Fireside Pizza Co., located in the heart of the Squaw Valley Village, has partnered with Skiing and Snowboarding for Disabled and Underprivileged Children and older Kids (SkiDUCK) by providing a meal for each program member during their Spring Splash event on April 1st.
Bona Fide Books will dispatch the Tahoe poetry posse to “bomb” the town with words that will make you laugh, make you cry, and soothe your weary soul sometime in April.
Kim Wyatt, publisher of Bona Fide Books in Meyers, organizes the event every April as part of National Poetry Month. “When times are hard, poetry can give people hope,” Kim says. “We’re hoping that people receive the exact poem they need to read at that moment.”
Shown here is Melissa Lanitis Gregory’s ‘Loves Labour Lost’ Sonnet Art Bonnet.
There is nothing like a full moon snowshoe hike or tour at Lake Tahoe.
Nothing. Billions of stars stud the clear skies, and the reflection of the moon across Lake Tahoe is incomparable. The Northstar Guided Moonlight Tour will take place April 7, 2012.
Take a deep breath and join veteran cave explorer Kenny Broad on a harrowing expedition into some of the most dangerous and scientifically significant places on Earth on April 10th at Resort at Squaw Creek as the monthly Squaw Valley Institute guest speaker starting at 7pm.
Drawing on his expeditions from around the world, Broad offers an exciting and humorous, yet research-based, set of recommendations for assessing risk and making wise choices in life and business.
Who can forget his famous dinner roll that clinched his gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics.
Legends of American skiing, including Olympians Julia Mancuso, Jonny Moseley, Shannon Bahrke, Marco Sullivan, Tamara McKinney and many more, will hit the slopes at Squaw Valley April 7 for the first Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows US Ski Team Day. Olympic champion Aksel Lund Svindal will also appear as a special guest.
Alpine Meadows has saved the best event of the season for spring: an annual cult favorite, the Mad Cow Downhill beckons all speed lovin’ skiers and snowboarders to wax up their downhill gear for this annual top-to-bottom race on Sunday, April 15, 2012.
The formula is simple. Every sailor must ski and every skier must sail, and every sailor must party.
This classic North Lake Tahoe event celebrates a long tradition of Tahoe mountain culture. Combining two of our spring passions, the 18th Annual Ski/Sail National Championships will take place April 14 and 15, 2012.
It’s a first for adaptive athletes who literally pushed the limits and themselves. Grant Korgan, lead by Tal Fletcher and Doug Stoup, made it to the South Pole on January 17, 2012 on the 100-year anniversary when Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Terra Nova expedition reached the earth’s most remote spot.
Take a tour through timeless Tahoe at Sugar Pine Point, one of the finest remaining natural areas in Tahoe, and relive the dreams and aspirations of Olympic athletes as you travel along the 1960 Winter Olympic XC trails.
Local artist and watercolor instructor Jan Foss will be offering a Spring Flower Painting Class on Mondays, April 23rd, 30th & May 7th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm.
Every day of the week, Evelyn Brenner creates colorful, inspirational art like no other. Combining fabrics, paint, clay, buttons, beads and pearls, her work grabs you at a glance and pulls you into the details. And, at ninety-four she’s still going strong as an active artist.
Moved by the magnificent array of fabrics, ceramic dolls and wall art in Evelyn’s home, Truckee resident Elissa Slanger, an artist in her own right, produced a heartwarming and inspiring thirty-minute film, “Evelyn.” read more →
Tickets are running out for a unique fundraising progressive dinner and local storytellers’ night scheduled for Saturday, April 28 along Ski Run Boulevard. The event will take dinner guests on a historic dinner stroll through Tahoe’s distant and modern past and down Ski Run Boulevard for a different pairing of food, wine and story at each stop.
Award-winning poet and editor Ravi Shankar will be in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, March 31st to give a poetry workshop from 3-6pm at Bona Fide Books in Meyers.
Epic Sierra provides affordable adventure travel options for teens in the heart of the Sierra Nevada.
