Thursday, April 17, 2014

Top Tier Disc Golf Tournament at Lake Tahoe

The Professional Disc Golf Association will sanction a “Pro/Am” tournament at Lake Tahoe, June 27-29, 2014. The King of the Lake Tournament will bring in “A” rated professional disc golfers from around the country.

The Tournament begins Friday in South Lake Tahoe at Bijou Community Park and Zephyr Cove Park.  Saturday moves to Truckee with Sierra College and Truckee Regional Park courses. Final rounds on Sunday will be held at Tahoe Vista Disc Golf in the North Tahoe Regional Park.

All of the amateur slots for this event have been filled, but there are several other events in the Tahoe Basin that haven't filled.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Squaw Valley Earth Day Event

Squaw Valley

The Village at Squaw Valley will be hosting Earth Day 2014 on April 19, Saturday. Earth Day is a fun venue with live music, entertainment, and vendors that show you how to preserve and protect local and global resources.

Earth Day began in 1970 as a way for Americans to demonstrate the need to develop a healthy and sustainable environment.  Today Earth Day is a collective expression of public will to create a sustainable society and inspire positive healthy practices that benefit local communities and the world.

Earth Day runs from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Live music begins with Drop Theory at 11:30am and ends with Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons at 5:00pm on the plaza stage.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Proper Ski, Board, and Boot Storage

Applying hot wax.
When the ski season is over, don’t just walk away from your equipment and expect it to be ready when the snow falls. You need to store your gear properly to maintain function and get the most life out of it. Heaping your gear in the corner of a hot Sacramento garage or a damp basement is not the answer.

Storing skis and boards:

Hot wax your skis/boards and make sure the edges are coated in wax. Don’t scrape the wax off your edges. The wax will protect the edges from moisture and minor hits.

Store your skis in a dry environment with moderate and consistent temperatures. A closet is better than a mudroom or garage.

Store skis and boards vertically. Hanging skis in standard tip racks is fine. There are companies like Rocker Ski Rack that make special racks for rocker skis that they say maintain the shape of the ski better.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Watch for Blood Moon tonight

A total lunar eclipse will begin on the evening of April 14 and end during the early morning hours of April 15.

During the total lunar eclipse, the moon’s disk can take on a colorful appearance from bright orange, blood red, or possibly dark brown or grey. The event will be visible with the naked eye, but a good pair of binoculars will make viewing a better experience.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tahoe Resort closing dates

Spring skiing is the only thing left at the Lake Tahoe resorts. Start skiing/riding early in the morning for the best conditions. The snow turns mushy at the lower elevations by 11:00am.
Good snow conditions at the top: Northstar.
Bring your sunscreen and enjoy the abundance of snow and warm sunshine at the upper elevations. Lifts and runs are being closed almost daily in the mid-60's temperatures we've been having.

Closing Dates: Subject to change based on weather conditions. Call ahead.