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Q&A: A Guide to Lila’s north shore stomping grounds

Top 5 places to train (in Tahoe?) for upcoming ski races: Diamond Peak. Sugar Bowl. Squaw Valley. Incline Rec Center (spin bikes, BBall court, space for race preparation). Barton Health Center of Excellence and their affiliates on North Shore. Otherwise I travel so often that we usually train near the race venues in Europe, USA or Canada! Lila Lapanja is Read More >

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A First Timer’s Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in North Lake Tahoe

Each January, several of North Lake Tahoe’s 12 downhill resorts participate in “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month,” inviting first-time skiers and snowboarders from all over to experience the snow on skis or snowboards in a beginner-friendly environment. Many resorts offer discounted lessons for first-time riders, giving them the tools they’ll need to succeed on the slopes. Whether you’re thinking Read More >

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Meet North Lake Tahoe Local Luminary, Lila Lapanja

Olympic Hopeful, Professional Alpine Skier Lila Lapanja, an Incline Village native, was two-years-old the first time her parents strapped on skis. Lila’s father (and longtime coach/mentor) did so as a way to bond with his daughter. She excelled at the sport and began racing competitively for the Diamond Peak team at the age of seven. In doing so, she solidified Read More >

Enjoy these amazing North Lake Tahoe resorts!
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Your Guide to North Lake Tahoe’s 12 Downhill Resorts

North Lake Tahoe: precious sapphire of the Sierra, home to eclectic locals, and site of some of the region's most jaw-dropping resorts. Naturally, this picturesque region—packed with ski-runs, panoramic views and some of the best après-ski culture in the nation— is ideal for anyone looking to get away for the winter. But with 12 downhill resorts, the highest concentration in Read More >

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6 Reasons to Be Stoked on the (Returning) Northern Lights Festival

Winter is one of the most exciting times of the year in North Lake Tahoe, and that excitement just got an extra shot of adrenaline thanks to the return of a classic community favorite from the early 1990s—the Northern Lights Festival. Held in Crystal Bay and Incline Village, the Northern Lights Festival promises a glittering array of events starting on Read More >

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Meet Anika — ski racer, middle schooler & philanthropist

Anika Age: 12 School: Sierra Expeditionary Learning School Skiing since? Age 2 When did you decide to get serious about ski racing? When I was about 8 or 9, I decided it was my sport. I love the speed and the exhilaration. Who was your first ski mentor? I would say all the women in ski racing. They are all Read More >

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World Cup Opening Ceremonies to Showcase North Lake Tahoe’s Next Generation of Female Athletes and Leaders

Anika, 12, might seem like your average middle schooler. She likes to draw, loves science fiction and has an Alaskan Malamute named Niko, but, when the Audi FIS World Cup comes to Squaw Valley March 9 – 12, her generous spirit and exemplary citizenship will earn her a place on the World Cup stage. Anika will be participating in the Read More >

Relax those sore muscles and rejuvenate yourself at North Lake Tahoe's Hyatt regency.
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A Lover’s Guide to North Lake Tahoe: 10 Date Ideas for Winter in the Sierra

Love and winter are a match made in heaven. As a chill captures the region and mountains stand tall beneath bluebird skies, there has never been a better time to bundle up with your love and experience a picturesque Valentine’s Day in North Lake Tahoe. February 14 falls on a Wednesday—cash in those vacation days and extend your weekend visit. Here are 10 Read More >

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Tubing, Sledding and Snowplay in North Lake Tahoe

Many images come to mind when picturing winter in North Lake Tahoe. One may think of world-renowned ski and board resorts and images to the likes of Jonny Moseley and Shaun White tearing up the mountain. North Lake Tahoe is also packed with tubing, snow activities and a brand new ice rink to fill up an entire weekend with family-friendly Read More >

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The Ultimate Backcountry Guide: Getting Out There

North Lake Tahoe is a backcountry skier’s paradise. We are excited for Jeremy Benson’s new backcountry guide featuring 9 routes exclusive to North Lake Tahoe along with over 80 other backcountry trails across the state of California - click here to learn more. Credit: Chris Bartowski This week, Australian transplant turned Tahoe powder hound, Jason Layh, of Alpenglow Sports takes Read More >

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5 Reasons North Tahoe is Cross-Country King

There’s a reason nordic skiers flock to North Tahoe during the cold winter months. Whether resort or backcountry trails are your calling, North Lake Tahoe’s mountains deliver unmatched snowpack, pristine trails and nirvana views to those in pursuit of cross-country bliss. Beginners and novice skiers alike find camaraderie among the snow-capped mountains. North Tahoe nordic folks are a tight-knit community, Read More >

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Spring Skiing is the Business

North Lake Tahoe is known for its white winters and sizzling summers. But the renewing months of spring combine the best of both worlds. This year, bust out the vacation planners and check out the amazing highlights of North Lake Tahoe life in spring. Spring Skiing Thanks to the El Niño storm, over 400 inches of snowfall is here to Read More >

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North Lake Tahoe is For Families

Many images come to mind when picturing winter in North Lake Tahoe. One may think of world-renowned ski and board resorts like Squaw Valley, Northstar California or Sugar Bowl and images to the likes of Jonny Moseley and Shaun White tearing up the mountain. However, North Lake Tahoe isn’t just for the pros. North Lake Tahoe is for families. Below Read More >

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Your Winter at Tahoe Bucket List

So you’ve taken time off work and booked a trip to Tahoe this winter. Check item #1 off your list. Now you’ve got an entirely different task ahead: figure out how much you can pack into your trip to make it the best ever. We could come up with a thousand things to do, but that’s what GoTahoeNorth.com is all Read More >

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Tahoe Continues to Earn "Best of" Titles

With November snow totals the highest in a decade and skiers reporting some of the best conditions ever, it's not a stretch to say Tahoe is among the hottest places to be for winter snow sports at the moment. But beyond right now, Tahoe is also one of the top ski destinations in North America based on numerous polls and Read More >

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