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Long Live the Real Skiers by Gary Bell

November 24, 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

November 17, 2018
    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? […]

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Exposed Ski Lines caught in Squallywood Book by Robb Gaffney

November 15, 2018
    SkiingWriters

If you liked the 1st edition, you’ll love the 2nd.

Squallywood

A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines by Robb Gaffney, MD.

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Do you know…how KT-22 got its name?

November 3, 2018
    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 Avalanche” and other Tahoe Mysteries by Todd Borg

November 1, 2018
    StoriesWriters

A classic whodunit mystery thriller written by South Shore author, Todd Borg, perfect for the winter.

Tahoe Avalanche. […]

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“Sleigh Rides in Lake Tahoe: Memories of Sam Borges” Dianna Maria de Borges

October 24, 2018
    Writers

For forty years he was able to relive some of his fondest childhood memories of sliding behind the milkman’s sleigh to the sound of bells keeping beat to a horse’s trot back in Massachusetts. Little did he know in 1969 that he would spend the rest of his life giving sleigh rides at Lake Tahoe; […]

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Arborglyphs preserve Branch of History

October 1, 2018
    WordHistory

You’ve heard of petroglyphs.

How about arborglyphs?

And, did you know we live in an area rich in this fascinating art form?

Especially on the east shore of Lake Tahoe. […]

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New Book and Publisher at Bona Fide Books

May 12, 2018
    Word

Maeko Bradshaw recently took over the independent press from Kim Wyatt, who founded the company in 2009, specializing in nonfiction and poetry. Bradshaw, a Tahoe local, received an MS in book publishing from Portland State University. Her first release as Bona Fide’s publisher, “Permanent Vacation II: 18 Writers on Life and Work in Our National Parks,” will […]

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Dat So La Lee Washoe Basket Exhibit at Gatekeeper’s Museum

February 19, 2018
    WordHistory

Without a doubt, she was Tahoe’s greatest artisan. Dat So La Lee is considered one of the greatest basket weavers and designers among the Washoe people.

A fine collection of Dat So La Lee’s work and 900 baskets, pottery, clothing, dolls and artifacts from more than 85 tribes nationwide are on display at the Marion Steinbach Indian Museum located inside the Gatekeeper’s Museum. […]

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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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Rubicon Ramblings by Poet Judy Tretheway

January 30, 2018
    Writers

Her book of poems and stories about her intimate wanderings in the woods under the north flank of Rubicon Peak is a salute to Tahoe’s majestic sentinels that lure us deeper into ourselves. […]

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Fallen Leaf Lake: A Lake and its People 1850–1950 by Janet Kaidantzis

January 29, 2018
    History

From the Washoe to the pioneering families of Nathan Gilmore, Lucky Baldwin, and William Price, to the artists, academics, and craftsmen of the early community, Fallen Leaf Lake drew people to its natural beauty who left a legacy in stories, legends, and land.

Including author Janet Beales Kaidantzis, who has released Fallen Leaf, A Lake and Its People 1850-1950. […]

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