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The Outdoors

  • Bringing the Games back to Tahoe

    By Casey Glaubman on January 12, 2017
    As the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, The Reno Tahoe area is steeped in Olympic tradition with the 1960 Winter Games held at Squaw Valley and along the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. In fact, if you’ve ever skied at Squaw Valley, then chances are you noticed the large Olympic rings adorning the signs at the entrance of Olympic […]
  • Tahoe’s Winter Olympics · Ski museum to celebrate Olympic, ski history

    By Tim Hauserman on January 12, 2017
    Tahoe’s Olympic legacy and ski history of the Sierra Nevada will find a home under one roof in the new 1960 Winter Olympics Ski Museum to open in 2020 at the entrance to Olympic Valley. The world-class facility will focus on the 1960 Winter Olympics, as well as the fascinating and ground-breaking ski history of the Sierra Nevada. Courtesy Bill […]
  • Chillin’ at Grover Hot Springs

    By The Weekly on January 12, 2017
    Whether you’ve spent a bit too much time on the slopes or just need a day to unwind, Grover Hot Springs is the perfect place to rejuvenate. The 533-acre state park is situated in an alpine meadow of snowmen and sagebrush flanked by snowy Sierra peaks that stretch to more than 10,000 feet. Enough spectacular scenery here to trigger an […]
  • Winter Survival in the West, Part I

    By Mark McLaughlin on January 12, 2017
    Search and rescue headlines usually focus on skiers and snowboarders who venture outside resort boundaries and lose their way. The recent rescue of a family of three on Dec. 25, 2016, at the Grand Canyon serves as a reminder that winter travelers in the West must also play it smart if they expect to come out alive. Food, water, gasoline, […]
  • Jamie Orr

    By The Weekly on January 12, 2017
    Jamie Orr is committed to community and to Tahoe, and was part of a project to open the Tahoe Mountain Lab, a large co-working office space and the first of its kind in South Lake Tahoe. The concept was simple: offer a comfortable place for business owners, freelancers and entrepreneurs in which to create and collaborate. Besides providing the option […]
  • SuperTour lands on Donner Summit

    By The Weekly on January 12, 2017
    Top cross-country athletes from across America will converge at Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Jan. 21 to 22 for the fourth stop on the USSA’s annual SuperTour, which kicked off in December in Bozeman, Mont. Super Tour podium winners, Ida Sargent, Kikkan Randall, Sadie Bjornsen The SuperTour is a series of International Ski Federation sanctioned cross-country ski races taking […]
  • Tahoe Powder Winter 2016-17

    By The Weekly on December 28, 2016
    The Tahoe Sierra’s only ski & snowboard magazine There are many sides to enjoying winter in the Tahoe Sierra and Tahoe Powder magazine explores Tahoe’s winter lifestyle – skiing & snowboarding, Nordic & snowmobiling, locals and pros, nightlife, food & wine, events & entertainment.
  • 2016-17 Nordic Ski Guide

    By Tim Hauserman on December 28, 2016
    By Tim Hauserman ·  It snowed! It snowed! After a few winters of well below normal snowfall, 2015-16 came through with plenty of the white stuff and the Nordic ski areas around Lake Tahoe returned to full operation. This made a lot of skiers pretty dang excited gliding over the trails that they love. This season, 2016-17, started out fluffy […]
  • Magical trek to Pole Creek

    By Priya Hutner on December 28, 2016
    Story & photos by Priya Hutner ·  It was one of those frigid days where the temperature was not expected to rise above 30 degrees F and snow was in the forecast. I needed to get some fresh air. The skies were gray as I layered up and set out to snowshoe the Pole Creek Trail. The trail is easy […]
  • Justin Spees

    By Kayla Anderson on December 28, 2016
    By Kayla Anderson ·  Once there was a 15-year-old kid who grew up in Incline Village, Nev., and liked to skateboard, but didn’t have any place to practice. So in 1997, he gathered friends together and launched his first nonprofit organization: Incline Skateboard Park Foundation. Justin and men from an African village testing a new water pump. | Courtesy Justin […]