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2 skiers die in Placer County ski accidents

A Sugar Bowl resort employee from Brazil and a 43-year-old Belmont man skiing at Tahoe have died after crashing into trees while skiing. On Thursday, the body of 18-year-old Santo ...

Witness disputes Squaw Valley's claim about Auburn skier's fatal crash

  A Meadow Vista man who witnessed his Auburn skiing partner’s fatal accident is vehemently disputing Squaw Valley CEO Andy Wirth’s statement that it occurred on ...

With Tahoe powder days ahead, expert urges skier safety

  With a weekend storm system expected to bring several feet of snow to the Sierra this weekend, Lel Tone, a veteran ski patroller at Squaw Valley in Placer County, said skie ...

Sugar Bowl to re-open Thursday after heavy snowfall

Sugar Bowl Resort will re-open on Thursday Dec. 6, after a colder-than-expected winter storm blanketed the Donner Summit ski resort with nearly four feet of new snow over the weeke ...

High hopes come with early start to Lake Tahoe ski season

  After late starts to back-to-back seasons, skiers and snowboarders are abuzz about the early beginning to this year out on the slopes at Lake Tahoe. With Boreal, Northstar ...

24-year-old freeskier dies after fall at Alpine Meadows

  A 24-year-old Alpine Meadows ski instructor died Tuesday night after sustaining a head injury during a fall while free skiing at Alpine Meadows on Saturday, according to a ...

Colfax girls second at Alpine Meadows

It was an up and down day for area high school ski teams Monday at Alpine Meadows. Placer skier Julian Faulkner, the top-rated skier in the Central Division II, wiped out coming do ...

Faulkner falls, Colfax girls finish second at Alpine

It was an up and down day for area high school ski teams Monday at Alpine Meadows. Placer skier Julian Faulkner, the top-rated skier in the Central Division II, wiped out coming do ...

Placer's Faulkner takes slalom again

The Placer High School ski team placed two in the top 10, but narrowly averted a serious injury in slalom competition at Sugar Bowl Monday. Placer senior Julian Faulkner took firs ...

Make your dry-land training count

Because the snow season is finite, cross country skiers have developed dry-land progressions that mimic the on-snow technique. These progressions help clear the summer cob-webs and ...

Use a plyo program to power through the powder

A safely devised plyometric program will benefit every activity —producing more power to the pedal, force in the foot strike, and for that skier, alpine or cross-country, mor ...

Got balance?

Balance is a key element of efficient, enjoyable cross-country skiing. While some contend they simply do not possess balance, don’t be a victim of this belief. Balance is trainab ...

Ski resorts gear up for holiday

The fire may be so delightful this Thanksgiving, but local snow-sport enthusiasts are saying, “let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.” Jack Morgan, of Colfax, is the division ...

The core of cross country conditioning

The expanded concept of core has been coined the pillar and consists of scapula, trunk and the hip complex. The goal of a functional core stability and mobility training program ex ...

Seize the season: Shift to ski conditioning

Calling all foothill endurance athletes to mix it up this winter — rather than riding around in the rain in a soggy chamois and running in soaked socks — check out cross countr ...