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Vholdr Contour HD Paragliding Video

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

One of our Vholdr Contour HD customers, Mark Haase, recently sent us this awesome video of paragliding over Lake Tahoe. Look closely and you might see Tahoe Mountain Sports in the background, he lands on the beach right across the street from the shop. This file has been compressed quite a bit to keep the file size reasonable, the quality of the original high res version is stunning. This is the first of what should be many videos taken using this awesome new camera.

Kings Beach “Run to the Beach” 5k and 10k Event Sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque Shoes

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Kings Beach, CA (June 15, 2009) – Tahoe Mountain Sports and Vasque Shoes are proud to sponsor the first annual Run to the Beach 5 and 10k event on July 4 beginning at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, CA and finishing at the beach in downtown Kings Beach.

The race is designed for all levels of participants ranging from families to running enthusiasts and offers categories for each level. Category winners will each receive a pair of Vasque shoes, and many other prizes will be provided by Tahoe Mountain Sports, Vasque and other sponsors.

The run starts at the North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista and ends on the beach in downtown Kings Beach.  From the park, participants have the option of running in the 5 or 10k distance; both sharing the same finish in Kings Beach. A shuttle will be provided to return participants back to the North Tahoe Regional Park from the finish. Registration is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 3 at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach. Participants can also register race morning the North Tahoe Regional Park or online at www.bigblueadventure.com. Check-in for the run starts at 7a.m. on July 4 at the North Tahoe Regional Park.

The run itself gets underway at 8:00am. The event will wrap up with an awards ceremony at the finish in Kings Beach at 9:30, a picturesque setting for participants and patrons to enjoy the 4th of July fireworks, scheduled for the evening of July 3.

Disc Golf Season is Here

Sunday, June 21st, 2009

Although we haven’t gotten a lot of good beach weather yet this summer, the local disc golf courses are in great condition and playing well. Over the last couple weeks I’ve played Truckee, Tahoe Vista, and Bijou in South Lake. Tahoe Vista is definitely the most challenging course, its plays long, has a bunch of uphill putt and approach shots, and has a lot of underbrush to lose discs in. Truckee is a little more open, but still has some challenging shots and plenty of underbrush. This past week was my first time playing Bijou and I was very impressed. Its a bit of a drive for those of us on the north shore but is very conveniently located for anyone in South Lake Tahoe. It has a full 27 holes, and much less elevation change and underbrush than either Tahoe Vista or Truckee. The first nine holes are relatively short and open, perfect for beginners. The course gradually gets longer and more challenging as it goes along, with the last nine holes being the most challenging and the most scenic. After playing Tahoe Vista, the lack of underbrush was a nice change, it makes errant shots much easier to find which is a huge bonus for a player like me. As far as gear goes, I’m loving the Innova Beast Champion Driver and Coyote Midrange. For a stylish way to carry your discs on the course, look for TMS staff carrying the new Double NutSac disc bag out on the course!

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