So you have your new super fat twin tip skis or that new board with rocker.
You can ride switch all day long, throw down corked threes in the big pipe, you’ve dropped the cross on Mount Tallac, won a race or two during gay week and skied Powderhouse in the full moon!
Yep pretty hot, right? Well let me tell you about two of my favorite skiers first and then we can take a vote.
It all started more than three decades ago when he decided to move to South Lake Tahoe, for just one winter. That one winter turned into 36 years and the beginning of a lifelong love affair with Tahoe.
Meet Gary Bell, back country pioneer and owner of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works (SSCW) in South Lake Tahoe. The big fun in the small shop since 1980. Read more
Granlibakken Resort, on Lake Tahoe’s west shore, was once called Olympic Hill, and is known as Lake Tahoe’s oldest ski resort dating back to circa 1922.
Its story is one of historic luster and charm that defines Lake Tahoe’s enduring ski culture, told best by local historian and renowned journalist Robert Frohlich in “Skiing at Olympic Hill: The Story of “a hillside sheltered by fir trees” which follows. Read more
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.
Local designer comes full circle, reclaiming herself in the process.
From the big city lights to mountain alpenglow, Kahlil Johnson of Riverside Studios is making her mark with her signature handbags and accessories.
After learning to make shoes in 1996, Kahlil landed a job as a shoe designer in New York City in 2001. At night, she studied handbag construction at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Upon returning from the Big Apple to the Greenest Little Mountain Town, Kahlil started her own line of signature handbags, and accessories to boot.