March 10 to 23, 2016

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Tahoe Weekly art director Alyssa Ganong enjoys “perfect hero turns” in Richard’s Bowl at Homewood Mountain Resort during a recent tour with Homewood Snowcat Adventures. Read Alyssa’s story about her adventure in “Prowling Homewood’s back country” inside this edition. Photography by Matt Bansak | MattBansak.com

 

Head into the back country

“Eye up that chute. Drop. Soft and sweet. I’m not wearing headphones, but that track is playing in the back of my head, you know, the one where it’s you in the ski movie, making perfect hero turns with a giant smile across your face, maybe letting out a whoot, whoot or two …,” writes Alyssa Ganong of her bluebird powder day with Homewood Snowcat Adventures.

Doesn’t that make you want to explore Homewood and take in untracked powder set against the backdrop of Big Blue? Homewood Mountain Resort has moved into the big league this season offering an unparalleled option for skiers and snowboarders anxious to explore the back country, but not quite ready to head out on his or her own. Guided back-country ski tours offer those new to back-country skiing and riding the ability to get into the back country with trained guides versed in avalanche safety.

Not ready to explore Tahoe’s back country? Then, how about historic cross-country trails set against the forests of the West Shore and along Lake Tahoe’s shores at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Tim Hauserman explores this local gem that offers cross-country skiing for a few bucks that’s a great outing for the entire family. Or, book a dog sledding adventure across Squaw Creek meadows as Tim recently enjoyed. Bundle up, sit back and enjoy the breathtaking peaks of Olympic Valley.

 

Expanding entertainment coverage

Tahoe Weekly has been covering the entertainment scene throughout Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Carson City and beyond for more than 17 years, and we’re adding a new offering to our unmatched coverage with the addition of writer Sean McAlindin in this edition. With a passion for music and a writing style that draws in the reader, we jumped at the chance to welcome Sean as a contributor to Tahoe Weekly. For this edition, he penned a feature on the release of Sneaky Creatures’ debut album “Dirt Circus,” and we look forward to more than Sean in the future.

 

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