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  • Lithe as a vine, supple as a peach, she has a wraparound smile that just makes it happen. What’s so disarming about her isn’t her soulful beauty, however, it’s her soulful music.

  • For most, memorable slopes include view, favorable snow surface, unique line or even a variety of lines, history, but most of all the exceptional fun of gliding down it. Here’s one person’s fun meter rating of 10 Tahoe runs.

  • Einer Engdal

    For Squaw Valley’s Shane McConkey, his life came full circle March 26 when he was unable to deploy his parachute during a 12-second freefall from the Sass Pordoi cliff in Italy’s Dolomite Mountains.

  • The silence is deafening. Its land is a universe of ice and inhabited by neither human beings nor animals. There is no other place in the world more forbidden and savage than the South Pole, but for Doug Stoup, he feels right at home.

  • Looking back at Sugar Bowl's history.

  • Court Leve

    With the economy spiraling ever downward where are Squaw Valleyites drawing the line when it comes to carving on the hill?

  • Lynn Hill

    Yosemite Valley contains enough world-class cliffs to sate any climber’s appetite.

  • Court Leve

    ‘Bioregionalism’ says to embed ourselves in our surrounding natural systems - what does that mean?

  • Eve Quesnel

    The new Sagehen program, while science-based and fulfilling many fifth grade standards, also incorporates a major literacy component.

  • Image courtesy of Knopf Publishing

    As Earth Day 2008 approaches, we’re reminded of those people instrumental in moving this planet towards a healthier course. But, what about Wallace Stegner? 'Oh,' you say, 'the man who wrote 'Angle of Repose?'' Well, yes, that very man.


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