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Heavy Precip Drowns King Fire

Drenching rains have doused the King Fire and brought much needed relief to the Lake Tahoe Region. The fire, which has been burning since September 13, is now 87% contained. Higher elevations around Tahoe also received their first snowfall of … Continue reading

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SnowFest! Events & Lodging

SnowFest! is North Lake Tahoe’s annual spring snow celebration, and this year is shaping up to be as good as ever. Every spring since 1982, North Lake Tahoe throws this big party, packing 10 full days with parades, special events, … Continue reading

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Jason Mack Returns from Guiding Antarctic Ski Cruise

Alpine Meadows local, Jason Mack, recently returned from guiding the third Antarctic Ski Cruise. Read about his adventures with glacial skiing, huge ocean swells, penguins, seals and more in his complete trip log.

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Lake Tahoe Skiing Blog Author Blogs for Epic Moms

My first story for Epic Moms, Gearing Up: Kids’s Skis, Boots and Snowboards, was published yesterday. In it, I offer fitting advice for kids’ gear and info on Tahoe gear trade-in programs. There will be more mommy blogging to come throughout … Continue reading

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Outdoor SF Brings Together Sustainably Minded Surf and Ski Companies

Last Thursday, Good People put on a party at 111 Minna Gallery in San Francisco. Featuring displays from companies like Praxis, Freewaters, Save the Waves and Sportgevity, it was a night of cocktails, dancing, art viewing and inspiring speeches by Dr. … Continue reading

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PNH Tour Camp

When we last left you, we were waiting out the weather in Cordova and awaiting a clear window so that the helis could fly us up to tour camp. We got that window on Thursday afternoon. Though the sky looked … Continue reading

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Waiting Out the Weather in Cordova

We flew into Cordova, Alaska yesterday afternoon, hoping to fly out to tour camp, or “hippie camp” as some of the Points North staff has dubbed it. Instead, we are hunkered down in the rain, watching the otters float by, … Continue reading

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Sunscreens

We haven’t seen much snow recently, so it has been a great time to do some “spring” skiing and try out some sunblock. Up at 8,000 feet, the UV intensity is about 40% greater than it is at sea-level. Add … Continue reading

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Surprise Palisades Opening! Snow Stays Cold and Dry.

KT and Headwall were loading at 8:30 on the dot this morning and a handful early birds, myself included, had the mountain to ourselves for about and hour and a half. Temps were in the single digits, but the sun … Continue reading

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Limited Operations at Squaw Today, Sketchy Snowpack

KT opened after 10am this morning, with much of its terrain — including East Bowl and Red Dog ridge — off limits. Bluebird skies and lots of fresh snow made for great conditions where skiing was allowed. Large, visible crowns … Continue reading

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