About 1 1/2 to 2 feet of new snow blanketed Truckee-Tahoe ski resorts on Friday, creating the best skiing conditions of the season and a winter wonderland.
Resorts that reported major snowfall included, Boreal, Sugar Bowl (opening today with powder conditions), Northstar California, Squaw (Squaw Creek lift is expected to open today), Heavenly, Kirkwood, Sierra at [...]
A new Indian restaurant called Spice has opened in Truckee, rounding out the culinary offerings in town just in time for the busy ski season.
The restaurant and retail space features tasty inexpensive Indian cuisine with sauces, chutneys, breads for retail sale as well, according to its owners. It attempts to source all its products locally.
We are eagerly awaiting the debut of the 2014 HGTV Dream Home at Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee in January 2014 — right in our own backyard. Viewers can enter to win the home from Dec. 27, 2013 to Feb. 14, 2014.
Now a sneak peek video of the home is available. We’re glad that the home [...]
The Tahoe-Truckee ski areas are doing a “snow dance” for this week, when new snow and cold air is expected to come into the area.
The cold air is also welcome because it will clear the way for lots of snowmaking.
“A major weather pattern change will occur early this week as a strong cold front moves [...]
The Washington Post published its annual U.S. ski guide this month and singled out the foodie scene in Truckee. In particular, it pointed to Stella at the Cedar House Sport Hotel, which our magazine has recommended for years.
“The chef uses fresh produce from the restaurant garden to create simple regional cuisine. Entrees from $22,” the [...]
Disney’s new movie “Frozen” — a magical winter tale — is a reminder of Walt Disney’s pioneering role in helping his friend, Austrian skiing champion Hannes Schroll, open the Sugar Bowl ski area in the Sierra Nevada in the late ’30s. It is a little-remembered chapter in Disney’s life but a milestone for our region.
MORE PEOPLE ARE TRAVELING with their pets, on the road and in the air. Last year about 30 million people vacationed with their pets, with dogs leading the pack, according to the Travel Industry Association of America.
Dogs love summer vacation, and Tahoe-Truckee and the foothills are top choices for travelers.
They offer a wide range of [...]
A fresh, local food theme, such as “From Our Land to Your Table,” is being considered for the California State Fair on July 11-27, 2014, we’ve learned.
No final decision has been made, but it reflects the boom in the fresh, local food movement that is spreading throughout Northern California.
We’d certainly applaud that theme. Our magazine [...]
LAKE TAHOE, TRUCKEE AND THE SURROUNDING high country is a winter paradise. The region is home to more than a dozen ski resorts and cross-country ski areas. Other winter activities include snowshoeing, ice skating, sleigh rides and dog sled tours, an adventure of a lifetime.
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Excellent adventures: Skiing, snowshoeing and lodging
WITH GRASS VALLEY AND NEVADA CITY AS A BASE, visitors can view fall colors in historic towns and along the “roads less traveled” — Hwys. 49, 174 & 20. Enjoy the splendor of fall, along with food & wine, arts & culture, history, shopping and recreation.
Check into a B&B, inn or motel: the Broad [...]