Jan. 14 to Jan. 27

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Noah Nash enjoys a breathtakingly beautiful day snowboarding at Sugar Bowl. The conditions are great this winter, the days are gorgeous and the lifts are turning. Get out there and enjoy. Photography by Sky Emerson, courtesy Sugar Bowl | SummitSide.com

 

The allure of the back country

Skiers and snowboarders looking to explore more of what Tahoe and Truckee have to offer are looking increasingly to the back country. One of the best ways for skiers and riders unfamiliar to the back country to explore new terrain is with a ski guide, as Jenn Sheridan recently did at Sugar Bowl, which has an open boundary policy. An experienced back-country skier, Sheridan joined guide Nick Bliss to explore the back country that awaits just beyond the lifts for her story, “No boundaries at Sugar Bowl.”

The growing interest in the back country is one of the topics Priya Hutner recently discussed with Rob Kautz, who retired from Sugar Bowl after 40 years at the resort. Kautz shared his thoughts on the future of the ski industry for “Reflecting on the changing ski industry,” which originally appeared in our Tahoe Powder magazine.

Tim Hauserman spent a recent morning exploring Sand Harbor State Park’s winter fun, including a horse-drawn sleigh ride for “Sleigh bells ring at Sand Harbor.”

 

Our first book

I’m excited to announce that we’ve produced our first book – “Wineries of the Sierra Foothills.” The guidebook was written by wine writer Barbara Keck, and is now available locally at Tahoe House and online. It was an exciting and daunting project to produce the book, and we hope you’ll all buy a book from Barbara and then set out on your own winery tour (I have several on my list after reading the book.) Read more about the new book inside this issue.

I personally want to recognize our Art Director Alyssa Ganong for the utterly gorgeous design work and the countless hours that she spent on the project. Thank you, Alyssa, and congratulations, Barbara.

 

WIN PRIZES red bar

Want a SnowBomb Platinum Pass? Lift tickets? How about gift certificates to enjoy dining out? Then, head to TheTahoeWeekly.com or facebook.com/TheTahoeWeekly and take the Reader Survey to be entered in our drawing.

 

Jan. 28 – Deadlines
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