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PostHeaderIcon KEEPING THE STREAK ALIVE – 38 WINS IN A ROW – TRUCKEE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2012/2013 SEASON

TRUCKEE FOOTBALL RANKED 5TH IN THE NATION WITH UNDEFEATED TEAMS #38

Truckee HS Football is ranked 4th in the nation for undefeated teams with 38 consecutive wins and 3 State Titles.

The Wolverines started their 2012 season on 9/1/12 against Lowry, NV and won the game 27 to 7.   Truckee traveled to Dayton, NV on 9/7/12 to play the Dust Devils who also won their first game against Spring Creek with a score of 22 to 0.  Truckee wins again with a strong defense, with Cody Poulsen who plays defensive tackle scores a touchdown!  Final score was Truckee 51 Dayton 7.

Keeping the Streak Alive!

PostHeaderIcon Martis Camp Home Tour on Sunday August 5th – 4th Annual

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Please join us for the 4th Annual Martis Camp Home Tour on Sunday August 5th – a rare opportunity to discover the wonders of Martis Camp through the homes of its families.

This collection of 5 masterfully crafted custom homes represents a number of architectural styles that will most certainly inspire your own Tahoe living experience.

Enjoy an available barbecue lunch, refreshments, lawn games and live music following the Tour – at the Park Pavilion!

Please purchase your tickets today at the Martis Camp Sales Cottage on Schaffer Mill Road or online at www.exined.org. The cost is $40 in advance or $45 on the day of the tour – Sunday August 5th from 10:00am until 4:00pm. Parking will be on site.

With over 62 completed homes in Martis Camp and another 102 under construction, please join us on Sunday to experience the dynamic construction and resident energy that make Martis Camp a unique community to live and enjoy.

PostHeaderIcon 2012 TRUCKEE SUMMER MUSIC SERIES – Every Wednesday for the Months of July & August

PostHeaderIcon Excellence in Education Foundation Offers 2 Great DEALS – Discount Ski and Golf Tickets!

As a board member of our local (Truckee) Excellence in Education Foundation, I’d like to make you aware of a couple of great offers:

  • Our Skiing for Schools partnership with local ski areas has one last special thru the end of this year’s ski season (see attached).  The purchase of a $35 lift ticket is valid any one day at either Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows from April 15th thru the end of the season (including weekends!).  If anyone is interested, I’d be happy to purchase the ticket(s) for you and you can just bring me a reimbursement check or cash and pick up the ticket(s) here at Dickson in Truckee.
  • Our Golfing for Schools partnership offers a golf card (transferable) good for one round at each of the following golf courses, for 18 holes of play:  Coyote Moon, Gray’s Crossing, Northstar, Old Brockway, Old Greenwood, Resort at Squaw Creek, Tahoe City and Tahoe Donner.  The cost of the card has been drastically reduced this year to only $295!  If any of you have ever played any of these courses, you’ll realize what an incredible deal this is.  Carts are not included (most courses do allow walking), and some retrictions apply.  The golf cards (limited to a total of 275) will be available for sale starting May 5th.

PostHeaderIcon SKI FOR SCHOOLS – DISCOUNT LIFT TICKETS FOR SQUAW VALLEY/ALPINE, HOMEWOOD & SUGAR BOWL

GO to : http://exined.org/skiing-schools

Excellence in Education board members enjoying the snow at Northstar’s 2010 Skiing for Schools date!

2011 – 2012 Skiing for Schools Dates

On selected days, the participating resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students.

Sugar Bowl – Saturday – Friday, December 17- 23 – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from December 17 -23. Purchase tickets the week prior to the valid period at Porters in Truckee or Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Northstar – Sunday – Friday , January 8 -13 – $40 lift tickets valid any one day from January 8 -13. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters in Truckee or Tahoe City. Sold Out! Thank you!

Tahoe Donner Cross Country – Sunday – Friday, January 8 – 13 – $15 trail passes valid any one day from January 8 – 13. Purchase tickets the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Tahoe Cross Country – Sunday – Friday, January 22 – 27 – $15 lift tickets available the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Royal Gorge – Monday – Sunday, January 30 – February 5 – $15 trail pass valid any one day from January 30 – February 5. Passes are available the week prior at Paco’s in Truckee or Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Tahoe Donner Ski Area – Sunday – Friday, January 30 – February 5 – $25 lift tickets valid any one day from January 30 – February 5. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports in Truckee or Tahoe City. Thank you for your support!

Homewood – Sunday – Friday, March 18 – 23 – $30 lift tickets available the week prior at Porters Sports in Truckee or Tahoe City.

Sugar Bowl- Saturday – Friday, March 24 -30 – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from March 24 -30. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports. Tickets will be sold until March 23 or until sold out.

