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Eric T's Ski-Guitar - the 'Ski-tar'

The World's Only 'Ski-tar' is Still Rockin' The Slopes

Lake Tahoe's Eric T., known for his lively morning snow reports on local radio station KTKE, is also an early pioneer of ski music, and the creator of the one and only ski-guitar, the 'Ski-tar'.
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Memories of Snowfests Past

As Snowfest approaches for another year, Tahoetopia is proud to feature a collection of residents' remembrances from past Snowfest celebrations. Send in your own to add to the mix!
Julia Mancuso at Squaw Valley Feb 6

Julia Mancuso Donates $10k to Tahoe-Truckee Schools

Olympian Julia Mancuso, a gold medalist in 2006, and now two-time silver medalist in the Vancouver games, has donated $10,000 to the Truckee-Tahoe Unified School District's physical education programs.
Jimmie Heuga

Heuga & McKinney--Olympic Legends

In early February 1964 during the IX Olympics at Innsbruck, Austria, Tahoe's twenty-year-old Jimmie Heuga started out the second seed. Hatless and without goggles, he negotiated quickly down the tight, bone-hard, slalom set on the Patsherkofel track.
Jimmie Heuga

Jimmie Heuga, Olympic Medalist and MS Treatment Pioneer Dies

Olympic medalist Jimmie Heuga, who grew up skiing at Squaw Valley and became a star of the 1964 Olympic Winter Games and one of the U.S. Ski Team's greatest ski racers, died Monday, February 8 .
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Memories of Snowfests Past II

Between now and March, as Snowfest approaches for another year, Tahoetopia will feature collections of residents' remembrances from past Snowfest celebrations.
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Memories of Snowfests Past as #29 Approaches

Between now and March, Tahoetopia will feature residents' remembrances from past celebrations.

On Being a 'Local'

Here and there one can always hear a sprinkling of light-hearted banter on being a local. It is a fun subject that usually evokes warm connotations.