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Author: Sierra REC magazine - Charlie Pankey ~ Publisher

New Burton Riglet Parks Launch at Squaw Kids and Alpine Kids

Kids ages 3-7 in group and private lessons have new parks to explore and learn Olympic Valley, Calif. – Dec. 12, 2018 – New Burton Riglet Parks made their debut today at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Little shredders got their first turns in at the Riglet Park at the Squaw Kids designated learning area, while the park at the Alpine Kids learning area will open as soon as conditions allow. These playground-style learning parks make a kid’s experience more interactive and fun. By utilizing terrain-based features, easy-to-use Burton Learn To Ride equipment and learning tools like the Burton Handle Bar and Riglet Reel,...

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WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Announces Donations to CA Fire Relief

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Donating $10 From Every Ticket Sold Through End Of Year to California’s Camp Fire Relief Efforts. Sierra Rec Magazine – Press Release – Olympic Valley, Calif. Dec. 4, 2018 – Snow is falling, lifts are turning and the vibes at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows are high. Today, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Fest which is scheduled for March 29-31, 2019, announced that it will be donating $10 from every ticket sold through end of year to California’s Camp Fire relief efforts. “Our hearts are with our California family, our partners Sierra Nevada Brewing and Klean Kanteen...

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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Announce Request of Proposals for Land Exchanges in Wilsonia Historic District

Sierra Rec Magazine – NPS Prss Release – SEQUOIA AND KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS, Calif. November, 2018 – The National Park Service (NPS) at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks is seeking Requests for Expression of Interest (RFEI) in the exchange of federally owned, improved residential properties in Wilsonia Historic District within Kings Canyon National Park, for privately owned, unimproved properties within the boundaries of the Parks. This is an opportunity for parties to express interest in making such an exchange with the National Park Service. The purpose of this RFEI is to solicit responses from individuals who may be...

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National Park Service Announces Entrance Fee-Free Days for 2019 Sierra Parks

Yosemite, Lassen Volcanic, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks Will Offer Five Free Entrance Days in 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine – News Release NPS – WASHINGTON – The National Park Service will waive all entrance fees on five days in 2019, giving visitors and locals an additional FEE Free opportunity to come and explore the Sierra National Parks we all love and celebrate.  These Fee Free days can be quite busy days to explore the National Parks but if the gate fee is your barrier for going, then take these opportunities to celebrate special moments in the parks. Yosemite, Sequoia, Kings...

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The Latest Sierra Storms Opens More Ski-able Terrain For Weekend Sierra At Tahoe Resort. Sierra Rec Magazine – Thursday November 29, 2018 – Sierra-at-Tahoe will officially open for the 2018/19 winter season on Friday, November 30 th ! The latest storms that swept the Sierra Crest delivered even more snow than expected, setting us up for some of the best opening day conditions in recent memory. And the better news? There’s more on the way.  ~Sierra-At-Tahoe Come celebrate the return of winter with us on Friday and you’ll be a part of an awesome first chair celebration, top-to-bottom skiing + riding,...

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Eldorado National Forest Almost Sold Out of Christmas Tree Permits

Christmas Tree Tags Almost Sold Out on the Eldorado National Forest PLACERVILLE, Calif. – There are less than 300 Christmas tree tags remaining out of the 4,500 that were available through the Eldorado National Forest Christmas tree permit program this year. The Placerville Ranger Station has already run out. As of this morning, the Forest Supervisor’s office still had 175 tags; the Georgetown Ranger Station had 100 tags; and the Amador Ranger Station had 40 tags. Local tree farms offer a similar experience and are listed on the El Dorado County Christmas Tree Growers website. Christmas tree permits and tree tags are also available on the Plumas, Lassen, Mendocino, Six Rivers,...

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Snowshoeing Yosemite National Park

Snowshoeing and Cross  Country Ski  Trails in the Crane Flats Region of  Yosemite National Park Sierra Rec Magazine – Snowshoe Guides –  Yosemite National Park – Yosemite National Park like so many place in the Sierra is a completely different place from the summer destination that many know.  A great way to explore the park in winter is via Snowshoe. Hear are the best eight locations near Crane Flat in Yosemite National Park Crane Flat Lookout Trail (1.5 mi., 2.4 km, one way): This trail is an uphill (365 ft elevation gain) , rolling climb most of the way...

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Tioga Pass and Glacier Point Will Close Tuesday Nov. 20 In Preparation of Winter Storm

TRAVEL UPDATES: TIOGA PASS, Glacier Point, Sonora Pass and Ebbets Pass Thanksgiving Weekend Sierra Rec Magazine, Yosemite National Park, November 19th 2018, – Each year we arrive at today with mixed emotions. Yosemite National Park has announced The Tioga and Glacier Point Roads in Yosemite National Park will close to all vehicular traffic beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 due to incoming winter weather. The roads will reopen as weather and road conditions permit. This is not necessarily a seasonal closure. This signals the end of the season for us on the Eastside of Yosemite who...

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The Blue Angels Take to the Sierra Sky Saturday and Sunday in The Carson Valley

The Annual Aviation Round Up kicks off October 13-14 in Minden, NV. highlighted this year are the Blue Angels Sierra REC Magazine, October 12, 1018 – The Carson Valley is known around the world for its flight friendly air conditions for glider pilots. Home to adventure lifestyle flying community, the Carson Valley hosts its annual Aviation Round Up this weekend in the Sierra, featuring the Navy’s Blue Angel Flying group,  the USASOC Black Dagger Jump team, and the Red Bull Acrobatic helicopter. The Aviation Round-up is Saturday Oct 13  & Sunday Oct 14th, Gates open at 10 am daily...

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Alpenglow Expeditions to offer $99 “Local’s Special” for month of October Olympic Valley, Calif. OCT. 12, 2018 – Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, opened Tahoe’s only Via Ferrata, located on Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. On Monday, October 1, Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) trained guides starting taking participants up the iconic rock face on the first completed route. During the entire month of October, Alpenglow Expeditions will offer a $99 Local’s Special to residents of the Tahoe-Truckee area. Via Ferrata, an Italian term meaning Iron Road, is a protected...

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NEW Mammoth Improvements: New Flights, Restaurants, Deals and Experiences Expanded Air Service Options Make Mammoth Lakes Easier to Get to Than Ever Before Sierra Rec Magazine- October 2018 – Mammoth Lakes, Calif. (Sept. 18, 2018) — With a new slate of flights, several new restaurants, new on-mountain experiences and over $20M in improvements to Canyon Lodge, MammothLakes continues to evolve as one of the world’s most visited mountain destinations.Several new restaurants, each with a focus that’s new to the Mammoth Lakes food scene, round out what’s quickly becoming one of the better mountain destinations for food and drink. And with...

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