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Tahoe’s Maddie Bowman fails to defend Olympic freestyle crown

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...
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Kirkwood Mountain ski resort gets 10 inches of snow

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...
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Tahoe’s Maddie Bowman goes for gold in freestyle skiing

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,...
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Kid-O-Rama begins Feb. 17 at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

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...
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Olympic commentary: Shaun White returns to Olympics with something to prove

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...
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Olympic commentary: Jamie Anderson overcame severe conditions to capture gold

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...
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Eight Tahoe skiers, riders at PyeongChang Olympics

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...
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2018 Mazda CX-3: Subcompact SUV or hatchback?

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...
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Silver Belt Series at Sugar Bowl starts Feb. 10

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...
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Sugar Bowl ski resort introduces uphill ski series

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...
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