Lake Tahoe

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Squaw Valley Opens Just In Time For Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

Squaw Valley recently received 5 inches of snow, and snowmaking efforts have been underway since late October.

11/26/2014

"Cinder" the bear cub was badly burned in a Washington state wildfire and cared for at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility. (CBS)

Bear Cub Badly Burned In Washington Recovering After Stint In Tahoe Wildlife Facility

An injured bear cub who was recovering at a Lake Tahoe wildlife facility is going back home.

11/24/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

Two Major Tahoe Ski Resorts Open Thanks To Natural And Man-Made Snow

Two major Tahoe ski resorts opened Friday thanks to both natural and man-made snow, with a third resort expected to open before Thanksgiving.

11/21/2014

Snowboarding (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)

Bay Area Ski And Snow Guide

A few hours drive east of the Bay Area and we’ve got access to awesome winter sports and some of the most gorgeous views in the world. Hit the slopes!

CBS San Francisco–11/12/2014

(Boreal Ski Resort)

Boreal Resort Opening Signals Start Of Sierra Ski Season

It might not feel like it in the Bay Area, but winter is on its way and it’s bringing ski and snowboard season along for the ride.

11/07/2014

(Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, Inc.)

Orphaned Bear Cubs Found Beaten Near Chico Pot Farms Released Back Into The Wild

Bear cubs who suffered severe injuries, most likely at the hands of humans, were released back into the wild recently after undergoing months of intense recovery at Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care,

11/04/2014

When weather allows, crews at Heavenly work around the clock operating snowmaking equipment. Man-made snow supplements natural snow. Heavely Ski Resort boasts the largest snowmaking operation on the West Coast.  (Photo by Ed Fletcher/Sacramento Bee/MCT via Getty Images)

Tahoe Ski Resorts Fire Up Snowmaking Machines

Last weekend’s weather system was cold enough to dust the Sierra Nevada Mountains with snow, prompting at least two local ski resorts to start making their own.

10/29/2014

Fall College Vacation (credit: Thinkstock)

America’s Best Fall Break Destinations For College Students

Take a break from your college studies with a mini-vacation this fall at one of these top destinations for college students.

10/21/2014

A black bear scavenges for food at Sequoia National Park in Central California on October 10, 2009. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

Drought Leading To Surge In Sierra Bear Captures; 11 Killed By Vehicles Since July

An already busy bear season has exploded in the Sierra Nevada with nine hungry bruins captured since Wednesday morning near Reno and Lake Tahoe as an ongoing drought continues to make food scarce in the mountains.

10/02/2014

A light dusting of snow appear at the Big Dipper ski lift at Heavenly. (Heavenly Mountain Resort)

First Dusting Of Snow Hits Sierra; More Snow Expected

The season’s first dusting of snow hit the Sierra Nevada overnight Thursday, with predictions of more snow this weekend.

09/26/2014

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