Nor-Cal Floor Design Opens in Truckee
Nor-Cal Floor Design, Inc., a distributor of eco-friendly and beautiful, European wide-plank flooring, welcomes homeowners, architects, contractors, and interior designers to the opening of its new wood flooring showroom at The Rock at 11209 Brockway Rd., Suite C105, in Truckee. The showroom opens this September. Long-time Truckee flooring contractors Matt and Ami Vannoy will host a grand opening celebration of their new showroom, catered by Full Belly Deli, on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP to

Squaw Home Sells for Record $8.5 Million
A Squaw Valley home that sold for $8.5 million is officially the highest price home sale in the valley ever.

The sale price of 254 Granite Chief is nearly $3 million higher than the previous record home sale price for Squaw Valley.


Chicago architectural firm Strawn.Sierralta designed the modern, 5,450-square-foot home, which boasts reclaimed redwood from the Reno flume and fully retractable floor-to-ceiling window walls.

Sierra Sotheby, which handled the sale, said its second-quarter market report data indicates a 56 percent increase in the average sale price of Olympic Valley single-family homes from 2012 to 2013.

Jackie Hurt-Coppola Opens ‘Play Heals’ Therapy Office
Jackie Hurt-Coppola, a marriage and family therapist who has been practicing since 2005, opened an office in Truckee on Jibboom Street in February. Play Heals therapy is offered to ages ranging from 3 and up.

Hurt-Coppola has a master’s degrees in nutrition, and counseling and educational psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Her training includes play therapy, and she has been working with children, adolescents, and severely mentally ill adults from 2005 until 2011. From 2012 until recently, she worked closely with Dr. Sorenson, a psychiatrist in Reno, to help provide care for children and adolescents.

Hurt-Coppola often works with families going through divorce or other major traumas. She is licensed in California and Nevada in marriage and family therapy. The office currently accepts several insurances and works with clients to help them get their therapy covered at least in part by insurance. Hurt-Coppola also offers sliding scale payment. Info: 10098 Jibboom St., Ste. 101, (530) 448-6985, 

Sugar Bowl’s $20 Million in Upgrades Includes New Chairlift, New Campus
Sugar Bowl Resort will unveil $20 million in widespread upgrades this winter, including a new chairlift that opens an entire new peak to lift-served skiing and riding, a new fitness and aquatic center, and a ski-in/ski-out campus for Sugar Bowl Academy. These investments represent some of the largest upgrades the resort has undertaken since expanding the Mt. Judah side of the resort to include the Judah Day Lodge and slopeside parking lots.

The Crow’s Peak chairlift, a fixed-grip Doppelmayr triple, will provide lift-served skiing and riding in the Strawberry Fields area of the mountain, just below Crow’s Nest Peak. The Strawberry Fields area is currently hike-to terrain accessed from the Disney Express Chair. The lift will be open and ready for skiers and riders this season.

A brand new campus for Sugar Bowl Academy is under construction at Sugar Bowl Resort below the lower Mt. Judah parking lot. The campus, with classrooms, dormitories, and training space for 75 student-athletes, will be open for the 2013/14 school year.

Sugar Bowl Resort is also building a full-service fitness and aquatic center within the resort’s snowbound village for use by Sugar Bowl homeowners, lodge guests, and Sugar Bowl Academy students. The new $4.5 million Sport Haus is being built adjacent to the resort’s Village Hall building on the Mt. Disney side of the resort. The Sport Haus will include a full aquatic center with two lap lanes, outdoor hot tubs, fitness facilities, a yoga studio, spa treatment rooms, and athletic training space. Info:

Homewood and Diamond Peak Announce Partnership
Homewood Mountain and Diamond Peak resorts have partnered to offer reciprocal skiing to season passholders. Season passholders at both Homewood and Diamond Peak will receive a total of four days of all mountain access skiing or riding at the partner resort. On top of these local benefits, passholders at both resorts can ski or ride four non-peak days at Red Lodge Mountain Resort in Montana.

Season passholders must present their valid 2013-14 season pass at the partner resort’s ticket window to receive one complimentary lift ticket, redeemable on that day only. Complimentary lift tickets will not be issued during each resort’s holiday blackout or peak periods. Info:,

Squaw Installs Free Electric Car Charging Stations
Squaw Valley has installed four new electric car chargers at the resort. Use of the car chargers is free for guests, and the charging stations are now open daily and ready for use. Squaw Valley is the first ski resort in California to install charging stations for electric cars.
The new charging stations are located at the western edge of the Far East Building, next to the Cornice Cantina. The charging stations will be open to guests seven days a week; however, guests are asked not to leave their cars at the charging stations for more than 10 hours at a time.
The new electric car charging stations are part of Squaw Valley’s on-going environmental and sustainability initiatives. Info:

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