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2014 Beer Gear of the Year Coming to Reno’s CANFEST Festival

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

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There’s been a lot of hype building around Reno’s upcoming International Canned Beer Festival, and Tahoe Mountain Sports is excited to be the only outdoor retailer sponsoring the event. We aren’t just looking forward to having over one hundred tasty brews to sample – although, that’s a bit of our motivation. We’re bringing out some really cool products that help beer lovers enjoy their favorite drinks outdoors! We’re calling it Beer Gear, and we’ll have several forms on display at CANFEST. Surely some will be put to personal use during the event, and we will happily give demonstrations, but here comes the best part…brace yourselves…

 

Anyone who attends CANFEST will qualify to WIN BEER GEAR

 

What is this Beer Gear we speak of? Here’s a peak at four of the outdoor products for beer lovers we’ll be showing off:

 
Hydro Flask Insulated Stainless Steel Bottles

hydroflask-21ozhydroflask-growlerHydro Flask makes top-quality, double-walled stainless steel bottles that come with a lifetime warranty. Literally. They “guarantee every Hydro Flask against manufacturer defects for one hundred years or one lifetime, whichever comes first!”  From the wide mouth Hydro Flask 64-oz Growler to the flip-lid, 18-oz to 21-oz Hydro Flask bottles, we’ve got what you need to keep your hot liquids hot and your cold liquids cold.

 

 

 

Oakley Jupiter Cooler Backpack

oakley-jupiter-beer-cooler-backpackoakley-cooler-backpackThis versatile Oakley backpack stores up to eight cans in a separate, insulated compartment. Compared to other cooler backpacks we’ve used, the Jupiter is actually quite comfortable with the added weight of beer cans. Stash all your goodies for a day at the beach, a concert at the park, or a hike to your favorite alpine lake. Upon arrival, unzip the cooler pocket and grab yourself a cold one…or three.

 

 

 

 

Klean Kanteen 16-oz Stainless Steel Pint Glass

klean-kanteen-stainless-steel-pint-glassklean-kanteen-pint-glass-bottomNobody likes warm beer. Well, maybe somebody, but we don’t associate with that person. We drink our favorite craft beers out of stainless steel pint glasses so they stay cold longer. Longer than a can or bottle will keep it, and much longer than a glass pint glass or a red keg cup. They’re super lightweight, safer than drinking from plastic, and they make a cool “ting” sound when you drum on them with your fingernails after a couple tasty brews.

 

 

 

Snow Peak 500-ml Kanpai Bottle

snow-peak-kanpai-bottlesnow-peak-kanpai-bottleThis delightful adult toy can keep a 16-oz can cold for six hours without a change in temperature. What’s that? You don’t drink tall cans? That’s cool, you can always stash your two favorite 12-oz cans in the 500-ml Kanpai Bottle. It comes with a “cold lid” and a “hot lid” for different uses. Freeze the cold lid ahead of time to maximize chill time, or, to keep hot drinks scolding hot for up to six hours, use the hot lid with the double wall vacuum sealed bottle and be careful not to burn your mouth.


*TMS is not responsible for injuries due to improper use of beverage containers. However, once you’ve repeatedly benefited from proper use of Beer Gear, we’ll take full credit via positive word of mouth :)

 

This next product is really, really cool and deserves to be included even if it’s not directly related to beer.

PowerPot Thermoelectric Generator

power-practical-powerpotpowerpot-generator-potPower Practical found a clever way to use thermoelectric technology so energy from camp stoves and fires isn’t wasted into the air. The Power Practical PowerPot is clever, to say the least. It’s a cooking pot that allows you to plug into the pot, boil water or make dinner, and charge your phone via USB in any environment (even winter camping). The pot and cord combined weigh only 14 ounces, and just 10 minutes of charging produces approximately 60 minutes of talk time.

 

Sound irrelevant? Well, think outside the box! There are countless ways a PowerPot can benefit beer lovers.

4 Quick Examples:

- Casually enjoy a single can of beer in the time it takes to charge an iPhone 5.
- 3-4 days into a trek, your phone dies. There goes your camera! Fortunately, you can charge it over dinner and still have time for one last inebriated “selfie” before the campfire burns out.
- If you were to run out of water while camping and required cell service to call for help, but your phone was dead, it would only take a few minutes to boil your beer and get enough charge for a distress call.
- Alcohol consumption slightly affects the memory, so in the odd case you forget to pack your other thermoelectric generator, the PowerPot’s got your back. Oh, and since it’s also a cooking set, it saves room in your pack for beer.

