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...

Confronting the dangers of extreme sports · Robb Gaffney

Robb Gaffney is best known around Tahoe as the guy who wrote “Squallywood, A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines.” In other words,...

Mountain heroes · Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue

Since 1976, the Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue team has been heading out in blinding blizzards in the middle of the night. They seek...

Science of snow | Forecasting avalanche conditions

“Know before you go” is the mantra of the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), an important resource for the back-country community. The organization, started in...

Olympic Heritage Trail groomed and open

Cross-country skiers can follow the Olympic Heritage Trail, which is groomed every Monday and Friday, as conditions allow, as part of the trail system...

Comment period extended for Plumas snowmobile plan

The comment period for the Plumas National Forest Over-snow Vehicle Use Designation Project has been extended, with a new comment period end date of...

Snowboarder rescued from Tahoe back country

In the bitter cold morning hours of Feb. 1, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue team skiers and snowmobilers brought a missing snowboarder home after...

Forest Service Seeks input on snowmobile access

The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has released the Proposed Action for the Winter Recreation and Over Snow Vehicle (OSV)...

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...

Plumas snowmobile plan comments extended due to Camp Fire

Plumas National Forest officials will extend the public comment period on the district's  Over-Snow Vehicle plan at least two weeks due to the Camp...