College campus in South Lake Tahoe from Dec. 29 to 31. Ring in the New Year with more than 50 world-class artists including Tiesto, Kaskade, Snoop Dogg, Zeds Dead and Beats Antique during this three-day winter celebration. In addition to the music, SnowGlobe’s BigAir is back […]
  • Dec. 12-25 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on December 11, 2013
    Ski season is in full swing at Tahoe and Truckee resorts with stellar conditions at local ski areas to enjoy this holiday season, including at Alpine Meadows, which is featured on our cover with views of Lake Tahoe, sunny blue skies and fresh powder. Photography by Jeff Engerbretson, SkiAlpine.com.