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The Great Ski Race!   Leave a comment

By Tim Hauserman
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March 5, 2017 will be the 40th Anniversary of The Great Ski Race. The race, which travels from Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area on Dollar Hill near Tahoe City to the Cottonwood Restaurant above downtown Truckee, has in the past attracted up to 1000 racers. It’s a major fundraiser for the Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team and after a few years of less than stellar snow conditions, it looks like the TNSAR Team will have a deep snow base to work with to make the race spectacular.
For many local cross country skiers, The Great Ski Race is the iconic event each winter. The 30 kilometer point to point course takes the skier on a long climb to the top of Starratt Pass, where they find Soup Station One for drinks and snacks. Then the fun begins as a fast downhill rolls over a series of whoop de doos and “S” turns. While it is mostly downhill after the pass, there are a few hills that can be a gut buster after you get used to cruising the downhill. Just before the end, racers can see Truckee as they slide along the narrow Chute, before reaching the wide steep hill above Cottonwood. Once part of a small downhill ski area, the face is pretty dang steep for folks on skinny skis, but if you crash at the bottom, the crowd with beers in their hands will cheer you on. Once you get up and dust off the snow, you can grab some grub and a beer yourself and cheer on the next folks trying to tuck the hill.

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The Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team are a great group of guys and gals who head out into blizzards in the middle of the night to save folks who get lost in the snow. Over the last 40 years they have saved dozens of lives in the backcountry. Money from The Great Ski Race provides the all volunteer organization with the tools they need to successfully do their mission safely. One of the founders Doug Read is profiled in this article that I recently wrote: http://thetahoeweekly.com/2017/02/doug-read/
For information and to register for The Great Ski Race go to: The Great Ski Race

 

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New Real Estate Listing for February 2017   Leave a comment

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This lovely home has just been listed. It’s located in Tahoe Donner, featuring all of the benefits that this wonderful mountain community has to offer.

                          14942 Skislope Way, Truckee CA
                          Asking Price  – $899,000
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Back yard view!

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5 bedrooms

3.5 Baths

Built: 1997
Square feet approx. 2850
Natural gas and hydronic heating
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Stunning high end home perched on top of the world in Tahoe Donner! This sunny and light 5 bed/ 3.5 bath home has a fantastic chef’s kitchen with 6 burner Viking Stove, granite counters, and upscale features throughout.
It includes upgraded hardwood flooring with Hydronic heating, and updated baths. Two bedrooms have en-suite baths. This home can sleep 12 – perfect for multiple groups! This home also features two separate living areas for added entertaining and fun.

Beautiful, wooded, level lot with access to trails right out your back door! Tahoe Donner ski area is close by for winter recreation as well as the new cross country lodge.

And don’t forget all of Tahoe Donner’s other amenities, including private beach at Donner Lake, pool and rec. center, equestrian center and golf course…among many other features.

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To view more photos of this home, go here: tsierra

If you’re interested in this property, please contact, Lynn Richardson or Keri Paulson directly at :

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Word After Word Bookstore   Leave a comment

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Truckee’s new bookstore!
By Tim Hauserman

This week, the Word After Word Bookstore opened in downtown Truckee. It came just a few weeks after the closing of The Bookshelf, Truckee’s long time independent bookstore, which was located next to Wild Cherries on Donner Pass Road.

Word after Word is tucked right in the middle of Commercial Row next to Uncorked and just a few steps from Bespoke. It is owned by two Truckee women, Andie Keith and Nicolle Sloan, who made the decision to open the business because they felt strongly that Truckee needed a vibrant bookstore. They chose the downtown location to attract not only local book lovers, but also tourists who congregate in the center of town.

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This weekend Word by Word is having a Grand Opening with the following activities:

FEB. 18 (OPEN 10 A.M. TO 8 P.M.)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Story time for kids
1-2 p.m. Local Tahoe mystery author Todd Borg will be available to talk Tahoe and sign books.
5-7 p.m. Mario Decker from Decker Fine Arts will talk about his art.
5-8 p.m. Champagne celebration with live acoustic guitar music, performed by Sven Klovstad and Dan Copeland

FEB. 19 (OPEN 10 A.M.-6 P.M.)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Story time for kids
1-3 p.m. Scott Thompson of Scott Shots will be in store discussing his landscape photography of the Lake Tahoe region
4-6 p.m. Tim Hauserman, will be in store to sign copies of his books including Tahoe Rim Trail, Gertrude’s Tahoe Adventures in Time and Monsters in the Woods: Backpacking with Children…hey wait, that’s me!

FEB. 20 (OPEN 10 A.M.-6 P.M.)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Story time for kids

For information go to: https://www.facebook.com/wordafterwordbooks
(530) 536-5099

 

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