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Calling all mountain lovers! For those seeking a more rustic lifestyle in Reno, Galena Forest invites a magnificent respite in the tall pines.

Mother Nature’s very own water feature, Galena Creek, rambles through the community and the neighborhood is bordered by miles and miles of BLM land with the adjacent Toiyabe National Forest.

Located off Mt. Rose Highway, Galena Forest is the perfect balance between city and suburb – tucked in the forest, yet conveniently close to everything. It’s just 10 minutes from Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe resort, 15 minutes from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and 20 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe.

Right across the highway from Galena Forest, you’ll find the Galena Creek Recreation Area. It is rich in natural and

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One of the largest winters on record graced the Reno-Tahoe region and each week we can feel it getting a little bit warmer.

When it seemed like spring would never come, suddenly the sun is shining! Those bluebird days put the itch of summer in our shoes and we’re looking forward to enjoying so many springtime activities. You can enjoy the best of both worlds, or as locals affectionately call it “The Tahoe Trifecta”.

What is the Trifecta? Golf, boat/kayak and ski all in the same day. Seems impossible, but we can guarantee you that it isn’t. The weather is just warm enough to be comfortable, but not so warm that the lake is full of boats and paddlers.

Mountain Adventures

Many local ski resorts will be closing by the end of April, so get

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Lake Tahoe ski resorts have extended their operations well into the spring following record snowfall in February.

Skiers and riders rejoice! More than 50 feet of snow has fallen so far this season and the mountains could even get a bit more. An extended season has been announced by the area’s resorts, which means more bang for your buck for season pass-holders.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will operate lifts in Squaw through July 7, which is just 8 days shy of their latest closing date ever on July 15, 2017. Last year, Squaw closed following Memorial Day weekend. Alpine Meadows will operate into May with its schedule dependent on both weather and the construction of a high-speed chair lift that will replace Hot Wheels.

The serious

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It’s no secret that the Sierras have a lot of snow covering their mountains and now is the perfect time to enjoy all the winter escapes of Lake Tahoe.

North Lake Tahoe is just a 20- to 30-minute drive from South Reno, depending on where you are. The lake is a treasure in all seasons, but there’s nothing quite like it when it’s covered in a blanket of snow. Whether you’re on the mountain, or sitting lakeside, we’ve picked five ways to exhilarate your sense at the lake.

Craft Brews & Prized Eats

 

Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe is a quaint little town home to Sierra Nevada College, the Hyatt and the local’s favorite burrito stop T’s Mesquite Rotisserie. Incline is also home to Alibi Ale Works, a local craft brewery responsible for the

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Warm your spirits this holiday season with these six festivals in Tahoe and Mammoth.

South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Holidays: A festival on the mountain! This fun celebration features a 16-foot interactive snow globe where the kids can get their photos taken with Santa. There will also be sleigh rides, ice sculptures, music and a New Year’s celebration with an outdoor concert, a gondola “ball drop” and fireworks.

December 18th – 31th @ Heavenly Village

SnowGlobe Music Festival: This uber popular event will feature three days of music in the heart of Tahoe. A New Year’s Eve celebration will kick off too as dozens of world-class musicians appear on multiple stages. Catch acts such as Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz,

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When lift tickets can cost anywhere from a hundred dollars or more for a day pass, it’s no wonder so many people invest in a season pass.

Feeling a little overloaded by all the choices? The many great ski resorts in the Tahoe region can do that to you. We’re here to help you find the right one.

The Epic Pass was released by Vail Resorts ten years ago and revolutionized the way ski resorts make money with one season pass to rule all of the company’s mountains for just a few hundred dollars. The Epic Pass price tag today is $949 and offers unlimited skiing at 65 resorts in eight states, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. The Ikon is a similar product, with unlimited skiing and free days at 35 resorts including Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows,

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The Reno Tahoe Winter Games Coalition has been invited to take part in an unprecedented accelerated process to select the next U.S. city to represent to the country in a future Winter Olympic bid competition.

The coalition released a press release that it has a hard deadline of November 9 to decide whether it wants to accept the official invite from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The coalition has long held the formal role of representing the area’s interests in Olympic-related matters. The invitation included a comprehensive workbook seeking detailed information on a variety of bid categories and factors.

"This invitation is an affirmation of all the inspired time and effort contributed by so many over the past 15 years to return the Olympic rings

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Snowsport enthusiasts are patiently waiting for the powder to fall on Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts. Here’s all that’s new for the 2018/2019 season.

Believe it or not, ski season has begun in the Tahoe region and the hopes for another long and strong winter are high. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opened limited terrain the weekend of October 19 for season-pass holders and plans to reopen to the public this weekend (October 26) with limited terrain. Mt. Rose is usually the first to open due to its area-high base elevation of 8,260 feet.

Last year we had a weaker snow season overall in the greater Reno-Tahoe area, but Mt. Rose still had 324 inches of snow which allowed its skiers to carve and glide down its 1,200 acres from October to the end of April. During the

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Lake Tahoe has water so deep it could sink the Empire State Building and you still wouldn’t see the top. Combined with the surrounding tall mountains and ski resorts make Tahoe a winter paradise.

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Tahoe’s ski areas are all within easy reach of one another, our top three each have a distinct look, personality and audience. What’s great about those three is that they are all operated by Vail Resorts and can be ridden with one Epic Pass. Next month is the Epic Pass’s 10th anniversary and the program now offers access to 46 ski resorts in seven countries around the world!

There’s still time to get your Tahoe mountain high. Most resorts won’t close until early April (if not later, depending on the late season alpine

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This month at the Winter Olympics in Korea, there are eight Reno-Tahoe athletes who are going for the gold.

Jamie Anderson from South Lake Tahoe has scored gold in the snowboarding slopestyle. We have the latest updates on all of our local athletes and how they are doing in the competition.

Bryce Bennett

Bryce Bennett is a Tahoe native and a part of the men's alpine skiing squad. He was born in Squaw Valley and calls Tahoe City his current home. In the alpine combine, Bennett was 17th of the 37 skiiers and had a combined time of 2:09.97. For the competition each skier takes on run in the downhill and one in the slalom – the fastest combined time wins. Bennett was in 23rd after his downhill run and his slalom time bumped him up a whole six

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