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Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Author Archive: Jeffrey Weidel

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

On skiing: What level skier are you?

You have been skiing for a while. But do you really know how well you can ski? Can you accurately pinpoint your ability level? The answer for many people is no, they can’t really assess their skiing ability. Most skiers either classify themselves as a beginner, intermediate or expert. However, there are more than three […]

Lake Tahoe well-represented at 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi

Not only is Lake Tahoe one of the finest ski and snowboarding regions in the country, it also produces some of the nation’s top skiers and riders. That’s evident as the 2014 Winter Olympics near. There will be nine skiers and riders from Lake Tahoe ski resorts competing in the Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, […]

On skiing: Your skis aren’t the only thing that needs a tune-up

Although ski season has already begun in the Lake Tahoe region, for many skiers and snowboarders that first trip to a ski resort doesn’t come until sometime after the first of the year. The resorts are definitely ready for you. However, are you ready for them? The lingering question for many snowboarders and skiers is: […]

Spring skiing requires a different mind-set

Spring skiing deals Mt. Rose: $59 lift ticket and free $20 food card Wednesdays; learn to ski or ride with $149 beginner pass (ages 11-above) Sugar Bowl: CORE Daily Pass members — $50 adult lift tickets, $40 young adult and senior tickets; $10 kids 6-12 and seniors 70-over; free lessons, rentals for ticket holders ages 13-69 Homewood: Spring-loaded 3-Pack — three […]

On skiing: Rahlves Banzai Tour begins this weekend at Kirkwood

Ever wonder what it might be like to challenge an Olympic skier on a downhill run? That opportunity could come in March. And the man to beat is none other than U.S. Olympian Daron Rahlves. The Daron Rahlves’ 2013 Banzai Tour culminates with five people racing down a steep, edgy, roller-coaster type terrain at Sugar […]

On skiing: Now 40 years old, Kirkwood evolves from its Spartan past

Editor’s note: The story below originally ran in 2008 when Kirkwood ski resort was celebrating its 35th anniversary. Sadly, Kirkwood pioneer Dick Reuter passed away in July 2011. However, his wife Jeanne Reuter and several of her children, and Dave Myers, still live in the Kirkwood region and ski the mountain. In the unpredictable winter […]

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