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Sports and Outdoors

Our Sports & Outdoors section taps into the passion that Tahoe/Truckee has for sports, be it on the mountain, in the gym, or on the kids’ fields. We cover the region’s bad*ss sun and snow sports experts as well as community wellness and health topics.

Hitting The Limit

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Proposed changes to fishing regulations a win for some, but could they come at a loss to the stretch of river from Tahoe City to Truckee?
Just Keep Running: Potvin doesn’t let a bit of snow halt her training, here she runs on snowshoe through the Olympic Valley. Photo courtesy Jenelle Potvin

These Folks are Driven

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In the next installment of DRIVEN we profile an endurance runner, a group of night riding mountain bikers, and a skier who finds the balance between a life in the outdoors and running a local nonprofit.

Catching Their Breath

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Local gym owners hope to stay strong during a pandemic

Be Here Now

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A big group, mountains of gear, and many cups of coffee fueled this multisport bonanza on a warm March day.

Change in Terrain

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Revisiting the early days of the freestyle movement that brought terrain parks to the mainstream.

Homewood Snowcat Adventures

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Hunting down freshies with the only cat skiing operation in the Tahoe Basin.

Where’s the Beef?

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Plant-based “meats” are protein-packed and taste a lot like the real thing, all without harming animals or taking such a massive toll on the environment. But are they as good for your body as they are for the planet?

Scott Williamson, Unsung Super Athlete

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Williamson breaks speed record on PCT hike.

That Dog Will Hunt

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At Silver State Kennels, Carolyn Goll and Joe Reinhardt teach dogs how to communicate with their owners to become a well-oiled and efficient bird hunting team, and spring is the time to train.

Local Kayaker Matches Women’s Waterfall World Record

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On June 8, Carroll made a clean, 85-foot plunge off Metlako Falls on Oregon’s Eagle Creek to match current world record holder Christie Glissmeyer’s May 2009 descent of the same waterfall.