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Snowshoe Thompson; Tahoe’s First Mailman

November 3, 2021
    PeopleHistory

He is considered the father of California skiing.  A true mountaineer in every sense of the word.

Snowshoe Thompson weathered blizzards on 25 lb. skis with an 80 pound pack on his back just to deliver the mail.

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Todd Offenbacher: Tahoe Adventure Film Festival Creator

November 1, 2021
    People

He’s on a mission:

Turn every single person on to the outdoors and fitness.  Period. […]

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The art of flavor in every cup. Alpen Sierra Coffee.

    Made in TahoePeople

Inspired by his travels in Austria and the Sierra Nevada, Christian Waskiewicz founded Alpen Sierra Coffee Company in 1988.

He is Tahoe’s original coffee roaster, and has made it an art form. […]

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Martin Hollay and a Lifetime of Skiing and Glove Making

October 3, 2021
    PeopleSkiing

South Shore ski legend and glove maker, Martin Hollay, turns 101 with celebration at Tahoe’s SNOW Sports Museum […]

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Gary Bell Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Tahoe Culture

An Institution: Sierra Ski and Cycle Works

August 18, 2021
    People

Meet Gary Bell, owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works (SSCW) in South Lake Tahoe.  The big fun in the small shop since 1980.

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Slow Food Lake Tahoe

Savoring the Moment with Slow Food Lake Tahoe

May 21, 2021
    People

So what is Slow Food? According to Slow Food USA, it’s “an idea, a way of living and a way of eating. It is a global, grassroots movement with thousands of members around the world that links the pleasure of food with a commitment to community and the environment.” With values like that, it’s no […]

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Naturalist Will Richardson Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

October 30, 2020
    People

Soak up some local knowledge about the other wild creatures that call this place home with Will from Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). […]

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Robb Gaffney M.D. Author & Ski Icon

January 22, 2020
    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. […]

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Geoff Clarke, Sustainable Mountaineer

November 12, 2018
    PeopleMountaineering

His obsession with backcountry skiing and adventure all started at age eight. He’d hike up Hobbit Hill in South Lake Tahoe with his dog, Sugar, and ski down. […]

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Dave Nettle kicks off Alpenglow Winter Speaker Series Nov 15

October 27, 2018
    People

Backcountry skiing isn’t just an activity for Dave. It defines who he is.

On November 15th local hero Dave Nettle will kick off the Alpenglow 13th annual Winter Speaker Series with his presentation, “Ski Mountaineering the Graubunden Haute Route”.  The event is FREE and will start at 7PM at the Olympic Valley Lodge in Squaw Valley. […]

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How to Winterize Your Mountain Garden

December 6, 2017
    People

This is how to prep our Tahoe gardens in the fall according to Eric Larusso, horticulturist, botanist, arborist and co-owner The Villager Nursery in Truckee. […]

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Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care

November 3, 2017
    People

For more than 40 years, the Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care (LTWC) has been rehabilitating orphaned and injured animals before they are released back into the wild. […]

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