Over the last 25 years, countless changes in outdoor sporting equipment's design, material, and style have occurred, but the folks at Shoreline of Tahoe have remained in step with every trend. Always stocking the latest gear, they offer both rentals and sales of skis, snowboards, snowshoes, and even bikes in warmer months. The shop also provides accessories, repair services, and guided tours through the best surrounding areas.
The Kids Program at CrossFit StompinGround is focused on helping children build strength and learn about conditioning, but program instructors Jenn Rich and Kenya Runyan know that when working with kids, you've got to keep it fun. The hour-long sessions keep kids excited by moving briskly through a number of activities, such as gymnastics, jump-roping, running, and body-weight movements. Each program is designed specifically to meet the developmental needs of a different age group.
Each year, the SnowBomb Ski & Snowboard Festival steeps NorCal-powder addicts in gear, lift tickets, and mountain-ready swag, all offered for free or at discounted prices. Reps from area resorts such as Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Mammoth, and Bear Valley are on hand to dole out season passes and highlight their most recent facility improvements, such as faster lifts and more advanced yeti warning systems. Meanwhile, mountain outfitters such as Atomic and Burton show off this season's newest gear and winter sport shops such as Lombardi's, Ground Zero, and the Sports Basement offer discounts on repairs and equipment. Amid the flurry of excitement and demonstrations, local breweries and wineries pour their warming libations for festival goers schussing from booth to booth.
Serpentinely winding through Lake Tahoe's majestic backdrop of ponderosa pine and white fir, Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area's 19 trails lay out a 65-kilometer white carpet for flake-forays. With two sets of ski rentals (a $22 value each) and two day passes (a $22 value each), winternauts may tenderly traipse through open valleys, silently slide under the Sierra Nevadas' stunning summits, and propel past two trailside cocoa-equipped huts to warm gullets and ward off invasive species of snowman.
Alpine Meadows features 13 lifts and 2,400 patrolled acres. In the midst of a true El Niño winter, the mountain has collected an impressive 28 feet of snow this season. Snake across 100 designated runs, with an equal percentage reserved for beginners, intermediates, and experts. Maximize your snow time by reserving your ski or snowboard equipment online.
The techs at Tahoe Snow Lab tune up skis and snowboards with the express purpose of getting folks flying down the slopes. And because the Lab is also home to production headquarters to Slant Skis and Actual Snowboards, techs get access to top of the line equipment. Along with tuning and waxing skis and snowboards, they offer a variety of services designed to keep everybody shredding at maximum potential. They can also make repairs to the base of skis and snowboards, as well as install and adjust bindings.