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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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Christmas Holiday Concerts at Lake Tahoe and Truckee   Leave a comment

By Michelle Portesi

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The holidays are here and it’s time to get into the spirit of things with local choirs and concerts. Be sure not to miss any of these marvelous events! The venues are located throughout the Tahoe Basin as well as Carson City and Reno. Visit their websites for locations, times and to buy tickets.

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TOCCATA TAHOE SYMPHONY AND CHORUS – HANDEL’S MESSIAH

Various locations: Incline Village, Reno, Carson City, Squaw Valley, South Lake Tahoe

Visit their website for venues, dates and times:

http://toccatatahoe.com/public/calendar.php

 

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TRUCKEE TAHOE COMMUNITY CHORUS

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Get Ready For Ski Season! Lake Tahoe/Truckee/Reno Ski Swaps 2016   Leave a comment

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By Michelle Portesi

Even as I write this, the wind is whipping and light precipitation comes and goes as the area tries to decide what season we’re in.  While the leaves have just turned in all of Fall’s glory, I’m really hoping these force 10 winds won’t blow them off the trees just yet.  That being said, it is obvious that winter will soon be blustering its way into the area and reminding us to get our gear in order.

Ski Swaps are great for that, especially for those with families. It’s no secret that ski equipment is pricey stuff and kids grow out of it all too quickly. For more advanced skiers, it’s a chance to upgrade equipment without spending ‘beaucoup dinero’ for brand spanking new items at the ski shops.

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* Ski Swap Season kicks off this weekend at the North Lake Tahoe Ski Swap and Homewood Pumpkin Festival. The event has new owners and has changed its venue to Homewood Mountain Resort.  There will also be a raffle and bake sale with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the North Tahoe PTO, supporting their youth programs.

But wait! There’s more! Even if you’re not in the market for new equipment, Homewood is also having its Pumpkin Festival at the same time, so if you’re aching for some pumpkin pie or want to try your hand at being the best pumpkin carver ever, here’s your chance. For more information, go here: www.facebook.com/events

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The Truckee-Donner Recreation and Parks District holds their Ski and Board Swap on Nov. 5th at the Community Rec. Center at 8924 Donner Pass Rd.

Proceeds from the Swap help support Truckee Youth Sports Programs such as Buddy Werner, Girls volleyball and Youth basketball. For more info or to volunteer, go here: tdrpd.org

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*Meyers Gear Swap (South Lake Tahoe) Sunday Oct. 23. 2016 from 11am-2pm. 3170 US Highway 50, Meyers, CA 96150-9214. For more info, go here: www.facebook.com/events

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*UNR SKI SWAP will be held Nov. 11-12 at the Grand Sierra Resort.

Save up to 70% on new and used items.
20% of all sales go to benefit the UNR Winter Sports Club. For more information go here: unrskiswap.com

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*As of this writing, the Tahoe XC Ski Swap page has not been updated for 2016. Go here for more information and future updates: tahoexc.org

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** My apologies to the Sky Tavern Ski Swap which had already been held by the time this article was posted. Located on the Mt. Rose Highway, 30 minutes from Reno, Sky Tavern is the oldest non-profit ski and snowboard training facility in America. Here is their info: www.skytavern.com

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And don’t forget to buy your season ski passes if you haven’t already.  The further into the season we get, the more expensive they are. Go to the Ski Area Column on the left hand side of this page for links to your favorite local ski areas. 

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