Squaw Valley USA and Alpine Meadows – Sunday, April 15 to end of the season – $35 lift tickets valid any one day at either resort from April 15 to the end of the season. Purchase tickets the week prior at Porters Sports.

Purchase downhill ski tickets the week prior to the valid ticket period at Porters Sports locations (Truckee and Tahoe City). Purchase cross-country passes in advance at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. A limited supply of tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day(s) of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable. All Skiing for Schools proceeds are donated to Excellence in Education through your lift ticket purchase and the generous support of participating ski resorts.

For more information, please call 530-550-7984
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Skiing for Schools

PostHeaderIcon DISCOUNT LIFT TICKETS FOR – Alpine/Squaw or Northstar for only $50 per lift ticket and support art education!

Ski Alpine/Squaw or Northstar for only $50 per lift ticket and support art education!
Thanks to local ski resorts Squaw Valley USA and Northstar Vail Resorts. Arts For the Schools is able to offer two amazing lift ticket deals which will support art education in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe and Incline Village!

Tickets are limited and will sell out fast – order yours today! Tickets will be sent to you certified mail.

Alpine/Squaw Valley
January 29 to February 3rd (Sunday through Friday)

Northstar
February 7, 8 or 9 (Tuesday through Thursday)

Many thanks to Squaw Valley USA and Northstar/Vail Resorts for supporting art education for our local youth. By purchasing a discounted lift ticket you can enjoy a terrific time on the mountain while also ensuring over 4,000 students and families have access to visual art instruction, performing arts and cultural experiences in the mountains!

For more information about Arts For the Schools please visit www.artsfortheschools.org or call (530) 582-8278.

Happy New Year!

http://www.artsfortheschools.org/participate/ski_and_support_art_education.shtml

PostHeaderIcon LAKE TAHOE / TRUCKEE – DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE DURING SKIING FOR SCHOOLS DAYS

SKI MOST TAHOE RESORTS - Discount Tickets!

DISCOUNTED LIFT TICKETS AVAILABLE DURING SKIING FOR SCHOOLS DAYS

Discount ski and ride lift tickets to benefit local schools

Truckee, CA – Ski or ride at huge discounts when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools lift tickets for a variety of participating resorts. This year ski areas have provided more flexibility as lift tickets will be valid for any one day within specified weeks. Downhill ski area tickets are available in advance at Porters in Truckee and Tahoe City and Nordic ski area tickets may be purchased at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow, Tahoe City.

Make a note of this year’s Skiing For Schools locations and days.

• Sugar Bowl – $35 lift tickets valid any one day from Dec. 17-23

• Northstar California – $40 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 8 – 13

• Tahoe Donner Cross Country – $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 8 – 13

• Tahoe Cross County – $15 trail pass valid any one day Jan. 22- Jan. 27

• Tahoe Donner Ski Area – $25 lift ticket valid any one day from Jan. 30-Feb. 5

• Royal Gorge – $15 trail pass valid any one day from Jan. 30 – Feb. 5

• Sugar Bowl – $35 lift ticket valid any one day from March 24-30

• Squaw Valley – $35 lift ticket valid any one day from April 15-20

• Homewood Mountain Resort & Alpine Meadows – TBD

“We believe that this fundraiser takes full advantage of our many unique winter resorts,” explains Laura Abbey Brown, Executive Director of the Foundation. “We hope that people will take advantage of the great snow, get a great deal on tickets and support a great cause.”

Downhill tickets may be purchased in advance at Truckee and Tahoe City Porters Sports locations for the Skiing for Schools dates. Nordic passes may be purchased at Paco’s Truckee and Alpenglow, Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable.

The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.

For more information and updates, visit www.exined.org.

The Tahoe Truckee Excellence in Education Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that enhances public education within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to strengthen the learning experience for students. Each year the Foundation raises money and provides grants, resources and partnerships to benefit students, teachers and the educational community as a whole.

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PostHeaderIcon TAHOE SNOWFALL YEARLY TOTALS SINCE 1879-2010 AT DONNER SUMMITT

IS THIS THE YEAR WE BREAK THE SNOWFALL RECORD? 

We have received almost 750” of snow this year, which is about 62 feet of snow (enough to cover a 5 story building). We need to get a total of 840 inches to make this the snowiest year ever breaking the 1938 record.  If you’re wondering what were the five snowiest winters at Norden (in order) are – 1938, 1952, 1880, 1890 and 1895. 

Records have been kept since 1878 marking it the longest data set in Sierra Nevada. The Tamarack station, at 8,000 feet elevation in Alpine County, was active for a relatively short period of time.  Not only was the seasonal snowfall record was set there, but California’s greatest snow depth of 37.6 feet was measured there in 1911.  The United States greatest monthly snowfall record of 32.5 feet occurred there during January 1911. 

