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Sierra-at-Tahoe Sets Opening Date for the 2019/20 Season

Sierra-at-Tahoe Sets Opening Date for the 2019/20 Season

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – November 27, 2019 – Sierra-at-Tahoe is please to announce that it will begin spinning lifts for the 2019-20 Winter Season this Saturday, November 30, at 8:30AM. After a slow start to November, Mother Nature has turned on the tap, bringing Sierra two feet of snow and counting in the last 48 hours. This, combined with Sierra’s snowmaking efforts, will allow the resort to open for operation this Saturday. Conditions permitting, Sierra plans to run Easy Rider Express, Rock Garden Chair and two surface lifts, with access to 2 runs and one terrain park. “It truly looks like winter on the mountain right now, and we can’t wait to kick off the season with our Sierra Family this Saturday,” said General Manager, John Rice. “More snow is forecasted to fall throughout the week and into the weekend. Our team will continue to assess conditions to see what terrain we can offer our guests.” Sierra-at-Tahoe will be offering a fun-filled schedule for opening day, including free coffee from Black Cabin Coffee, a limited edition 2019 Opening Day Sticker and a reusable Sierra-at-Tahoe straw for the first 100 guests in line. This will be followed by a complimentary beer toast led by General Manager, John Rice, at noon. Both Adult and Children’s Ski and Ride School lessons, Day Care and bites and drinks will be available for purchase. Thanksgiving Week 2019 - Photo by Sierra-at-Tahoe. The Opening Day Schedule: WhatWhereWhenDetailsFirst Chair CelebrationEasy Rider8:30AMFirst 100 chairs get coffee, re-usable straw and limited-edition sticker!Music + Beer TastingSolstice Plaza (Weather Permitting)12PMGrab a beer on us to kick off the new seasonToast...

MT ROSE SKI RESORT OPENS TODAY 7 DAYS A WEEK

MT ROSE SKI RESORT OPENS TODAY 7 DAYS A WEEK

JUST IN TIME FOR THANKSGIVING WEEKEND RENO SKI RESORT CELEBRATES OPENING FRIDAY NOV 22 View this post on Instagram The mountain’s looking good with 7-8” of new snow and more in the forecast! Starting tomorrow, we’ll be open 7-days/week conditions permitting. #8260wherethesnowis #skirose#mtroseskitahoe A post shared by Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe (@mtroseskitahoe) on Nov 21, 2019 at 10:58am PST View this post on Instagram There is excitement in the air this morning as we watch for more accumulations from both our snowmaking crew and Mother Nature. #mtrose #8260wherethesnowis #skirose A post shared by Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe (@mtroseskitahoe) on Nov 20, 2019 at 9:04am PST Mt. Rose offers Tahoe’s highest base skiing and snowboarding. With a base elevation of 8,260’ our parking lots are higher than some resorts peaks, ensuring the most supreme snow conditions throughout the season, even on the warmest spring...

BLM seeks public input on Alabama Hills Management Plan

BLM seeks public input on Alabama Hills Management Plan

BISHOP, Calif. - The Bureau of Land Management Bishop Field Office is seeking public input on the development of a management plan for the Alabama Hills, near Lone Pine in Inyo County. The 30-day public scoping period for the proposed management plan begins on Thursday, Nov. 21, and ends on Monday, Dec. 23. The BLM will provide information and accept written comments on the future management of public lands in the Alabama Hills during public scoping workshops to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the following locations: •     Monday, Dec. 9, Statham Hall, 138 N. Jackson St., Lone Pine •     Tuesday, Dec. 10, BLM Bishop Field Office, 351 Pacu Ln., Bishop (next to the Department of Motor Vehicles) The workshops will begin with a brief informational presentation, followed by an opportunity for participants to provide written comments and share their ideas about specific uses, resource values and future management strategies for the area. Once approved, the management plan furthers Secretary’s Order 3366, Increasing Recreation Opportunities on Lands and Waters Managed by the U.S. Department of the Interior and Secretary’s Order 3347, Conservation Stewardship and Outdoor Recreation. “For years, we have worked with the Alabama Hills Stewardship Group, the local tribe and the Lone Pine community to promote a shared-stewardship approach towards management of the Hills,” says Bishop Field Manager Steve Nelson. “We look forward to continued public engagement as we build upon this community-based stakeholder effort and begin to develop a management plan for this magnificent area.” Set between the jagged peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Owens Valley, the Alabama Hills is a unique formation of...

SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS SKIERS CAN AMPLIFY THEIR ADVENTURE WITH THE NEW IKON PASS MOBILE APP

SQUAW VALLEY ALPINE MEADOWS SKIERS CAN AMPLIFY THEIR ADVENTURE WITH THE NEW IKON PASS MOBILE APP

Enhance the On-Mountain Experience with Stat Tracking, Friend Groups, and Pass Management DENVER, CO, November 22, 2019 - The new Ikon Pass mobile app is available now in app stores, expanding the on-mountain experience for skiers and riders at 41 global Ikon Pass destinations. At Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, the Ikon Pass mobile app will complement the existing Squaw Alpine app. Ikon Pass holders who plan to make Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows their home mountain this season are encouraged to take advantage of both apps. The new Ikon Pass app is designed to help Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass holders get the most out of their pass and enhance a day on the mountain. The app is free and available for download in the U.S. Apple App store and the U.S. Google Play Store and will function at all 41 Ikon Pass destinations around the globe. “As we enter the second season of the Ikon Pass, we are excited to offer Ikon Pass holders an app to enhance their experience on the mountain as they visit any of our 41 destinations around the globe,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “The app is a new outlet for the Ikon Pass community to engage with our destinations and other pass holders.” The Ikon Pass app offers several active functions such as track on-mountain stats, view leaderboards, find your location on destination trail maps, create friend groups and more. Click here for a demonstration. Manage Your Ikon Pass: The app displays the Ikon Pass holder’s number of days skied, destinations visited, access days used and remaining, friends and family vouchers used and remaining, and more. Track Stats & Leaderboards: The Ikon Pass app allows skiers and riders to track lifts, trails, distance, hours, vertical feet, max speed, altitude, and difficulty of trails skied...

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host 2020, 2021 U.S. Moguls Freestyle Championships

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Host 2020, 2021 U.S. Moguls Freestyle Championships

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 18, 2019—U.S. Ski & Snowboard has announced today a two-year agreement with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows to host the U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships. The nation’s top freestyle moguls skiers will descend on Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the next two springs in the season-culminating events confirmed for March 21 & 22, 2020 and tentatively for March 20 & 21, 2021. “We are so excited to end the next two competitive seasons for moguls at beautiful Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows,” said Jeremy Forster, U.S. Ski & Snowboard Director of Freestyle/Freeski/Snowboard. “We look forward to partnering with the resort to produce a high-quality event for the American moguls community. Squaw has a rich history of freestyle skiing and we are excited to be among friends and family to wrap up the season.” The U.S. Freestyle Moguls Championships brings the nation’s top freestyle moguls skiers together for two days of intense competition in moguls and dual moguls events. National team members and divisional athletes will face off on the renowned Red Dog ski run—a venue that’s hosted elite ski competition as far back as the 1960 Olympic Winter Games—to compete for U.S. titles. U.S. Ski Team members Jaelin Kauf and Jesse Andringa will both look to defend their double titles of current reigning 2019 moguls and dual moguls national champions. Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is no stranger to freestyle skiing, and last hosted a Freestyle Nationals event in 2010, on the 50th anniversary of the Olympic Winter Games at Squaw. Some of freestyle skiing’s most decorated skiers hail from Squaw Valley and the Lake Tahoe area. Squaw Valley has had more...

