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Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Lake Tahoe and Truckee ski resorts and ski mountain culture.

Dirtbag The Life of Fred Beckey March 16

Tahoe CultureUnsung climbing legend Fred Beckey – and friend of Lake Tahoe – is celebrated in this iconic film, “Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey”on March 16, 2018 at 6:30pm at Lake Tahoe Community College’s Duke Theatre.

Fred Beckey is the original American “Dirtbag” climber whose name has evoked mystery, adulation and vitriol since the 1940s. Beckey’s stubborn, singular quest to conquer peaks meant a solitary life on the road, where he left a long trail of scorned climbing partners and lost lovers in his wake. The groundbreaking life story of this rebel athlete, who inspired generations of climbers to head for the mountains with his monumental first ascents and eloquent books, is told for the first time in this exclusive documentary film.

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Snowshoe through History at Sugar Pine Point State Park March 17

What would it be like to be the only permanent resident of Lake Tahoe’s West Shore during the winter of 1904?

Find out  during a snowshoe hike around the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion on the lake shore March 17 starting at 11:00 AM. You’ll learn about the natural environment that attracted Tahoe’s earliest settlers and explore the fascinating history of a Tahoe landmark.

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Hope Valley Outdoors Yurt

Cross country ski at the solar-powered Hope Valley Outdoor Center at Pickett’s Junction. Established by long-time South Lake Tahoe local, Joyce Coker (aka “the Pie Lady”) the off the grid yurt offers high voltage, human-powered fun.

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Free Avalanche Workshop at Squaw

When disaster strikes, be ready to be the one who saves your friend’s life, including your dog’s life.

Learn how to correctly use an avalanche beacon at the free monthly clinics at Squaw  sponsored by the Squaw elite team – Squaw Dogs.  The workshop takes place from 5:30-7:30pm at Ski Patrol Base in the Red Dog Complex.

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The GREAT Ski Race March

The Great Ski Race in North Lake TahoeThe fastest time to ski from Tahoe City to Truckee is 1 hour and 7 minutes to race 30 kilometers or 18.43 miles. Shizam! It all began in 1976 with only 66 racers.

Today, thousands of skiers participate in The GREAT Ski Race to raise money for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team. Don’t miss the largest Nordic ski race west of the Mississippi on Sunday, March 4 th starting at 9am. read more →

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Sierra Avalanche Center is Our Lifeline

Backcountry skiing and riding are sweet! Avalanches are not. Don’t get caught.

Check the Sierra Avalanche Center website link daily, and attend an avalanche safety awareness class now!

And donate to SAC or buy a discounted ski ticket. All sales go to SAC, our backcountry life line.

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Ullr Fest at Diamond Peak

Ullr Fest at Diamond PeakEach winter Ullr (ooh-ler) the Norse God of winter is honored by the Diamond Peak Ski Team to celebrate Winter and raise funds for children’s ski programs.

Come dressed in your best Ullr Attire — prizes will be awarded for the best costumes!

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Olympic Nordic Trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park

biathlonprone-shooter_billbriner-compress4-300x218Did you know that Sugar Pine Point State Park is the site of the first-ever Olympic Biathlon event held as part of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games at Squaw?

Today, a total of 15 kilometers, approximately 25%, of the 1960 Olympic Nordic Trails have survived and been restored for hiking and biking.
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Do you know…how KT-22 got its name?

unofficial.JPGNo, it’s not named after any resemblance to Pakistan’s K2.

It’s named after Kick Turns. 22 of them.

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1960 Olympic Winter Games Museum

On Thursday, February 18, 1960, under storm-threatening skies, the greatest winter athletes in the world gathered in Squaw Valley.

It was the beginning of the VIII Olympic Winter Games and many notable events and achievements like Carol Heiss pictured here who won a Gold Medal in Women’s Figure Skating.

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Tahoe Nordic Search And Rescue

It sends chills up your spine.

A person lost in a blizzard. Or worse – a child. Luckily we have some of the most experienced and dedicated, hard core rescuers in the Sierra.

