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First tracks at Northstar | A date with pristine, untracked groomers

The alarm rings, I squint one eye open and look at the time. Part of me wants to hit the snooze button and bury...

SkiDuck wants to bring all kids to the slopes

Imagine living in an area with world-class ski resorts but never being able to experience downhill skiing for snowboarding because it was too expensive....

Sugar Bowl: Birth of an Historic Ski Resort, Part III

It’s been 80 years since Sugar Bowl opened in December 1939 to become California’s first world-class ski area. Hannes Schroll, an Austrian immigrant who...

Sugar Bowl | Birth of a Historic Ski Resort, Part II

When the Sugar Bowl ski area first opened for business on Dec. 15, 1939, the resort turned out to be everything its founders had...

Backcountry Demo Days returns

Alpenglow Sports offers the 13th annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Days on Jan 4 and 5 at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. The event, from...

Sugar Bowl: Birth of a Historic Ski Resort, Part I

Historic Sugar Bowl, the Grand Dame of California ski resorts, is celebrating its 80th anniversary since it opened on Dec. 15, 1939. For skiers and...

Pro/Am Rail Jams for the Family

  Heavenly/Kirkwood Holiday Rail Jam will feature both professional and amateur riders, as well as kids, on Dec. 21 and 28. Experience family fun from...

Sky Tavern eyes snowmaking

Sky Tavern recently signed a 30-year lease with the City of Reno to continue to operate ski operations at the ski area on the...

Wax on, wax off | The art of waxing downhill skis

I spend a lot of time waxing cross-country skis at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, but because I like to write about unfamiliar topics,...

Diamond Peak opens Dec. 7

Diamond Peak Ski Resort will be opening a full week earlier on Dec. 7 due to the Thanksgiving storm cycle that delivered 40 inches...