I know, I stretched pretty far to justify plugging this piece of gear. I just think the concept’s so great that I couldn’t help but share the news.

 

Score yourself some free Beer Gear:

In a recent interview with CANFEST, TMS Owner Dave Polivy said, “We look forward to bringing down outdoor products that also relate to the beer lover, including insulated growlers, reusable pint glasses, and bottles that will fully encapsulate canned beer.” TMS plans to make their booth fun, interactive and rewarding for all who stop by. “We will show-off recently released products and giveaway prizes on-site, host text to win contests, and utilize social media to engage with the crowd.”

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If you don’t already have tickets, you can score free admission through any of our weekly drawings. Follow us on Facebook so you don’t miss out! Enter each week if you want, since we drain the entry pool weekly. To enter without waiting for our next Facebook giveaway post, submit your email at http://goo.gl/VA7Ci1 and cross your fingers.

BONUS OFFER:

Take 20% off any full-price item at www.tahoemountainsports.com! Enter CANFEST14 at checkout to activate discount. Discount valid until 9/1/14.

 

 

Kelty Folding Cooler - Large
Kelty Folding Cooler – Large
MSRP: $85.95
Snow Peak Titanium Round Flask
Snow Peak Titanium Round Flask
MSRP: $149.95

Free Hiking & Running Shoe Demo on Mt. Rose / Tahoe Rim Trail

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Free Footwear Demo Tahoe Rim Trail

Join us for another great outdoor event, free to the public as usual! On Saturday, July 19, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., leading footwear brands Salomon, Merrell, La Sportiva, Scarpa and Darn Tough will be on the Mt. Rose portion of the Tahoe Rim Trail, and you can demo as many pairs of this year’s best trail shoes as you’d like; it’s all free!

Ever hiked the Tahoe Rim Trail or trekked around the Mt. Rose area? Then you know how beautiful this trail is, and you’re probably looking for any excuse to get back on it. Well, this is your chance to try out new hiking and running shoes before you buy them! With the best off-road footwear on demo for everyone, spectacular views of Lake Tahoe and the surrounding peaks and valleys, and no charge whatsoever, you’re not going to want to miss this event.

Are you already participating in the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge? The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) mascot, McLeod the Marmot, as well as TRTA staff, will be greeting hikers on-trail and encouraging Challengers as they work toward their goals. Find McLeod and he’ll give you a prize!

What is this ‘Trail Challenge’ we speak of?

“The 2nd Annual Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge continues to build momentum as over 350 hikers, bikers and equestrians and five large Reno-Tahoe based corporations engage their employees in the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge,” said Shannon Sakrit of the Tahoe Rim Trail Association. “The program has inspired both novice and seasoned trail users from the Reno-Tahoe and Sacramento-Bay areas to begin tackling small sections of the Tahoe Rim Trails through six day hikes along the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. Participants socialize by sharing their on-trail experiences, stories, [and] pictures on the interactive, Tahoe Rim Trail Community.” Visit www.tahoerimtrail.org for more information or to register for the Challenge. It is NOT necessary to register for this TMS Footwear Demo.

You don’t want to miss this free event! It’s not often you get the best off-road footwear brands in the same place at the same time, let alone with FREE demo shoes for everyone.

Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group: http://www.meetup.com/LakeTahoeOutdoorAdventureGroup/events/193763292/

View the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/680724008673408/  

Altra Zero Drop Footwear Demo & Group Fun Run

Friday, April 25th, 2014

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On Tuesday, May 13, Altra Zero Drop will be at our store in Kings Beach to lead a Group Fun Run from 5:00 to 6:30 pm; you don’t want to miss this opportunity to demo some of the best running shoes in the world. This is your chance to take a pair of Altra shoes and put them to the test – for free! The run will split into groups based on ability level and leave the store shortly after 5 p.m. We’ll explore the fantastic trail network behind the Kings Beach neighborhood. Come join us for what is sure to be a fun time! Dogs are welcome, but they’re your responsibility :)

