Sierra Nevada

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storm Makes Ripe Ski Conditions In Sierra

A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche.

03/02/2012

Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

Bra Straps, Plastic Bag Help Couple Survive 3 Days In Sierra

Using items in their car and the clothes off their back, Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace beat the odds to survive being stranded in a remote Sierra wilderness for three days.

02/16/2012

Mark Schroeder and Janette DeGrace of Sacramento were found on February 15, 2012 after their car was stuck in snow in El Dorado County three days earlier. (CBS)

Sacramento Couple Missing Since Sunday Found Alive In Sierra

A Sacramento couple reported missing Sunday during a trip to El Dorado County wine country have been found alive.

02/15/2012

An American black bear. (HBarrison/Wikimedia Commons)

2 Orphaned Bear Cubs Returned To Wild Near Tahoe

A pair of black bears orphaned as cubs last summer in the foothills near Reno have been returned to the wild atop the Sierra Nevada.

02/11/2012

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Uniform Safety Regulations Proposed For California Ski Resorts

There is a relatively new effort to create a uniform code of standards for ski resorts, but it is facing an increasingly uphill battle.

02/07/2012

Snowflake. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.

02/01/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

An American black bear. (HBarrison/Wikimedia Commons)

Orphaned Bear Cub Released In Sierra Nevada

An orphaned bear cub found last spring in a tree near Lake Tahoe has been released back to the wilderness.

01/21/2012

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without Snow

The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.

01/03/2012

A wildfire burns in the Altamont Pass area west of Tracy on July 14, 2011. (CBS)

Heavy Rains Dampen California Wildfire Season

The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says this year’s above average rainfall helped to tamp down the number of acres burnt in wildfires.

11/12/2011

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