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.

Is it Flip-flop-able?

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Woohah! Summer is here!

Old and Young Meet at the Table Tennis Court

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Ping Pong night comes to Truckee on Thursday night in an inviting yet competitive format

Growing Pains

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Mountain bikers dream of circumnavigating our Great Blue Lake on a pair of heavily-treaded wheels. Some local groups agree and are helping achieve that dream; other community stakeholders work to keep rubber off dirt and rocks in some Tahoe-adjacent areas.

Keep Biking, Keep Learning

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The focus is fun for two North Lake junior mountain biking programs.

If You Build Them, Others Will Come

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What goes on behind-the-scenes of the Tahoe trails you hike? Local organizations and people like you are building them. Join ‘em!

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.

The New Landscape of Adventure

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Professional climber Emily Harrington takes a unique perspective on social media use in the outdoors in her new Moonshine Ink column, Balancing Act.

Sports wRap Announcements (11 November – 9 December)

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Donner Lake Turkey Trot Fun RunSun., Nov. 15Make a little more room for pumpkin pie running in the 33rd annual Donner Lake Turkey Trot. The seven-mile fun run takes off from the West End...

Nordic Skiers Blaze Through Mashed-Potato Snow, Rain at 37th Annual Great Ski Race

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Wet conditions did not dampen the mood of the 610 cross-country skiers who lined up at the start of The Great Ski Race on Sunday, March 3. Whether the skiers came out looking for a...