Tahoe Nordic Search And Rescue.

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Sky Tavern Ski Area

Located in the very northeastern nook of Lake Tahoe on Mt. Rose Highway is Sky Tavern, an important piece of Nevada’s heritage.

Since 1948, the Sky Tavern Junior Ski Program has taught tens of thousands of kids winter sports. Today the program is still going strong through extensive volunteer efforts dedicated to preserving Tahoe ski culture.

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Alpen Wine Festival for Can Do Multiple Sclerosis Sept 3 at Squaw

“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga.

Wine aficionados will sip fine vintages to help raise money for Can Do MS, formerly The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis, on Sunday, September 3, from 2-5 p.m. at The Village at Squaw Valley.

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Western SkiSport Museum boasts California Skiing Legends

Located next to Boreal ski resort is a treasure trove of California ski history. The Western SkiSport Museum was developed as an exhibition of Western North American ski history in 1969. The history of California skiing and legendary mailman, Snowshoe Thompson, who carried a 80 pound mailbag on skis over the Sierra Nevada mountains while rescuing stranded miners in raging blizzards are key exhibits. read more →

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Martin Hollay and a Lifetime of Glove Making

As an apprentice glove maker in Hungary in the 1930s, Martin eventually moved to the U.S. in 1958 settling in South Lake Tahoe to live, ski, raise a family, and continue making hand stitched leather gloves using his glove press that is over 100 years old.

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Coalition Snow Revolutionizes Women’s Snow Gear

Coaltion Snow Getting itTired of the shrink it and pink it model for women’s skis and snowboards?
This is it—skis and snowboards designed by women, for women. Coalition Snow focuses on what women can do rather than what they can’t.

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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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The New Tele Norm by Gary Bell

step-right.jpgWhen you were a kid, did you ever meet a new friend that made you feel bad because you didn’t want to play with your old friends anymore?

This is what the NTN system by Rottefella has done to me.

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Far West Nordic Classic Training with Glenn Jobe

If you’re going to learn how to ski skate and cross-country ski, learn from the expert.

An Olympic Biathlete in the 1980 Olympic Games in Lake Placid, Jobe is highly respected as one of North America’s leading experts on cross-country skiing technique, particularly classic skiing.

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Hannah Teter Spreading her Gold with Sugar

Olympic Gold Medalist Hannah Teter wants to “Sweeten the World one Bottle at a time,” with her Pure Vermont Maple Syrup.

Hannah Teter, pro snowboarder from South Lake Tahoe, recently created Hannah’s Gold, a Vermont maple syrup company that donates 100% of its profits to funding infrastructure and humanitarian needs in the African village of Kirindon in Kenya.

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Ty Dayberry. Freeheel skier extraordin – AIR.

ty_07.gifHe started telemark skiing at age 10.

By 21, he’s taken his freeheel art to a higher level.

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Skiing Legend Daron Rahlves Becomes Restaurateur in Truckee

Daron_Rhalves_at_Moody's Bistro in TruckeeDaron Rahlves, the most decorated American Downhill and Super G skier in history, has a number of passions, with skiing and food are at the top of his list.  So it’s logical that Rahlves recently joined the ownership team of Moody’s Bistro & Lounge, an acclaimed restaurant in Truckee, one of the most popular ski towns in America.

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Ski to Benefit Schools with Discounted Tickets. DUH!

Gary Bell of Sierra Ski and Cycle Works supports Tahoe SchoolsIt’s a no brainer.  Ski or board at our Lake Tahoe ski and cross-country resorts with special discounted lift tickets and help our local schools.

It’s part of the Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation Skiing (TTEEF) for Schools Days – woohoo! – that TAMC and locals love to support.

The benefits are endless.  Get smart and buy your TTEEF ticket today.  Schools matter.

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Olympic Heritage Celebration at Sugar Pine Point

1960 Winter Olympics Official Program

During the winter of 1960 athletes from around the world came to Lake Tahoe to participate in the Winter Olympic Games.

