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Kirkwood Hosts 17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off Saturday September 2nd

17th Annual Thin Air Chili Cook Off and Annual 5K/10K Run Set For Saturday in Kirkwood September 02, 2017 – September 02, 2017 Location: Kirkwood Time: 12 pm – 5 pm Kirkwood Resort – Alpine County HWy 88 – August 31, 2017 – The ‘Thin Air’ Chili Cook Off, an event sponsored by the Kirkwood Meadows Public Utility District, features the region’s top chili makers, beer and wine tasting, live music by Mo’z Motley Blues and activities for kids. Chili/beer/wine tasting kits include a commemorative glass and cost $30 for adults over 21 years of age.  Chili tasting kits without beer...

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High Sierra Passes and Popular Recreational Areas Starting to Open For Summer 2017- Latest Updates

Inyo National Forest Opens Lakes Basin Road Wednesday Here Are The Most Recent Update For Popular Sierra Passes and Scenic Byways Sierra Rec Magazine, Eastern Sierra News – June 22, 2017-  Almost on cue with the Summer solstice in 2017 road crews and county agencies have started to get the upper hand on the 2017 snowpack and access to some of our favorite passes and recreational areas.  Yesterday Inyo National Forest announced the opening of Lakes Basin Road for the 2017 season and Last weekend Sonora Pass gates opened for visitors on the eastern side of the mountain. The High Sierra Passes are...

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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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What You Need to Know About The Death Ride Saturday

The Annual Death Ride in Alpine County will Run Saturday Closing Several Recreation Highways for Several Hours Alpine County Ca – June 9th, 2016 –  The Annual Death Ride, this iconic event is back again in Alpine County California this Saturday.  129 Miles, 5 Central Sierra Passes, and 15,000′ of climb await each rider taking on the Death Ride this year. Riders in the Death ride have trained, packed and are all set for the weekend. Their course is set! This year’s ride returns riders to our infamous five pass course including: • Monitor Pass (Highway 89) 8,314 feet • Ebbetts...

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Amgen Tour of California Returns to Lake Tahoe

Premier Men and Women Cyclists Return To Lake Tahoe in Eleventh Annual Amgen Tour Event South Lake Tahoe Ca – May 11,2016 –  The 2016 Amgen Tour of California kicks off this weekend (May 15-22, 2016) in San Diego California, with the Men event set to head North and visit South Lake Tahoe on May 19th. Stage 5 of  the Men’s Event  and Stage 1 of the Women’s Event will Feature Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Mountain Range. The Women’s Event will start in Lake Tahoe on the 19th, making Lake Tahoe the place to be for cycle enthusiasts. Tahoesouth.com has published...

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Alta Alpina Challenge an event for all levels of cyclists – Update

Carson Valley NV,  June 22, 2015 – This Saturday June 27th the Alta Alpina Challenge will kick off its annual cycling challenge ” Riding the Wild Sierra”. Cyclist of all ages and levels will set out to conquer some of the best road course climbs in the United States. However with this weeks break out of the Washington fire, questions have risen regarding the availability of parts of the course. As of Monday June 22, officials from Alta Alpina remain optimistic ,after speaking with authorities, that the ride will be able take place as scheduled and that weather patterns should...

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Alta Alpina Challenge Highlights The Carson Valley

In 2015 The Alta Alpina Challenge will continue to offer the worlds toughest Double Century ride & world class custom rides for all levels of cyclists. But event organizers are looking to invite entry level cyclists to this years event to highlight the Carson Valley Fun Rides that they treasure 52 weeks a year. Alta Alpina has always offered similar rides but over the years its reputation for delivering a custom challenge for bikers has become it’s calling card events. “Scaring off the novice or beginning level riders is not what the event is designed to do” say Wayne...

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Kirkwood Ski Resort Invites you out for Epic weekend of ski events

Rahlves’ Banzai Tour & Women’s Ski Camp Highlight Epic Weekend at Kirkwood March 7 & 8th Kirkwood Ski resort, March 62015 – Fresh off a weekend of fresh snow in the Sierra, Kirkwood Ski Resort is ready to pounce on the great ski conditions and clear ski forecast with a full weekend of ski options. With 16″ of new snow in the last week and 2300 acres of open skiing, Kirkwood Ski resorts is looking forward to a great ski weekend. So why head to Kirkwood?  Two events highlight what is sure to already be an awesome ski weekend...

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