About Altra Zero Drop Footwear:
Altra is a group of passionate individuals committed to reducing injuries and improving running technique through bio-mechanically proper footwear. Altra Zero Drop footwear places your heel and forefoot the same distance from the ground for less impact, more stability, and proper running technique. Setting Altra running shoes apart from other performance training shoes, a foot-shaped design ensures healthy, happy feet. The distinctive toe box follows the shape of a healthy foot for more comfort, balance and running efficiency. Altra is becoming increasingly popular with runners of all styles for their “zero-drop platform and foot-shaped toe box. These attributes allow for a more natural foot strike and toe splay with each step of the run.” (Best Running Shoes 2014)

View the event on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/626195950800634/
Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group here: http://www.meetup.com/LakeTahoeOutdoorAdventureGroup/events/179284592/

 

Salomon Trail Shorts - Men's
Salomon Trail Shorts – Men’s
MSRP: $39.95

TMS Nachtspektakel: Group Tour with Dinner, Drinks and Night Ski

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

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As the concluding event of our 2014 Backcountry Experience Series in partnership with Dynafit and Diamond Peak Ski Area, we bring you Nachtspektakel! Hire a sitter if you have to - you don’t want to miss this fun night of good food, drinks and skiing with comrades. Start your evening with a skin up to Snowflake Lodge at Diamond Peak, where you will partake in a delicious catered meal with both new and familiar faces. The Snowflake Lodge is one of the best places to watch a Tahoe sunset, with an incredible view of the lake and surrounding mountains. Conclude this wonderful evening with a ski back down under the stars!

When: Friday, February 28 from 2 to 9 p.m.
Where: Diamond Peak Ski Area
Tickets: $45 – Click Here To Sign Up
What you get: Two hours of lift served skiing, a guided skin up the mountain, dinner and drinks, and a private, nighttime ski down on fresh corduroy that Diamond Peak will groom especially for us!

Bring a headlamp and dress warmly. Comfortable shoes or sandals are recommended for dinner indoors. One beer, wine or will drink is included – the bar will be open if you care for more.

Free Backcountry Rentals will be available at Tahoe Mountain Sports. They must be reserved ahead of time and picked up by 6:00 p.m. on February 27.

Register at Tahoe Mountain Sports, CLICK HERE or call  (530) 546-7001 Sponsors: Diamond Peak Ski Resort, The North Face, Dynafit. Any event changes made due to winter weather will be announced by February 27.

TMS & Coalition Snow Host Ladies’ Night: Snowboarding Mt. Kenya

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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I Don’t Think The Cracks Will Swallow You:
A Tale of an African Expedition in Search of Disappearing Glaciers and 16,000’ Summits

Weaving together her love of the outdoors and passion for women’s empowerment, Tahoe/Truckee local Jen Gurecki will share what it’s like to work hard and play hard in Kenya. Her latest adventure—Summit For Our Sisters—took her up Mt. Kenya, an ancient, extinct volcano that boasts the second highest peak on the continent of Africa, towering more than 16,000 feet.

With 12 glaciers that are expected to disappear within the next 30 years, Gurecki seized the opportunity to summit and make turns down the Lewis Glacier, while also raising more than $12,000 to help women start small businesses in Kenya through the non-profit she founded, Zawadisha. During Ladies’ Night, Gurecki will share her recent expedition via an inspirational slideshow presentation before raffling off all sorts of great gear in an effort to raise money to grant a scholarship for participants of future S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics!

You don’t want to miss this event. Tahoe Mountain Sports will be raffling off women’s outdoor gear for winter sports, including a Coalition snowboard or pair of skis! (Must be present to win.) All proceeds from the Ladies’ Night raffle and a portion of gear and clothing sales will benefit Tahoe’s local S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics, a women’s introductory avalanche safety series. Started by Elyse Saugstad, Jackie Paaso, Lel Tone, Michelle Parker, Ingrid Backstrom and Sherry McConkey, the goals of the S.A.F.E. A.S. clinics is to heighten community snow safety and avalanche awareness among women.

What: Ladies’ Night Adventure Slideshow and Raffle Benefit
When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Tahoe Mountain Sports, 8331 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach

Thank you to the sponsor of the evening, Coalition Snow.

Learn more about S.A.F.E. A.S clinics: http://safeasclinics.wordpress.com/about/
Learn more about Coalition Snow: http://coalitionsnow.com/

RSVP to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/223339157868993
Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group: http://www.meetup.com/LakeTahoeOutdoorAdventureGroup/events/166943642/

 

Backcountry Experience: Guided Ski Touring at Diamond Peak

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Tahoe Mountain Sports, in partnership with Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Dynafit, are proud to announce the 2014 Backcountry Experience.  This guided backcountry tour will explore terrain in Diamond Peak’s Golden Eagle Bowl. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, the Backcountry Experience Series is designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding.

