Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

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...

Auburn Ski Club readies for 2017-18 season

Auburn Ski Club Training Center on Donner Summit provides a one place fits all solution for families looking for top-notch and affordable winter recreation...

Spring in Tahoe

  Tahoe’s snowpack is likely to last until summer, and while many downhill resorts are closing soon, there’s still a lot to explore. Here are...

Nina MacLeod

Her remarkable endurance and spirit at age 77 are what Nina MacLeod would simply call Norwegian. She’s had four major surgeries in five years,...

There’s no camping like snow camping

Camping in winter should not be a suffer fest. At least that's what I hoped when I planned to join the Tahoe Rim Trail...

Bringing skiing back to Spooner Lake

I skate skied along the shore of Spooner Lake, floated across Spooner Meadows and finished with a gentle climb up the Railroad Grade. My...

Winter wonderland on Carson Pass

Carson Pass stands on the crest of the Sierra Nevada south of the Tahoe Basin and tops out at 8,574 feet. During storms, the...