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Mt. Lassen delivers late season goods

As the Tahoe ski season sputters to a finish, backcountry skiers looking for more turns should check out Mt. Lassen. The peak offers bountiful climbing and skiing options which allow you to ski wherever the snow is good. The road … Continue reading

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The Lost Ski Area

Eureka Peak, located about an hour drive north of Truckee, is home to some of California’s richest ski history and is still a great place to visit today. The gold rush of the late 1800’s brought thousands of eager miners … Continue reading

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Mt. Shasta sets up early

Ski mountaineers often head to Mt. Shasta in June and July for great weather and long ski descents. After this season’s far below average snowfall and early onset of warm weather, there is no better time to head up to … Continue reading

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Keeping it real at Grand Targhee

After nearly three sub-par ski seasons in Tahoe, a couple of friends and I finally decided to join the vagabonds and hit the road in search of powder. The plan was to select a date and leave enough flexibility to … 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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Getting High on Mt. Whitney

By Geoff Forcier Autumn has arrived in Tahoe and some say it’s the best time of the year. Temperatures are starting to fall and crisp cobalt skies filter abundant sun. Good weather is perhaps the single most important factor in … 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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Summit Fever

Dozens of climbers reached the top of 14,179 foot Mt. Shasta last weekend. It was 85 degrees on the summit at noon on Sunday. Getting an early start hugely increased the quality of both climbing and skiing as things got … Continue reading

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Springtime on the Eastside

Although it’s felt like springtime for the last two months in Tahoe, the Eastern Sierra still has some nice skiing above 10,000 feet.

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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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