Kirkwood is starting our season off with the deepest base. They just announced that they now have 100″ of base to start off the season. This is just what we need to re coupe from last years drought. There is more snow expected this weekend and into next week. Check out the Weather Discussion for more information on weather updates. http://tahoeweatherdiscussion.com/. Also if you decide to venture out into the back country this week/weekend, please be aware of the snow-pack conditions. The Sierra Avalanche Center is stating that today there is a CONSIDERABLE danger for avalanches. Tonight and into tomorrow they are calling for a HIGH risk of widespread avalanche danger across the region. If you plan on going out in the BC make sure you are prepared. A couple of things to to remember when preparing yourself is to make sure you have the proper equipment and it functions correctly. Also make sure you pack with the proper layers as well as have food and water, beacons/ probes/ airbags and the knowledge to use the equipment. Never go out alone in the back country! For information about what to expect in the way of avalanches and how to prepare yourself check out the SAC website, http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/advisory . Get outside, have fun, and be safe! HOT DOG!
Ben Wynn local ripper at Kirkwood shows off his talents by dropping crazyman’s Chute. Ben is a strong rider who is known locally as one of the up and coming pro snowboarders. Ben rides mostly at the southshore resorts. If you catch up with him take a run with him, he’s fun to ride with, but be careful because if you don’t know your limitations you may get hurt.
In May of 1978, the TV show “In Search Of…” aired an episode entitled “The Coming Ice Age.” All manner of experts and climate scientists were trotted out to warn the world of the run-away global cooling that was just around the corner.
It’s March 18th plenty of winter fun left to be had, The snow in the Sierra’s is great, Kirkwood, Squaw, Heavenly, Alpine, Sierra at Tahoe, Northstar and Diamond Peak all have great spring Skiing, So pack up the car, board a plane, or start walking because Tahoe has the best spring skiing in the world.
Tahoe Area Resort Spring Events
Pond Skimming Championship of Tahoe March 28, 2010
Come out and cool down at this whacky event—and see who makes it through the slush pond without getting soaked.
The Dan Band April 3, 2010
Dan Finnerty caught America’s attention as the foul-mouthed wedding singer in the box-office smash Old School, performing his now-infamous rendition of Total Eclipse of the Heart, as well as his appearance as the sleazy bat-mitzvah singer in Starsky & Hutch and now most recently in Todd Phillips’ newest film The Hangover.
The Gunbarrel 25 April 3, 010
The annual mogul marathon is held on the country’s toughest bump run, the Gunbarrel. The goal is 25 laps, and host Plake calls it “my favorite event of the whole year.” Finishers in the allotted time score a commemorative pin—and bragging rights.
Sierra at Tahoe
4th Annual Buckle Up Big Air for Greg T. Smith at Sierra Resort
Date: March 20, 2010
From: March 21, 2010 To: March 23, 2010
Highlander Part 2: The Jibbening
Date: March 27, 2010
Date: March 28, 2010
Rip Curl Grom Search 3/21/10
Bring your favorite grom (kid under 16) to Kirkwood on Sunday March 21 to show off park skills in the third annual Rip Curl Grom Search! Registration is free and race tickets are available for competitors. Stop by Red Cliffs Day Lodge on Sunday March 21 between 9:00am and 10:30am to sign up and get your bib and athlete ticket for $40, then head over to Chair 7′s terrain park at Timber Creek for the 11:00 start. Competition will take place from 11:00am to 2:00pm with awards in Red Cliffs Day Lodge at 2:30pm. Prizes will be awarded to the top guy and top girl in each age category!
Kirkwood Jammin’ XVII 4/2/10-4/4/10
The biggest and longest running Spring Break Party in Tahoe is back! Kirkwood Jammin’ XVII is about to get wild… Check out the list of events, then get ready to spend the weekend with us, April 2 – 4. Events will be happening every day near the pond and the Plaza from 11am to 2pm – you can’t miss us with our lifeguard tower and giant pond!!!Daily Events:
Live Music by Strive Roots (as heard frequently on our daily video)
Ice Bar and BBQ
Pond Skimming starts at 1:00pm
Joe Versus the Volcano – Challenge Course open from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Walk the Plank – Jousting with Pool Floaties open from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Saturday: After Hours Rail Jam from 4:30pm to 7pm
Sunday: Jamaican Bobsled Challenge (Dummy Downhill) from 4:30pm to 6pm
Shoreline of Tahoe Team rider Rose Marie Daiek will defend her Kirkwood North Face Masters of Snowboarding Title this weekend Friday & Saturday February 26 – 27th. The Master’s Series measures a riders freeriding talents by placing them up against anything the mountain has to throw at them. Cliffs, chutes, crud, ice, pow, rocks, and steeps; A master rider needs to ride it all in control and with style. Rose has come a long way, from early roots camping out in Kirkwood to ruling anything she sets her sights on. Always quick to flash a big smile as she flies past you to that next powder line.
Good Luck to Rose Marie and all the other competitors from the crew at Shoreline.