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.
The historic Valhalla Boathouse Theatre is a unique cultural resource in the Tahoe Basin. Guests sitting in the theatre are treated to a view of the lake like no other, through the floor to ceiling window behind the stage. The interior, preserved with exposed beams and wonderful natural acoustics, is both intimate and grand creating […]
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. […]
Straddling Angora Ridge road above Fallen Leaf Lake in South Lake Tahoe sits the Angora Fire Lookout. The original Angora Fire Lookout was built in 1924, and was later converted into a small residence. In 1935, the Civilian Conservation Corps built the current lookout structure. The garage next to the road was built sometime during […]
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? […]
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. […]
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. […]
Talk about keeping it real. The annual Highway 50 Wagon Train rides through South Lake Tahoe first weekend of June. Sunday they’re riding from Zephyr Cove, Nevada to Amacker Ranch in Meyers (a South Lake Tahoe hamlet), California. Would you like to ride in a wagon? Here’s how to qualify. […]
This place is a treasure trove of Tahoe’s cultural heritage. […]
No, it’s not named after any resemblance to Pakistan’s K2.
It’s named after Kick Turns. 22 of them. […]
The Re-Ride of the Pony Express Trail from St. Joseph, Missouri, to Sacramento, California, will pass through South Lake Tahoe in front of Harrah’s at Friday’s Station to exchange the Mochila in June – check back for the exact date and time. […]