Pete Porata

Colfax increases points lead

Colfax High School’s snowboard team brought the heat to the slopes of Northstar on Monday, sweeping first place in the men’s, women’s and team competition. “Our team score ...

All aboard and away they go

Suspended atop a mountain summit before a race, Emma Obray usually listens to her ipod and reflects on her personal summit. As the top-ranked girls snowboarder at Placer High, sh ...

Falcons soar to division repeat

TAHOE CITY — Minutes after finishing their races Monday morning, a large group of girls from Placer High’s snowboard team gathered at the bottom of the slalom course at Alpine ...

Our View: Ski, snowboard teams deserve mountain of praise

Placer High School skiers and snowboarders made our community proud with an outstanding showing at the state championships held at Mammoth Mountain ski resort earlier this month. ...

HOW TO: Do a 360 on a snowboard

While he’s had unprecedented success as a sophomore competing in Central Division II high school snowboard races this winter, Pete Porata’s teammates quickly recognized ...