Thursday, December 18, 2014

South Tahoe Santa Run This Weekend

The 3rd annual South Tahoe Santa Run for charity is Sunday, December 21, 2014.
The Heavenly Ski and Snowboard Foundation (HSSF) will host the event in cooperation with the Himmel Haus, Blue Angel Café, and Rainbow Mountain.

This 1.3-mile event is a costume run. “All participants must be in Santa dress (or some form of holiday garb)". The point-to-point run begins at the Blue Angel Café, 1132 Ski Run Blvd. and ends at the Himmel Haus on Saddle Road (Near Heavenly Valley Ski Resort).

The race begins at 4:00pm. Race day registration is from 2:00-4:00pm at the Blue Angel Café. Race day registration is $30 dollars plus an unwrapped new toy for donation. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers and best costume.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Carson City one step closer to Disc Golf Course

The Carson City Parks and Recreation Commission recently approved a 100 acre disc golf site and funding mechanism. In the past, funding for a disc golf course was unavailable. The commission voted to approve a new subdivision and landscape maintenance district to generate income.

The new Schulz Ranch development in south Carson City would be part of the new maintenance district. Homeowners in the 424 lot project would pay the new district for maintenance at Schultz Ranch and the disc golf course. The projected annual cost per homeowner would be $210 and escalate to $372.

The new disc golf site is west of Flint Road near the city landfill. There is no word on when construction of the new golf site might begin. Schulz Ranch is still in their first housing phase.

Disc Golf Courses in the Tahoe Truckee area.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Free North Lake Tahoe Ski Shuttle begins December 20

The free Ski Shuttle along the north shore begins December 20, 2014. This service is operated by Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART). There will be two shuttles in the morning and two in the afternoon.  The routes begin and end at the Hyatt Regency in Incline Village.

Squaw, Alpine, and Homewood are serviced by the shuttle service.  Service will be most days through January and weekends and holidays through April 4, 2015. Check the Free Ski Shuttle link for complete details. 800-736-3635

Stay all day on the mountain, have another beer, then leaving the driving to TART. TART also provides bus service to Truckee, Northstar, and along the west shore to Meeks Bay.

Your public transportation solutions can be found on the TART website.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

USGS will add Mountain Bike Trails to Topo Maps

The U.S. Geological Survey will be adding mountain bike trails to future topo maps. The first of the new maps will cover Arizona, followed by a group of states that include Nevada and California.

Tahoe City trails in MTB database.

The trail data is being collected by the International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA) through a partnership with MTB Project. Trail riders submit their GPS ride data to MTB Project for review, completeness and accuracy. The ride data will be passed on to the USGS.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

World Cup Halfpipe at Copper Mtn. today

Copper Mountain is hosting the season’s first halfpipe event. 43 men and 24 women were on the rooster to begin today’s competition.  The rules change for this year allowed riders three runs instead of just two. Additionally, 6 women and 10 men will advance to the finals. In past years, 6 men and 6 women were allowed in the finals.
FIS photo of double grabbing Ayumu Hirano.
Riders from USA held the top spots for the men and the women. The finals for the men’s and women’s first World Cup will be Thursday, December 6, 2014.

Today’s results: (Qualifying round)