Lake Tahoe Snow (Vincent Lock / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Massive Storm Hits California; Closes Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts

The massive winter storm hitting California this weekend and early this week, powered by an “atmospheric river” of moisture from the Pacific Ocean, forced the closure of many Lake Tahoe ski resorts Sunday due to extreme weather conditions.

Bears (Jean-Francois Monier / AFP / Getty)

Bears Filmed Swimming Close to People in Lake Tahoe

Three bears — a mother and her two cubs — were filmed taking a dip in the waters of Pope Beach in South Lake Tahoe on Monday as beachgoers stood to the sidelines and watched the unfazed trio cool off from the summer heat.

Sierra snow (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sierra Snow: Good for Drought, Bad for Christmas Travel

Plentiful snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week has brought good tidings for drought-ravaged California–but less pleasant news for millions of motorists who will take to the state’s main interstate for Christmas travel. Snowpack levels for the mountain range