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Auburn Ski Club open house

October 16, 2013 by  
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Auburn Ski Club will begin an 85th season of winter sports with an open house at their Donner Summit Training Center facility on October 26th 9am to 1pm.
The public and returning members are invited to attend and learn about the season’s programs. Beginning at 9am to noon coaches and staff will be on hand to talk about 2013-14 programs, equipment, etc. There will be handout materials and videos showing about programs as young as age 4.
Throughout the morning there will be an informal equipment swap meet where members and guests can buy, sell and trade equipment. Later in the morning coaches will break into program groups to meet with team members and parents to talk about the coming season plans. Anyone interested in programs are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Cross country season trail passes and club memberships will be on sale. ASC grooms 20K of Cross Country ski trails open to members and the public, Wed – Sun., 8:30am to 4:40pm and is well known for the highest quality grooming. Trails offer scenic views of Castle Peak and sweeping views of Donner Summit from the Crater Lake trail.
The ASC Training Center and programs are open to everyone. Throughout the season clinics, programs and activities provide winter fun for the whole family. For more information about programs and activities visit www.auburnskiclub.org, email info@assoc.auburnskiclub.org or call 530-426-3313

Rebecca Rusch’s Kokopelli World Record Ride – A Film by Corey Rich and Dane Henry Friday July 19 in South Lake Tahoe

July 10, 2013 by  
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Save the date! Rebecca Rusch will be speaking LIVE at Sports LTD in South Lake Tahoe July 19th on behalf of Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association. Rebecca will talk about her world record 142 mile Kokopelli Trail ride along with a film and slideshow presented by Corey Rich and Dane Henry. Come out and support the community! The fun begins at 6PM at Sports LTD, tickets are $15 and all proceeds benefit TAMBA. This will be a great night with one of the greatest athletes of our generation. See you there!


Royal Gorge Public Outreach Survey

June 26, 2013 by  
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The Royal Gorge Public Outreach Process needs your input to help guide the direction of the 3,000 acre Royal Gorge Property on Donner Summit.  If you would like to help, please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.


Related Article:  Conservation groups buy Royal Gorge, 3000 acres

FREE Thursday evening guided mtb rides hosted by the Back Country Store in Truckee

June 25, 2013 by  
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Are you looking to learn the best local singletrack trail routes? Every Thursday evening the Back Country Store in Truckee is offering to take you along on a fun 2-3 hour ride! You’ll need to have a minimum proficiency of INTERMEDIATE riding level. Meet at the shop at 5:45 pm. Most rides will start from the shop, or they’ll provide a shuttle to the trail head and back. Bring repair kit, powerfood, and emergency headlamp. Contact the shop at 530-582-0909 to reserve your spot so we know people are coming! Or email mike@thebackcountry.net



Trail Day with TAMBA

June 25, 2013 by  
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June 2013
Nicole Dolney

The Tahoe Area Mountain Bike Association (TAMBA) builds some of the funnest trails in the region.  This Saturday they will be hosting a trail day in conjunction with Adventure Sports Week.  At this particular event they will be working on finishing construction of a new connector trail from the Tahoe Rim Trail at Cedar Flat to to Road 16N49 above Tahoe City.   Meet at 9am at Tahoe XC Center at 925 Country Club Drive in Tahoe City.  From there you’ll ride up to the worksite.  Lunch will be provided by The Burrito Window as well as post work refreshments from TAMBA.  The trail day is sponsored by Olympic Bike Shop and Gravity Shop.

Come for any part of the day you can. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves and long pants.  And bring snacks!

You can RSVP or just show up.  More info can be found on their Facebook page or their website.

This is just one of the trail days and events that TAMBA hosts throughout the year.  Others are listed here on their website.


Circle the Lake on the Tahoe Rim Trail

December 21, 2012 by  
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The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) has announced its 12th Annual Thru Hike of the Tahoe Rim Trail. Two groups will circle the 165+ mile rim of the Tahoe Basin on one of the most unique multi-use trails in the world. This event offers participants an experience of a lifetime, the opportunity to meet new hiking friends, and lasting memories of traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the Northern Sierra Nevada and Carson Range. Online registration begins Jan. 2 2013. For more information, see the TRTA web site.

New sushi in TC

December 20, 2011 by  
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Tahoe City Sushi is a new arrival to the North Shore food scene. The restaurant is located behind the Gear and Grind in the heart of Tahoe City. It’s a small seven table establishment with a six person sushi bar, owned and operated by longtime Sushi chef Vanessa Fiedler, who moved to Tahoe from the foothills to open this place They’ve only been open about two months but both their credit card machine and liquor license should be online before the winter holidays. When we visited last week they couldn’t yet sell us any hot sake or beer, but they can certainly sell you some fabulous sushi. They have all the staples covered – starting with a good miso soup and edamame. Tahoe City’s nigiri and rolls are definitely something special. Their unagi (fresh water eel) is some of the freshest and best we’ve ever tasted. The Placer Gold is a unique roll with spicy tuna and prawns on the inside, wrapped with salmon and avocado, drizzled with three sauces and garnished with green onions and tobbiko. Another stand out roll is the Landshark with grilled albacore, unagi, spicy sprouts, cucumber, avocado and a touch a lemon. Quite honestly, anything you order will not disappoint, look for Tahoe City Sushi to be around for many years to come. Find them at 690 North Lake Tahoe Blvd. Open every day but Sunday.

Ski for free and benefit Lake Tahoe

January 26, 2011 by  
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Looking for yet another reason to enjoy Tahoe’s record snowfall this winter? The new non-profit Tahoe Fund is partnering with nine Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts in California and Nevada to offer a free lift ticket for every purchase of a Lake Tahoe license plate.

“This is a simple and inexpensive way to show support for Lake Tahoe while enjoying the spectacular skiing Tahoe resorts have to offer this year,” said Cindy Gustafson, president of the Tahoe Fund.

Plate sales fund bike trails, lakefront parks, interpretive programs and other tangible projects that enhance the Tahoe experience for residents and visitors alike.

Patrick Wright, executive director of the California Tahoe Conservancy, praised the ski areas for offering such a great deal. “For less than the price of a typical lift ticket,” he said, “you can ski all day, help fund a park or a trail, and improve the look of your car.”

Newly-issued Tahoe plates are $50 in California and $61 in Nevada.

The Tahoe Fund (TahoeFund.org) works with the California Tahoe Conservancy and the Nevada Division of State Lands as well as public and private entities to identify and obtain funding for on-the-ground projects that support conservation, recreation and environmental education in the Lake Tahoe basin.

The Conservancy redesigned the California plate earlier this year, and turned to the Tahoe Fund to help boost sales in both states. The California and Nevada Tahoe plates now generate about $1.5 million annually for conservation and recreation projects in the Tahoe basin.

Jim Lawrence, administrator of the Nevada Division of State Lands, said the Plate for Powder Program supports the Tahoe Fund’s mission to better connect people to the natural and cultural resources of Lake Tahoe. “Buying a Tahoe license plate should be a New Year’s resolution for anyone who wants to help protect and enjoy this special place,” he said.

Tahoe’s ski areas were quick to embrace the collaborative bi-state effort. “It’s a win for our companies, our customers, and our communities,” said Art Chapman, Tahoe Fund board member and owner of, JMA Ventures, LLC which owns both Homewood and Alpine Meadows. “We all gain with increased funding and awareness of Tahoe’s irreplaceable resources and recreational assets.”

The Plate for Powder Program kicks off on Jan. 6, 2011 and continues throughout the remainder of the 2010–2011 season, or until tickets are sold out. Participating ski areas include Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe (downhill and Nordic), Kirkwood, Sugar Bowl, Tahoe Donner (downhill and Nordic) and Tahoe Cross Country.

To purchase a Tahoe plate and receive your complimentary lift ticket, visit www.tahoeplates.com or www.tahoefund.org.

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