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.

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.

Deadstock, VNDS, Beaters, Colorways, Resellers, and Grails

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One of our sports columnists explains the many intricacies to sneaker culture, and how it these kicks tie together an entire subculture.

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.

Low Carb Is Killing Your Performance

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Don't cut out carbs if you are an athlete or high performer. Instead, eat for your body type.

The High Seas of Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe's sailing scene offers something for everyone, from the competitive racer to the casual sailor.

Slediquette

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Whether you’re an avid sledder or a first-time thrill-seeker on a plastic portal to that speedy snow slope adventure of your dreams, you need to know these tips to improve your “slediquette.”

Roads, Rocks, and Debate

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Tahoe off-roaders are sometimes seen as damaging to public lands, but they would argue they have done more to protect the trails and surrounding environments than most any other user groups. Will common ground be found?

Preventing Lower Back Pain

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Most of us that live and play in Tahoe have experienced low back pain. In fact, 4 out of 5 people experience low back pain, making it the second most common reason for visiting the doctor. Follow these steps and help prevent being sidelined from your fun Tahoe activities.

Kawai’ulu O Tahoe Outrigger Canoe Club Gains Speed

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If you spook around Donner Lake come summer you’re bound to see members of the Kawai’ulu O Tahoe Outrigger Canoe Club out on the water. Their 45-foot long outrigger canoes are quite a sight as they flash by, especially with six people aboard each boat, all rhythmically paddling.

Boaz Climbs to the Top of the World to Claim Seventh Summit

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The sun was coming up over the Himalayas as Mike Boaz pulled his iced-up oxygen mask off and walked along a serrated ridge leading to the top of the world. On one side, the flank...