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open for the 2019-20 Winter Season on Friday, November 15

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows to Open for the 2019-20 Winter Season on Friday, November 15

Intermediate terrain opening on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows - Beginner terrain, snow tubing to open at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley Sierra Rec Magazine - [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Nov. 12, 2019— After weeks of preparation and snowmaking at every opportunity, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will celebrate Opening Day for the 2019-20 season on Friday, Nov. 15 with skiing, riding, snow tubing and swag giveaways. Guests will have access to intermediate terrain on Kangaroo trail at Alpine Meadows and beginner terrain and snow tubing at SnoVentures Activity Zone at Squaw Valley. The Squaw Kids area will also be open for children’s lessons. Lifts will spin from 9 a.m.-4 p.m daily. Only once in the last ten years has the resort opened earlier than November 15, and on only three occasions in the past twenty years. Beginner ski tickets for SnoVentures will be on sale for $49 and snow tubing will cost $42. Day tickets at Alpine Meadows start at $84 for adults when purchased in advance, or $99 at the window at Alpine Meadows. Tahoe Super 4 Pack and Ikon Pass holders are encouraged to check out the Opening Day Checklist to get ready for the first turns of the season. Photo **For editorial use only, courtesy of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows With a focus on best serving its guests, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow has invested $9 million in snowmaking over the past nine years. The system encompasses over 300 snowmaking guns, many of which are now fully automated: Automatic air and temperature sensors allow snowmakers to determine the optimal time to make the best snow and remotely control the quality and quantity of snow, from powder to heavy base-setting snow. The resort team will...

Top 50 Sierra Destinations

Top 50 Sierra Destinations

In honor of My 50th Birthday I give You My 50 Favorite Sierra Locations I have been Blessed to Visit Sierra Rec Magazine Exclusive - Charlie Pankey - November 9, 2019 - Ok so I am no spring chicken any longer, but I have had a blessed couple years of exploring the natural wonders of the Sierra and I have no plans of stopping anytime soon. My 50th Birthday is a time to celebrate the many blessings that God has granted me including a great family and good friends to share my experiences with along the way. As I was building this list I could not believe the amount of places I had to leave off the list in order to get it down to 50. Thank you to my Wife for supporting me as I laced up my boots weekly to discover a new place to explore or just needed a little time in nature to balance my soul. This list is obviously just my adventures, so there are many...many places not listed that would be on the all time great list for the Sierra. Some places I have only visited once, some are easy to get to and others took commitment. this list represents my favorite location easily found on a map and most readers could add to their adventures and enjoy. I am assuming Everyone loves Lake Tahoe so I did not include the jewel of the Sierra. but trust me, it's home base. As far as the Eastern sierra South of Yosemite, most of it is yet to be explored by me. I guess I...

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Trees on the Tahoe National Forest

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Holiday Trees on the Tahoe National Forest

Nevada City, Calif. – Keep the family tradition alive this year or start a new one by cutting a tree for the holidays in the Tahoe National Forest! Experience cool mountain air, the forest floor crunching beneath your boots, and finding that perfect tree in a hidden glade…All of these moments await those who purchase a Holiday Tree Cutting Permit for only $10.00 from the Tahoe National Forest or other vendors. Holiday Tree Cutting Permits are available at all locations below beginning November 12, 2019. Fourth graders can obtain a FREE Tahoe National Forest Holiday Tree Cutting Permit by presenting an Every Kid Outdoors Pass at their local Tahoe National Forest Office. This opportunity will not be available at private vendors. To obtain an Every Kid Outdoors Pass, please visit: everykidoutdoors.gov.  Please purchase a Holiday Tree Cutting Permit at the following locations: Supervisor’s Office—Nevada City631 Coyote StNevada City, CA 95959(530) 265-4531American River Ranger District22830 Foresthill RdForesthill, CA 95631(530) 367-2224Sierraville Ranger District317 South Lincoln StSierraville, CA 96126(530) 994-3401 Truckee Ranger District10811 Stockrest Springs RdTruckee, CA 96161(530) 587-3558Yuba River Ranger District15924 Highway 49Camptonville, CA 95922(530) 478-6253Monday – Friday:9:00 am – 4:30 pmMonday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm and certain Saturdays*Monday – Friday:8:00 – 4:30 pmMonday – Friday:8:00 – 4:30 pmMonday – Friday:8:00 – 4:30 pm All Tahoe National Forest Offices will be closed November 28 and 29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Mountain Hardware and Sports11320 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA. 96161 530-587-4844Mon-Sat 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, Sun 8:00 am -6:00 pmWhite’s Sierra Station Food Mart508 Main Street, Loyalton, CA 96118(530) 993-1212Mon – Fri 6:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat 6:00 am – 5:00 pmSierraville Service...