To put the 2011 season in perspective, as of March 28th we are in the top 10 years of the most snow.  See below and attached the Donner Summit Snowfall from 1879 – 2010 by the CSSL.  

Tahoe Snowfall Yearly Totals from 1879 – 2010

PostHeaderIcon Reasons To Visit Lake Tahoe This Winter – Published by Kathleen Jay – SF Examiner

Five (more) reasons to visit Lake Tahoe this winter

By: Kathleen Jay
Special to The Examiner
November 7, 2010

Ski Free: Lake Tahoe features 12 mountain resorts, including Northstar-at-Tahoe on the North Shore. (Courtesy photo)

In less than two weeks, ski and snowboarding season will be here.

Located approximately 200 miles east of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe — the largest alpine lake in North America surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains — has been popular for more than a century, when Truckee ski hill opened in 1910.

Lake Tahoe has 12 mountain resorts, which are identified by their proximity to the lake. On the South Shore are Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort; on the north shore are Northstar-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley USA, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Boreal Mountain Resort, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Donner Ski Ranch, Homewood Mountain Resort and Mount Rose Ski Resort.

And if you are not a skier or snowboarder, the area is filled activities — from ice skating at Heavenly, Northstar or Squaw, taking sleigh rides along the edge of the lake, or tubing down groomed hill.

What’s new this season

Vail’s acquisition of Northstar, partnership with Heavenly: In late October, Vail Resorts — which already operates Heavenly — acquired Northstar. What this means for season pass holders is this: Heavenly and Epic Pass holders will immediately gain access to Northstar; in addition, holders of Northstar-Sierra Double Whammy passes will gain access to Heavenly.
Northstar expands snowboarding instruction, adds to village: Northstar Resort’s Burton Snowboard Academy has three new offerings: instruction for kids ages 7 to 12 years old; instruction for 4- to 6-year-olds; and a new women’s program, which will be offered every Friday during the winter for an all-day snowboarding session.

Northstar — which has a 150,000-square-foot village that has an outdoor ice-skating rink and more than 35 shops and restaurants — is opening two new stores: the Marketplace, a grab-and-go grocery that will also be selling beer, wine and spirits; and All Fired Up!, a pottery painting studio.
Heavenly to open new mountain lodge, terrain park: The big news for Heavenly is opening a new, mid-mountain dining facility: Tamarack Lodge. The a 15,000-square-foot restaurant will feature a scramble-style food court and an open dining area overlooking ski runs serviced by the Tamarack Express chairlift through a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Set for completion in February, the lodge will offer 500 indoor seats and 250 outdoor seats.

Also worth noting: Heavenly is opening a new terrain park — called High Roller Heavenly — made entirely from recycled objects.
Sierra-at-Tahoe adds lifts for beginners: Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on the south shore recently added two new surface lifts for the upcoming winter season. Totaling 700 feet, the two new carpet conveyor lifts will allow beginning skiers and snowboarders to access 11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain.

Also for the young or young-at-heart, Sierra-at-Tahoe will open Blizzard Mountain, a new snow-tubing park that will offer two rope-tow accessible tubing lanes, an expanded snow play and sledding area, and outdoor fire pits.

Kirkwood launches canopy zip-line tour: Last month, Kirkwood Mountain Resort launched a new canopy zip-line tour of the mountain resort. Run by Zip Tahoe Canopy Tours, the zip-line experience features eight cables, each with its own characteristic of speed, height-range and scenery, such as tree house platforms, suspension bridges and trees five feet in diameter. Guided tours run 2½ to three hours long.

For families, the resort is offering two new passes: the “Daycare Dilemma” lift ticket allows parents to split shifts on the slopes and a new “Intro to Snow” program will give toddlers an active alternative to traditional daycare.
If you go

South Shore

Heavenly Mountain Resort (www.skiheavenly.com): The largest ski area in California and Nevada, located near Stateline.

Sierra-at-Tahoe (www.sierraattahoe.com): A medium-size South Shore ski area.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort (www.kirkwood.com): A ski area that gets more snow than any other ski area in the Tahoe region.

North Shore

Northstar-at-Tahoe (www.northstarattahoe.com): a popular north shore ski area with a new and growing village.

Squaw Valley (www.squaw.com): The second-largest ski area, known for its hosting of the 1960 Winter Olympics, located near Tahoe City.

Alpine Meadows (www.skialpine.com): A medium-size ski area on the north shore only a few miles from Squaw Valley.

Diamond Peak (www.diamondpeak.com): A small ski area located in Incline Village, Nev.

— Kathleen Jay

PostHeaderIcon LAKE TAHOE / TRUCKEE AREA MAP ~ Ski Areas and Points of Interest in Tahoe!

Great Map for distance from Truckee to Points of Interest around Lake Tahoe

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