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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Sugar Bowl | Birth of a Historic Ski Resort, Part II

When the Sugar Bowl ski area first opened for business on Dec. 15, 1939, the resort turned out to be everything its founders had...

Sugar Bowl: Birth of a Historic Ski Resort, Part I

Historic Sugar Bowl, the Grand Dame of California ski resorts, is celebrating its 80th anniversary since it opened on Dec. 15, 1939. For skiers and...

Late Start in 1911 But Record Snow Anyway

The Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Pass averages 48 inches of snow in November — just 12 percent of the median annual snowfall...

Tahoe’s winter weather | 41 feet in 2018-19 & a look ahead...

It happens every year like clockwork. Once the leaves and pine cones drop and the nights grow cold, winter sports enthusiasts begin to focus...

Lansford W. Hastings | A Man Who Would be King

People familiar with the Donner Party tragedy during the winter of 1847 have read about Lansford W. Hastings, a man who many historians blamed...

Fiery fall display at Snowshoe Thompson’s Cave

You’re probably familiar with John “Snowshoe” Thompson and his legendary ability to brave the harshest winter conditions while crossing the Sierra delivering the mail,...

California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part III

William Brown Ide and his fellow American pioneers who arrived with the 1845 overland migration into Alta California were well aware of the numerous...

From mining camp to verdant meadows | Elizabethtown Meadows Trail

Few people know about the silver strike and mining boom near Lake Tahoe back in the 1860s, but for a short period of time...

California Bound: The Grigsby-Ide Party, Part II

When it comes to America’s western emigration movements in the mid-19th Century, historians and authors have understandably focused on two iconic wagon trains. Captain...

New release of “Tales from Two Valleys”

With the 70th anniversary of Squaw Valley in 2019 and the 60th anniversary of the 1960 Olympics in 2020, Arcadia Publishing will release the...