For the 2012 summer, Epic Sierra will offer “Wild West Slope” a 7-day program that takes teens on an adventure along the Highway 49 corridor.
Not what you initially think when you hear “Tiffany”, but guns and glass are an important part of this iconic family’s legacy celebrated at the Nevada Museum of Art through May 20, 2012.
Art Glass of the Tiffany Era is a unique presentation that will unite three distinct exhibitions that celebrate art of the Tiffany era. The Tiffany family design legacy is presented in this unique mix of exhibitions featuring Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass of the Art Nouveau era and a rare collection of Tiffany & Co.’s decorative firearms. Charles Lewis Tiffany established Tiffany & Co. in 1837; while his son Louis Comfort Tiffany later founded Tiffany Studios, renowned for exquisite decorative objects. read more →
Who said ski resorts don’t care.
Most of the Lake Tahoe ski resorts have launched ride sharing programs to reduce emissions including Kirkwood’s K-Pool.
Local artist Montana Albitre was selected by Artown and a committee comprised of local arts representatives to create the signature look for the 17th annual Artown festival, held July 1-31 in Reno, Nevada.
Each year Artown solicits local artists to submit their work for consideration and this year continued to prove the popularity of the honor with a record number of artists participating in the process – 19 in total.
Jamie Anderson, a South Lake Tahoe native, is easily considered one of the top female snowboarders in the world.
And she’s headed to the 2012 Winter X Games along with Sierra-at-Tahoe team riders, Hannah Teter, and Maddie Bowman. Go get em girls!
“I love my boots!” “Did I tell you…I L-O-V-E my boots!”
Boasting after every run, this non-stop declaration captured the transformation I watched unfold right in front of me. She went from a good skier to a carving maniac; fast, strong, fluid. She was back on track thanks to her custom foot beds made by Christian at Elite Feet in the Northstar Village.
Truckee Elementary PTO Partners with the Shane McConkey Foundation to Fund a Green Transformation of the School
Truckee Elementary is going green. Designated as the flagship school to lead the greening of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District (TTUSD), the students and staff of Truckee Elementary will be pioneering a path toward an environmentally sustainable future for the entire district.
Primitive contemporary fine art painter Reds Regan will be featured at the Fountain Art Fair Armory Show March 9-11 at the 69th Regiment Armory in Manhattan.
The Tahoe artist is exhibiting an original 9-foot framed painting at the Armory show which benefits Art for Progress, a non-profit organization providing creative arts education programming for under-served youth. The acrylic painting titled “Minotaur Dream” is shown here, and features a hand-sculpted frame. The piece was inspired by Greek art and mythology with a modern emphasis on beauty and the beast. read more →
Sunset magazine has named the Truckee Donner Land Trust as one of their 2012 Environmental Award winners. Independence Lake won in the category of best lake or lakeshore preservation. As an award winner, the Land Trust joins the ranks of the most creative and effective environmental organizations in the West. read more →
Tahoe Trips & Trails’ first annual Lake Tahoe Nordic Ski Camp with Julie Young takes place March 4 to 8, 2012. The comprehensive camp combines classic and skate skiing instruction, exquisite meals and lodging at Cedar House Sport Hotel for a first of its kind cross country ski camp in North Tahoe-Truckee.
Do Porcupines shoot their quills? Are Daddy Long Legs the most poisonous spider on the planet?
Join Kim Daniel to find out the truth and just how these myths came to be during the Animal Facts and Fiction presentation at the Galena Creek Visitor Center from 1:00-2:00pm Sunday March 4, 2012.
Sponsored by The Back Country for 12 years now, the Lake Tahoe Adventure Slide Show Series at Squaw features free monthly shows from the most seriously adventurous people on the planet, all sharing their passion for the mountains and mountain culture.
Don’t miss the final show on March 7th with over-achiever Truckee resident, Peter Mayfield, director of the local Gateway Mountain Center, with world class first ascents on El Capitan and Half Dome, visionary High Sierra skate-ski solos, high flying aerial dance performances, and pundit for connecting youth to the natural world. The fun begins Wednesday at 7pm.