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Snowmaking Starts!

It’s snowing at Heavenly! During the morning hours leading into Monday, Heavenly fired up the snowmaking guns and began making snow at the top of the Gondola. In addition to a few inches of natural snowfall, the cooler temps and lower wet bulb temperature (a combo of temperature and humidity percentage in the air) allowed […]

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Winter Mountain Prep

Winter’s getting close. The mountain peaks around Lake Tahoe are covered in snow. Tamarack Lodge saw three days of the wonderful fluffy stuff over the weekend (Friday 9/26-Sunday 9/28.) I started today by scraping a layer of snow and ice from my car. The Heavenly Gondola cars are covered in white. How could we think […]

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Fall Mountain Biking

Yes, it’s here, the magical season of autumn. Although it doesn’t officially start until next Tuesday, the 23rd, the wind is blowing the pine needles off the trees and that early evening chill is coming in. Summer sportspeople fear not: September and October are prime time for glassy water on the Lake, sunny skies and […]

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The Top 9 Fall Activities

The leaves are changing color. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are available. Dressing in layers for the crisp mornings, warm days and cool evenings is mandatory. That’s right, fall is in the air. Personally, fall is my favorite season. That’s mainly because it’s the precursor to my favoritest season – winter! In this shoulder season between summer […]

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Leaf Peeping in Tahoe

Beautiful foliage is not just for New Englanders—we have it in Tahoe too! The belle of the ball is “Populus tremuloides” known to us lay people as the Golden or Quaking Aspen. Take a walk in an Aspen grove this time of year and you will see why: Their light green leaves are becoming a […]

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