Chiara and Ron Gajar
April 24th, 2013
Tahoe Rim Trail Association launches inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge
Friends, families and colleagues kick-off new self-guided Trail Challenge on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1
WHAT: Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge. The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) has selected six scenic points on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants will hike, bike, snowshoe, ski or ride horseback to each of the destinations and receive invitations to select experiences designed exclusively for Trail Challenge members in 2013.
WHEN: June through December 2013
WHERE: Tahoe Rim Trail. Official kick off location is Van Sickle Bi-State Park in Stateline, NV on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. Registration begins on Wednesday, May 15 at tahoerimtrail.org.
COST: $55 for new TRTA members (includes $35 individual annual TRTA membership), $20 for current TRTA members
INFORMATION: Visit tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012
Incline Village, NV – April 2013 – Do wildflowers and snow capped mountain peaks leave you breathless? Do you love incredible Lake Tahoe vistas? Then step up to Tahoe’s next big adventure: The inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge benefitting all participants and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
“The Trail Challenge is a program for current and new Tahoe Rim Trail Association members. It is a fun way to experience select portions of the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail while supporting the TRTA,” shares Mary Bennington, TRTA’s Executive Director.
How it works
“Once you register, the adventure begins! The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge is a family-friendly and healthy way to create lasting memories while having fun hiking, biking or horseback riding this summer,” explains Kristine Mitchell, TRTA’s vice president of trail use.
TRTA has selected six premier destinations on the Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants register for the Trail Challenge online at tahoerimtrail.org and strive to experience all six destinations by the end of 2013. Participants hike, ride horseback, mountain bike, snowshoe, ski or use a combination of methods with friends, family members or on their own to complete the challenge. All participants will receive an inaugural Trail Challenge T-shirt and access to everything related to the program including exclusive admission to the members-only website where people will track achievements, share pictures as well as access GPS waypoints for the six destinations. The program cost is $55 which includes all of the benefits of the Trail Challenge plus an individual annual TRTA membership. Current TRTA members can register for just $20.
“The Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge allows participants to get out and experience the beauty of Lake
Tahoe and offers a great way to connect with people you care about and make new friends,” adds Mitchell. “We are especially thankful for this year’s inaugural sponsors – NV Energy, REI and Spin Games.”
Visit tahoerimtrail.org for more information about the inaugural Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge.
ABOUT THE TAHOE RIM TRAIL ASSOCIATION (TRTA)
Established in 1981, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association is a membership-supported organization that maintains and enhances the Tahoe Rim Trail, a trail like no other™. TRTA exists to practice and inspire stewardship, promote access to the beauty of the Lake Tahoe region and sustain the Tahoe Rim Trail system. We operate two overarching programs: Trail Operations and Trail Use. Both programs offer in-depth trainings and rewarding volunteer opportunities. TRTA recruits, trains and manages approximately 1,000 volunteers who contribute more than 17,000 hours annually to support TRTA’s mission. Volunteer efforts, individual and corporate donations and grant funding make TRTA’s annual stewardship work and more than one hundred free public offerings possible. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.
April 16th, 2013
As most of you know, Squaw Valley’s owners have submitted plans to the county for a development project. It is important for property owners to stay informed about what is to come and get involved if you are so inclined. Here are two sources that provide information. KSL and Squaw Valley Ski Holdings have an informational website with details about the project. www.squawrenaissance.com Also a community group has formed called Friends of Squaw Valley www.friendsofsv.org. Posted on the document section of their website are the minutes from the most recent meeting with Chevis from KSL.
March 14th, 2013
We are excited to see Squaw Valley host the US Alpine Nationals this month. What a great event to bring to the valley, especially with a long history of Squaw Valley ski team members on different ranks of the US Ski Team.
Congratulations to these current Squaw Valley Ski Team athletes who all qualified to compete in the 2013 US Alpine Nationals: Thomas Robles, Hughston Norton, Cody Wilson, Garret Driller, Lena Andrews and Morganne Murphy. They will be competing against several of past Squaw Valley ski team members who are currently on the US Ski Team, including Julia Mancuso, Foreste Peterson, Marco Sullivan, Travis Ganong, Nick Daniels, Bryce Bennett and Keith Moffat. What a thrill for these young athletes to compete against some of the athletes they looked up to over the years. Good luck to all the athletes, especially those who are or were on the Squaw Valley Ski Team.
