Exploring the Nordic Nirvana of Kirkwood

Heading toward Kirkwood, you reach a land with nary a sign of civilization. It’s the best of the Sierra — snow-capped peaks rising high...

Mr. North Lake Tahoe · Bill Briner

When the bombs dropped on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, 15-year-old Bill Briner was skiing in the sand dunes off the Mount Rose...

Cushing Crossing

The 29th Annual Cushing Crossing at Squaw Valley is one of the best events of the spring season. The original pond skimming event that...

Dancing on Ice

Although humans have been sliding on frozen surfaces in creative ways since keeping themselves amused during the early ice ages, ice dancing as a...

The Lore of Winter Weather Predictions

The squirrels and chipmunks scamper about preparing for winter, stashing nuts and building their nests with an almost apocalyptic intensity. There’s a bounty of...

Adventures in Emerald Bay Chutes

It’s a misty morning in Glenshire as I set out for the West Shore on a week day. The cold air is still trapped...

There’s no camping like snow camping

Camping in winter should not be a suffer fest. At least that's what I hoped when I planned to join the Tahoe Rim Trail...

Coming of age: Forecasting weather

By Mark McLaughlin ·  The winter season is nearly upon us and everyone is studying the tea leaves to determine what our weather has in...

Sugar Bowl celebrates 75 years: Part I

  Sugar Bowl Ski Resort recently celebrated  its 75th anniversary of opening on Dec. 15, 1939. Known as the Grand Dame of California resorts, it...

Al’s Pals | You’ll never ski alone

#45 on the Ultimate Tahoe Winter Bucket List Whether you know him through Al’s Pals, Al’s Gals or Al’s Acquaintances, there’s no doubt that if...