August 10, 2011
Who says you’re either a mountain person or an ocean person? It doesn’t have to be like that. In these six spots you can hit both and surf and ski in the same day.
June 9, 2011
Kirkwood is off the grid in more ways than one. The whole place runs on generators. Lift lines are six people deep on a powder day. Sierra storms fill the ski-porn-worthy terrain, closing roads and shutting down lifts for days. But with inbounds runs slanted up to 42 degrees, the most reliable snow in the area, and chutes that make big-mountain skiers queasy, it’s hard to believe the resort stays so low-key. Thank the hourlong drive from South Lake Tahoe’s packed casinos and resorts, which ensures Kirkwood remains unsullied by the masses. Just the way skiers there like it.
March 30, 2011
Snow in Tahoe fell for over a week straight— Squaw Valley broke its all-time snowfall total by reaching over 690 inches. Kirkwood had to dig out some of their lifts. Sierra-at-Tahoe had bottomless powder, everywhere. Then, the sun came out. Here's what the biggest storm in decades looked like.
March 1, 2011
After a storm delay, the North American Freeskiing Championships wrapped up Monday at Kirkwood. Kirkwood local Josh Daiek upset the men's field to win. On the women's side, Angel Collinson, the current tour leader, came out on top again. Here's what the competition looked like.