Check out the promo video and schedule so you are ready for the fun ahead.
March 1st, 2013
Get ready for some fun. Today is the beginning of the North Lake Tahoe 2013 Snow Festival. Squaw Valley is hosting the kick off celebration with the Torch Light Parade and Firework Show plus the Snowfest Queen Coronation all followed by the After Party. Snowfest offers something for the whole family over the next 10 days, including the four legged friends… Polar Bear Plunge, Margarita Races, Paint a Bear, Dress up your Dog, Concerts, Races, Contests for Ice Sculptures, Ice Cream Eating and more. Check out the schedule on the link provided and go have some fun.
February 5th, 2013
Larry the Squaw Valley Postman
Guests "mailed" Larry their congratulation cards.
On January 31, 2013, Larry Kyler retired from his service with United States Postal Service. Larry started at the Squaw Valley post office in the early 1980′s and over the years became a true part of the Squaw Valley community and the face of the post office. The community pulled together last week and threw a Surprise Retirement Party at Plaza Bar, though I think Larry may have found out about it prior to the event. After all the post office is a great place to catch up with Squaw Valley happenings. A huge thanks to Squaw Valley Ski Area for the use of Plaza Bar, as well as all the local restaurants for the appetizers. A few hundred people showed up to honor Larry and I think he really appreciated it.
January 18th, 2013
Squaw Valley is off to a good start to the year. The skiing conditions have been great with a lot of early season snow and cold temperatures keeping it nice. The real estate action has been steady with showings picking up. The market is showing good signs of improvement with low inventory and increasing values in some sectors. The next 6 to 12 months will be interesting in the Squaw Valley real estate market.
December 17th, 2012
Our local are gallery has released their winter events calendar. I highly recommend going to hear Grant Korgan speak. He is truly inspirational.
Winter Events Calendar: For an Unparalleled Experience
DECEMBER 20 THROUGH JANUARY 31
Holiday specials on framed art and jewelry
DECEMBER 21 6 – 8 PM
Book signing with Grant Korgan,
Keoki’s team mate on the PUSH to the South Pole
DECEMBER 29 6 – 8 PM
New Image Release and Artist Reception
JANUARY 19 6 – 8 PM
Meet the Artist Reception and Presentation
FEBRUARY 9 THROUGH 14
Valentine’s Day Specials on art and jewelry
FEBRUARY 16 6 – 8 pm
New Image Release and Artist Reception
MARCH 1 THROUGH 31 9 AM – 5 PM
Keoki Flagg featured artist at the
Tahoe City Visitor Center
MARCH 30 6 pm – 8 pm
Meet the Artist Reception and Presentation
All events open to the public and family friendly.
No RSVP required.
November 5th, 2012
[Olympic Valley, Calif.] November 5, 2012 – For the second year in a row, Squaw Valley’s team is heading to the FIS Alpine World Cup in Aspen on November 24-25 to cheer on the Lake Tahoe resort’s Olympic Gold Medalist, Julia Mancuso, as she takes on the fastest female skiers in the world. A Squaw skier since age 2, Julia Mancuso is one of the fastest women in ski racing – having won seven World Cup victories and 31 podiums between 2006-2012, including World Cup podiums in all five disciplines.
In honor of the first major ski racing competition of the season, Squaw Valley and Julia Mancuso are launching two special eBay auctions to benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, a Truckee, Calif. based, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community.
Click here to for a media image of Julia Mancuso (right click to save).
Click here to view the video of Julia promoting the eBay auctions.
Launching today, November 5 at 12 p.m. PST, the first auction includes a VIP Package* for two at the FIS Alpine World Cup in Aspen. This trip of a lifetime includes lodging at the Lime Light Hotel in Aspen, Colo. (Thursday, November 22 to Sunday, November 25), lift tickets for two to Aspen Snowmass for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, VIP tickets for two to all World Cup functions, two VIP passes to all GoPRO events, two VIP passes to the Squaw Valley Julia Mancusso House as well as an autographed Julia Mancuso POC helmet and goggles. *This package does not include airfare or ground transportation.
