Olympic Valley, California

Top Stories in and near Olympic Valley

  • Truckee, California

    Lake Life Essentials

    The water is generally warmer, the days are still long, and there's something about spending a day on the lake that makes you focus on the present and enjoy playing.  We wanted to share some of our favorite products that we constantly grab when heading out on the lake. Katherine Homes Foam Trucke...
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  • Review: Hibear All-Day Adventure Flask

    You know those cherished items that go everywhere with you? The water bottle full of dents and stickers that traveled around the world with you. The well-loved Rainbow sandals that did the same. The ring you purchased during a pivotal time of your life that rarely leaves your finger. Your totems....
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  • The Gear I've Used to Make Turns All Year

    A friend of mine challenged me to committing to TAY (turns all year...meaning ski every month of the year) this year. Having recently made some major life changes, I accepted the challenge, excited to keep my focus on one of my favorite sports, all year long. The journey has been fun, I've met a ...
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  • Truckee, California

    La Sportiva Women's Skwama Climbing Shoe Review

    Confident, sexy, and with just the right amount of aggression, the Women's Skwama climbing shoes are a nice addition to the La Sportiva line, and my new climbing favorite shoe. I've been climbing in the Men's Skwamas for the past two years. Once I broke in the shoes (I sized down two full sizes f...
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  • Nordica Strider 115 Women’s Ski Boot Review

    Last season, I was able to test the Nordica Strider 115 ski boots. The Strider is Nordica's first tech-binding compatible boot, and it opens the brand up into the alpine touring world. However, Nordica did not design the boot to be an alpine touring boot; it's focus is still on downhill performan...
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  • Review: Body Glove Navigator+ Inflatable SUP w/ Backpack

    Want to Paddle Board in style with no car rack or garage space for storage? The Inflatable Body Glove Navigator+ Paddle Board is an all-in-one portable set up with backpack so you can get on the water anywhere even if you need to hike to your secret spot. What’s in the Box: The Navigator+ comes ...
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  • Lake Tahoe, California

    Lake Tahoe's Least Crowded and Most Photogenic Campsite

    Tahoe's Backpacking and Photography Secret: Loch Leven During a Tahoe summer, nothing is better than a campsite by a lake, with sunset campfires and plenty of rocks for epic swan-diving. However, Tahoe gets pretty crowded in the summer. Many campsites, like the popular Desolation Wilderness site...
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  • Lake Tahoe, California

    Why You Should Hike Tahoe's Mount Tallac

    Mount Tallac is one of our go-to day hikes when we're staying at our favorite Lake Tahoe basecamp, Zephyr Cove. This hike is particularly rad because it’s pretty challenging and endlessly scenic. You have both rewards of working hard and experiencing the beauty of what Tahoe has to offer. From th...
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  • Lake Tahoe, California

    Top Locations for Photography at Lake Tahoe

    Lake Tahoe has got so many beautiful spots to explore, it's an ideal place for adventurers and photographers alike. After several trips in the area, I have found a few favorite spots for photography. I'm sharing my top 3 below.  Eagle Lake This is one of my favorite hikes near Lake Tahoe, and th...
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  • Lake Tahoe, California

    Home Sweet...Hut

    Backcountry skiing is known for fresh tracks, the whole earn-your-turns-thing, and disconnecting from your usual routine to immerse yourself in the wilderness. With that in mind, we decided to rally our crew and spend a few nights in a backcountry hut in Lake Tahoe, California. Our guide (or “ad...
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  • Loch Leven Lakes, California

    The Most Relaxing Backpacking Trip I've Ever Taken with My Dog, Jack

    Jack and I started our hike to Loch Leven Lakes around 11am. Pushing yourself up a hill is much harder than going up it with your buddies. I had Jack with me, but he had just spent the last week swimming and playing up at Lake Britton. So he was totally fine with cruising and taking our time. ...
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  • Desolation Wilderness, California

    The Desolation Wilderness Mindset

    Backpacking has become somewhat of a meditation for me. Driving out of the chaotic city of San Francisco before the sun has risen, parking the car and carrying nothing but a backpack into the woods- it has become a moment of clarity and a refresh button. Desolation Wilderness is one of those plac...
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  • Zephyr Cove, Nevada

    These 10 Photos Will Convince You to Visit Tahoe's Zephyr Cove

    Zephyr Cove is the ideal location to experience everything that Lake Tahoe has to offer. With boating adventures and wake surfing, kayaking and stand up paddling, lakeside camping and even parasailing, the options truly are endless and everything you need is right at your fingertips. If the ideal...
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  • Lake Tahoe's trifecta: 3 Days of adventure at Zephyr Cove

    Presented by Nation's Vacation. Day 1: Sunset serenity and starlit splendor Our journey began with a scenic 50-minute drive from Reno airport, taking us through the mountain pass and into South East Lake Tahoe, where Zephyr Cove Resort is located. We checked in and settled into the cabin that w...
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  • Zephyr Cove, Nevada

    5 Amazing Adventures in Lake Tahoe's Zephyr Cove

    Drive to Zephyr Cove, get out of the car, and just go. In any direction there are endless adventures. Book a campsite, cabin, or room in the lodge in advance and you are well on your way. 1. Camp at Zephyr Cove Situated on the eastern shore of Lake Tahoe, Zephyr Cove is one of the most convenien...
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  • Zephyr Cove, Nevada

    How to fall in love with Lake Tahoe (if you don't ski or snowboard)

    Growing up in Northern California with a not-very outdoorsy family, I thought Lake Tahoe was just a skiing destination. Once I reached adulthood and could form my own “field trips,” I discovered the vast recreation opportunities the area offers.  In January, during a light-snow winter, my friend...
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