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Sugarbowl Quad Crusher- First Place!

In 2015/16, Andy Anderson worked with Sugarbowl to schedule an uphill ski race- only to have it canceled at the last minute.  When Sugarbowl announced a Spring 2017 race with full buy-in from their ski patrol, the TahoeSkimo crew was elated- the first ISMF/USSMA-compliant skimo race in California! Unfortunately, a set of storms forced Sugarbowl […]

Desolation Traverse- Skiing the Crystal Range and more…

Ever since reading Leor Pantilat’s post about his Desolation Seven summits traverse I’ve wanted to the traverse the Crystal Range (Pyramid, Agassiz, Price) and the nearby peaks- and since getting into skimo, I’ve wanted to backcountry ski the route in winter. With corn season coming together and a good weather window between storms, I was itching […]

Pyramid Peak: Crown of Desolation Wilderness

One of Tahoe’s peaks always draws my attention, regardless of season:  Pyramid Peak, the highest point in Desolation Wilderness and the apex of the Crystal Range.  Shiny granite in the summer, glistening white in the winter, it pokes above the darker rock of Mt. Tallac and the peaks closer to town, hinting at the wild […]