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editors

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Kevin macmillan

contributors

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amy Edgett

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becky regan

Dylan Silver

gloria Sinibaldi

Jenny luna

margaret moran

mark mclaughlin

michelle morton

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Sylas wright

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malisa Samsel

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FREE MAGAZINE WINTER 2013-14 POWDER TIME Powder surfing, snowshoeing are just two ways to get
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WINTER
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SOCHI 2014
U.S. Ski Team looks to
continue dominance
aERIal vIEW
Sierra snow surveys reveal
climate answers
On the
slopes
in the sierra nevada
climate answers On the slopes in the sierra nevada on the cover photo by tom ZIKaS

on the cover

photo by tom ZIKaS photography

Jon and Kate cooper glide down a perfectly groomed run at Diamond peak Ski resort. located in Incline village, the resort boasts one of the best views of lake tahoe. tom Zikas is a commercial, editorial and fine art photographer based out of lake tahoe, calif. his work can be viewed at www.tomzikas.com.

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There might be limited ice climbing around Lake Tahoe, but the sport has drawn a
There might be limited
ice climbing around
Lake Tahoe, but the sport
has drawn a dedicated group
of athletes throughout the
basin. And more climbers are
swelling those ranks as
more people head into the
backcountry.

on thin ice

Epic ice climbing spots at Lake Tahoe might be few and far between, but the number of people who want to test their skills here is growing

by axIE NavaS

Ask a veteran ice climber about ice climbing around Tahoe, and the words “small,” “scattered” and even “awful” might come up. But while the Lake Tahoe Basin may not be an ice-climbing mecca, the South Shore winter climbing scene is growing as more snow sports enthu- siasts head to the backcountry. People just don’t move to Tahoe for the ice, South Shore climber

Bryce Stath said. Stath started ice climbing in Alaska almost a decade ago before moving to South Lake Tahoe last year. “The Sierra doesn’t produce ice like the other mountain ranges, but something is better than nothing. We go ice climbing when the skiing

is marginal,” Stath said.

Epic powder days can make for terrible ice climbing. Feet of snow will cover routes and block access to the climbs, and the length and quality of the ice season varies dras- tically each winter as temperatures fluctuate. Novices be warned - ice climbing in Tahoe often involves thin ice and lots of mixed terrain, according to Stath. Yet Stath said the number of strong rock climbers who want to test their skills on the ice is growing. Each year more people ask him to take them up in the winter, but with more climbers comes more risk. “Being above people on ice is re- ally dangerous. You have to be really mindful of where people are. And the equipment is very spiky and pointy. You just don’t want to fall. It’s such a different medium than rock. Ice can be really brittle,” Stath said.

lEarNINg to clImb

The most important lesson a

beginning ice climber should learn

is how to read the quality of the ice,

a level of experience that can take

years to master, longtime climber Karl Wallischeck said. Wallischeck began ice climbing 35 years ago on the East Coast, where the winter climbing seasons are long and the ice plentiful. He kept ice climbing after he moved to Tahoe in 1987, but the limited ter- rain, “ephemeral” conditions and two full-time jobs shortened his season. Wallischeck, who works as both

a lieutenant for the Meeks Bay Fire Protection District on the West Shore and as a ski patroller at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, has seen the number of winter sports

enthusiasts venturing into the back- country, and onto the ice, rise. And the consequences of getting in over your head are severe, he said. A 23-year-old El Cerrito man fell 125 feet to his death more than

a year ago when he was ice climbing

at Cascade Falls. Wallischeck said it’s the only fatality he knows of associated with the winter sport in Tahoe, but it’s indicative of the level of experience needed to tackle even

beginner routes.

start in 2005. The goal? Bring the disparate ice climbers of the basin together for an annual celebration of the terrain, event founder Dave Riggs said. The AAC wanted to host an ice climbing reunion similar

to the gatherings held for rock climbers and mountaineers at other times of year. The event hasn’t changed much over the past eight years. Attend- ees still ski or snowshoe into the Lost Trail Lodge on Friday night,

in those times that we’re out there, reality just kind of disaPPears. it’s just you and nature.– jenna steVens

Cascade and Eagle falls as well as other routes around Emerald Bay typically draw many novice climb- ers. The climbs are easy to access and find, South Shore climber Jenna Stevens said. Like Stath and Wallischeck, Stevens didn’t get her ice-climbing start in Tahoe. She honed her skills in Ouray, Colo., home of the biggest ice festival in North America. “In those times that we’re out

there, reality just kind of disappears. It’s just you and nature. It’s become

a way of life for us,” Stevens said.

hIt or mISS at tahoE

Stevens moved to the South Shore in May. Searching for ice climbing crags in the area is a hit- or-miss endeavor, and she’ll often go out to survey routes without climbing them. Stevens hasn’t found much data about good climbs around Tahoe, and there isn’t a cohesive ice-climbing community to fill in those information gaps. “Ice climbers seem to be a little more scarce. A lot of people are still kind of hesitant to get out there are try it,” she said. The best way for beginners to leap into the sport is to find an experienced partner who’s willing to act as a mentor, Stevens said. The American Alpine Club annual ice climbing weekend set to take place winter 2014 at Coldstream Canyon in Truckee, Calif., is another good introduction to the sport. That event, which organizers describe as more of an informal gathering than a true festival, got its

where everyone pitches in to make communal meals. Saturday and Sunday are devoted to ice climbing on terrain that’s better than it gets credit for, Riggs said. “The old saying is that a Cali- fornia ice climber’s most important tool is a fast car because when the ice climbs form, they don’t last long,” he said. “There’s some truth to that, especially for Tahoe. But if you’re attentive to conditions and open minded, you’ll find fun and interesting ice climbing.”

formINg a commuNIty

The AAC’s ice climbing weekend typically sells out within a few days of open registration and Riggs said he expects about 35 people to attend this year. It’s the only organized event of its kind around the lake. South Shore climber Stevens hopes that the ice-climbing com- munity will come together as more people augment its ranks, and gath- erings like the ice climbing weekend might help. The key is to release more information about routes into the mainstream even if there isn’t a lot of ice to publicize, Stevens said. “People aren’t really vocal about where routes are and it’s really im- portant for a climbing community to get data out there. It’s definitely a challenging activity. Your muscles are going to be really sore, but it’s a blast,” she said.

going to be really sore, but it’s a blast,” she said. axie Navas is a former

axie Navas is a former reporter for the tahoe Daily tribune newspaper in South lake tahoe.

