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Archive for March, 2014

  • March 27-April 9 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on March 26, 2014
    Eric Bryant slices a turn on North Maggies Peak above Emerald Bay. Photography by Matt Bansak.   PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE:  MATT BANSAK   Matt Bansak is a Web designer and photographer with a home base in Tahoe City. After moving to the lake from Vermont several years ago, he has taken every opportunity to adventure and enjoy everything that the area has […]
  • Coalition Snow: Gear for & by women

    By Jenn Sheridan on March 26, 2014
    Debra Scolnick takes some runs at Heavenly on the new Coalition Snow skis.  · Jennifer Gurecki wants to give women a voice in designing ski and snowboard gear. Ripping chicks have been on the hill since the dawn of winter sports, but rarely do female skiers and snowboarders dominate the spotlight in competitions, magazines or films. And, often, woman’s specific […]
  • Tahoe’s best spring skiing

    By Jessie Marchesseau on March 26, 2014
    The sun is out and the snow is getting soft, which, by all accounts, indicates it must be time for spring skiing. So, here’s the lowdown on where to get the springtime goods at Tahoe resorts.   Ryan Salm | Alpine Meadows Alpine Meadows Start your spring day at Alpine Meadows with a few fast warm-up runs on the Roundhouse […]
  • A Top 10 Tahoe-Truckee Winter, Part I

    By Mark McLaughlin on March 26, 2014
    Author’s Note: This article is adapted from, “Snowbound: Legendary Tahoe-Sierra Winters,” by Mic Mac Publishing. The winter of 1880 was a wild roller coaster of stormy and sunny weather; a season where extended stretches of fair conditions were broken by record-setting blasts of snowfall. And, the winter seemed to last forever. During that year, a record 25 feet of snow […]
  • The imperfect flight attendant

    By Warren Miller on March 26, 2014
    The voice of the flight attendant came over the loudspeaker precisely as the textbook said it should have sounded. It did have just a hint of boredom after 30 years of sweaty palm landings. I was instinctively blocking out the safety message of, “If we experience water landing, the seat cushions can act as a flotation device.” It was not […]
  • Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop

    By Nicole Cheslock on March 26, 2014
    Fresh Spinach Scramble with Buttermilk Biscuits · Located in the heart of historic downtown Truckee, Smart’s Wagon Trail Coffee Shop is definitely a place to eat with children who will adore the moving train overhead and the Little Dippers, mini pancakes made especially for small fingers and dipping (no utensils needed). Opened in 1947, the family owned and managed restaurant […]
  • Greens, Eggs & Bacon

    By Chef David “Smitty” Smith on March 26, 2014
    I think that I need to set the stage for this one a little before giving you the recipe. So, there I was on my way to Reno after finishing my article and sending it into the paper. Yes, you read that right; I had already written my article and needed to pick up some vacuum sealing bags for the […]
  • Yonder Mountain String Band

    By Jenn Sheridan on March 26, 2014
    Yonder Mountain Sting Band | Jay Blakesberg · When: April 3 | Doors at 7 p.m. Where: MontBleu Casino | Stateline, Nev. Admission: $25 advance | $30 day of Drawn by the growing music scene in the Front Range of Colorado, Yonder Mountain String Band members Adam Aijala, Dave Johnston, Ben Kauffmann and Jeff Austin crossed paths while playing during […]
  • Exceptional rosés

    By Barbara Keck on March 26, 2014
    Emilie Penaranda of Chateau de Saint-Martin · To misquote Gertrude Stein, “A Rosé is a Rosé is a Rosé,” except, of course, when it is a Rosé from Provence in which event it is an exceptionally drinkable and well-priced Rosé. That was my recent experience tasting Rosés from Provence at a tasting in San Francisco where 21 producers showcased their […]
  • March 13-26 issue on stands now

    By The Weekly on March 12, 2014
    Greg “White Shark” Lindsey enjoys a run through fresh powder set against the backdrop of ice-covered trees. Photography by Jason Abraham, ElevatedImg.com.   PHOTOGRAPHER PROFILE:  JASON ABRAHAM elevatedimg.com Photographer Jason Abraham founded Elevated Image Photography in 2005. He specializes in commercial, editorial and event photography with a focus on outdoor adventure, the environment and sport. He and his family have […]