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Category : XC Skiing

Ski Swaps, Winter 2012-2013

Here's a quick list of the major ski swaps coming up this winter in the Tahoe Truckee Reno area. October 27 North Tahoe Ski/Sport Swap October 27th, 9am - 3pm, North Tahoe High Gym. November 9-11 University of Reno Ski Swap At the Reno/Sparks Convention Center 4590 South Virginia St....

Skis icing up? Try SPF 45.

Skis icing up? Try SPF 45.

I was out in the garage, waxing up the skis, and as I was slapping some liquid wax on the fishscale section, I had a flash back to the smell of Banana Boat sunscreen and beaches in Hawaii. But the smell of sunscreen was more the smell of an experiment gone right. Clarkie and I were out on a ski...

You thought waiting in line at the grocery store was frustrating.

Vasaloppet is the oldest, the longest, and the biggest cross country ski race in the world. Touted as the World's Toughest Cross Country Ski Race, it's a 90km (54 miles) cross country ski event held in Sweden and has over 15,000 skiers. The above short video shows the insanity of the start.

Devils Postpile Webcam

The new Devil's Postpile webcam is brought to you by the same people that installed the original Tioga Pass webcam. It's updated only once an hour, but hey, how much up-to-date information do you really need? There's also information about the new Tioga Pass webcam. Apparently they have it up...

Red Bull Nordic Craziness

Leave it to Red Bull to take something as hard as cross country ski racing and make it even harder. Keep in mind their heels are not locked down, so some of those downhills turns they're doing are remarkable. The part that impresses me the most is when they're racing uphill. Do you have any idea...

Lassen Nat’l Park Time Lapse

This is one of my favorite webcams, located at the Visitor's Center in Lassen. Compiled and compressed into a two minute video this covers one year in Lassen Volcanic National Park during what turned out to be a 200% snow year.

Paco’s has moved.

Stumbled across the fact that Paco's XC in Truckee has moved. They were in the Safeway shopping center and are now about two miles west on Donner Summit Rd. at the old outlets stores. That's good news, as those outlets stores have been going downhill (no pun intended) and every other store was...

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