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take it all in

Five must-do snowshoe hikes to truly experience Lake Tahoe’s winter wonderland

by axIE NavaS

Sometimes you’re just not in the mood

Sometimes you’re just not in the

mood to hit the slopes. The snow gods

to hit the slopes. The snow gods have been fickle,

you can’t handle another day in ski boots, or the crowds are

have been fickle, you can’t handle

another day in ski boots, or the crowds

too stifling. On days like that, it’s time to check out the miles

and miles of snowshoe trails around the Lake Tahoe Basin.

are too stifling. On days like that, it’s

From hikes with sweeping views to routes with brutally steep

climbs, this area has a little bit of everything.

Basin. From hikes with sweeping views

to routes with brutally steep climbs, this

area has a little bit of everything.

snowshoe trails around the Lake Tahoe

time to check out the miles and miles of

the Lake Tahoe time to check out the miles and miles of wINNEmucca laKE MOderAte /

wINNEmucca laKE

MOderAte / diffiCuLt The approximately 2-mile hike up to Winnemucca Lake offers some of the best views in the region, especially for such a short, easy route. Start at the Sno-Park on top of Carson Pass, about 27 miles south of South Lake Tahoe. You’ll be starting at above 8,000 feet, which means you’ll most likely be hiking in a lot of snow. Unless you’re ready for a world of hurt, snowshoes aren’t optional. Leashed dogs are welcome. You’ll need to buy a parking pass if you plan to leave your car in the lot at the top of the pass - it is, by far, the easiest option. The Chevron Station on Highway 50 in Meyers sells both day and annual passes, as does Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The trail climbs steadily through groves of conifers before you abruptly leave the trees behind and start traversing a fairly open, west-facing slope. You’ll be reward- ed with spectacular views of Caples Lake to your right as the Pacific Crest Trail runs parallel on your left. Another mile, and you arrive at Winnemucca, a frozen gem below the jagged Three Sisters. Feeling intrepid? It’s another mile up to Round Top Lake, which offers more great views of the surrounding valley and peaks.

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eASy The Camp Richardson Historic Resort in South Lake Tahoe offers groomed, level snowshoe trails for the whole family. The popular destination is located about 2.5 miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89 and sits just yards from the lakeshore. Rent equipment at the Mountain Sports Center, which is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day in the winter. Adults can buy a full day snowshoe pass at the resort for $19 while child tickets cost $12. Half-day options are also available, but don’t bring your dog. There’s a strict no- pet policy at the resort. For more information, call 530-542-6584.

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eASy Across the road from the bay, there’s a wide-open meadow that offers several miles of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. From South Lake Tahoe, head north on Highway 89 for about 18 miles until you reach Meeks Bay. Once you pass the Meeks Bay Fire Protection District on your right, you’ll see a turn-off almost immediately to your left. Park here. You’ll head up Forest Route 14N42, an access road that runs just to the

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unless you’re ready for a world of hurt, snowshoes aren’t oPtional

ready for a world of hurt, snowshoes aren’t oPtional ” north of the (now snow-covered) Meeks

north of the (now snow-covered) Meeks Creek. After about half a mile, the trees will thin and you’ll have access to a small, sunny mead- ow nestled in the green valley. Unless you’re feeling very aer- obically sound, we’d recommend sticking to the open meadow and access road instead of heading up the U.S. Forest Service trail that leads to Lake Genevieve and Lake Craig. Leashed dogs are welcome.

Lower Angora lakes. The major plus? You don’t have to worry about cars and snowmobiles are scarce (though it’s not unusual to see their tracks, which effectively groom the route for you). Dogs welcome. Drive west on Lake Tahoe Boulevard until you reach Tahoe Mountain Road about 2 miles past the intersection with Highway 89. Turn right and follow the road to the T-intersection where you’ll make

2 miles past the intersection with Highway 89. Turn right and follow the road to the

SpooNEr laKE

a right and then an immediate left onto Dundee Circle. In about 200

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yards, you’ll make another left. De-

eASy If you drove over Spooner Summit heading west on Highway 50, you likely saw this small lake on your right-hand side. Spooner Lake State Park, which sits more than 1,000 above Lake Tahoe, offers spectacular views of the basin. There’s a mellow trail that loops the lake and winds through an aspen grove in the frozen high country. Parking is available at the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park lot, on your left once you turn north onto Highway 28 from Spooner Summit.

pending on snow conditions, park alongside the road and walk down to the snow-covered Angora Ridge Road. It’s about two miles up to the An- gora Fire Overlook, a narrow saddle with views of Tahoe on one side and the charred hillside that was burnt during a fire on the other. If you’re feeling up to it, you can continue along the road for another 2 miles to make it to Lower and Upper Angora Lakes. The climbing never gets too steep, but you’ll steadily gain elevation. If you make it to the lakes, you’ll find yourself in secluded won-

aNgora laKES

derland surrounded by high granite peaks and towering conifers.

MOderAte Winter is a wonderful time to take advantage of the wide access road that leads up to Upper and

axie Navas is a former reporter for the tahoe Daily tribune newspaper in South lake tahoe.

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a group of skiers and riders on a cat skiing tour at Kirkwood mountain. rIght:
a group of skiers and riders
on a cat skiing tour at
Kirkwood mountain.
rIght: the E:K cat climbs
up martin point road in
search of fresh powder at
Kirkwood mountain.

Snowcat tours:

reaching the outer limits of tahoe

by margarEt moraN

Imagine riding in an enclosed cab, watching through a window as snow-covered terrain passes by as the operator of the tracked vehicle navigates it steadily ever higher up a mountain.

At Kirkwood Mountain Resort, this scene can be experienced by the general public through snowcat tours, included under the resort’s Expedition: Kirkwood program. Cats takes guests to Martin Point, past the northwest boundary of

takes guests to Martin Point, past the northwest boundary of the resort, which also offers guided

the resort, which also offers guided backcountry tours at Kirkwood’s Thunder and Avy bowls. The tours include educational and backcountry safety skills and are designed for advanced riders “Expedition: Kirkwood is all about getting you more terrain,” said Jon Copeland, Kirkwood’s Ski & Ride School director. “Whether that’s inbounds or out, we’re going to work on off-piste skiing and riding techniques, terrain selection and management, and rescue procedures and protocols.” Tours cost $200 and up; times can vary, and tours also can be custom- ized. They include backcountry awareness and equipment (avalanche beacons, probes and backpacks), but guests are encouraged to bring their own gear, if they have it. To book a trip, call the resort at 209-258-7360 or email expedi- tionkirkwood@vailresorts.com. Res- ervations are highly recommended. On the North Shore, Northstar California also includes a private snowcat tour as part of a special guest service offering. Cost is free, and guests are chosen at random for a 1-hour ride-along in the early evening, while the machine’s operator grooms mountain trails. “How many people get a ride in a snowcat?” asked Jim Larmore, director of mountain operations for Northstar California. “A fraction so that’s a very special deal.”

“A fraction so that’s a very special deal.” to learn more, visit the resort’s website at

to learn more, visit the resort’s website at www.northstarcalifornia.com.

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Are you an experienced skier or rider looking for a challenge beyond Lake Tahoe’s resorts? Then be sure to hit up these five sick spots nestled just off the beaten path.

Caution

five sick spots nestled just off the beaten path. Caution bacKcouNtry SKIINg caN bE ExtrEmEly haZarDouS.

bacKcouNtry SKIINg caN bE ExtrEmEly haZarDouS.

Dangers include avalanches, injuries and varying snow conditions. If at all possible, visit these areas with an experienced guide. also, check out resources like the Sierra avalanche center or the many classes on backcountry skiing throughout the area. learn more at www.sierraavalanchecenter.org.

by DylaN SIlvEr

Lake Tahoe’s backcountry has hundreds of options for those on the hunt for fresh powder or new runs. Here are a few hikes that highlight the Sierra’s world-class offerings.

hikes that highlight the Sierra’s world-class offerings. mouNt tallac Arguably Lake Tahoe’s most prominent peak,

mouNt tallac

Arguably Lake Tahoe’s most prominent peak, Mount Tallac has a bunch of great backcountry runs. Ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 vertical feet, the terrain varies in difficulty and length. A good beginner’s point is the north side of the mountain in an area known as “Corkscrew Trees.” Experts often take on the mountain’s telltale fea- ture, “The Cross.” But if you’ve never climbed and skied Mount Tallac, don’t start here.

Directions vary depending on the desired route. For the North Bowl area, backcountry skiers and riders often park and begin their ascent off Highway 89 near Spring Creek Road.

mouNt roSE North Lake Tahoe’s Mount Rose has a lot of technical aspects and a

mouNt roSE

North Lake Tahoe’s Mount Rose has a lot of technical aspects and a few that match the needs of begin- ning backcountry skiers and riders. The Backcountry in Truckee often offers helpful tips on snow condi- tions to those looking to make it up Tahoe’s third tallest peak. From the top, expect a 360-degree views and a good 2,500 foot descent.

Directions: Drive up the Mount Rose Highway. Park in the parking area near the summit. The trailhead should be easily visible from the north side of the highway.

powDEr houSE

The South Shore’s Powder House has gotten a lot of attention from the backcountry community. For newcomers to the sport, this is a fantastic place to start. Because of the north-facing nature of the peak snow conditions are often great long after big dumps. The ascent is fairly easy and can merit multi- ple runs in a single day. The runs are long and steep in places. The heavy trees help cut down on the avalanche danger.

Directions: From South Lake Tahoe, drive west on Highway 50. Turn onto Highway 89 south. The parking area is on the west side of the highway just before Luther Pass and is often marked by a line of cars.

frEEl pEaK

This is the Lake Tahoe Basin’s highest peak and not an everyday backcountry run. At 10,881 feet, it’s one of those for the bucket list. The hike is more than 6 miles and must be done when there’s a good amount of snow. The top of Freel Peak is wind-blasted and very often barren even after a good snow, but it offers a vast and very unfettered view of Lake Tahoe.

Directions: From South Lake Tahoe, head west on Highway 50. Turn south onto Highway 89. The parking area is past Luther Summit, about 2 miles before the Highway 88 junction.

two backcountry skiers ascend a peak near South lake tahoe. the lake tahoe basin is full of options for those looking to get away from the resorts.

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rED laKE pEaK

Red Lake Peak and the greater Carson Pass area have a million options for backcountry skiers. Red Lake Peak is one of the more ac- cessible summits. The hike from the Carson Pass parking lot is mellow. With a car parked in Hope Valley, it’s easy to make the descent a lot longer than the ascent. This area is also known for its heavy snowfall. If coverage is a concern, check out some of the north-facing aspects of Red Lake Peak.

