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.

Scott Williamson, Unsung Super Athlete

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Williamson breaks speed record on PCT hike.

Sarah Halas: Try and Keep Up

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Sarah Halas’ approach to life is simple — she’s gonna do what she feels like, preconceived notions of your typical “chick” be damned.

Unstoppable Preps: North Tahoe and Truckee High School State Champions

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Yet another storied chapter was written in the local sports record books last month as prep teams from both North Tahoe and Truckee high schools were crowned 2010 Nevada State Champs. The winning teams...

Earn Your Couch Time

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The pandemic has people spending more time on the couch … so why not put it to good use?

Homewood Snowcat Adventures

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

From the Trash Dump to the Olympics

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The snowboarding halfpipe is an Olympic mainstay now, but this global sport had its humble beginnings 35 years ago at the old Tahoe City dump.

Keep Calm and Paddle On

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As an avid kayaker, Chloe Tippett has savored more action and adventure than most people, navigating world-class whitewater such as the Grand Canyon by herself. Even more remarkable, she’s a mere 13 years old.

Tahoe’s Drones

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The key to responsible drone use in Tahoe is simple: Follow the rules (yes, there are rules).

Hut, Hut, Hike!

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The author takes a trip to the Benson Hut, one of the Sierra Club's four backcountry huts in the Tahoe area, with one more in the works.

Let Them Run

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This month’s DRIVEN subjects, Alison Hardy and Jay Wilsey, have stories of backpacking from San Diego to Tahoe and overcoming huge odds on the path to fitness.