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Tahoe Star Tours with Astronomer Poet Tony Berendsen

August 18, 2019
    People

Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear dark nights are perfect for star gazing and there’s no better guide than poet-astronomer Tony Berendsen, owner to Tahoe Star Tours. […]

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Gary Bell Sierra Ski and Cycle Works Tahoe Culture

An Institution: Sierra Ski and Cycle Works

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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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Birding at Lake Tahoe with TINS

August 15, 2019
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Spring is a perfect time to learn about birds that migrate to Lake Tahoe for the season – and boy are they noisy this year. Join Kirk Hardie of the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) for bird watching walks to introduce us to the migratory birds of the Lake Tahoe region. […]

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Savoring the Moment with Slow Food Lake Tahoe

May 21, 2019
    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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Tahoe Institute for Natural Science

March 30, 2019
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Soak up some local knowledge about the other wild creatures that call this place home with the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS). […]

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Robb Gaffney M.D. Author & Ski Icon

January 22, 2019
    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
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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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Martin Hollay and a Lifetime of Glove Making

November 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. […]

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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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Snowshoe Thompson; Tahoe’s First Mailman

February 7, 2018
    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

January 1, 2018
    People

He’s on a mission:

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

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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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