Directions: From South Lake Tahoe, head west on Highway 50. Turn onto Highway 89. Turn west onto Highway 88. Park at the parking area near Carson Pass on the north side of the highway.

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As winter extreme sports continue to evolve, interest and participation in snowskating is growing at Tahoe

by bEcKy rEgaN

in snowskating is growing at Tahoe by bEcKy rEgaN Wearing what looks like blue dishwashing gloves,

Wearing what looks like blue dishwashing gloves, Mark “Spicolli” Montgomery sends it off a 30-foot kicker. It’s a decent-size jump for any rider, but Montgomery is doing it on a snowskate. Those “dishwashing gloves” he’s wear- ing are actually insulated crab fishing gloves that happen to have awesome grip for that oh-so-important landing.

photoS by bEcKy rEgaN abovE: John Zapata jumps up on a down rail at Northstar
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abovE: John Zapata jumps up on a down rail at Northstar california in January
2013. Snowskaters are becoming a common sight at most ski resorts.
lEft: Snowskater mark “Spicolli” montgomery launches off a big hip as he jams
through a terrain park at Northstar california in January 2013.
mark “Spicolli” montgomery hops up onto a box at Northstar california in January 2013. montgomery
mark “Spicolli” montgomery
hops up onto a box at Northstar
california in January 2013.
montgomery started snowskating
about 10 years ago when
there was only a handful of
snowskaters at resorts.

i thought it was a comPlete joke at first until i actually went out and rode one

It looks insane, but Montgomery swears it’s not. “It’s just a mental thing. It’s the whole aspect of not being attached to the board that people think is so much harder, but really it’s not,” Montgomery said. “Once you get past it, you totally forget that you’re not attached to the thing.” Montgomery and his friends didn’t single-handedly bring snows- kating to Lake Tahoe, but they are among the pioneers. They’re among guys like Danny Sheehan, who created Ralston Snowskates, and Pat Quinn, who is a South Shore snowskating legend. These guys have been on the scene for nearly a decade, and have some good advice and entertaining stories to share with up-and-comers. “Once you figure out what’s go- ing on and what to avoid, it really is pretty safe,” Quinn said. “A couple times on the hill and that was it. I was hooked.”

SNowSKatINg comES to tahoE

Montgomery was making snow- boards for Lib Tech in 2002 when a snowskate prototype was dropped in his lap. Lib Tech was looking to get into the snowskate business, and guys like Montgomery could help. “I thought it was a complete joke at first until I actually went out and rode one,” Montgomery said. “We just needed to make some subtle improvements to make it more comfortable.” Skateboards are meant for flat, smooth concrete while snowskates are like bombing a hill with lots of bumps. So Montgomery and his fellow Lib Tech crew set about making bigger and better skis for the bottom of their snowskates, and tweaking the sidecuts to see what worked best. Meanwhile, down in South Lake, Sheehan and Quinn were also getting into snowskating. Sheehan turned to snowskating

after he broke his leg on a skate- board and could no longer put on

a snowboard boot. He brought his

friend Quinn along for the ride, and the timing was perfect. “I’ve been a ski bum my whole life, and basically, I was just ready for a change from snowboarding,” Quinn said. “It was getting to the point where, if I wasn’t going out and hitting an 80-foot jump, it was just boring, and then you’re risking your neck.”

SNowSKatINg 101

Learning to snowskate looks intimidating, but both Montgom- ery and Quinn said the learning curve is similar to snowboarding.

It just takes getting past not being

strapped in. “When you ride a bike once you take the training wheels of that bike’s a lot more fun to ride,” Montgomery said. “It’s just a comfort thing.” Going strapless can even be a benefit for beginners. When they catch an edge, beginners can jump off or sit down instead of being slammed into the ground by their equipment. Same principle holds true in the park and the powder. “If you come off the lip wrong on skis or a snowboard you’re kind of at the mercy of gravity,” Quinn said. “On a snowskate if you come off the lip and it’s wrong you just kind of fly through the air and get your feet under you and slide.” There’s also a freedom to not being attached and gliding through the powder, Montgomery said. No sore ankles or feet, and digging out of powder is much more manageable. “Riding powder unstrapped just blows your mind,” Montgomery said. “You don’t catch your edge and scorpion or face plant. If you catch your edge you just kind of slide out on your knees. It gives you freedom.”

‘a gamE chaNgEr’

Getting on the lift isn’t bad either. Snowskaters simply walk up and sit down, but they do have to ride off. There’s no strapping in. Just jump on the board and go, which saves beginners a ton of energy in the getting up and down department.

And as the sport continues to progress, so does the equipment.

Trucks, decks and skis - ev- erything on a snowskate is now interchangeable. The ski attached to the bottom can be swapped out for a short park ski, a medium cruising ski or a long powder ski. The big-nosed powder ski and elevated riding platform lets snows- katers mob in the trees. Quinn takes his in the backcountry and said he floats fine on a 136. “Yeah, pretty much once you figure it out you can ride powder and not be strapped in it’s a game changer,” Quinn said. “It’s just tak- en a little while to catch on.” Don’t get these guys wrong.

They’re not saying beginners won’t take their lumps. They’re just saying the new challenge and freedom of going strapless makes those lumps worth it.

faSt forwarD

Hanging out with Montgomery and his friends in the lift line is like hanging out with celebrities. Every- one is gaping at the snowskates, and questions are flying at the guys. “Can you kickflip?” a kid asks Montgomery. Montgomery obliges. He’s used to fielding these questions. It’s pretty obvious the sport has potential to grow, but Quinn and Montgomery don’t think it will happen overnight. “Right now everyone just wants to push it and improve the sport,” Montgomery said. “Everyone is talking about going bigger. Every- thing that snowboarders do, we pretty much figure we can do and are doing.” But Montgomery thinks it will take something like an X Games appearance to really launch snowskating. In the meantime, the Tahoe snowskaters are doing their part to educate and continue to push boundaries. “Hopefully every mountain will open up to it, and maybe someday we’ll have a mountain that’s snows- kate-only,” Montgomery said.

a mountain that’s snows- kate-only,” Montgomery said. becky regan is a former sports editor of the

becky regan is a former sports editor of the tahoe Daily tribune newspaper in South lake tahoe and a former San francisco giants beat writer for mlb.com.

