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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.
Yes, its true, lake Tahoe’s Number one Snowboard Shop, just got a shout out from Freeskier Magazine. Freeski magazine recognized Shoreline of Tahoe as the best freeride ski shop in South Lake Tahoe, they went on to talk about our great selection of twin tip skis, and expert advice. Wow this was a great surprise for us, we really try our best, to give the best service, and information to all who seek to improve their mountain experience. Skier or Snowboarder, we want to equip you with the gear that the Ski or snowboard industry has to offer. To us its like being the best match maker, a marriage of sorts. We listen to what our customers are saying, how they ski, where they ski, how often they ski, problems their having, and the direction they want to go with their skiing. We marry the skiers flesh and bones, to wood and metal so they can become one with their skis. This is how we became # 1 in both Skiing and snowboarding.
Shoreline Trying to keep you Safe on the hill…this really works, now people are getting hurt on the second to last run of the Day! Our injury prevention team is now working on a plan to stop the growing number of injuries that now occur on the second to last run of the day. We may soon have to skip the last two runs of the day or better yet just stay home and read the Shoreline Blog all day long and we’ll tell what it is like to Snowboard.
This is a very good sign that Tahoe will be getting an early start on winter. Last night we received 4 inches of snow, not the wet sloppy stuff, it was cold. It is now a race to see who will open first. These are the three best bets Kirkwood, Heavenly or Boreal ridge. Heavenly has the most Snow making equipment, Boreal has the a lot of snow making equipment too, and a very high evelation, and Kirkwood has some snow making and always the best weather pattern for natural snow fall. This year I’m feeling Boreal, they are known to open up for a quick weekend, even if they end up closing for a few weeks till more snow comes. Boreal also loves to throw Halloween Parties, so get you costume ready, wax you stuff, because it looks like a zombie winter!
NOAA scientists today announced the arrival of El Niño, a climate phenomenon with a significant influence on global weather, ocean conditions and marine fisheries. El Niño, the periodic warming of central and eastern tropical Pacific waters, occurs on average every two to five years and typically lasts about 12 months.
Sea surface temperatures along the equatorial Eastern Pacific, as of July 1, are at least one degree above average — a sign of El Niño. Animation.
High resolution (Credit: NOAA)
NOAA expects this El Niño to continue developing during the next several months, with further strengthening possible. The event is expected to last through winter 2009-10.
So What is El Niño and why are we in Tahoe so happy to see its return? An El Niño is a temporary change in the water temperature of the Pacific ocean, in the region around the equator. You can see its effects in both the ocean and atmosphere, generally in Northern Hemisphere receives much more snow. Typically, the ocean surface warms up by a few degrees celsius. At the same time, the place where hefty thunderstorms occur on the equator moves eastward. Although those might seem like small differences, it nevertheless can have big effects on the world’s climate.
We will also have the full Chumba fleet up for demo some time in May. Check back for the date. Shoreline has a large selection of biking resources and accessories (maps, helmets, rentals, pads, replacement tubes and lots of parts