“Originate” features Truckee’s Michelle Parker

Go back-country skiing with Michelle Parker in the new Web series “Originate.” The first three episodes are now available at redbull.com Episode 1: “Backstory” The...

Take survey on West Shore access issues

A survey on traffic, parking and public access issues along Lake Tahoe’s West Shore is now open through Aug. 5. The survey is part of...

More snowmobile parking eyed at Little Truckee Summit

The Sierraville Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest is Forest is seeking comments on the Little Truckee Summit Parking Area Improvement Project Preliminary...

Eldorado National Forest taking comments on OSV plan

The U.S. Forest Service is currently taking comments for its plan for the Eldorado National Forest that would designate allowed areas for over-snow vehicles...

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...