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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Ski Skate Clinic at Kirkwood Feb 5

Skating techniques have been revolutionized in the past few years. Join Debbi Waldear, an eight time World Master Champion and winner of the Great American Ski Chase, and staff to learn all about the transformation of the body position and the use of energy at the Kirkwood Cross Country and Snowshoe Center on February 5, 2012 at 10 am.

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Tahoe Beneath the Surface by Scott Lankford Feb 15 at Explore Tahoe

Lake Tahoe transformed America many times over–from the earliest Ice Age civilizations to the mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. It even played a hidden role in the American conquest of California, the launch of the Republican Party, and the birth of John Steinbeck’s first novel. Along the way, Lake Tahoe found the time to invent the ski industry, spark the sexual revolution, and win countless Academy Awards.

Scott Lankford, author of Tahoe Beneath the Surface will present these tales and many more on February 15, 2012 at Explore Tahoe from 6pm to 7pm.

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“2012 – The end or the beginning?” at Sierra College Feb. 10

Sierra College’s Humanities professor Toby Terrell, Ph.D. will present “2012 – The end or the beginning?” at Sierra College at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 as part of the Experts & Insights Dean Lecture Series. The presentation will focus on various doomsday predictions about one of the most controversial dates in our history but will ultimately be an inspiring talk filled with a number of alternative theories and attempts to place 2012 in a larger context.

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Mt. Rose Tele Fest Demo Day Feb 12

Lake Tahoe Telemark SkiingDrop knees not bombs. Free your heel and your mind will follow.”

Experience the free heel Tahoe ski culture at the telemark demo day at Mt. Rose on Sunday, February 12, 2012 from 10am to 3pm hosted by Reno Mountain Sports.

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“Miss Representation” Queen of Hearts Luncheon Feb 15

Following its premiere at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary feature film Miss Representation will be locally screened at the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Queen of Hearts luncheon on Feb. 15 at the Resort at Squaw Creek, in Olympic Valley, CA.

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Two Billion Cars: Driving Towards Sustainability Feb 23

As we begin to face the consequences brought about by uncontrolled growth and neglected carbon awareness, we realize that America’s ongoing love affair with the car will continue to cause widespread environmental impacts and global conflicts over oil supply. These challenges and their solutions are the ongoing focus of research by the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at UC Davis. For over two decades, understanding the challenges and solutions have been the nexus of Institute’s work.  Learn more February 23rd at Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village starting at 6pm. $10 donation suggested.

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Local Students Speak Out with “Poetry Out Loud”

For the third year running El Dorado County high school students are among thousands across the state interpreting, memorizing, and performing classical poetry for Poetry Out Loud, a competition run by the California Arts Council and launched by the Poetry Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. At stake are hundreds of dollars at the state competition level and thousands at the National Finals to be held May 13-15 in Washington, DC.

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Painting Winter’s Whites with Joan Hoffmann Jan 23 – 25

Her landscape paintings evoke a poetic sense of place, like “Aloha Lake” shown here located in Desolation Wilderness above South Lake Tahoe.

Learn how to paint winter whites with Joan Hoffman during her three-day water color workshop at Sorensen’s Resort in Hope Valley, January 23-25, 2012. read more →

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True to Her Heart: Christie Ussher

tribalwings.JPGShe expresses her art on canvas, buildings, walls and metal.

And skin, film, stone and cars.

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Exposed Ski Lines caught in Squallywood Book by Robb Gaffney

squallycover.jpgIf you liked the 1st edition, you’ll love the 2nd.

Squallywood

A Guide to Squaw Valley’s Most Exposed Lines by Robb Gaffney, MD.

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“Expert” an Overused term in Skiing by Gary Bell

What do you suppose would have happened to us if all that rain (yeah remember the rain?) had been snow? Bliss or agony or probably both, you know; just a little agony for short periods while you are trying to get the snow from your driveway to the top of that six foot high pile that lines the full length of your driveway.

Then the only sounds you hear are your heart pounding and the snow hissing as it passes around your knees as you float effortlessly dropping a couple thousand feet of the most pure bliss that exists on this planet! Well that rain was ugly and worrisome for a bit, but we still got our bliss anyway, right!?! read more →

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Rotary Club Seeks Art Donations for Fundraiser – Due Feb 10

The Rotary Club of South Lake Tahoe is seeking art to be donated for a fundraiser to take place on Feb. 10th at the Inn by the Lake. One hundred percent of the funds raised at this event will go back into the community in the form of local student scholarships.

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Tahoe ski conditons are Heavenly

Heavenly Mountain Resort snowmakingThanks to man made snow, Heavenly, Northstar and all of the Lake Tahoe ski resort conditions are phenomenal.  Although trails are limited, this is the perfect time to practice carving, hone your skills, and perhaps try something new – like telemark skiing.

After skiing and riding, jump on a bike, take a hike, get on the lake, go climbing or just stroll along one of our pristine beaches and bird-watch.  Only in Tahoe.

 

 

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Hat Couture & Wearable Art by Nancy Louise Olson

olson_pinenut_6x12_handknittedwoolfelt.jpgForm Follows Function is her motto.

Wearable art is her way of connecting with the natural world. Recently published in a national magazine, she has attained recognition deserving of her amazing talent.

Meet Nancy Louise Olson, multi-media fiber arts and hat couture.

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Drive a Hybrid to Sierra-at-Tahoe and get FREE Rock Star Parking!

hendrix1.JPGJoin the band.

Now there’s another reason to buy a hybrid besides helping Mother Earth.

Free Preferred Parking at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

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Heavenly Tubing Hill gets High Marks

Heavenly Tubing HillAs if the mountain isn’t fun enough, Heavenly added a tubing hill. It has 5 buffed lanes, each over 500 feet long with a 65-foot vertical drop.

And, in usual Heavenly fashion, it is meticulously maintained and groomed to perfection for tubing aficionados.

Impressed by the size of it, I just had to try it even though the skiing was superb.

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Ice Skating at Tahoe

Caples Lake Ice SkatingRarely can you skate on Caples Lake. But the Xmas Valley/Kirkwood crew has been getting it all over Lake Tahoe lately.

The gang has been taking advantage of the cold temps skating at Echo, Kirkwood, Woods and Caples lakes.  Truly a rare occasion in Tahoe to be able to skate in the middle of these mountain gems.

For those of you still jonesing to ice skate, head to Squaw’s High Camp, the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center, Northstar-at-Tahoe or the Heavenly Village.

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His Natural Obsession: Photographer Rachid Dahnoun

Rachid Dahnoun PhotographyTaylor Creek MorningIn Tahoe, it’s not unusual to be awed by nature.  It happens daily, and often.

Capturing the subtle nuances and glory of nature in a photograph though is a skill, a passion, and an enduring gift for everyone.

Meet Rachid Dahnoun, South Lake Tahoe photographer.

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Mark Hammon Photography at North Tahoe Event Center

The art of local Reno artist, Mark Hammon, is now displayed at the North Tahoe Event Center and will remain in the Center until March, 2012. Mark’s photography is the culmination of his love and appreciation of nature and the world around us, his visual acuity, and a strong interest in technology.

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We live in a special place. A place so beautiful it nurtures the soul and creative spirit. A place so breathtaking it inspires conservation. A mountain culture that masters the fine art of living. Welcome to this place we call home. Welcome to Lake Tahoe. Meet the local artists, individuals, businesses and events that define our unique mountain culture and embody Tahoe's creative and entrepreneurial spirit.
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