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Zachary holmes takes to the air during a well-lit night sledding session.

takes to the air during a well-lit night sledding session. Safety first The dos and don’ts

Safety first

The dos and don’ts of sledding at Lake Tahoe

by DylaN SIlvEr

Sledding is one of the most fun and accessible winter activities out there. But don’t think that it doesn’t come with its fair share of risk. As with all snowsports, there’s a right way and a wrong way to hit the hill. Here are a few tips to get you started.

do: Wear a helmet. Snow isn’t always soft. Though sledding may seem like a playful activity, they can actually go quite fast. A helmet can greatly reduce the risk of head injury.

dOn’t: Sled in a wooded area. Trees are not a sledder’s friend. Be- cause of most sleds’ lack of reliable steering, they are rarely safe to ride around obstacles.

do: Visit one of Lake Tahoe’s des- ignated sledding hills. Around Lake Tahoe, numerous businesses have sprung up to provide sledding areas. The slopes are clear and safe, not to mention there’s often hot chocolate just a short walk away.

dOn’t: Drink and sled. As with any winter sport, drinking is not a good companion activity to sledding. Wait till you’ve completed that double black diamond bobsled route

to imbibe.

do: Look out for shadowed areas. Snow surfaces can vary incredibly.

A

shadowy area can often mean ice

or

a change in snow conditions. It’s

also hard to see what obstacles are in these areas.

dOn’t: Sled above a roadway. You may think you’ve found that perfect sledding hill right off the highway.

But if your route has any potential at

all to direct you onto the road, don’t

risk it. Sledders have been killed in

the Tahoe region after accidentally sliding onto a busy street.

do: Buy a sled with a steering device. Saucers and straight sleds

are known for being uncontrolla- ble. Also, if you are shopping for a sled with steering, be critical of any product’s claims and always test in

an open obstacle-free environment.

dOn’t: Sled head first. That’s a no-brainer.

do: Build a jump. A little bump

in the run can add that funny little

perk to your sledding adventure.

dOn’t: Build a big jump. Catching a lot of air on a sled is not something you want to be known for. Too many of those potentially glorious launches end in disaster. It’s not worth it.

glorious launches end in disaster. It’s not worth it. Dylan Silver lives in South lake tahoe

Dylan Silver lives in South lake tahoe and is a freelance recreation and entertainment writer for the tahoe Daily tribune and lake tahoe action newspapers. he can be reached at dylanmsilver@gmail.com.

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DOWNHILL

DOWNHILL

ALPINE MEADOWS
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With seven powder bowls, countless ridgeline adventures, summit-to-base

groomed trails, and mountaintop views of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows hosts some of Tahoe’s – and the country’s – finest terrain. Alpine’s reputation for a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere can be experienced both on and off the slopes. Beginner skiers and riders enjoy gentle groomed slopes just steps from the mountain’s day lodge, while experienced adventurers take advantage of the wide variety of Alpine’s famous natural terrain either through guided tours or specialty clinics or simply by exploring on their own. Full-and half-day ski and snowboard programs invite kids as young as age three (and as young as age five for snowboarders) to have fun on the slopes; and as the official home of Disabled Sports USA, Far West division, Alpine Meadows provides unmatched daily instruction to students with physical and developmental disabilities. With nine mountain dining options, Alpine Meadows offers delicious options which satisfy any appetite.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in fall 2011, bringing skiers

and riders access to 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and more than 270 trails all on one lift ticket or season pass. Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows are proud to announce nearly $8 million in capital improvements for the 2013-14 winter season. Improvements at Alpine Meadows include re-designed terrain parks that offer features for the entire family, and continued investments in snowmaking and grooming technology to bring skiers and riders the best possible snow surface conditions. Alpine’s mid-mountain Chalet is also undergoing renovations, transforming into a Sierra Beer Garden that serves delicious brews as well as tasty pressed sandwiches and sausage plates. Guests to Alpine can also indulge in an eclectic array of regionally and sustainably sourced cuisine from the two new Mtn Roots Food Trucks - one will be serving delicious eats at Alpine Meadows, the other at Squaw Valley. Continuing this year, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows will provide a free shuttle that runs between the two resorts. The free, 15-minute shuttle ride allows skiers and riders to experience both resorts in one day on one lift ticket or season pass.

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both resorts in one day on one lift ticket or season pass. 25 % beginning tRAilS

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nine dining options, outdoor sundeck and fire pit, rental center, high performance demo equipment, ski and snow- board school, disabled sports center, retail shop, high-speed internet access.

