All posts in category Winter News

Snow for Nordic Skiing Holiday Warm Up

Earning it for the Holidays: Weather by Carols California, Nevada and Utah Let it Snow “Oh the weather outside if frightful. But the fire is so delightful.” High winds have slammed into the west turning ventures outdoors into potential trips to Oz.  That is Dr. Oz after one is hit in the head by the pine cone bombs […]

Early Avalanche Deaths

Early Season Avalanche Deaths This weekend was  deadly one for skiers in the West.  Avalanches in two states claimed the lives of two people.  One skier died while jumping into a closed area at the Mt. Rose ski resort near Reno, Nevada, and another in Montana near Cooke City while backcountry skiing. The snow is […]

Peter Grubb Hut Reopens

Peter Grubb Hut Reopens for Winter The Sierra Club’s Peter Grubb Hut has reopened after the first of a multi-year refurbishing effort for the winter of 2013-2014.  The 75 year old ski hut, located north of I-80, had been closed since March.  To make reservations call 800-867-6775. To support the efforts to upgrade the Peter Grubb […]

December 13 – Sierra Avalanche Center’s Backcountry Ball Benefit

The Annual Sierra Avalanche Center’s Backcountry Ball to Feature Jeremy Jones – December 13 The Annual Backcountry Ball will take place December 13 at Sugar Bowl in its Judah Lodge.  The event will feature Jeremy Jones, legendary backcountry boarder.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  To purchase tickets or for more […]

Tahoe Donner Offers New Junior Biathlon Program

Tahoe Donner Offers New Junior Biathlon Program Tahoe Donner Cross Country center will launch a junior Biathlon Program to celebrate the upcoming Olympics.  The program will be led by former US Biathlon Team member.  To read more on this story click here.

Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut Lottery is Open

Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut Lottery Open Until November 20 at 5pm Registration for Yosemite’s Ostrander Hut lottery for the upcoming winter is open.  You may register until 5pm on November 20. The lottery will take place on November 21, with the results being emailed or mailed on November 25.  Registration can be done online, by mail […]

Winter Trails Day 2013 – Tomorrow, January 12, 2012

National Winter Trails Day 2013 will be held nationwide tomorrow, January 12.  Events to promote and introduce people of all ages will be held at trailheads and cross country resorts throughout the country.  Take advantage of this great event to learn how to snowshoe or nordic ski for free. In the greater Lake Tahoe Area, […]

The Acquisition of Royal Gorge Complete – 3,000 Acres Preserved

$11.25 Million Raised to Preserve Royal Gorge The Truckee Donner Land Trust (TDLT) announced today that the purchase of the 3,000 acre Royal Gorge property is complete.  $11.25 million was raised to protect the property from development.  Royal Gorge X-Country will be operated by Sugar Bowl and 48K of trails are now open. “It is […]