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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...

Mt. Whitney Lottery Rescheduled

Annual Lottery Will Start Feb. 22, 2019 Sierra Rec Magazine Updates: February 12, 2019 – The Mt. Whitney Lottery, the process which awards both day and overnight hiking permits of the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States, has been rescheduled to start on February 22, 2019. Typically, the lottery begins February 1 through www.recreation.gov, but was delayed this year. The lottery will open February 22 at 7:00 am and close on March 15th at 9:00 pm Pacific Time. Applicants are reminded that: ·         Being first to apply does not improve your chances of success; applications will be processed in random order...

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 Storm Drops Over 3 Feet Of New Snow at Sierra-At-Tahoe

Sierra-At-Tahoe Lavishing in Fresh Powder But Strong Winds Will Effect Lifts Today Sierra-At-Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, Ca – January 17, 2019 – Blizzard Warnings, High winds, Near impossible travel conditions Yesterday in the Sierra, has left its mark and dropped over 3 feet of snow on Sierra-At Tahoe Ski resort off HWY 50. Sierra-At-Tahoe January 16, 2019 3 feet of fresh power This storm has brought over three feet of new snow to Sierra-at-Tahoe, with 22” falling in the past 24 hours. The best part? There’s more on the way! As Storms Continue today snow totals are likely...

THE WORLD’S BEST CYCLISTS ARE COMING TO LAKE TAHOE AND THE CARSON VALLEY FOR AMERICA’S ONLY WORLD TOUR RACE

AMGEN BIKE TOUR RACES INTO SOUTH LAKE TAHOE AND THE CARSON VALLEY MAY 18-19 Sierra Rec Magazine – The Carson Valley – May 16, 2018 – Men and Women World Champions, Olympic Medalists and Tour de France Veterans Set to Compete in America’s Biggest Race this weekend in Lake Tahoe. The top cycling teams in the world on the men’s side have already started in California and will be ending this weekend with a stage that carries them to the shores of South Lake Tahoe, then the Women will take center stage with an early mountain challenge starting South Lake and be traversing Luther Pass, The Carson Valley and Kingsbury Grade. The 2018 edition of America’s premier cycling stage race for men  covers 645 miles of roadways, highways and coastlines during seven stages from Long Beach to Sacramento May 13-19 while the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, showcasing the world’s best women cyclists, will run concurrently May 17-19, covering upward of 187 miles over three stages. The annual professional cycling events are the only U.S. races on the UCI WorldTour calendar and continue to attract some of the most renowned cyclists and teams in the world, including UCI’s top-five ranked men’s WorldTour teams at the conclusion of the 2017 season.   “The Amgen Tour of California has long been dedicated to elevating women’s cycling. It’s a special race that attracts the highest...

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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Reno Tahoe Airport Passenger Numbers Soar in 2018

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) passenger numbers soared in 2018, with an increase of 4.8% over the previous year. RNO served 4,210,095 passengers in 2018 compared to 4,015,381 in 2017. “This is tremendous news, not only for the airport, but for the entire Reno-Tahoe region,” said President and CEO Marily Mora. “This number, 4.2 million, represents the largest number of annual passengers we have seen at RNO since 2008.” The rise in passenger counts can be attributed to the hard work of the Airport Board of Trustees and staff to bring in new air service. In addition, the increase would...

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Venturing Out Tours Cooking Up Great Adventure For Guests in Truckee

Local Truckee Couple Dedicated to Living a Life Of Adventure and Sharing The Experience With Others. Sierra Rec Magazine – Truckee CA, February 2019 – As a bright eyed two year old sliding down the slopes at Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort with her parents, Nikki Umatum would never dream her life may lead her from Southern California to a 24 hour adventure lifestyle in Truckee California.  Fast forward to college, studying International Business at San Francisco State and daring to actually spend time writing down her life goals; including an increasing desire to have adventure be a defining feature...

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Sierra Storm Drops Over 3 Feet Of New Snow at Sierra-At-Tahoe

Sierra-At-Tahoe Lavishing in Fresh Powder But Strong Winds Will Effect Lifts Today Sierra-At-Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, Ca – January 17, 2019 – Blizzard Warnings, High winds, Near impossible travel conditions Yesterday in the Sierra, has left its mark and dropped over 3 feet of snow on Sierra-At Tahoe Ski resort off HWY 50. Sierra-At-Tahoe January 16, 2019 3 feet of fresh power This storm has brought over three feet of new snow to Sierra-at-Tahoe, with 22” falling in the past 24 hours. The best part? There’s more on the way! As Storms Continue today snow totals are likely...

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