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Homewood to open first chair lifts Thursday, Dec. 20

Homewood Mountain Resort is scheduled to open its first chair lifts of the 2012-13 season on Thursday, Dec. 20, offering peak to shore skiing and riding with scheduled operations of the Madden Triple Chair and Old Homewood Express hig Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunHomewood to open first chair lifts Thursday, Dec. 20December, 19 2012 12:28 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Tahoe Truckee community announcements

Community briefsContent for briefs is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Visit www.sierrasun.com to events for the online calendar. Please limit descriptions to 50 words. E-mail Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunTahoe Truckee community announcementsDecember, 18 2012 4:30 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Lake Tahoe weather: Winter storm could bring another 18-30 inches of snow

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – A winter storm watch was issued Tuesday afternoon for the greater Lake Tahoe area, effective Thursday evening through Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.Periods of moderate to hea Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunLake Tahoe weather: Winter storm could bring another 18-30 inches of snow December, 18 2012 4:32 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com |... Read more »

Alpine ski racing | Mancuso top 10 twice in France

COURCHEVEL, France – Julia Mancuso of Squaw Valley and U.S. teammate Mikaela Shiffrin combined for top-10 finishes in an Audi FIS Alpine World Cup giant slalom in Courchevel, France, on Sunday.Mancuso was sixth and Shiffrin ni Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunAlpine ski racing | Mancuso top 10 twice in FranceDecember, 17 2012 4:06 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Alpine ski racing | Ganong posts career-best World Cup finish

VAL GARDENA, Italy – After missing all of the 2011-12 season with a torn Achilles, American Steven Nyman stormed out of the 39th start position to steal a victory on a foggy, snowy Saslong Classic after hours of delays Saturday. Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunAlpine ski racing | Ganong posts career-best World Cup finishDecember, 17 2012 4:13 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Meet Your Merchant: Tahoe Snow Lab offers local handmade skis, snowboards

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Two Tahoe locals have recently combined forces to create the newest ski and snowboard shop in the basin, with 100 percent handmade hard goods.Tahoe Snow Lab, a manufacturing space for Slant Skis and Actual Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunMeet Your Merchant: Tahoe Snow Lab offers local handmade skis, snowboardsDecember, 17 2012 11:35 am MST Full Story sierrasun.com... Read more »

Lake Tahoe weather: Storms predicted to keep hitting region

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – More wet weather is headed to the Lake Tahoe region following storms that dropped up to 2 feet of snow in areas of the Sierra Nevada this week.A series of low-pressure systems is expected to move into the area Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunLake Tahoe weather: Storms predicted to keep hitting regionDecember, 15 2012 1:52 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Sierra backcountry conditions ‘good’ after rain, snow

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – There’s fresh powder in the backcountry, but that doesn’t mean you should leave your rock boards – or your avalanche beacon – at home.Recreational conditions on Thursday were good, Sierr Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunSierra backcountry conditions ‘good’ after rain, snow December, 15 2012 2:00 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All Categories  Read more »

Our Turn: Thoughts, reaction and reflection on Connecticut school massacre

TAHOE/TRUCKEE – Our thoughts are with all of those affected by yesterday’s incomprehensible and horrific act of school violence that occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. Although this tragedy occurred on the East Coast, it is deepl Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunOur Turn: Thoughts, reaction and reflection on Connecticut school massacre December, 15 2012 2:09 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com... Read more »

Divine Spark expands to feed Truckee homeless, below-poverty residents

TRUCKEE, Calif. – A Nevada City-based homeless service provider is expanding service out of western Nevada County into Truckee.The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District’s board of directors this week granted Divine Copyright 2012 Sierra Sun. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Sierra SunDivine Spark expands to feed Truckee homeless, below-poverty residents December, 15 2012 2:35 pm MST Full Story sierrasun.com | All... Read more »