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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...

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...

Project review open for Mt. Rose expansion

Humboldt-Toiyabe National Foresthas released the Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe Atoma Area Expansion draft Record of Decision and final Environmental Impact Statement for a 45-day formal...

Riding fat | Explore Tahoe’s snowy trails by bike

It’s a frosty January morning when I arrive at The BackCountry. I’m not talking about the millions of acres of wilderness and national forest...

“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...

Taking skiers to the next level | Chris & Jenny Fellows

Chris and Jenny Fellows co-founded the Tahoe based, North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) in 1994, and for the last 20 years the couple...

Stanislaus snowmobile plan released

The Stanislaus National Forest has released its final over-snow vehicle plan for the district, with the comment period open until May 6. Over-snow vehicles,...

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....

Back to school | Avalanche training will save your life

You wake up to a blue bird day, with 2 feet of fresh powder laying still on the mountains above Lake Tahoe. Your new...

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...