TRPA to eye plan for West Shore parking, access, traffic issues

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is set to hold meetings with stakeholders to help shape the future of transportation, access, traffic management, parking and...

Back-country access | It’s a waiting game

It was a bluebird day and they came from miles around to ski untouched powder. Once the 15 or 20 legal parking spots were...

Ski touring in the Carson Pass back country

The forecast was not promising. We’d received more than 6 feet of fresh snow that came in three waves over the last four days....

Know Before You Go | Avalanche training for back-country travels

Do you know what zastrugi is? How familiar are you with firnspiegel? Can you describe the process of faceting? What would you do if...

Bewitched by the back country | Skiing with Jeremy Benson

“I loathe lift lines,” says “Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Routes: California” guidebook author Jeremy Benson. “I can’t stand the powder frenzy. I like to...

Shoeing the Castle

We were approaching the middle of a low-tide January winter when I pulled off Interstate 80, Exit 176 to the base of Castle Peak...

Nordic Ski Guide 2017-18

Lake Tahoe’s downhill resorts get the big press, but local cross-country ski areas are first class, as well. In fact, the cross-country ski venues...

Backcountry Film Festival comes to Tahoe

Alpenglow Sports hosts the 13th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival on Dec. 1. Come welcome winter and support Sierra Watershed Education Partnerships...

Short explores the future of freeheel skiing

The short film “Future Freeheel” features some of the most progressive telemark skiing to date. Long-time telemark athlete Ty Dayberry discusses his views about...

Myths about avalanche danger

After one of the biggest snow seasons in recent history, the Lake Tahoe Basin is blanketed in white giving powder hounds and back-country enthusiasts...