Monday, November 23, 2015

Warren Miller’s “Chasing Shadows” movie coming to town

Warren Miller has been cranking out epic ski movies since 1949. The latest film from Warren Miller Entertainment “Chasing Shadows” is sure to be a hit. Back in the day, the films were silent and required narration. Warren Miller traveled the film circuit to provide his personal commentary as the film rolled.

Today, the movies from Warren Miller Entertainment are first-class productions with sound and voiceover by Squaw Valley skier and Olympic athlete, Jonny Moseley.

Chasing Shadows is filmed on high peaks around the globe featuring local Tahoe skiers/riders, Sho Kashima, JT Holmes, and Amie Engerbretson.

Event Dates:

Friday, November 13, 2015

New Tahoe Donner Cross Country Center Grand Opening Set

New Tahoe Donner Adventure Center
The all new Alder Creek Adventure Center will hold its grand opening on November 27, 2015. The new building represents years in the making with nearly $6 million in capital improvements. The public is invited to see the new building and enjoy live music and appetizers from 5-7 pm. There will be activities for the entire family and a raffle for Tahoe Donner prizes.

The adventure center features a new retail ski store, upgraded lockers, more ski tuning services, and a new rental area. The center is also designed with areas for large parties, weddings, and corporate meetings year round.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Turkey Trot Fun Run at Donner Lake November 7

Snow on the ground in 2012.
The Auburn Ski Club is once again hosting the Turkey Trot run and Mashed Potato Mile at Donner Lake. This family fun event features the 7 mile run around the lake and the shorter run for the kids.

The Turkey Trot has been in existence since 1976. Over the years there have been snowstorms, ice, rain, and beautiful weather. The event will take place rain or shine. It was cancelled only one time (2011 for ice) over the past 38 years.

Friday, October 23, 2015

South Lake Tahoe will host race stage in 2016 Amgen Tour

The Amgen Tour of California bicycle race has announced the host cities for 2016. South Lake Tahoe will host the finish for Stage 5 on May 19,2016. Stage 5 begins in Lodi and features a long day of climbing which will "reach the highest elevation ever mounted by the race: 8,600 feet." The route will likely climb Highway 88 over Carson Pass.

Host cities for 2016:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Parking along Tahoe’s West Shore is going away

Caltrans and Tahoe Regional Planning Association (TARPA) are on a quest to save lake clarity by adding roadway drainage and reducing pullout parking. The reduction in pullout parking is making it difficult for hikers, runners, and back country skiers to access the back country on the west shore.

Caltrans is making improvements along Hwy. 89 between Meeks Bay and Emerald Bay. Capture basins are being built to filter water runoff and dirt pullout parking areas will be paved and reduced in size. The improvements are expected to be completed in 2017.