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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...

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