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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 to increase leaving the possibility for one epic weekend of powder skiing in the Sierra.  Sierra At Tahoe Yesterday - Photo By Brian Walker Of course with all that a storm often brings to the Sierra, Strong winds today are expected to effect lift operations. Check before you travel. But expect great snow when you are able to...

Registration for 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series Blown Wide Open

Celebrating mountain bikes, mountain communities, live music, and good friends January 3, 2019 - New Years Day brings new resolutions and a fresh start, and for mountain bikers looking for a good time, the opening day of registration for the 2019 Epic Rides Off-Road Series. Epic Rides, and apparently the nations mountain bike community, are amped for the 2019 season. Now in its third day, registration numbers have set new records on January 1st and 2nd already. Attracting beginners, seasoned veterans and the world's top professional mountain bike talent, the Off-Road Series has built a reputation for offering premium grade singletrack on three challenging course distances, a weekend of free live music and activities for the entire family. Kicking off in Prescott, Ariz. on April 26-28, the 16th annual Whiskey Off-Road happens in the heart of downtown on the historic Whiskey Row. On May 17-19 is the 7th Annual Grand Junction Off-Road and the Four Peaks Brewing Downtown Music Festival in Grand Junction, Colo. The 4th Annual Carson City Off-Road in Carson City, Nev. follows on June 14-16, taking riders from Nevada’s Capitol City to the highest altitudes of the series, featuring iconic views of Lake Tahoe. The series wraps up in America's hottest new mountain biking community, Bentonville, Ark. on October 11-13 at the 2nd Annual Oz Trails Off-Road. https://youtu.be/Ehh5JucDtes Each event features three-course distances (15-, 30- and 50-mile) to fit a wide range of skill, fitness, and experience. Every course showcases some of the best trails in the four host communities, traversing beautiful and challenging backcountry terrain while giving every finisher a special keepsake and a feeling...

Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Partners with CMH Heli-Skiing to Launch Chair to Chopper Challenge

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows App users can qualify for an all-inclusive Canadian heli-skiing trip [Olympic Valley, Calif.] Dec. 21, 2018–New this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is upping the ante on its app-based vertical challenge contest. Bragging rights among friends is great, and a heli-skiing adventure is even greater.  Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures have partnered to launch the Chair to Chopper Challenge. Located in Western Canada, CMH Heli-Skiing makes backcountry skiing and riding dreams come true, with access to 3 million acres of remote terrain within the famous powder triangle of British Columbia. This season, any guest who skis 100,000 vertical feet at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows—as measured by the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows app—will be entered into a drawing for a free CMH Heli-Skiing Trip in 2019-20. Any vertical feet logged in the 2018-19 season using the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows app will count toward the contest, even if it was skied prior to the contest announcement. The winner will be announced on the closing day of the 2018-19 season. Compliments of SquawValley media The Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows app is an innovative tool to help guide new visitors and locals alike around the resort’s 6,000 skiable acres. The app not only gives users real-time lift and trail status, but it’s capabilities extend to tracking your on snow stats, including lifts and trails skied, vertical feet skied and maximum speed. The winner of the contest will receive their choice of a four- or five-day CMH Heli-Skiing “Signature” Trip for one person during the 2019-20 winter season. A trip of this caliber is valued at more than $7,000 USD. The...

Incline Village Forest Service office to close temporarily

News Release Lake Tahoe SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will temporarily close the Incline Village office beginning Wednesday, December 26, 2018. All services will be available through the Forest Supervisor’s office in South Lake Tahoe, including the sale of Access, Senior and Interagency passes along with fuelwood (seasonal) and wilderness permits. The South Lake Tahoe office also sells maps and offers backpacking, biking, hiking, off-highway vehicle and other recreational information for the Lake Tahoe Basin. The South Lake Tahoe office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. excluding holidays and is located at 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA  96150,...

Forest Service accepting reservations for 2019 snowshoe program

USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is now accepting reservations for the 2019 Winter Trek Conservation Education Program.  SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. –The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is now accepting reservations for the 2019 Winter Trek Conservation Education Program. Fifth-grade teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Supervisor’s office at 530-543-2789, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Winter Trek begins Tuesday, January 15, and continues through March 28, 2019, weather permitting. Field trips are generally three hours long and are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Views from Heavenly Observation Deck Led by Forest Service rangers and community volunteers, the Winter Trek Program offers fifth-graders an outdoor winter ecology learning experience that takes place at 9,100 feet via the Gondola at Heavenly Mountain Resort. The program includes a physical education snowshoeing adventure, while learning about fire and forest ecology of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Winter Trek is a cooperative effort between the USDA Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Great Basin Institute, and the Lake Tahoe Visitor’s Authority Explore Tahoe Visitor Center. For more information, contact Reanna Suela by email at rsuela@fs.fed.us or...

