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Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open for the 2019-20 Winter Season on Friday, November 15

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open for the 2019-20 Winter Season on Friday, November 15

Intermediate terrain opening on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows - Beginner terrain, snow tubing to open at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley Sierra Rec Magazine - [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 12, 2019— After weeks of preparation and snowmaking at every opportunity, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate Opening Day for the 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 15 with skiing, riding, snow tubing and swag giveaways. Guests will have access to intermediate terrain on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows...

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Top 50 Sierra Destinations

Top 50 Sierra Destinations

In honor of My 50th Birthday I give You My 50 Favorite Sierra Locations I have been Blessed to Visit Sierra Rec Magazine Exclusive - Charlie Pankey - November 9, 2019 - Ok so I am no spring chicken any longer, but I have had a blessed couple years of exploring the natural wonders of the Sierra and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. My 50th Birthday is a time to celebrate...

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Trees on the Tahoe National Forest

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Trees on the Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, Calif. – Keep the family tradition alive this year or start a new one by cutting a tree for the holidays in the Tahoe National Forest! Experience cool mountain air, the forest floor crunching beneath your boots, and finding that perfect tree in a hidden glade…All of these moments await those who purchase a Holiday Tree Cutting Permit for only $10.00 from the Tahoe National Forest or other vendors. Holiday Tree Cutting Permits are available...

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SNOWMAKING BEGINS IN TAHOE, OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS SET FOR HEAVENLY, NORTHSTAR AND KIRKWOOD

SNOWMAKING BEGINS IN TAHOE, OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS SET FOR HEAVENLY, NORTHSTAR AND KIRKWOOD

Heavenly began making snow yesterday morning using the largest snowmaking system on the West Coast of the United States. Northstar and Kirkwood will follow soon on Friday, Nov. 1. TAHOE, Calif. — Oct. 28, 2019 – Cold temperatures and dry air have created ideal conditions for making snow in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort all plan to take advantage of this week’s cool weather window...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Once Known Simply As The "Devils Valley" Desolation Wilderness Turns 50! Sierra Rec Magazine, October 2019 - In 1969, the Lake Tahoe Region became home to Americas newest Wilderness Area, Desolation Wilderness. A 64,000 acre plot of land once called the "Devils Valley" inhabited only by the Washoe and set aside as the Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1931. Desolation Wilderness in 50 years has become one of the most visited wilderness areas in...

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Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Release In Lake Tahoe Draws Crowd

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Release In Lake Tahoe Draws Crowd

Sierra Rec Magazine ~ Kiva Beach, Lake Tahoe Ca - October 5, 2019 - On a day that thousands gathered on the West shores of Lake Tahoe for annual Fish Festival and Camp rich Oktoberfest. A historic release of the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout back into its native waters of Lake Tahoe took place in front of hundreds of on visitors. The Lahontan Cutthroat are being reintroduced into Lake Tahoe from a partnership with the...

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Winter WonderGrass Tahoe Headliners Announced

Winter WonderGrass Tahoe Headliners Announced

The Devil Makes Three, The Infamous Stringdusters & Billy Strings to Headline 6th Annual California Edition of WinterWondergrass, Taking Place March 27-29, 2020 Today, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Festival shares the 2020 lineup across all three of their flagship events. Taking place in Colorado from Feb. 21-23, California from March 27-29 and Vermont from April 10-11, the traveling music festival will welcome performances from some of the hottest names currently thriving in today’s Bluegrass and...

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5000 Lahontan cutthroat trout will be placed in in Lake Tahoe

5000 Lahontan cutthroat trout will be placed in in Lake Tahoe

5,000 fish will be placed in the lake over the course of three days in California and Nevada. Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Stocking event during the Fall Fish Festival at Taylor Creek Visitor Center The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s Lahontan National Fish Hatchery Complex, for the first time ever, will stock several thousand large (12-14”) Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into their home waters of Lake Tahoe, in conjunction with the Taylor Creek Visitor...

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Public Announcement – Forest Order Closes Taylor Creek Basin to Public Access

Public Announcement – Forest Order Closes Taylor Creek Basin to Public Access

Taylor Creek area closure focuses on public safety - Rainbow trail still open and The fish festival this weekend is still happening. SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – As part of an ongoing effort to provide a safe environment for visitors and wildlife at Taylor Creek during salmon spawning season, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued a Forest Order that closes the area adjacent to Taylor Creek beginning Oct. 1 through...

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Celebrate National Public Lands Day on your National Forest

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on your National Forest

Celebrate National Public Lands Day on approximately 154,000 acres of National Forest System lands in the Tahoe Basin SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Did you know the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) manages approximately 78 percent of the public land in the Tahoe Basin? Well, now you know and just in time to celebrate National Public Lands Day (NPLD)! NPLD is the largest, single-day celebration of public lands and volunteer events that takes...

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What’s New for Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

What’s New for Winter 2019-20 at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

New Treeline Cirque chairlift at Alpine Meadows provides access from the base area to intermediate and expert terrain in five minutes or less Olympic Valley, Calif.] Sept. 12, 2019 – After a record-breaking 2018-19 snowfall season spanning nine calendar months, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is slated to open for the 2019-20 season on Nov. 15, weather and conditions permitting. The resort will welcome guests with new lifts, events, experiences, dining and bars. Snowboarding at Alpine Meadows...

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Forest Service seeks input for Winter Travel Management at Lake Tahoe

Forest Service seeks input for Winter Travel Management at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) has released the Proposed Action for the Winter Recreation and Over Snow Vehicle (OSV) Travel Management Project. The Proposed Action was developed based on Forest Service criteria and feedback received from stakeholders during the Forest Plan Revision process, open house meetings and winter recreation collaborative meetings that occurred between 2011 and 2016. “If ever there was a time for the...

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Sierra-at-Tahoe to Enhance Guest and Passholder Experience

Sierra-at-Tahoe to Enhance Guest and Passholder Experience

Sierra-at-Tahoe will be providing quicker access to the slopes thanks to the installation of Radio Frequency Identification SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – August 29, 2019 - The Sierra kind of went nuts this week as snow covered many of the passes in the Tahoe region, so why not give an exciting update on mountain access and the upcoming ski season from one of the Tahoe Mountain Resorts. The closest resort to Sacramento and the...

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Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Keep Tahoe Bears Wild!

Agencies launch collaborative website to remind public to practice proper food storage and trash disposal in bear countryLake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Basin is bear country and natural resource and law enforcement agencies are working diligently to remind residents and visitors to practice proper food storage and trash disposal when living in or visiting bear country. To help spread our message, we’ve launched a new website, TahoeBears.org, where residents and visitors can go to learn...

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Forest Service offers tips for safe Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe

Forest Service offers tips for safe Labor Day weekend at Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif.– Heading to Lake Tahoe for Labor Day weekend to celebrate the unofficial end of summer? Please keep the following in mind for a safe and fun-filled holiday weekend. Illegal campfires continue to be the leading cause of wildland fires in the Tahoe Basin. National Forest lands at Lake Tahoe are under year-round fire restrictions and campfires/charcoal are prohibited in most areas due to the fire risk they pose to our...

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