AverAge snowfAll

450 inches

terrAin pArks 4 terrAin

100-plus trails

top elevAtion

8,637 feet

verticAl drop

1,802 feet

Acres 2,400

BAse elevAtion

6,835 feet

lifts 13

including one high-speed detachable six-passenger chair; two high-speed express quads; three triple and five double chairs; two surface lifts.

lift hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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DOWNHILL

DOWNHILL

BOREAL
BOREAL

AT A GLANC e

Always the first resort open in the area and open from 9 a.m. to 9p.m, 7 days/

week, Boreal routinely provides skiers and riders more access to the mountain than any other resort in the country. Located directly off Interstate-80, Boreal has become a Mecca for terrain park enthusiasts, and the 1-2-3 Ride Free program gives beginners a reason to keep coming back for more.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Woodward Tahoe, the newest addition to the renowned Camp Woodward

family, opened for business in June, 2012 and has helped transform Boreal into a year-round destination for action sports enthusiasts. Woodward Tahoe offers week-long camps throughout the summer for snowboard, ski, skate, BMX, cheer/tumble and digital media, as well as public day sessions each year from August thru April. The 33,000 square foot Woodward Tahoe ‘Bunker’ includes launch ramps, foam pits, trampolines, full-sized spring floor, concrete skate park, digital media lab and much, much more. Woodward Tahoe’s outdoor campus, which will remain open each year until the snow falls, includes several dirt tracks and jumps for bikers as well as an additional skate park and mini-ramp. Learn more at www.woodwardtahoe.com. Along with the opening of Woodward Tahoe, Boreal’s lodge recently received a facelift including a new paint job, new carpeting and a renovated patio area for you to enjoy the Tahoe sunshine over lunch.

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BAse elevAtion

7,200 feet

lift hours

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resorts DOWNHILL DIAMOND PEAK
resorts
DOWNHILL
DIAMOND
PEAK

AT A GLANC e

Less is more at Diamond Peak Ski Resort with incredible lake views,

perfectly groomed runs, family-friendly atmosphere, and an excellent ski and snowboard school at affordable prices. Diamond Peak offers more ways for the whole family to have a great day on the slopes, without breaking the bank. Lift tickets are only $59 for adults and kids 6 and under ski free! Save big with a multi-day Mini-Pass or brush up on your skills with affordable lesson packages.

WHAT ’ S N e W

New this year is a reciprocal season pass relationship with Homewood

Mountain Resort that will allow passholders to ski four days at the other resort. Diamond Peak will also introduce Terrain Based Teaching into all beginner lessons, a method that has proven successful throughout the industry. Those 21 and older can enjoy more dates on the calendar for the resort’s signature Last Tracks wine/beer tasting event, including select Fridays and themed events. Look for new off-piste skiable terrain in the trees between Battleborn and Sunnyside, as a result of a defensible space project. Five new fan guns were added to the snowmaking fleet, increasing snowmaking efficiency and capacity when conditions warrant. A brand new DiamondPeak. com will launch in November with an upgraded online store and more interactive features. College students and those who like to start their weekends early should check out Face/Off Fridays, a new event series on Fridays starting at the end of February.

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new event series on Fridays starting at the end of February. 18 % beginning tRAilS 46

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top elevAtion
8,540 feet
verticAl drop

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rideABle Acres 655 longest run

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terrAin

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BAse elevAtion

6,700 feet

lifts 6

lift hours

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DOWNHILL

DOWNHILL

GRANLIBAKKEN
GRANLIBAKKEN

AT A GLANC e

Granlibakken features an intimate ski hill, perfect for beginning through

intermediate skiers and snowboarders. It’s a place to avoid the crowds, while enjoying a day of skiing right out your back door. Ski School, ski hill and snack bar are open Friday through Monday and Dec.h 20 through Jan. 5 and Feb. 14-24. The rental shop, snow play area and warming hut are open daily all season. Granlibakken offers plenty of Sierra terrain to explore on cross-country skis or snowshoes. Guests have easy access to popular cross-country trailheads which provide miles of un-groomed Lake Tahoe skiing and snowshoes terrain. For the kids or young at heart. Granlibakken has a machine groomed snow play area. Cost is $14 per person for saucer rental and use of the snow play area all day (no tubes or toboggans are allowed). Ski Package - Lodging, full hot breakfast and choice of 8 ski resorts starts at $150/person. Lodging guests at Granlibakken ski and sled all day for $15 each. Granlibakken is located in a 74 acre picturesque mountain valley only minutes from Lake Tahoe and Tahoe City.

WHAT ’ S N e W

The Treetop Adventure Park is new this year. Open Friday/Saturday and

Holidays. Open mid-week by reservation for groups of ten or more. Park available for 5-year-olds and up. Each park session is 2.5 hours.

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ski school, rental shop,
snowplay area, snack bar,
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sAucer/sled hill

50 feet

top elevAtion

6,570 feet

verticAl drop

240 feet

terrAin pArks 0 Acres 10 BAse elevAtion

6,330 feet

lifts

2 surface lifts

lift hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fri. - sun.

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resorts DOWNHILL HEAVENLY
resorts
DOWNHILL
HEAVENLY

AT A GLANC e

Unbuckle at Tamarack, rated as the No. 1 après ski party in North America by Forbes and confirmed by CNN Travel, is Lake Tahoe’s highest elevation après ski party from 3:30-5:30 p.m. featuring daily half-priced drinks, giveaways, food specials, lots of dancing and, exclusively on Thursdays- Saturdays, a live DJ and the Heavenly Angels. This season, Heavenly is elevating Unbuckle once again, by taking the party out onto the patio at Tamarack Lodge. Look for additional outdoor lighting, the Heavenly Angels dancing with the backdrop of the mountain and, best of all, another bar to serve those half- priced drinks. When you come to Heavenly, you better plan to go “all- in”…because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. At Heavenly, you play hard and sleep when you get home.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Cultivating a passion and appreciation for the outdoors is a year-round task,

and Heavenly Mountain Resort is stepping up to the challenge by expanding its summer operations to include two ropes courses, a canopy tour and two zip lines, including a four-line zip line center. When stepping off the Heavenly Gondola this winter, guests will notice the infrastructure in place for these new activities, which will open in summer 2014. This spring, Heavenly will play its ace by hosting High Roller Hold ’Em, the industry’s most high-energy, innovative big air competition. Infusing an X Games-worthy big air competition with a little South Lake Tahoe casino gambling twist, High Roller Hold ’Em will take place on the World Cup run at Heavenly on Saturday, April 5, 2014, with a monster big-air jump, celebrity host and a $50,000 jackpot at stake. Some of the world’s top professional snowboarders, including Olympic athletes, will compete again in this high-production, night-time event, which will also feature a live DJ, an exhibition with local athletes, fireworks, laser lights and the Heavenly Angels. This will be an epic party befitting Lake Tahoe’s south shore!