Never used backcountry equipment before? This is your opportunity to try out Dynafit touring gear before purchasing. Want to learn about avalanche hazards and techniques for avoiding them? Interested in learning the most efficient uphill skinning methods? Or, perhaps you simply want to meet new people and enjoy unskied terrain in a fun, controlled environment. A Backcountry Experience tour in Diamond Peak’s secluded Eagle Bowl is a great way to earn your turns and experience Diamond Peak in a whole new way.

Feb 22, 2014 Tour: 9am-1pm – $90

*$90 tour package includes a partial-day lift ticket, full Dynafit backcountry ski equipment rental and professional guiding services.

Register for the Backcountry Experience guided ski tour online at http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/product/event-tickets-backcountry-experience-diamond-peak, at Tahoe Mountain Sports in Kings Beach (8331 N. Lake Blvd), or by calling (530) 546-7001.

Any changes made due to winter weather will be announced within 24 hours of tour departure.

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Your guide, Brennan Lagasse, has been skiing since he was two and has spent many years traveling and guiding ski expeditions world-wide. Brennan has training in Crevasse Rescue and Glacier Travel, along with Wilderness First Responder and AIARE Level I & II certifications.

 

 

 

 

Diamond Peak Ski Resort is located in Incline Village, Nevada on the scenic north shore of Lake Tahoe with amazing views of world famous Lake Tahoe. Diamond Peak offers skiers and boarders 30 runs and a 1,840-foot vertical drop with beginner to advanced terrain. Connect with Diamond Peak on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, visit www.diamondpeak.com or call (775) 832-1177.

2014 Tahoe Mountain Sports Avalanche Education Series

Friday, January 17th, 2014

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Part 3 – Feb. 6 – Read, Interpret, Decide – Analyzing Avalanche Reports with the Sierra Avalanche Center

As the third and final installment of our three-part 2014 TMS Avalanche Education Series, representatives from Sierra Avalanche Center, a Lake Tahoe Region non-profit dedicated to providing a free daily avalanche advisory for the central Sierra Nevada, will lead an extremely useful presentation about how to properly read and interpret the avalanche report.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss technical and situational issues that arise in the field to create a good platform for safe decision making in the backcountry. There will be a HUGE raffle at this event and everybody is sure to walk away with something. All raffle proceeds and a portion of sales from this evening will benefit Sierra Avalanche Center.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Come get some free tips to help properly read and interpret the avalanche and snow conditions reports in order to make better decisions and keep safe in the backcountry!

This event will take place between two different locations: Tahoe Mountain Sports (8331 North Lake Blvd, Kings Beach, CA 96143) and across the street at the North Tahoe Event Center (8318 N. Lake Blvd)

In case you can’t make the full event or just want to stop by for part of it, here’s the event schedule:

5:00 – 6:00 – Reception with S.A.C. and Backcountry Gear Specials at Tahoe Mountain Sports
6:00-7:15 – Formal Presentation with Sierra Avalanche Center at North Tahoe Event Center (NTEC)
7:15 – 8:00 MEGA Raffle to benefit Sierra Avalanche Center (at NTEC)

Generous raffle donations provided by 22 Designs, Arva EquipmentBlack Diamond, Boreas Gear, Honey Stinger, Marker Bindings, Marmot, Mountain Hardwear, Ortovox, Osprey, Pieps, Smith Optics and Vapur.

Find the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/398839930248480/

Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group and stay connected with Tahoe Mountain Sports and their community events: http://www.meetup.com/LakeTahoeOutdoorAdventureGroup/events/161146902/

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Avalanche Education Series Recap: Part 1 – Nov. 20 - Beacons & Beers: Avalanche Companion Gear & Rescue Techniques

Many backcountry enthusiasts came to Tahoe Mountain Sports on November 20 to learn the basics of beacon use and brush up on their avalanche expertise and transceiver techniques. Experienced mountain guide and Level 3 AIARE instructor Tom Carter, and Ortovox Rep Jared Rodriguez, were present to lead a discussion about the basics of companion rescue gear and techniques. Tom also led a hands-on lesson on how to properly and efficiently use your avalanche transceiver. Participants brought their own avalanche gear to practice with, and others demo’d some of the newest Ortovox models.

