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Jeffrey Weidel

Moseley maintains his Squaw Valley roots

A somewhat modest cabin near Squaw Valley ski resort still serves as a comfortable winter home for Jonny Moseley. Although his competitive skiing days are long gone, Moseley still keeps a close association with Squaw, a tie that goes back more than three decades and includes plenty of time in the cabin that his parents […]

On skiing: What’s new this season at Lake Tahoe resorts?

After three disheartening drought-stricken years, the ski season is off to a promising start — there’s actually real snow in the Sierra and cold temperatures as well. Whether the 2015-16 season results in a renaissance or turns out to be another dud won’t be determined for several months. With an optimistic start to the season […]

December 02, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

Small Lake Tahoe ski resorts struggling to make it this season

Perception can be everything. And that’s why Janet Tuttle hates the front-side view of Donner Ski Ranch, which depicts a lack of snow. Old Highway 40 runs right by the aging ski resort, where dark patches of dirt, grass and rocks don’t serve as great advertising tools for a resort that’s trying to lure skiers and […]

March 11, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: Snowboard lessons not just for children any longer

Beginner Tips * Keep knees bent and back straight. It should feel like sitting in a chair. * Weight always forward, perhaps the hardest concept to grasp. The natural inclination is leaning backward, which generally results in a fall. * Hands stay in front for balance. * Keep weight on uphill edge of snowboard, the […]

February 25, 2015 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

On skiing: Intriguing 50-year run for Mt. Rose

Mt. Rose at a glance * Established: 1964, when it was called Mt. Rose Ski Area * Lifts/trails: 8 lifts, 60-plus trails * Base/summit: 8,260 feet/9,700 feet * Skiable area: 1,200 acres * Location: 22222 Mt. Rose Highway, Reno, Nevada * Website: www.skirose.com Although now just an amusing footnote in the annals of Mt. Rose ski resort history, old-timers […]

February 12, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: Iconic Rahlves’ Banzai series starts at Alpine Meadows

It’s quite a mixture of skiers and riders of all levels, gathering for a fun and competitive experience on the slopes, where they get to experience a legitimate racing environment. Now in its fifth year, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour is billed as racing at its purest form. Taking place at three Lake Tahoe ski resorts, […]

January 28, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: National Safety Month is a reminder to ski, ride responsibly

Ski resorts nationwide are participating in National Safety Month in January with the goal of educating skiers and snowboarders about being safe and practicing common sense on the slopes. The National Ski Areas Association believes education, helmet use, respect and common sense are vital for everyone to understand when cruising down the mountain. Every resort, large […]

January 14, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: What does a strong holiday season mean for Tahoe ski resorts?

There’s no doubt Lake Tahoe depends heavily on skiers to help fill its hotels, visit its restaurants, spend money at its casinos, and in general leave behind a trail of cash that gets spread around throughout the region’s business community. And there is no more important time than during the holiday season. Experience a poor one […]

January 02, 2015 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: What to know when buying new skis

Attention, all you budget-conscious types. Let’s face facts — change is required. It’s time to ditch those archaic skis and get hooked up with a new pair. Yes, it is hard pulling the trigger, especially when your bank account isn’t overflowing with excess cash and the old skis still provide adequate transportation. So did my […]

December 18, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

On skiing: Sierra-at-Tahoe gets by with very little snowmaking

There are no golf balls heading along the shortly trimmed grass that grows each summer at Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort. But judging from the appearance of this nicely manicured grass that remains that way into the fall months, there could be. “We keep our grass real short and groomed, it’s almost like a golf fairway,” explains […]

December 04, 2014 | Posted in Sports | Tagged ,

On skiing: What to know, wear when preparing for ski season

Opening day Boreal Mountain: Now open Northstar California: Friday Heavenly Mountain Resort: Friday Mt. Rose: Friday Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Saturday Squaw Valley: Wednesday, Nov. 26 Sugar Bowl: Wednesday, Nov. 26 *Both Boreal and Mt. Rose opened briefly in early November Although no major snowstorms have descended on Northern California and left Lake Tahoe ski resorts […]

November 19, 2014 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: Prepare skis, boots, accessories for off-season storage

Like it or not, the curtain is coming down on the ski season. And judging from the recent temperatures, the end of the season could be arriving sooner than you would like. But the end of the season should not include discarding your ski gear with little regard, and quickly moving on toward your warm-weather […]

March 19, 2014 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: How to avoid most common snowboarding injuries

So you want to try snowboarding! It’s a great alternative to skiing and can be mastered through lesson programs and the right frame of mind. However, there are some inherent dangers to snowboarding, especially for beginners. Dr. Robert Cabry with Drexel Sports Medicine, has some tips for people — young and old — who participate […]

March 12, 2014 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,

On skiing: Lake Tahoe skiers, riders come home with four Olympic medals

An Olympic medal is a powerful accomplishment that can never be stripped away. Shine on one of the biggest stages that sports has to offer and the achievement endures for a lifetime. And if that medal happens to be gold, the “Olympic tag” becomes synonymous with the athlete’s name for eternity. Three youthful Lake Tahoe […]

February 26, 2014 | Posted in Ski & Snow | Tagged ,
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