will be an epic party befitting Lake Tahoe’s south shore! 20 % beginning tRAilS 45 %
will be an epic party befitting Lake Tahoe’s south shore! 20 % beginning tRAilS 45 %

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Amenities

ski and ride schools, five rental and two repair shops, nine on-mountain restaurants, four lodges.

terrAin pArks 3 terrAin

100-plus trails

top elevAtion

10,067 feet

verticAl drop

3,500 feet

Acres 4,800

BAse elevAtion

6,540 feet

lifts 29

1 eight-passenger

gondola, 1 aerial tramway, 2 high-speed six-passenger chairs, 7 high-speed quads, 5 triple chairs, 3 double chairs, 6 surface lifts, 4 magic Carpets

lift hours

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resorts

DOWNHILL

DOWNHILL

HOMEWOOD
HOMEWOOD

AT A GLANC e

Known as Tahoe’s most beautiful resort, Homewood Mountain Resort offers

incomparable views of Lake Tahoe from each of its gladed runs, groomed slopes and powder bowls. Renowned as a family-focused mountain on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood’s daily children’s programs, renowned ski and snowboard school and Burton Learn-to- Ride Center offer a friendly environment for learning to ski and snowboard. Just steps from the slopes, Homewood’s West Shore Café & Inn offers visitors one of the region’s best lakefront locations for lunch, après-ski fun, dinner and lodging.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Homewood is proud to start the 2013-14 ski season having just been awarded

the Golden Eagle Award for environmental stewardship by the National Ski Areas Association. Also new for the 2013-14 season, Homewood will offer skiers and riders an unrestricted 3-pack of lift tickets for $177, or just $59 per day, valid every day of the 2013-14 ski season. For the best value on the mountain, families need look no further than Homewood’s signature Family Season Pass, which offers two adults plus two teens/children unrestricted season passes for just $999. Homewood continues its tradition of providing incredible value to first-time skiers and snowboarders with online-exclusive $49 Learn to Ski/Learn to Ride packages available online at SkiHomewood.com. And Homewood’s terrain park skiers and riders will have an innovative new urban terrain park available to them this season as Homewood unveils the Foundation Park – an urban-style terrain park located within an unused building foundation adjacent to Homewood’s mid- mountain Big Blue View Bar.

15 % beginning tRAilS 50 % FA S T FA C T S inteRmeDiAte tRAilS
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Amenities

Children’s center, burton learn-to-ride Center, West shore Café & inn, famous barbecue, rental/demo and repair centers, adult lift tickets from $44.

terrAin pArks 6 top elevAtion

7,880 feet

verticAl drop

1,650 feet

Acres 1,260

BAse elevAtion

6,230 feet

lifts

1 high-speed quad, 3 triple chairs, 4 surface lifts

lift hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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PHoto by Corey riCH ProDuCtions / kirkWooD mountain resort 12 % beginning tRAilS 30 % inteRmeDiAte
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AverAge snowfAll
600 inches
snowmAking
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top elevAtion

9,800 feet

trAils 80+

rideABle Acres

2,300

longest run

2.5 miles

BAse elevAtion

7,800 feet

lifts 15

2 high-speed quad, 1 fixed quad, 6 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 3 surface lifts, 2 magic carpets

lift hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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KIRKWOOD
KIRKWOOD

AT A GLANC e

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is entering its 41st year of operation and second

as a member of the Vail Resorts family. Since 1972, the 2,300 acres of Kirkwood have provided some of North America’s fiercest inbounds terrain that will challenge skiers and riders from first chair to last. The solitary horseshoe canyon in which Kirkwood resides is one of the purest, most authentic, big-mountain ski experiences in America, and with an average annual snowfall of more than 600 inches, there are sure to be plenty of deep powder days.

WHAT ’ S N e W

As a newer member of the Vail Resorts family, Kirkwood is still easing into

the portfolio in order to preserve the unique feel that makes Kirkwood a mecca for thrill-seeking skiers and riders. This winter the mountain is expanding on EpicMix technology that it introduced last year with the EpicMix Academy, an interactive platform for ski and ride school. EpicMix Academy is the future of learning to ski and ride. Students can track their progress through the sport, earn pins and share their accomplishments with friends on an online, interactive platform. The K-Bar, an outdoor umbrella bar that will seat 75, will be added to the main village area this winter and will feature seating for 75, beers on tap and a variety of snacks. The SWATCH Freeride World Tour is returning to Kirkwood Mountain where the best big mountain skiers and riders in the world will challenge themselves on the permanently closed section of the mountain called the ‘The Cirque.” Redbull athlete, Bobby Brown, will also be back at Kirkwood this winter with the NBC Signature Series event, MegaSlope. Twelve of the best slope style skiers in the world will session the massive features built specifically for the event on Kirkwood’s backside. For more event info and dates visit www.kirkwood.com/events.

