→ October 21, 2010
On Saturday, October 30th, 2010, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa wants you and your ulterior, Allhallows Eve identity to get your freak on at their 32nd Annual Freaker’s Ball – “Lake Tahoe’s biggest and longest running Halloween Bash & Costume Party.” Over $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to those clad in costumes [...]
→ August 31, 2010
Looking for an event to polish off your summer riding? Tour de Tahoe-Bike Big Blue, the autumn sequel to America’s Most Beautiful Ride, is the cycling equivalent to dessert at the end of a nine-course meal. Satisfy your craving for something sweet on Sunday, September 12th with this scenic 72-mile clockwise tour around Lake Tahoe’s [...]
→ November 18, 2009
The Mission Mountain Wood Band will play a long-awaited return to Tahoe on Friday, Nov. 27 – the night after Thanksgiving. Booked into the Harrah’s-Tahoe South Shore Room, MMWB will once again charm the crowd with their inimitable blend of bluegrass, rock, country and whatever else the band may blend in that night.
→ November 15, 2009
In South Lake Tahoe, the land of black diamond mountain biking, zigzag turns, steeps, kickers, log stunts, and technical rock staircases are the norm. True beginner trails are hard to come by. Yet, not every mountain biker is at an intermediate, advanced, or expert level. For this reason, I have sought out four tempered cruisers that will appease novice riders, or even veteran riders who want to take it easy and soak in some stunning scenery.
→ November 13, 2009
Length: 4.9 mile loop
Highlights: Break for lunch at Fallen Leaf Lake’s shoreline
Time: 1 hour
Season: Spring – Fall
Tread: 70 % singletrack, 21% paved road, 9% paved bike path
From South Lake Tahoe’s “Y” intersection, take Highway 89 towards Emerald Bay. Drive three miles north, through Camp Richardson Resort, and shortly after, turn [...]
→ November 10, 2009
While Tahoe resorts are blowing sham snow at witching hours, residents of the South Shore are frantically stamping out their last leg of hiking and mountain biking before Mother Nature's snowfall. More and more, locals are retreating indoors after sunset to the comfort of warm recipes and hot beverages.
→ November 9, 2009
Sierra Ski and Cycle Works is a tiny, bohemian hole-in-the-wall, located on Highway 50 next to Safeway. As the name implies, Sierria Ski and Cycle Works focuses solely on ski products, both alpine and telemark. Notable brands from their ski rental line are Rossignol, Elan, Voile, and Alpina. In addition to multi-day rental discounts, Sierra Ski and Cycle Works rents backcountry equipment for your safety and hiking comfort, like avalanche transceivers, shovels, and adjustable poles.
→ November 9, 2009
If driving or biking up Ski Run Blvd, take a right onto Saddle Road and pick up the trailhead where Saddle Road dead-ends. Coming at it from the reverse direction, follow Oneidas Road, off Pioneer Trail near Meyers, to Fountain Place Road (FS 1201) and park at the last dirt pull-out before the road begins to ascend (bottom of Corral Trail). The trailhead at this end takes the form of a double-track dirt road called Powerline Road.
→ November 9, 2009
Valley View is a short n’sweet, unpopulated, somewhat cluttered downhill singetrack. Not a soul crossed my path while I visited this trail on a crisp, fall afternoon. Such low traffic might explain the trail’s scattered feel. Loose rocks, speckled twigs, pinecone debris, broken shards of bark, and intermittent, overgrown manzanita patches spice up an already challenging mountain biking path.
→ October 31, 2009
Sports LTD is located in the Heavenly Village, right next to Raley’s, walking distance from the Heavenly Gondola. Like other rental shops, Sports LTD allows the application of two days of demo package payments towards the purchase of new equipment. However, when it comes to brand names, Sports LTD steers clear of the mainstream Atomic and Burton rental products, offering compelling, alternative labels like K2, Fischer, Scott, Elan, Salomon, Rossignol, Volkl, Ride, Lib Tech, Rome, Morrow, and Head.