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The Top Winter Ski Resorts In the Sierra

Carson City Off-Road Announces New Event Date of June 28-30

Two weeks later date will accommodate extra snowmelt in huge Sierra Nevada winter (CARSON CITY, NEV.) March 11, 2019 – In order to deliver on the objective of giving mountain bikers a true backcountry experience on world-class singletrack that challenges riders as much as it inspires & rewards, and allowing for extra snowmelt time in a potentially record-setting Sierra Nevada winter, Epic Rides today announced a date change of the Carson City Off-Road from June 14-16 to June 28-30. “If you've been paying attention to the weather in the Sierra Nevada, they've been getting hammered with snowstorms since late December,” said Todd Sadow, President, and Co-Founder of Epic Rides. “We want to do the most we can to ensure that riders will be able to get up to the high country and capture the iconic views of Lake Tahoe, and thanks to the cooperation of our partners, we've been able to move the event back two weeks.” According to the National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) SNOTEL site at Marlette Lake (elevation 7,884 feet), there are eight feet of compacted snow, with several more feet on the way this weekend. Moving the event back two weeks will give the high summer sun angle and warmer temperatures added time to melt the snow and increase the chances of riders being able to reach the Marlette Flume Trail and Tahoe Rim Trail on Marlette Peak.After a record-setting winter two years ago that did not allow riders to reach the high country for the second annual Carson City Off-Road, Epic Rides developed a “Plan C” route using lower elevation singletracks on the outskirts...

Sierra At Tahoe Hosts USASA Rail Jam: Jammin’ 4 Tash

Annual Rail Jam will honor Natasha "Tash" Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Sierra-At-Tahoe, March 7, 2019 - Come jib your heart out on some awesome features and commemorate a rider near and dear to the Sierra family. The Rail Jam will honor Natasha "Tash" Sagucka, a former USASA athlete who lost her battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Cancer Research for A.L.L to support further research of diseases like the one Natasha had. Celebrate the spirit of Tash and throw down your best tricks in her memory! This competition is open to all skiers/snowboarders of all ages. Age divisions consist of 9 and under, 10-14, and 15 and up. $35 registration on-site only on the day of the event. Schedule is as follows: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Registration 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM: Practice 11:45 AM : Riders meet at start Awards will take place in the Solstice Eatery after the...

SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS EXTENDING SEASON TO JULY 7

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows plans to once again host the longest ski season in Tahoe Olympic Valley, Calif., March 6, 2019 – Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is in the midst of a record-breaking snow season, with plans to operate Squaw Valley until Sunday, July 7, weather and conditions permitting. Squaw Valley will be open Friday through Sunday after Memorial Day on May 27. Alpine Meadows will operate into the month of May, with a schedule dependent on weather, conditions and the construction of the new high-speed chair lift that will replace Hot Wheels. The 2019-20 Ikon Pass is now on sale with benefits that include up to three months of free spring skiing and riding at the resort starting April 8.  Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows has seen 596 inches of snow so far this season, equaling nearly 50 feet, surpassing the resort’s annual average of 450 inches just halfway through the season. With 315 inches falling in February alone, the resort broke its own record for most snowfall in one month, set in January 2017 with 282 inches. NEW Spring Ticket TrioNew this season, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is introducing the Spring Ticket Trio, which includes three all-ages lift tickets good for any three days starting March 8. You can use all three yourself, or share a ticket or two with friends or family members. The Spring Ticket Trio is only available online and saves guests $76 per day on each lift ticket. Ikon Pass Back on SaleComing off its first year, the Ikon Pass is back with new benefits. The 2019-20 Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass are now on sale, once again offering passholders...

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 wide-open bowls, miles of groomed trails, world-renowned steeps, and manicured terrain parks and pipes.  How does that comp[are to years past? On this date last year Squaw Valley had accumulated 124", and in 2017 they had 484". So this season definitely compares tot he 2017 season to date. Of Course 2017 we remember it didn't stop snowing until spring as Squaw that year accumulated over 700" of snow with the last storm dropping in June. Seasonal Averages at Squaw Valley are 454" . I think we can safely say Ski season has just...

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 Big Truck Day return. The full schedule of events is available online here.  NEW Ice Carving DemonstrationsFeb. 19 & 20Local artisan Paul Buelna will be doing live ice carving demonstrations in the Village Plaza throughout the day on Feb. 19 and 20. His creations will pay homage to the Chinese New Year and the ushering in of the Year of the Pig. NEW Dress Up DayFeb. 23Show off your style on the slopes! Kids are encouraged to wear their favorite costume, the crazier the better! Squaw Valley Kid-O-Rama shoot feb 16, 2013. Rowan and Lyla Barber enjoy their S'Mores at the Adventure Village in Squaw Valley. NEW Minute-to-Win-It Carnival GamesFeb. 19, 2-4 p.m.Put the pedal to the metal with this fast-paced competition. During the Minute-to-Win-It Carnival Games at Alpine Meadows, kids can try their luck at various games like ring toss, mini bowling, hula hoops, giant Jenga, Connect Four and mini basketball. And some favorite events return… Disco TubingFeb. 16, 17 & 22, 5-8 p.m.The SnoVentures Activity Zone comes alive at...

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 of her life. Nikki Umatum found herself driving to the mountains to take the slopes in the Tahoe Basin, even going so far as to write down a few random business names if she was ever able to do adventure for a living. Venturing Out was on the list! Nikki Umatum the owner and operator of Venturing Out Adventure tours in Truckee CA would then meet Chad Johnson. And get introduced to back country skiing in the Tahoe Basin. As Chad traveled with his split board Nikki would truck along in her snowshoes before strapping on the board and carving out the perfect route in the High Sierra. She would be hooked. The great outdoors needed to be explored more, she needed to spend more time doing adventure in her life and she wanted others to enjoy what she was so passionate about in the outdoors. And Just like that Venturing Out Adventures was born. In the Spring of 2018, Nikki and Chad took a leap of faith together and...

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