Launching at 12 p.m. PST on November 14 and running though November 24, the second eBay auction includes two Mountain Collective Passes, two Spyder Outerwear jacket and pant combinations, two POC helmets, two POC goggles, two KOSS headphones, two pairs of Head skis (winner’s choice), two pairs of Head bindings (winner’s choice), two GoPRO Cameras (complete sets), two Big Truck Brand / Julia hats and two Subscriptions to SNOW magazine.
To bid on these spectacular eBay auctions, point your browser to squaw.com/go-julia. One-hundred percent of the proceeds from both eBay auctions will benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, and Squaw Valley and Julia Mancuso will be matching the entire winning bid for the second auction.
Squaw Valley invites Julia’s fans who will be in Aspen for the FIS Alpine World Cup to join them for après race fun at the Squaw Valley Julia Mancuso House, located walking distance from the World Cup race venue. For more information, find the Squaw team at finish line cheering for Julia.
About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is a year-round mountain destination offering world-class adventures in every season. Squaw is renowned for its legendary skiing and riding that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts including a unique mountaintop beginner area and unrivaled expert steeps, chutes and bowls. In summer, the resort welcomes a full line-up of live music and festivals and Squaw’s Aerial Tram offers a scenic ride up to a host of mountaintop activities. For the ultimate slopeside lodging experience, guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcon
Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.
About High Fives Non-Profit Foundation
The High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Follow High Fives on Twitter.com/hi5sfoundation and like us on Facebook.com/HighFivesFoundation.
For more information about Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, visit www.squaw.com or www.skialpine.com or call 1.800.403.0206.
September 20th, 2012
TANTALIZING TALES WILL BE FEATURED ON HISTORICAL HAUNTED TOUR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2012
Spirits of days gone by will be summoned to haunt the streets of historic Truckee, CA during the adults-only Historical Haunted Tour on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19, 2012. The much loved annual walking tour attracts over 300 attendees, more than sixty volunteers and features tales of yore with a memorable and entertaining twist at Truckee’s historic gems and watering holes. The spooky walking tour begins with a glass of wine, interesting characters and a prize packed raffle at Moody’s. New featured haunts include the downtown Mountain Home Center, MOBO Law, Bespoke, Coffee Bar and Scraps Dog Bakery. And, attendees will return to favorite stops – The Pour House and the Old Jail Museum.
“Unforeseen treats and startling spooks are planned for the 2012 Historical Haunted Tour,” shares Christina Stoever-Young of Sunshine Tahoe, the producer of Truckee’s annual Historical Haunted Tour.
“We’ll be kicking off both evenings at Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats and dare you to join us as we embark on a journey like no other in downtown Truckee!”
Historians and researchers from the Truckee Donner Historical Society spearhead the tales about Truckee’s Wild West railroad roots. At each stop, attendees’ imagination and senses will be tapped by original performances, visits from the infamous Truckee Regulators and songs by the Barbershop Quartet. It is rumored a libation or two will also be featured when least expected.
Admission is $35 per person. Tickets are on sale at truckeehistorytour.com. The Historical Haunted Tour, a fundraiser for Trails & Vistas and the Truckee Donner Historical Society, has raised more than $15,000 for the two nonprofits. For the most up to date information visit the blog at truckeehistorytour.com and check out photos of prior events here.
September 18th, 2012
Home page of our app
We are pleased to announce the release of our new iPhone real estate app for North Tahoe, Truckee and surrounding areas, including Squaw Valley and Martis Camp. You can now find the app in your Apple app store. Here is what it can do for you.
Search for homes, condos and lots in Squaw Valley, Martis Camp and the surrounding North Lake Tahoe and Truckee areas. This real estate app will help you find properties for sale nearest you, convenient when you are enjoying a day on the slopes, golf course or lake and want to find a property to fit your mountain lifestyle. The local user-friendly map plots the surrounding homes, condos and lots for sale and is updated daily. Scroll through color photos and full property details on each listing. Search our exclusive and MLS listings, see what has been recently listed, keep track of favorites and share them with friends. Enjoy the convenience of staying in tune with our local real estate market where ever you are in the world.