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Extreme Snowboarding Icon Jeremy Jones

Local hero and extreme snowboarding icon Jeremy Jones presents “An Extreme Snowboarding Retrospective,” which captures his two decades as a premier big mountain rider, and contains readings from his new book and a tribute to the role that the Lake Tahoe mountain community has had on his snowboarding.

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Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream named after Tahoe Pro Snowboarder Hannah Teter

hannah ice creamSlide over Wheaties.

To commemorate her ongoing humanitarian efforts in Africa, Ben & Jerry’s has honored fellow Vermont native and gold medalist snowboarder Hannah Teter with its newest flavor, Maple Blondie.

It is the first flavor created for an athlete by the company.

As part of Ben & Jerry’s social mission, a portion of the ice cream sales will benefit Hannah’s Gold, Teter’s charity that funds various projects in Kenya.

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“McCONKEY” The Movie

shane-mcconkey“McConkey”, the movie, is based on the life of local free-skiing icon Shane McConkey.

Featuring incredible action footage and Shane’s own home videos, “McConkey” offers a rare look at his most intense risks as well as an intimate portrait of his personal life.

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G.N.A.R. Movie

Skiers and snowboarders worth their salt have certainly descended an expert-rated run, naked, while simultaneously talking on a cell phone with their mom; however, this act has rarely been captured on film as well as it has in the new movie, G.N.A.R.

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Ski with Jonny Moseley

Who can forget his famous dinner roll that clinched his gold medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics. And, chances are you’ve heard him as the new voice of the Warren Miller ski movies.  Well now you can ski with Jonny Moseley on his home mountain.

 

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Did you know…Kirkwood has a Cookbook?

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Kirkwood is well known for skiing.

And for its local dishes?

You be the judge.

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Buddy Werner Youth Ski League at Sierra-at-Tahoe

Since 1979 adult volunteers have been teaching young skiers side by side through the Buddy Werner Youth Ski League.

Besides being loads of fun, it’s a great way to get your parents out on the slopes every Sunday at Sierra-at-Tahoe.  Many of the adult volunteers today were graduates of Buddy Werner themselves, so they understand how much fun it is.

Grab your parents and go!

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The Ski Bum Life by Gary Bell

Someone asked me the other day if I was a ski bum.

This was a question that had me standing there going, “huh well uh.”

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Getting Lost in a Winter Wonderland by Robert Frohlich

Opie Lost Trial LodgeUpon arriving to the Lost Trail Lodge, the first person to greet you isn’t a person at all, but a Great Pyranees named Opie. The giant yet gentle dog’s immediate friendship is a hearty welcome within the wilderness setting and creates an easy, relaxed tone for one of snow season’s most unique getaways.

“I named this place Lost Trail because people are always getting lost off the backside of Sugar Bowl or along the Pacific Crest Trail and somehow end up here,” explains David Robertson, owner and operator of the wilderness outpost.

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Legend of Aahhh’s

Many old school skiers remark that this film changed their lives as they watched Scot ski the steep and deep on skinny skis with power and grace.

Filmmaker Greg Stump, who revolutionized the genre of ski films with “Blizzard of Aahhhs,” brings his new semi-autobiographical film “Legend of Aahhhs’ to Squaw Valley. read more →

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“Some Thing Else” Ski Film featuring JP Auclair Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema

Noah Howell in Mineral Fork Wasatch UTRespect the mountains and hug your loved ones. In Memorian: JP Auclair, Andreas Fransson, Liz Daley

Get ready for skiing with “Some Thing Else” from Powderwhore Productions, capturing the steepest and deepest powder on the expeditions to the most remote mountain ranges on the planet.  Movie starts at 6pm on Thursday, October 16th at Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema.

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The Story

THE STORY showcases the unfathomable talent of mountain sports’ biggest stars including the marquee athletes of alpine skiing, including Lake Tahoe’s Errol Kerr and ‘Shane & the McConkeys’.

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Jeremy Jones Higher

Truckee big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones’ goes Higher in his third film in his trilogy. Protect our Winters!

