Vintage Boat Event Season is Upon Us

From the Reno-Tahoe Odyssey to the American Century Golf Classic filled with celebrities, there are a lot of summer traditions that happen around Lake Tahoe.  Back in the 1930s and 40s Carnelian Bay was a popular spot for boat racing and recreational boating.  Formal boat racing no longer takes place, but there are still some […]


One of our favorite things about living in a ski-town is the limitless amount of activities and the amount of willing participants. Normally, we would be talking about what there is to do in the winter, but the same holds true during summer. On any given day the schedule could be to go mountain biking, […]


Athletic competitions that cover a combination of different disciplines have been around for a long time. It makes sense that this idea would transfer into the mountain biking world. Downhill mountain biking is about using technical skills to navigate a steep course on very rough terrain. While cross-country bicycling is based on applying athletic endurance […]

Is Heli-Biking a real option for normal people?

In movies like UnReal by Teton Gravity Research & Anthill Films, pro mountain bikers get picked up and dropped off at the top of the mountain by helicopters.  The idea of heli-assisted mountain biking or heli biking seems more like a fantasy than reality.  The next question that comes to mind is “Don’t you have […]

Off the beaten path

Summer…blue skies, warm weather, time to head outdoors. Outdoors is always the place to be for me, but in the summer it seems like everyone is following this agenda. Especially, in the high tourist area of Lake Tahoe. This is a place where Nevadans, Californians and people from all over the world flock to enjoy […]

Sun Cup City

It’s mid-June and in the west there’s still good snow. Being snowboarders, the logical choice is to ride it. After all we have been complaining the last several years about the lack thereof, so it seemed almost sacrilege not to partake! Luckily, we know a crew just like us from the North Shore. A few […]

The Greatest Country on the Planet

On July 4th, 1776 the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American Colonies as a new nation. To celebrate this occasion the custom has always been to do some sort of patriotic display. Some chose really elaborate displays and others celebrate by appreciating the freedoms afforded years ago. If you are looking for something a bit […]