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Dazed and Confused

It’s difficult to tell whether the skiing is all time good right now or if it just feels that way because it’s been so long. Either way, it’s hard to find much to complain about. Last week the mountains around … Continue reading

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The Force Awakens

By Rob McCormick Skiing-blog.com has been observing radio silence since the pathetic end to last ski season. After a string of horrible winters I vowed not to post again until there was something worth talking about. That time is now. … Continue reading

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Sneaker pow day rocks Tahoe

The Tahoe region received a legitimate powder day earlier this week when a spring storm dropped over a foot of snow.

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Tahoe ski season limps to a finish

Last ski season was so bad one would have thought it nearly impossible to get any worse. 2015 managed to do just that. Many Tahoe resorts closed very early and some barely opened at all (Homewood and Donner Ski Ranch). … Continue reading

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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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It’s Time to Bring the Pain

The greatest ski competition known to man or woman will go down this weekend when the Pain McShlonkey Classic returns to Squaw Valley. Studio 54 is the theme of this year’s Legacy Gala, the sexiest party on the planet. Pain … Continue reading

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Snowfest brings the snow

For the first time this season it snowed at elevation 6,000 feet, just in time for the annual Snowfest. Another refreshing change was that weather forecasters actually under predicted snowfall amounts. Squaw Valley received 34 inches up top and nearly … Continue reading

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Tahoe conditions and morale improve

Last weekend’s precipitation greatly improved ski conditions and local morale in the Tahoe Region. Elevation 6,000 received nothing but rain while elevation 8,000 was caked with nearly two feet of dense pow. Skiers have been smiling all week. You can … Continue reading

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Dave Rosenbarger killed in avalanche

On January 23 American ski mountaineer Dave Rosenbarger was killed in an avalanche on the Italian side of Mt. Blanc. Originally from Oregon, Dave had spent summers in Tahoe and winters in Chamonix since 2003. He was a passionate soul … Continue reading

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Git yer skate on

Here we are waiting for winter to show up for the fourth season in a row. There is some descent skiing up high but no snow whatsoever at 6,000 feet which greatly limits access and options. A recent NPR broadcast … Continue reading

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