Cat Skiing in the Midwest?!?

The West is full of cat skiing operations from Lake Tahoe all the way up to the Powder Highway. There’s even an opportunity to ride a snowcat at Sugarbush Ski resort to enjoy first tracks. Sadly though, there’s no REAL cat skiing experience east of the Rockies. Well, that’s no longer the truth! The Midwest […]

Drive it if you can

Before arriving to your favorite ski resort, the first major obstacle is the road to get there. For some, a flight or train ride will do the job, but most of the time, you’re destined for a road trip. So, how do the major mountain passes stack up? Which is the most dangerous? How about […]

5 Winter Driving Pet Peeves

The West Coast has been blessed with massive amounts of snow. From Crested Butte getting 100″ over the course of a week to Lake Tahoe receiving feet in the multitudes, there’s plenty to be ridden. Nearly every mountain has gotten blasted with snowfall, but it seems like a lot of people have forgotten driving etiquette […]

A “Heavenly” Kind of Day

***RUMBLE*** The house shakes like a freight train. Is that lightning? Avalanche guns? Looking up to the skylights, you notice snow sliding over the glass at a fantastic speed. It’s a mini-avalanche! As the noise comes to a halt, you walk outside to the backyard. Standing in front of you is a six foot pile […]

Who are the Storm Kings?

Snow – what every skier & snowboarder’s dreams are made of. Massive amounts of snow that you can slash, carve… anything you want! We are in the midst of one of the biggest snowstorms to hit the Sierra Nevadas in a few years. Curiosity struck and the question arose, “What are some of the largest snowstorms […]

Readers’ Choice: Favorite 10 Posts of 2016

Winston Churchill once said, “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Local Freshies® isn’t about fading away into the night. We’re about trying to exceed our faithful readers expectations. First, we upgraded multiple Destination Homepages to give you access to all our reviews easily. Second, instead of just doing another […]

New Years’ Lake Tahoe Backcountry Mission

Persistent Slab… an avalanche problem you don’t see often in the Lake Tahoe backcountry.  This challenging issue has been lurking in the snow-pack since December 15th.  To celebrate New Year’s Eve, we knew we wanted to do a Tahoe backcountry mission, but where and how?  Images of us hearing a “WHOOMPF” below our splitboards and […]