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Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter (CARSON CITY, NEV.) March 11, 2019 – In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic Rides today announced a date change of the Carson City Off-Road from June 14-16 to June 28-30. “If you’ve been paying attention to the weather in the Sierra Nevada, they’ve been getting hammered with snowstorms since late...

Yosemite National Park Announces that the 2019 Half Dome Preseason Lottery will Open on Wednesday, March 13, 2019

2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7:00 am PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Yosemite National Park, March 7, 2019 – Yosemite National Park announces that the 2019 preseason lottery for Half Dome permits will open at 7:00 am PDT on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. For the latest information on the Half Dome preseason lottery, please visit https://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/hdpermits.htm. All hikers are required to have permits to ascend the subdome steps and the Half Dome cables seven days a week when the cables are up. Park Rangers install the Half Dome cables each spring and take...

The Ferguson Fire Continues To Engulf The Sierra and Endanger Firefighters and Local Residents. Updated Road Closures

Additional Road Closures for the Ferguson Fire in Yosemite National Park include the West HWY 120  Crane Flat region Awahanee, CA, August 2, 2018 – On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Brian Hughes, 33, Captain of the Arrowhead Interagency Hotshots lost his life battling the Ferguson Fire on the Sierra National Forest. An official memorial website has been established in honor of Captain Hughes. There, the public can learn about him, upcoming memorial services, and where to send condolence letters or contributions. The site also includes a section for visitor-submitted memories and condolences. more… The Ferguson Fire now in its 21th day, started July 13 on the Sierra National Forest and is managed under unified command between the United States Forest Service, California Interagency Incident Management Team 4, CALFIRE and the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office. The fire is now 68,610 acres with 39% containment and 3,344 personnel that are currently engaged on the fire which includes 145 engines, 45 water tenders, 14 helicopters, 88 crews, 5 masticators and 49 dozers. There have been 2 fatalities and 11 injuries to date. 10 structures have been destroyed. Firefighters worked throughout the night to contain a couple spot fires outside of Wawona as they made progress toward full suppression of the Ferguson Fire. The high-pressure system above the fire is weakening which will result in warmer and drier conditions. With lower winds speeds and the inversion layer...

Sierra At Tahoe Hosts USASA Rail Jam: Jammin’ 4 Tash

Annual Rail Jam will honor Natasha “Tash” Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Sierra-At-Tahoe, March 7, 2019 – Come jib your heart out on some awesome features and commemorate a rider near and dear to the Sierra family. The Rail Jam will honor Natasha “Tash” Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Cancer Research for A.L.L to support further research of diseases like the one Natasha had. Celebrate the spirit of Tash and throw down your...

Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter (CARSON CITY, NEV.) March 11, 2019 – In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic Rides today announced a date change of the Carson City Off-Road from June 14-16 to June 28-30. “If you’ve been paying attention to the weather in the Sierra Nevada, they’ve been getting hammered with snowstorms since late...

Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter (CARSON CITY, NEV.) March 11, 2019 – In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic Rides today announced a date change of the Carson City Off-Road from June 14-16 to June 28-30. “If you’ve been paying attention to the weather in the Sierra Nevada, they’ve been getting hammered with snowstorms since late...

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Sierra At Tahoe Hosts USASA Rail Jam: Jammin’ 4 Tash

Annual Rail Jam will honor Natasha “Tash” Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Sierra-At-Tahoe, March 7, 2019 – Come jib your heart out on some awesome features and commemorate a rider near and dear to the Sierra family. The Rail Jam will honor Natasha “Tash” Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Cancer Research for A.L.L to support further research of diseases like the one Natasha had. Celebrate the spirit of Tash and throw down your...

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SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS EXTENDING SEASON TO JULY 7

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows plans to once again host the longest ski season in Tahoe Olympic Valley, Calif., March 6, 2019 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is in the midst of a record-breaking snow season, with plans to operate Squaw Valley until Sunday, July 7, weather and conditions permitting. Squaw Valley will be open Friday through Sunday after Memorial Day on May 27. Alpine Meadows will operate into the month of May, with a schedule dependent on weather, conditions and the construction of the new high-speed chair lift that will replace Hot Wheels. The 2019-20 Ikon Pass is now on sale with...

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Squaw Valley Punches Through 400″ Mark For Snow This Winter

With Thursdays Storm Totals squaw Valley became the First Tahoe Ski Resort to Pass 400″ for the Season Olympic Valley, February 15, 2019 – February has continued to bless the Sierra mountain resorts, with this weekends storms expected to bring several more feet of snow to the region, many resorts are planning now for late spring early summer skiing. In Lake Tahoe Squaw Valley celebrated Valentines with news that they have passed the 400″ mark for seasonal snow . Squaw Valley averages 450 inches of pristine snowfall every winter – piled up into fluffy, powdery form all over our...

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10th Annual Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Kid-O-Rama Festival Introduces New Family-Friendly Events and Activities

Weeklong family-friendly festival offers activities for kids of all ages with new events like Ice Carving Demonstrations, Dress Up Day and Minute-to-Win-It Games Olympic Valley, Calif., February 13, 2019—Families visiting Tahoe this week are in for a treat, with the return of the 10th annual Kid-O-Rama Festival to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. From Feb. 16-23, this weeklong, kid-focused, family fun event will feature live music, complimentary treats, a daily game and craft room and more. A special ice carving performance and a Minute-to-Win-It Games showdown will make their Kid-O-Rama debut this year, while favorites like Disco Tubing, Après S’mores Party and...

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