SNOWMAKING BEGINS IN TAHOE, OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS SET FOR HEAVENLY, NORTHSTAR AND KIRKWOOD

SNOWMAKING BEGINS IN TAHOE, OPENING DAY CELEBRATIONS SET FOR HEAVENLY, NORTHSTAR AND KIRKWOOD

Heavenly began making snow yesterday morning using the largest snowmaking system on the West Coast of the United States. Northstar and Kirkwood will follow soon on Friday, Nov. 1. TAHOE, Calif. — Oct. 28, 2019 – Cold temperatures and dry air have created ideal conditions for making snow in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort all plan to take advantage of this week’s cool weather window to build a solid base for the upcoming 2019-20 winter season.Heavenly turned on their snowmaking machines at 9 a.m. on Sunday, activating the largest snowmaking system on the West Coast of the United States. Northstar and Kirkwood’s sophisticated snowmaking systems are set to kick in later this week on Friday, Nov. 1, conditions permitting. Using the latest computer technology, snowmaking operators are monitoring changes in air temperature, water pressure and wind direction. Snowmaking crews at Heavenly and Northstar are alerted instantly of these changes and are able to quickly turn on or off machines from their cell phones or computers to optimally prepare resorts for upcoming opening days.The start of snowmaking is an exciting reminder that opening day celebrations at all three resorts, collectively known as the #TahoeTrifecta, are right around the corner. Heavenly and Northstar are scheduled to open together Friday, Nov. 22 and then Kirkwood is slated to on Wednesday, Nov. 27. Opening day details below. Grab your Squad for First-turns and Après at Heavenly Opening DayHeavenly will kick off the early season with a social-scene opening day celebration that carries guests from the Heavenly Village Gondola with complimentary donuts, hot chocolate and coffee...

Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Celebrating 50 Years of Preservation, Recreation and Education In Desolation Wilderness

Once Known Simply As The "Devils Valley" Desolation Wilderness Turns 50! Sierra Rec Magazine, October 2019 - In 1969, the Lake Tahoe Region became home to Americas newest Wilderness Area, Desolation Wilderness. A 64,000 acre plot of land once called the "Devils Valley" inhabited only by the Washoe and set aside as the Desolation Valley Primitive Area in 1931. Desolation Wilderness in 50 years has become one of the most visited wilderness areas in the United States. With the proximity to Lake Tahoe and the easy of access provided by numerous trailheads from every side of the wilderness boundary, let alone the famed PCT which crosses the full length of the wilderness region, hundreds of thousands visit the granite basin, clear blue lakes and towering peaks that make up the Desolation Wilderness each year. "It only takes a few miles of hiking to make you feel completely transported into another world when hiking in Desolation Wilderness"Charlie Pankey - Publisher Sierra Rec Magazine Susie Lake How Did Desolation Wilderness Develop Although it is commonly believed that Lake Tahoe was formed by the collapse of a volcanic crater, the Basin was actually formed by the rise and fall of the landscape due to faulting. About 24 million years ago the Sierra Nevada block was formed by tremendous uplifting.  Two principal faults evolved: the eastern margin created the Carson Range, while the Sierra Nevada developed on the western side.  From the "up thrown" fault blocks, the highest peaks in the region originated while the "down thrown" block sank creating a large valley. Lava flowing from Mt. Pluto on the north shore, then...

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