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Snowy Destinations Abound in Yosemite Winter

A snowy romp never felt better. Skiing along the rolling hills from Badger Pass to Dewey Points separates the adventurous from the tourists and delivers a breathtaking view of a snowy El Capitan. I arrived just in time for sunset and, after a comfortable night in my bivvy sack, caught a glorious sunrise on the […]

Reborn Luxury Vacations in Nevada City, California

Looking for your next Luxury getaway with all the charm of a hallmark movie? Head West. To the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada and Nevada City and get set to experience one of two stunning renovations to California’s history that have to be experienced. The National Exchange Hotel built in 1856, once considered the beacon […]

Lake Tahoe bears seeking food for winter

Keep Tahoe bears wild! LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev., Oct. 27, 2022 – Fall is underway in the Tahoe Basin and Lake Tahoe bears are hungry! Autumn is the time of year when bears enter hyperphagia, a phase they go through when they seek massive amounts of calories before entering their winter dens. It’s important that residents and […]

3 Essential Tips for Hiking in the Winter Season

It’s important to stay safe and warm when you are planning a hike in the wintertime. Here are three essential tips for hiking in the winter season.

A Visionaries Journey to Create the American Perimeter Trail. 

A Conversation with Rue McKenrick – A True Lewis and Clark Explorer Sometimes social media is just perfect. Most of the time, it is just a vast black hole, but yesterday during a somewhat typical 10-minute peruse session. I stumbled on a post regarding a hiker who walked a 14000-mile loop around America over the […]

A Voice for the Tahoe Backcountry

In 2015-16 in Lake Tahoe, the region was going through a plan for the corridor near Emerald Bay for winter travel. In the process, the regional planners had planned to close off access to an area that Backcountry skiers had used for years to Jakes Peak. During this time, a Voice for the Backcountry arose […]

What’s New at Diamond Peak Ski Resort For The 2022-23 Ski Season

Diamond Peak Expected Open Date Dec. 8, 2022 Lake Tahoe Ca – Diamond Peak Ski Resort is Lake Tahoe’s hidden gem. Located above Incline Village, things are different here. This is a community-owned resort with breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe; miles of welcoming, uncrowded runs; easy access from the parking lot to the slopes; a dedicated Child […]

50 Years Of Deep Powder Skiing At Kirkwood

Celebrating A Culture and Family Dedicated To Pushing The Sport Forward Kirkwood CA 2022, Following a successful1960 Squaw Olympics, and the emergence of the American ski culture popularity, the El Dorado National Forest surveyed potential regional winter sports development sites. In the 1960s, with short skis and other innovations, skiing, in general, was getting easier. […]


ONE OF SEVERAL MAJOR INVESTMENTS IN ACTION SPORTS Global Leader in Action Sports Experiences Announces Expansions and Investments Including First Overseas Location, Camps Renovations, and a Renewed Emphasis on Youth Progression and Female Empowerm (Park City, Utah) – November 15, 2022 – Woodward, the global leader in action sports experiences, announced today it is expanding overseas, […]

Experience Winter On the Sierra PCT

The Sierra Nevada Range and the Pacific Crest Trail have a symbiotic relationship regarding recreation and public access. Both draw visitors worldwide and invite hikers/backpackers to a stunning landscape to traverse year-round. However, for most, this opportunity to enjoy the Pacific Crest Trail is seasonal at best. Once the snow flies, the PCT is regarded […]

The Legendary Holbrooke Brushes off Father Time

A Travel Designation Filled with Adventure and Story Telling – The Holbrooke and Grass Valley Delight Visitors Grass Valley CA. – Born in a time of California where young men of Cornish decent were rifled across the seas to work The Empire Mine. The Holbrooke Hotel would become a staple of Grass Valley and the […]

Winter Travel Guide to California Gold Country

Winter travel on the Western Sierra is full of options. We like to consider the rich history and growing food culture of the western front an excellent base camp for winter recreation. You can find some of California’s most exciting and historic lodging options in the small communities of State Highway 49 ( California Gold […]


From Sensory-Friendly Santa to the Trek to the Nation’s Christmas Tree Visalia, Calif. (Dec 5, 2022) Visitors are invited to celebrate the season in one of the best destinations for Holiday Spirit – Visalia, California. This charming destination is just 3 hours from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and San Francisco in Central California. […]

Where the Mountain Meets the Lake – Ski Homewood

Lake Tahoe Ca – Located on the magical West Shore of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort has been offering a family-friendly winter experience since 1961. Winner of the 2013 National Ski Areas Association Golden Eagle award for environmental stewardship, as well as the 2013 California Governor’s Environmental and Economic Leadership Award, Homewood continues to offer […]

Ski California Puts Safety In The Hands of Skiers and Riders

Award-winning Mountain Safety Guide Goes Digital, Reflects Changes to Your Responsibility Code PETALUMA, Calif. (Nov. 15, 2022)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Five years after the original launch, Ski California and its member resorts have released a new, digital version of the award-winning Mountain Safety Guide. A tool used to educate skiers and riders about staying safe and making good […]


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