Saturday, May 16, 2015

Squaw Valley set to Upgrade Siberia Express Chairlift

The 30 year-old Siberia Express chairlift.

Squaw Valley has announced plans to upgrade their Siberia Express chairlift this summer to improve efficiency, reliability, and operational effectiveness. The new chairlift should be ready for the 2015/2016 season.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

North Tahoe Water Shuttle will not float this summer

North Lake Tahoe Water Shuttle photo.

A vote by the Placer County Board of Supervisors to not approve funding for the water shuttle means the service won’t be running this summer on North Lake Tahoe. The water shuttle service concluded a three-year pilot program with poor ridership and over budget cost projections.

In 2012, a transportation consulting firm reviewed the project and reported the following numbers. Approximately $11,000 dollars in revenues were generated from rider fares. The cost for the project was $183,000 dollars. Therefore, the true cost of each passenger trip was about $150 dollars. Passengers paid $10 dollars each trip.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Donner Lake Watercraft Inspections Begin this weekend

Summer on Donner Lake.
Watercraft inspections begin May 9, 2015 for boaters on Donner Lake. Boaters can purchase an annual, summer season, or Donner Only summer season, and monthly sticker.

Inspections and sticker sales take place at the Donner Lake Public Boat Launch near the west shore. A typical inspection takes 5-10 minutes if the boat is dry, clean, and interior holds are easily accessed. Bilge plugs should be removed and not dripping.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Amgen Tour with Ride 2 Recovery in South Lake Tahoe

Ride 2 Recovery for injured vets.

Cycling enthusiasts will be treated to two stages of the Women’s Amgen Tour in South Lake Tahoe beginning this Friday, May 8, 2015.  The professional riders will begin their ride from Heavenly Mountain Resort at 11:00am for a 74 mile race around Lake Tahoe.

A citizen race called Ride 2 Recovery begins at Heavenly Mountain Resort 30 minutes after the Amgen Tour start. Participants will embark on a 19 mile “bike friendly” route out Pioneer Boulevard, which is much of the bike route for Stage 2 of the Women’s Amgen Tour on Saturday.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Lake Tahoe Boat Inspection Stations Now Open

Clean, Drain, and Dry to pass inspection.

The month of May marks the beginning of boat inspections for Lake Tahoe. The three stations now open are Meyers, Spooner Summit, and Alpine Meadows. The mandatory inspections are designed to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species into the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe.

The invasive species include zebra and quagga mussels, Asian clams, New Zealand mud snails and some plants can be hitchhikers on recreational boats.