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DOWNHILL
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AT A GLANC e

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Reno and 15 minutes from Lake Tahoe and boasts over 1200 acres of terrain and 1800

vertical feet, including the 200-plus acre Chutes. Two six-passenger high speed chairlifts get you to the peak of the mountain in 3.5 minutes with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and Nevada awaiting you at the top. With Mt. Rose being just

25 minutes away from the

Reno/Tahoe International Airport and Reno’s 17,000 rooms, it’s the perfect choice for the first and last day of your Lake Tahoe vacation. Reno and Lake Tahoe lodging properties partnered with Mt. Rose have amazing ski and stay deals starting at $79 and a Reno shuttle service that runs on holidays and weekends.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Deals & Steals for the 2013-14 season: Daily Specials* are available non-holiday

and can be purchased online or at the resort. Here’s what’s available this season:

BONUS MONDAYS: $49 lift tickets online ($54 at the resort). Valid Mondays only. TWO ‘FER TUESDAYS: 2 Adult all day lift tickets for the price of 1.Valid Tuesdays only. OVER THE HILL WEDNESDAYS: $35 lift tickets online for ages 50+ ($40 at resort). Valid Wednesdays only. LADIES DAY THURSDAYS: $29 lift tickets for ladies online ($34 at resort). Valid Thursdays only COLLEGE FRIDAYS: $39 lift tickets for college students online ($44 at resort). Valid Fridays only, must present college ID at resort to get deal. Daily Specials void Dec. 21-Jan. 4, Jan. 18-20, Feb. 15-17. Other lift ticket deals valid any day include:

FAMILY PACKS: $217 non-holiday/$237 holiday. Includes 2 Adult lift tickets & 2 tickets for ages 17 & under. All tickets must be used on the same day. MULTI-DAY TICKETS: Save time and money when you buy 2 or 3-day consecutive lift tickets. Prices yet to be released. Save $5 off lift tickets by purchasing online through skirose.com.

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BAse elevAtion

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lifts 8

2 six-pack, high speed detachable chairs, 2 quad chairs (fixed grip), 2 triple chairs (fixed grip), 2 surface lifts

lift hours

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (blazing zephyr: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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DOWNHILL

DOWNHILL

NORTHSTAR
NORTHSTAR

AT A GLANC e

The only destination mountain resort at Lake Tahoe that offers a true

five-star experience from start to finish, Northstar’s laid-back, welcoming California vibe, thoughtful, friendly service, incredible on-mountain experience and sophisticated alpine village offer guests the ultimate luxury ski experience without pretense. Located halfway between one of North America’s coolest mountain towns and one of the world’s most iconic alpine lakes, Northstar is a destination on the rise. Since 2004, more than one billion dollars have been invested on-site, making it the premier snow sports resort in Lake Tahoe. Visitors will find upscale shops, a plethora of dining options and the region’s only AAA Five Diamond slope-side lodging, paired with some of the best grooming in the country, unmatched tree skiing and enough variety to challenge every level of skier – including world-class terrain parks and tailored glades for tree-skiing. Those who come to Northstar know what they’re looking for. Sometimes it’s adventure. Sometimes it’s to learn. Sometimes it’s to relax in a welcoming place with family and friends. When you’re here, you’ll find your winter vacation experience to be the way it should be.

WHAT ’ S N e W

As athletes prepare for the Winter Games in Russia, Northstar serves as a

training ground. Shaun White’s signature 22-foot halfpipe will take center stage January 9-12 for the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix and the Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix presented by The North Face. The Olympic qualifying event will determine which freeskiers and snowboarders will get a ticket to Sochi. Northstar’s Pro Team includes four athletes competing for top spots on the U.S. teams including Shaun White, Elena Hight, Chas Guldemond and David Wise. Local skier David Wise will help pave history as freeskiing makes its debut in the Olympic Games. An example of smart recycling, Northstar’s fresh new gondola cabins are unrecognizable thanks to a complete overhaul. The updated look and feel reflects Northstar’s luxury brand. A new resident in the Village at Northstar, Icebreaker will sell its signature outdoor, merino wool technical sports apparel to

Northstar shoppers.

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top elevAtion

8,610 feet

verticAl drop

2,280 feet

mid-mtn elev

6,800 feet

rideABle Acres

2,904

BAse elevAtion

6,540 feet

superpipe

hAlfpipe

lifts 18

1 gondola, 1 six-Pack express, 6 quad express chairs, 2 triple chairs, 1 double chair, 2 tow/ surface lifts, 5 magic Carpets chairs, 6 surface lifts, 4 magic Carpets

lift hours

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m

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Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.
Home to over 3,100 skiable acres, and the only 5 star slopeside lodging in California.

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FA S T FA C T S

PHoto by nate vetter / sierra-at-taHoe

resorts DOWNHILL SIERRA-AT-TAHOE
resorts
DOWNHILL
SIERRA-AT-TAHOE

AT A GLANC e

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort boasts 2,000 acres and 2,212 vertical feet of dynamic terrain with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe from the summit and one of the deepest snowpacks in the region. Access to expert backcountry terrain in Huckleberry Canyon, incredible tree runs, a commitment to consistent, quality grooming and excellent beginner programs like the world’s only Burton

Star Wars Experience and

a $45 beginner package, make Sierra Resort

a favorite Northern

California resort. Easy to get to and always welcoming, Sierra-at- Tahoe Resort is known as the “locals spot,” Sierra Resort is a bastion of the authentic California ski

experience.

WHAT ’ S N e W

Focused on enriching the guests’ overall experience, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort

is excited to offer new additions for the 2013-14 season that will offer guests an enhanced on-mountain and overall experience. A new 9,000 square foot structure and plaza will improve the base area experience, enhance the overall après atmosphere, and give guests a place to gather and celebrate winter in the mountains. The Burton Star Wars Experience continues to grow with the Burton Star Wars Echo Base, a learning experience for kids ages 7-12. The Powder Alliance offers Unlimited Season Passholders free skiing at eleven other resorts. Along with a new base area, learning experience, and passholder benefits, Sierra Resort will host a spring concert series. Your powder playground awaits. See you on the mountain.

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Amenities

ski and snowboard school, on-mountain dining, mountain sports shop and equipment rentals, child care: 8 months to 5 years