By Tim Hauserman
January brings an eclectic mix of interesting things to see and do in the North Tahoe/Truckee area. Aside from the usual playing around in the snow…which hopefully will arrive soon, there are other fun ways to enjoy this beautiful place. Here are few things to try:
January 9-Backcountry Skiing and Sailing in Iceland and Greenland, Tahoe Art Haus and Cinema, The Cobblestone, Tahoe City. Watch this presentation of how six women went on an incredible journey in one of the most remote and beautiful parts of the world. 7 pm tahoearthauscinema.com
January 15-“City of San Francisco”. The winter of 1952 brought the snowiest winter of the last 100 years, and in the middle of the worst of it, the passenger train the City of San Francisco made the headlines when it became stuck on Donner Summit for several days. Learn more at this Truckee Historical society presentation by Dr. Barbara Czezwinski at the Veterans Hall, Truckee. 7 pm truckeehistory.org
January 15th. The Vikingsholm Winter Film Series continues with Mike Douglas at the Olympic Village Lodge at 7 pm. This is part of a series of great athletes regaling the public with their adventures in nature.
January 16-18th AIARE-Avalanche Research and Education. Level One Avalanche Course. As more and more learn of the joys of backcountry skiing and snowmobiling, the risk of getting caught in an avalanche is high. Learn what you need to know to protect yourself and your friends. Three day intensive seminar at the Cedar House Sport Hotel in Truckee. Contact skinastc.com for information.
January 23-25 Ullr Fest, Diamond Peak, Incline Village. In honor of the Scandinavian God of Winter come to Diamond Peak dressed in your best Ullr (Viking) attire for this three day party with torchlight parade, live music, food, entertainment, ski races and other competitions and of course prizes for the best Ullr attire. Details at diamondpeak.com