There were no tears of joy this time. Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe crashed three consecutive times and could not repeat as women’s Olympic freestyle skiing gold-medal champion. No matter what Bowman did, she just couldn’t pull off her final trick in the halfpipe, a right-side 900. On the last of three attempts Tuesday at...Read more
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Snow accumulation has been rare lately, but Lake Tahoe ski resorts got a little more than expected from a storm that arrived Sunday evening. Many Lake Tahoe ski resorts awoke Monday morning to find a substantial amount of snow on the mountain. Among the resorts to receive a significant amount was Kirkwood Mountain, which had 10...Read more
Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe goes for gold Monday, trying to repeat as women’s Olympic freestyle skiing champion. The Sierra-at-Tahoe skier placed sixth (83.80) in qualifying Sunday and will be one of 12 freestyle skiers vying Monday night for the halfpipe crown at the PyeongChang Olympics. The top qualifier was Cassie Sharp (93.40) of Canada,...Read more
Kids will be the focus of some fun for the next week at the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Kid-O-Rama . The ninth annual Kid-O-Rama festival returns to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows starting Saturday, Feb, 17 and continues through Feb. 24. This kid-focused, family fun event features live music, complimentary treats, a daily game and craft...Read more
It was a qualifying session and U.S. snowboarding icon Shaun White had already reached the goal: qualifying for the finals.But Tuesday at the PyeongChang Olympics, White wanted more. He was anxious to also send a definitive message that he was back. [caption id="attachment_7786" align="alignright" width="300"] U.S snowboarder Shaun White...
Conditions were so treacherous that many women were enraged that the slopestyle snowboarding event wasn’t canceled Monday at the PyeongChang Olympics.But once the decision was made, U.S. snowboarder Jamie Anderson wasn’t among the dissenters. Anderson simply gritted her teeth, took some deep breaths, and did what she always does – remain calm and focused despite...
There are eight Lake Tahoe area skiers and snowboarders who are among the possible medal winners at the PyeongChang Olympic Winter Games. [caption id="attachment_7764" align="alignright" width="300"] Lake Tahoe area products Maddie Bowman and David Wise celebrate their gold medal efforts at the Sochi Olympics in 2014.[/caption] Among the participants at...Read more
My first thought after seeing the 2018 Mazda CX-3: Is this really a sport utility vehicle? It looks more like a tall hatchback than a subcompact SUV. The CX-3 is comparable to the highly praised CX-5 SUV, but it’s is definitely not a smaller version of Mazda’s compact SUV. Is there a strategy behind Mazda cataloging the...Read more
The second annual Silver Belt Series at Sugar Bowl ski resort began Saturday and will continue with an event later this month and conclude in early April. [caption id="attachment_7754" align="alignright" width="300"] The Silver Belt Series kicked off Saturday, Feb. 10 with “D Money’s Dozen.” It will be followed up by...Read more
Sugar Bowl ski resort has an answer for skiers looking to take part in a major workout on the slopes. One of the only resorts in the Lake Tahoe region that allows uphill skier traffic, Sugar Bowl has introduced a new event series designed to expose newcomers to uphill ski travel and the resort’s accessible...Read more
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