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An Epic Adventure Awaits in The 20 Lakes Basin Of The Hoover Wilderness

Crystal Clear Waters Combined With High Alpine Peaks That Will Stop You In Your Tracks Sierra Rec Magazine Adventure Review – September 2017 –  Visiting and Exploring 20 Lakes Basin was so much more than I had expected. Have you ever heard a review of a location and it just didn’t do it for you, so you decide to skip, only later to find out that it as way better than initially thought?  Well, the 20 Lakes Basin off Tioga Pass in the Hoover Wilderness was just that to me and couple friends looking to explore the region for the first...

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FOUR FULL DAYS OF FREE EVENTS AT 2017 AUDI FIS SKI WORLD CUP AT SQUAW VALLEY, MARCH 9-12

Dustbowl Revival, Rusted Root and HoneyHoney to play free concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, respectively David Garibaldi returns to Squaw Valley to perform at Thursday Community Kickoff Race viewing, fireworks, bib draw, F-18 fly overs, poster signing, parade, welcome party, California Way and Vendor Village all free to the public Olympic Valley, Calif., March 2, 2017 – The 2017 Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Squaw Valley will mark the return of World Cup ski racing to the area after nearly 50 years, welcoming top international athletes and hosting numerous free events including three free concerts on Thursday,...

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Sugar Bowl Host D Money Dozen, Annual Kick-off Event For the Silver Belt Series

Ski or ride Olympian and World Champion Daron Rahlves’ 12 Favorite Runs The kick-off event of the annual Silver Belt Series, D Money’s Dozen is a fun, challenge event the whole family can enjoy.  Ski or ride Olympian and World Champion Daron Rahlves’ 12 favorite runs across Sugar Bowl’s iconic slopes.  Event registration includes logo item, raffle entry and complimentary Deschutes beer, wine or soft drink and brautwurst at the après party. Register Now   DATE AND TIME Sat, January 28, 2017 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM PST Add to Calendar LOCATION Sugar Bowl Resort 629 Sugar Bowl Rd...

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11TH ANNUAL ALPENGLOW LAKE TAHOE BACKCOUNTRY DEMO DAY

North America’s largest venue for all things alpine touring, telemark and split board, returns today at Sqauw Valley! Alpenglow Sports has once again partnered with Alpine Meadows to provide its highly anticipated annual Lake Tahoe Backcountry Demo Event Saturday January 21. Participating vendors include DPS, Black Crows, Dynafit, Tecnica, Blizzard, G3, Scarpa, NTN, Salomon, Scott, Marker, Volkl, Twenty-Two Designs, La Sportiva, Voile, Moment, Julbo, Fly Low, Jones Snowboards and more. Event is free. All ages welcome. Drivers license and credit card required to...

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The Sierra Is Getting Hammered

Over 4 Feet Of Snow On Multiple Mountain Resorts Causing Much Excitement & A Few Headaches January 4, 2017  – The Sierra Mountain Snow Reports to this point in the season have left many wondering if we were ever going to see the type of snow we saw last year.  As experts head out in the Sierra Today to check snow pack for the water/drought conditions in California and Nevada, the Sierra has awaken to a dream snow system which has already dropped over 4 feet of snow on many Sierra Mountains. However, with Powder Glory calling skiers upward, the...

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Snowshoeing Off HWY 88 ~ What a View

Mudd Lake Recreational Area Snowshoeing Adventure New Years Day 2017, a beautiful bluebird ski and great temperatures before the next storm rolls into the Sierra.  Time to strap on the snowshoes with my oldest son Brandon and try out a new area in the Sierra. The Silver Lake region on HWY 88 is one of my favorite summer lakes to explore. Yet I have never made it up to the Mudd Lake or Tragedy Springs area to explore. Not knowing what the snow conditions were like past Kirkwood resort, I didn’t actually have a destination in mind to snowshoe for the day, after...

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A Backcountry Treat The Day After Christmas in Lake Tahoe

Spooner to Marlette via North Canyon Rd in Winter A Guest Post by Paul Cain, Director of Lifepoint Expeditions The day after Christmas 2016 in the Sierra’s above Lake Tahoe was epic. I arrived at Spooner Lake around 10:30,am with the objective to snowshoe up toward Marlette Lake, then create some fresh backcountry tracks on my way down back to my truck. Just as I thought, everyone was still sitting at home I’m guessing, hung over from their Christmas feasts from the night before. I strapped on my snowshoes and double checked my equipment. I packed fairly light. My...

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A Christmas Snowshoe Outing to Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe

Snowshoeing  Adventure at Spooner Lake in Lake Tahoe Stir crazy would be an appropriate word to use for me this week. Many hours at the computer working on our plans for 2017 and finalizing Christmas details and notes. So today when I awoke to snow falling from the sky, I just had to go, get some winter Rec in the system before Christmas Eve Services at our church in Minden, Lifepoint.    Spooner lake in Lake Tahoe is so easy to just drive by, on our way to so many great recreational locations all year round. However, I have never, not...

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