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  • Sledding With Some Boys

    Sledding With Some Boys

    Well the snow has piled up in Tahoe the last several weeks, and that’s made the backcountry snowpack around here look more like mid-March than just a few weeks into the official calendar start of winter.  Every other day there have been voicemails left on my phone with another friend or two looking to go ride, [...]

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  • Some Sweet, Scenic Photos from the Latest Round of Snow in Lake Tahoe

    Some Sweet, Scenic Photos from the Latest Round of Snow in Lake Tahoe

    To be honest, sure we got some rain at lake level in the last couple of days – and sure there’s some more high level snow / lake level rain in the forecast this week – but it’s all good. We needed some more water content in the snow anyways to pack down a decent [...]

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  • More Night Riding at Boreal by the Porters & EasyLoungin Crews

    More Night Riding at Boreal by the Porters & EasyLoungin Crews

    Yesterday it was still pounding snow up here in Tahoe in the morning – so much so that even Boreal Resort wasn’t running its 4-person quad the “Accelerator” to the top.  However, by mid-afternoon the snow stopped, and the skies magically started parting after a 96-hour period that saw Boreal get upwards of 120″ of [...]

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  • Riding Boreal at Night in a Blizzard is AWESOME!

    Riding Boreal at Night in a Blizzard is AWESOME!

    Need I say more? I mean you’re not going to be able to ride over at Squaw anytime a real storm is pounding down on the Sierra crest!  And while I’m 40 now and my park days are long behind me, Boreal really does offer a lot of fun for night riding regardless of the conditions.  [...]

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  • It is DEEEEEEEEP

    It is DEEEEEEEEP

    All of you peeps sitting in your cubicles at work or classroom at school or traffic on the road, don’t worry.  I was stuck yesterday too…..just in 4 feet of blower, powder snow.  We literally went from zero to hero.  And more is on the way!! This is the on the 06 Route from Sierra Meadows [...]

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  • Holy Mavericks there Skindog!!

    Holy Mavericks there Skindog!!

    Our NorCal Volcom sales rep is the infamous “big wave” surfer from Santa Cruz named Kenny “Skindog” Collins. Skinny (as he used to be called as a Santa Cruz grom) won the prestigious Billabong XXL Big Wave award in 2007 and often does both paddle in and tow in surfing up the coast a bit [...]

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  • 2010 Burton Seconds / Cosmetic Blem Snowboards

    2010 Burton Seconds / Cosmetic Blem Snowboards

    For a few years now we here at PortersTahoe have offered Burton “Seconds” – aka cosmetic blems (blemished) – for sale at 10% less than the full, normal retail price known as the “manufacturer’s suggested retail price” or MSRP. Well for 2010 we yet again have a wide assortment of new Burton snowboards that [...]

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  • Check Out The New Snow In Tahoe

    Check Out The New Snow In Tahoe

    So we haven’t gotten our first “big” storm yet, but the last couple have been nice for sure. This time last year it was still brown ground and I couldn’t have made the quick run up to the top of Mount Watson above Tahoe City on my snowmobile like I did today. You’re [...]

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  • Snowbomb "Ski Wine Brews Boards" Festival & Sale – Santa Clara Convention Center Nov 14-15 2009

    Snowbomb "Ski Wine Brews Boards" Festival & Sale – Santa Clara Convention Center Nov 14-15 2009

    Hey there south bay peeps. Do any of you love Tahoe in the winter? Love to ski or snowboard at one of the fine resorts around our neck of the woods up on the north end of the lake like Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Mt Rose, Boreal, etc? Well then head on over [...]

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  • Bella the Bitch……RIP

    Bella the Bitch……RIP

    It’s been a sad last 24 hours here at Porters. We’re a family in sooooo many ways – figuratively, literally, passionately, emotionally, etc – and we just lost one of our dear members. You might raise an eyebrow and chuckle when I say it was a 15 pound, runt-of-the-litter pug named Bella, but I tell you [...]

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  • SF "Wine Ski Beer Brew" Festival & Sale – Day 1 Recap

    SF "Wine Ski Beer Brew" Festival & Sale – Day 1 Recap

         If you’re within a couple hour radius of Fort Mason in San Francisco reading this with your feet kicked up, fresh coffee to your side, straight maxin’ and relaxin’ on a Sunday morning…..well my strong recommendation would be to get out of lounge mode and into shopping mode. That’s because yesterday, Saturday, here at Snowbomb’s [...]

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  • Snowbomb SF "Ski Wine Beer Brew" Festival and Sale

    Snowbomb SF "Ski Wine Beer Brew" Festival and Sale

                  If you’re anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area this weekend, November 7th and 8th, swing on by Fort Mason across from the infamous Safeway in the Marina. Our friends over at Snowbomb.com have put together an awesome follow up to last’s years inaugural “Ski, Wine, Board, Brew” Festival & Sale. It’s a [...]

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  • Smokin Snowboards Interview With Founder Jay Quintin

    Smokin Snowboards Interview With Founder Jay Quintin

    Jay Quintin has snowboarding roots to say the least. He was Kemper snowboard’s first professional rider. He then bounced through brief stints with G&S; with Shawn Farmer, Joyride snowobards with Dale Rehberg, then moved on to Lib Tech…before jumping for a big payday with Black Flys for his own pro model. Well…big payday for the [...]

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