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Part 2 – Dec. 20 – Avalanche Airbag Party Sponsored by ABS featuring Pro Skier Elyse Saugstad

As the second of our three-part 2014 TMS Avalanche Education Series, we filled a large room at the North Tahoe Event Center with a bunch of Tahoe backcountry enthusiasts for a free, community-oriented, fun night. Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier and airbag backpack advocate who was saved by her pack in a large avalanche near Stevens Pass, WA (Tunnel Creek, 2012), and ABS backpacks Rep John Clausen were on-site to lead a technical discussion about avalanche airbag backpacks, how they work, survival rates and statistics, personal accounts and learning experiences from the field.

Participants got to activate their airbag packs during the event, which added even more fun to the evening. Since all Avalanche Airbag Backpacks should be serviced annually, this was a great opportunity to receive a free servicing and full canister for their ABS, The North Face, Mammut or Ortovox airbag packs. We also offered special discounts on Avalanche Airbag Backpacks for attendees! Thanks to our sponsors for the evening, ABS Avalanche Airbag SystemsOrtovox Avalanche Safety Equipment and The North Face!

Want a quick course in Avalanche Airbag technologies? Read this detailed blog about ABS packs:
http://blog.tahoemountainsports.com/2013/01/16/abs-101-the-avalanche-airbag-backpack-system/

Skiing California’s High Sierra with Ski Mountaineer John Morrison

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

California’s High Sierra offers some of the most incredible ski descents in the lower 48. With a pair of AT skis, skins and a little motivation, you too can experience the thrill of dropping in and linking turns for thousands of vertical feet. John Morrison is one of the most accomplished ski mountaineers in the Sierra. To discuss Tahoe’s local backcountry terrain with such an accomplished ski mountaineer doesn’t come along often. Come to Tahoe Mountain Sports on December 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. for a very special event and join other backcountry enthusiasts for a glimpse into skiing off CA’s highest mountains…A fun night for all!

*This event has reached its maximum capacity! If you’d still like to join us, feel free to stop by, but you will be limited to standing room only.

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5:00-6:15 – Reception, Holiday Shopping, Meet & Mingle with John and other backcountry enthusiasts
6:15-7:15ish – Slideshow Presentation with John Morrison

RSVP for free here: http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/product/skiing-californias-high-sierra-john-morrison

John Morrison shreds. Waves, singletrack, KT 22, High Sierra couloirs, grand Alaska peaks and pretty much anything in front of him. You usually don’t hear the details, but many mountain adventurers know what’s going on and get inspired by just the thought: “I wonder what J.M. and friends are doing this weekend?” In recent years, John skied from the highest ski-able point on all of California’s 14,000-foot mountains and many of the state’s 13’ers, often nailing more than one ski descent in a day. Learn more about John on his website: http://www.sierraskijournal.com/ john-morrison-couloir-line

To create the best, most intimate setting, Tahoe Mountain Sports is limiting the attendance to 40. This event is free and open to the public; however spaces must be reserved in advance.. Food and beverages will be available for all attendees.

“I love big days, adventuring in the mountains with friends. Bonds created between partners forced into the moment with each other through intense outdoor experiences last forever.” –John 

A big THANK YOU to the sponsors of this event, Tecnica/Blizzard and POC Sports.

RSVP to the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/761492473876703/
Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group: http://www.meetup.com/LakeTahoeOutdoorAdventureGroup/events/150044032/

 

RSVP for free here: http://www.tahoemountainsports.com/product/skiing-californias-high-sierra-john-morrison

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2013 Ladies Night at TMS to Benefit Tahoe Food Hub

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2012, 5 to 8 p.m.
Ladies’ Evening Fundraiser for the Tahoe Food Hub

Special Discounts This Night Only, Fantastic Raffle Prizes!

Tahoe Food Hub

Join your fellow ladies of the lake for a fun night at your local gear hub and get psyched for winter along with the rest of us! Store-wide savings and special deals offer the perfect chance to do some holiday shopping, or to simply spoil yourself! A portion of proceeds from Ladies Night will benefit the Tahoe Food Hub, a local non-profit that works hard to bring our communities nutritious foods grown on local, sustainable farms and connect our local restaurants with food producers for a healthier and happier future.

“The Tahoe Food Hub is a non-profit organization that is building a regional food distribution system for North Lake Tahoe by taking advantage of its close proximity to year-round food production. To be successful, it will take a community. You are that community.” -tahoefoodhub.org

Take advantage of special discounts on gear and clothing this night only! There are great prizes to be won, including UGG boots, backpacks from Boreas Gear, outfits from Horny Toad and Prana, and lots more. We’re also giving out free socks with purchase! With winter just around the corner, we have everything you need to stay warm outside. If you’re into hiking, yoga, Crossfit, rock climbing, skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing or Nordic skiing, we’ve got the gear to get you out there!

Thank you to the sponsors of the evening, Uncorked, Prana, Horny Toad, Pistil, Wigwam, Headsweats and Boreas Gear!

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Uncorked (Squaw, Tahoe City and Truckee) showcases a large selection of limited production wines from around the world, and is dedicated to bringing great wine and food to the North Lake Tahoe area. You’ll love the flavors they donate for this event!

If you can’t make the event but would still like to donate to a wonderful local community cause, please check out the Tahoe Food Hub Crowd Funding Site. Here’s some more incentive to help out:

“The mission of the Tahoe Food Hub is to galvanize our community to build a regional and equitable food system. Our vision is to be a “hub” for all sustainable food initiatives that promote social, economic and environmental responsibility in our food system.”

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7th Annual Tahoe Mountain Sports Pro-Am/Sierra Tahoe Series Recap

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

This post come from Justin Weilacher, a friend of TMS and avid disc golfer (PDGA #41309) residing in Sacramento, CA. With extensive knowledge of the game from years of experience playing in a variety of environments and weather conditions, Justin is a great resource for all sorts of disc golf advice. Read more from Justin at his blog, http://dbfreediscgolf.wordpress.com.

Tahoe Mountain Sports hosted the final tournament in the Sierra Tahoe Series October 12 and 13 at North Tahoe Regional Park in Tahoe Vista, California; there was incredible competition at the premier disc golf course in Tahoe. The Sierra Tahoe Series is a newer series that has exploded in popularity over the past few years. Quality courses, intense competition and incredible weather draws golfers from all over. The disc golf communities of Northern California and Nevada quickly realized the high quality events that the series has to offer, and they fill the Tahoe Series events quickly.

Sierra Series events are well planned, well executed and well sponsored by both local and national companies. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner David Polivy treats his involvement in the Series as a business investment and manages the series professionally. Polivy’s continued efforts netted the series a major sponsor, Merrell, who has added value for the series participants. Thanks to the hard work of the folks at Tahoe Mountain Sports and the committed golfers of the Tahoe community, all seven tournaments in the series have sold out. As a courteous perk, at the final event a lunch was provided; not just on Saturday, like many events, but on Sunday as well. And a hot fire was perfect on the chilly Sunday morning as players gathered to discuss the series standings and the hole placements for the final day.

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For participants, there is plenty of value just in the disc golf experience provided by the Series Organizers Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, David Polivy, and Craig Getty. Tournament directors regularly arrived at the courses with hole assignments laid out in advance, player’s packs prepared, and a team of support staff at the ready. There was never a shortage of local golfers willing to lend a hand. The events started on time and information was presented clearly and concisely at the player’s meeting.

Organizers chose the perfect course for the series finale and had the Tahoe Vista course primed for serious competition. The 18-hole course was changed in between every round increasing the challenge for the series competitors. At the meeting prior to the final round of the series, Paul Sanchez announced all the divisions that were in contention – almost all of which had a drama-filled final round as the winners were not decided until the final putts dropped in the baskets.

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Sierra Tahoe Series Organizers – Paul Sanchez, Skot Meyer, Gayle Baker, Dave Polivy (missing: Craig Getty)

There were equal parts camaraderie and competition on the course throughout the weekend, and there wasn’t a card I played on that had a single bad egg. We shared stories, exchanged high fives, discussed our fan grips and fore-hand throws. Tempted fate with death-putts on pedestal pins. Discussed the virtues of three-ness. Argued that holes should have been par fours. Argued that lots of holes should have been par fours. One thing I know for sure – I’ll be making the drive up the mountain for next year’s Sierra Tahoe Series.

Read more from Justin about the premier disc golf course in Tahoe: Playing Tahoe Vista – Lake Of The Sky Disc Golf Course

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