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“The Way I See It” a Matchstick Productions Ski Film

Get in the mood with Matchstick Productions, “The Way I See It” ski flick. read more →

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4FRNT Presents “CRJ – The Chronicle of a Freeskiing Icon”

CR Johnson from High FivesSnow-sports and beyond will come together in celebration of local professional skier CR Johnson’s profound effect on the sport he helped shape during his heralded career.

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Shaun Palmer, Snowboard Icon still on Top

2133422985_a1ff940199.JPGHe has nine Winter X Games gold medals in four different disciplines, six in snowboardcross, and was also the 2001 ESPY Action Sports Athlete of the Year.

Meet Shaun Palmer, legendary snowboarder.

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Annual Billy Dutton Uphill

Each spring hundreds of Nordic skiers, snow shoers, and runners race up the mountain run in the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill, in honor of late local luminary, Billy Dutton.

Sunday, April 10th, marks the Annual Billy Dutton Uphill at Squaw Valley starting at 8am at the base of KT-22.

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Annual Cushing Crossing at Squaw

elephantskiercushingcrossingThis wildly entertaining competition challenges local lunatics and gregarious guests to cross the vast and chilly waters of Lake Cushing (really it’s a pond) on skis, a snowboard or any ski or snowboard-based vessel.

Notorious for its colossal crashes, hilarious costumes, and ultra-creative pond skimming contraptions, the annual Cushing Crossing comes to the frigid waters of Squaw Valley.

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Lake Tahoe Backcountry Skiing is On

Tahoe CultureLake Tahoe backcountry skiing just got a boost of more snow, so get your gear ready, or rent it at Sierra Ski and Cycle Works.

While summer and fall are wonderful in Tahoe, there is nothing like gliding down a mountain on skis or a snowboard. Nothing.

Better yet, make it a dual or multi-leisure day with a backcountry ski, then bike ride, sail or hike.  Only in Tahoe!

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Gunbarrel 25 at Heavenly

GB 25 Glen Plake by Heavenly Ski ResortDo laps all day with Glen Plake at his annual mogul marathon on one of North America’s toughest black-diamond bump runs, Gunbarrel, at Heavenly in South Lake Tahoe.

GB25 takes place in April. ♦

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Tour historic estate and 1960 Olympic trails on West Shore

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.

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Ski for MS at Squaw

“Focus on what you CAN DO” – Jimmie Heuga.  Together, we can ski to make a difference.

Ski for MS is an annual event at Squaw to benefit Can Do Multiple Sclerosis – a national nonprofit organization and innovative provider of lifestyle empowerment programs that empower people with MS and their support partners to transform and improve their quality of life. read more →

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Jamie Anderson, Slopestyle Phenom

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!

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Backcountry Vertical Challenge supports Sierra Avalanche Center

The 2014 Lake Tahoe Backcountry Vertical Challenge is a community–wide fundraising initiative to benefit the Sierra Avalanche Center. In a quest to attain operational dollars for Lake Tahoe’s local avalanche forecasting agency, Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City has challenged the entire Tahoe backcountry community to a cumulative goal of 15 million vertical feet of human-powered uphill travel.

Every single foot of uphill travel matters, and no number is too small. Event runs annually December through May.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Golden Girls

WelcomeHome_SierrasGoldenGirlsSouth Lake Tahoe will honor its three USA Olympic team members who train at Sierra-at-Tahoe on Saturday, March 15.

Jamie Anderson, Maddie Bowman, who won gold for snowboarding slopestyle and freeskiing halfpipe respectively, and Hannah Teter who placed fourth in snowboarding halfpipe, will be lauded at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.

Way to go girls!!!

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SnowFest!

snowfest-bearIt’s been going on since 1982, with wacky and wild years of mountain culture, Tahoe Style.

SnowFest is North Lake Tahoe’s 10 day winter carnival.

SnowFest takes place every March throughout North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.  Don’t miss the Tahoe City Snowfest parade, Polar Plunge, Wacky Winter Bowling or the Stand Up Paddle Race.

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