Skiing

Martin Hollay and a Lifetime of Glove Making

April 9, 2018
    PeopleSkiing

As an apprentice glove maker in Hungary in the 1930s, Martin eventually moved to the U.S. in 1958 settling in South Lake Tahoe to live, ski, raise a family, and continue making hand stitched leather gloves using his glove press that is over 100 years old.


Sierra Avalanche Center is Our Lifeline

April 1, 2018
    Skiing

Backcountry skiing and riding are sweet! Avalanches are not. Don’t get caught.


Pain McShlonkey Classic at Squaw March 17

March 3, 2018
    Skiing

Get your saucers ready for the annual Pain McShlonkey Classic event at Squaw on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Got any big trips planned?


yurt in hope valley

Hope Valley Outdoors Yurt

February 1, 2018
    Skiing

Cross country ski at the solar-powered Hope Valley Outdoor Center at Pickett’s Junction. Established by long-time South Lake Tahoe local, Joyce Coker (aka “the Pie Lady”) the off the grid yurt offers high voltage, human-powered fun.


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Free Avalanche Workshop at Squaw

January 17, 2018
    MountaineeringSkiing

When disaster strikes, be ready to be the one who saves your friend’s life, including your dog’s life.


Hilaree O’Neill at Squaw Feb 8

January 6, 2018
    OutsideMountaineeringSkiing

Join professional ski mountaineer, Hilaree Nelson O’Neill, on February 8th at Olympic Valley Lodge at 7pm, as she recounts the wildest and most daring winter of her life. 


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The GREAT Ski Race March

January 3, 2018
    Skiing

The fastest time to ski from Tahoe City to Truckee is 1 hour and 7 minutes to race 30 kilometers or 18.43 miles. Shizam! It all began in 1976 with only 66 racers.


Long Live the Real Skiers by Gary Bell

January 1, 2018
    SkiingStories

So you have your new super fat twin tip skis or that new board with rocker.

You can ride switch all day long, throw down corked threes in the big pipe, you’ve dropped the cross on Mount Tallac, won a race or two during gay week and skied Powderhouse in the full moon!


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Olympic Nordic Trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park

December 27, 2017
    HistorySkiing

Did you know that Sugar Pine Point State Park is the site of the first-ever Olympic Biathlon event held as part of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw?


kt22 at squaw valley

Do you know…how KT-22 got its name?

December 3, 2017
    HistorySkiing

No, it’s not named after any resemblance to Pakistan’s K2.

It’s named after Kick Turns. 22 of them.


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Tahoe Adventure Film Festival

November 25, 2017
    MountaineeringSkiing

Well known as a breeding ground for elite athletes and year-round adventurers, Lake Tahoe is the stage for the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival to be held December 9, 2017  in South Shore at MontBleu.


robb gaffney

Robb Gaffney M.D. Author & Ski Icon

November 22, 2017
    PeopleSkiing

Robb Gaffney M.D. began studying the slopes of Squaw Valley when he was in college. He has skied Squaw for more than 25 years and is the author of Squallywood – A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines.