Reno is set to host a grudge match between Reno-native Joey Gilbert and Fallon-native Jesse Brinkley on Feb. 14. Not only do these two fighters have hometown roots, they are also both veterans of the boxing reality show “contender.”
Check out the pre-fight press conference below and get ready for a great night of boxing.
(Squaw Valley, Calif.) – In an effort to jump start the winter spirit around Reno-Tahoe, Tahoe TV has launched the “Show Us Your Snow Dance” video contest, inviting viewers to submit video of their best snow dance for a chance to win up to $500 in prizes.
“We felt this would be a fun way to pump some energy into the preseason and also encourage support of local businesses,” said Eric Brandt, president of Tahoe TV. “We’re hoping to see some great videos and get the mojo workin’ for winter.”
Videos may be submitted online at www.tahoetv.com through Dec. 18. Each video will be rated online by viewers and also judged by a panel. On Dec. 22, the top-rated video will be awarded $500 in certificates to local businesses and aired on Tahoe TV’s daily local information program, Get Out! Tahoe around the lake and in Reno and Carson City.
Snow Dance videos can be elaborate or simple, and involve individual or multiple snow dancers. Participants are encouraged to be creative and show energy and appeal to the snow gods. Each video must be less than 90 seconds and under 50mb to be uploaded. For information, visit www.tahoetv.com.
Snow park rats and spectators alike are invited to participate in the Cogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam taking place at Squaw Valley USA on Dec. 14. The event, sponsored by SnowBomb and Squaw, honors the memory of a rising talent in the Reno-Tahoe snowboarding community.
Coogan was a successful competitor on the rail jam and snowboard competition circuit around Tahoe. In its second year, the Coogan Kelly Memorial Rail Jam is a tribute to Coogan whose death shocked the community when he was slain at a party. SnowBomb will donate all competitor registration fees to the Coogan Kelly Memorial Foundation.
Check out Snowbomb.com for event details and come out and support this event.
Boreal Mountain Resort is open and already boarders and skiers are hitting the park, which has new features for even bigger tricks. The fine folks over at Porters Tahoe caught some video on opening day. Check it out:
Squaw Valley daredevil skier/BASE jumper Shane McConkey has been tearing it up again, this time BASE jumping with friends in China as part of the “Red Bull Air Force.” Reno-Tahoe visitors might remember when McConkey and others SkiBASEd off the towers of the Silver Legacy Resort Casino in downtown Reno. Here’s the video from China …
… and the video from last year’s Jump of Joy at Bobofest in Reno.
Ski resorts in Reno-Tahoe have been getting a dusted by a series of small storms this weekend, with another system on the way this week. But who needs snow reports when you can view live conditions at your favorite resort? Click on these Webcam links to see what Mother Nature has been laying down …
Now that the ghouls and ghosts are going into hibernation until next year, it’s time to start thinking about ski season. Lake Tahoe has been getting snow for a couple days. Here’s the first video “snow report” from Alpine’s Errol Kerr (also a member of the Jamaican National Ski Team):
We’re barely a month into fall, and already Reno-Tahoe has had a nice dusting of snow – with more (hopefully) on the way soon. Local ski and board resorts are getting ready too, with opening dates set for next month.
If you’re not ready, here’s a taste of Tahoe powder to whet your appetite: