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Skiing on the Tahoe summit

Tahoe winter sports news and reviews

Boreal to open Friday

Mother Nature brought the gift of an early snowstorm to the Sierra’s this week, putting the resorts in high gear for opening day. Boreal will open the Castle Peak Quad chair this weekend. Hours and lift prices: Friday, 10/26: 9 am – 9 pm, $15 for all ages Saturday, 10/27: 9 am – 9 pm, $35 adults & teens, $20 child Sunday, 10/28: 9 am – 9 pm, $35 adults & teens, $20 child All Boreal season passes accepted. Operations… Read More »

Destination: Alpine Meadows

When asked to describe my ideal ski resort, the first place that comes to mind is Alpine Meadows. Located between Truckee and Tahoe City off State Route 89, Alpine covers 2,400 patrolled acres with an annual snowfall of 495 inches. The mountain offers 13 lifts covering 100 designated runs. The terrain is a great mix of wide open runs, bowls and trees. The interlinking long, wide intermediate runs give enough open space that they never feel crowded. For expert skiers,… Read More »