New Burton Riglet Parks Launch at Squaw Kids and Alpine Kids

Kids ages 3-7 in group and private lessons have new parks to explore and learn Olympic Valley, Calif. - Dec. 12, 2018 – New Burton Riglet Parks made their debut today at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Little shredders got their first turns in at the Riglet Park at the Squaw Kids designated learning area, while the park at the Alpine Kids learning area will open as soon as conditions allow. These playground-style learning parks make a kid’s experience more interactive and fun. By utilizing terrain-based features, easy-to-use Burton Learn To Ride equipment and learning tools like the Burton Handle Bar and Riglet Reel, kids get the ultimate learn to snowboard experience. The instructors at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will have more tools, terrain and the ability to use guided discovery and play to welcome new generations to the sport. The Burton Riglet Parks are available for kids snowsports lessons for ages three through seven. The Burton Riglet program has been successfully integrated at several other premiere resorts around the world.    “We have worked with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the last two years to bring our indoor Burton Riglet Physical Education program to local kids in need. I’m excited to be expanding our partnership this season,” said Jeff Boliba, vice president global resorts at Burton. “Now we are opening up an on-snow program that will be included in the Squaw Kids and Alpine Kids lessons. The location of the Riglet Park so close to the magic carpet and children’s center will allow these kids to progress faster. In 1996, only 14 percent of snowboarders had kids. In 2018 it is now 25...

NEW WINTER PARK AND RIDE PROGRAM TRUCKEE CA

Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows and Northstar California Gear Up for Winter Operations with Winter Park and Ride Program  Truckee, Calif. -  Dec. 11, 2018-Weekend park and ride service to local ski resorts will soon be coming to Truckee, offering guests the option to help reduce congestion, ditch the car and be dropped off right at the base of the slopes. The seasonal service will be provided by Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit operated by Placer County in partnership with Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Northstar California.  The winter park and ride program will provide free bus service on weekends from late December through mid-March between Truckee park and ride locations to Squaw Valley along the state Route 89 corridor and Northstar along the state Route 267 corridor. Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit services will be supplemented with additional bus service, which is being sponsored by both Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Northstar California. The additional bus service will operate in coordination with TART, offering service every 30 minutes during peak morning and evening periods from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. between park and ride lots and ski resorts.  The park and ride service for the state Route 89 corridor serving Squaw Valley will operate from the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District administrative offices on Donner Pass Road (behind fire station and Wild Cherries). The park and ride service for the state Route 267 corridor serving Northstar will operate from the Truckee Tahoe Airport District on Truckee Airport Road. The park and ride service will be offered on the following dates: • Dec. 28-30• Jan....

WinterWonderGrass Tahoe Announces Donations to CA Fire Relief

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Donating $10 From Every Ticket Sold Through End Of Year to California’s Camp Fire Relief Efforts. Sierra Rec Magazine - Press Release - Olympic Valley, Calif. Dec. 4, 2018 - Snow is falling, lifts are turning and the vibes at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows are high. Today, the WinterWonderGrass Music & Brew Fest which is scheduled for March 29-31, 2019, announced that it will be donating $10 from every ticket sold through end of year to California’s Camp Fire relief efforts. “Our hearts are with our California family, our partners Sierra Nevada Brewing and Klean Kanteen and everyone affected by the wildfires. We want to do our part to share our love and gratitude for the entire state of California. Now through the end of this year, we’ll make a $10 donation for every ticket sold to our WinterWonderGrass Tahoe event. We look forward to gathering with you in March for music, community, brews and love” said Scotty Stoughton, founder at WinterWonderGrass. For those who have already purchased their ticket, WinterWonderGrass donates $1 from all tickets sold to local non-profit partners. Anyone interested in making an additional contribution is recommended to visit Sierra Nevada’s Camp Fire Relief fund page here. The WinterWonderGrass 5th annual Squaw Valley, California festival will feature over 20 bluegrass and roots artists on three heated indoor stages and one outdoor main stage. The festival returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA, on March 29-31, 2019 with headliners Greensky Bluegrass, Trampled by Turtles, Leftover Salmon and Sam Bush Band. Additionally, WinterWonderGrass has announced that RV parking for the festival weekend is now on sale...

SIERRA AT TAHOE OPENS FRIDAY ~ SIERRA STORM PROMISES EPIC SKI WEEKEND

The Latest Sierra Storms Opens More Ski-able Terrain For Weekend Sierra At Tahoe Resort. Sierra Rec Magazine - Thursday November 29, 2018 - Sierra-at-Tahoe will officially open for the 2018/19 winter season on Friday, November 30 th ! The latest storms that swept the Sierra Crest delivered even more snow than expected, setting us up for some of the best opening day conditions in recent memory. And the better news? There’s more on the way.  ~Sierra-At-Tahoe Come celebrate the return of winter with us on Friday and you’ll be a part of an awesome first chair celebration, top-to-bottom skiing + riding, and a special “Toast to the Season” that you won’t want to miss! The Opening Day lo-down at Sierra At Tahoe Resort: What Where When Details First Chair Celebration Grandview Express 9:00AM First 100 chairs get a cup of Drink Coffee Do Stuff , a Kind Snack , and limited-run sticker! Music + Beer Tasting Solstice Plaza 11:45AM-12:30PM Tasting of Sierra Nevada Brewing beers, Red Bullevent truck pumpin' out music Toast to the Season! Solstice Plaza (Weather Permitting) 12:00PM Our beloved General Manager, John Rice, will usher in the 2018/19 season. Cheers! Live Music Sierra Pub 1:00PM-4:00PM The Connor Party  plays classic rock hits as well as favorites from the 90's - today   Operating Hours Weekdays: 9AM to 4PM Weekends & Holidays: 8:30AM to 4PM Open Lifts & Carpets Grandview Express Easy Rider Express Nob Hill Slider Carpet Magic Carpet *Conditions Permitting* For live updates on lifts and trails, click here . Please note: *Early season conditions still exist. Watch for unmarked...

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