Warren Miller Ski / Ride Film Showing with pre-event PIZZA


Join us for Warren Miller’s 67th ski and snowboard film screening at 9 PM on Saturday November 19, 2016 of Here, There & Everywhere with Snowpals’ exclusive pre-show pizza social. Here’s a great opportunity to meet local skiers and boarders to expand your social circle/meet a few new friends for Tahoe ride share and ski trips for the winter season.

Got season pass? Maximize your ski season pass by joining a ski lease and expand your circle of friends and activity partners in the process.

Pre-show Pizza Social Tickets Remaining: 3 tickets left as of 11/17/2016. Ticket sales via Snowpals close at 11:59 PM PST on Friday Nov. 18, 2016.

Pizza Social Tickets: $10 per person ~ buy tickets.

Join us for our exclusive pizza social prior to the movie from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. Pizza is included. Buy your own drink(s). Pizza social location is in Campbell; exact address will be given to all participants by email on Saturday Nov 19, 2016 by 11 AM.

Once you have purchased your ticket(s); PayPal will send you a receipt by email. Please print the receipt and bring it to the Pizza Social get together to redeem. If you have any questions, please  Tim or text/sms 408.341.9744.

*Pizza social tickets are non-refundable but transferable to someone else; you are responsible to sell /transfer your ticket if you can not go. If you missed or can not make it to the pizza social, there’s no refund.

Got film tickets? You can still buy tickets on Eventbrite to see the film screening of Here, There & Everywhere film screening 9:00 PM showing on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Heritage Theatre in Campbell, CA.


Film Ticket Holders will receive coupons at the film showing for:

     2-FOR-1 LIFT TICKET TO SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS: Everyone attending this screening of Here, There & Everywhere will receive a voucher good for One (1) 2-FOR-1 lift ticket to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. Buy One (1) adult lift ticket at the resort rate and receive a second lift ticket for FREE. Offer valid from Opening Day 2016 through Closing Day 2017. OFFER NOT VALID Saturdays AND the following blackout dates: 12.17.16 through 12.31.17, 1.14.17 through 1.15.17, AND 2.18.17 through 2.25.17. Not valid with any other discount offers. No cash value. No refunds.

     FREE LIFT TICKET TO MT. BACHELOR: Everyone attending this screening of Here, There & Everywhere will receive a voucher to Mt. Bachelor good for One (1) FREE lift ticket valid Opening Day 2016 through Closing Day 2017, Sunday through Friday (non-holiday). One (1) coupon per person. Not valid with any other discount offer. No refunds. No cash value. Non-transferable.

     FREE EARLY- OR LATE-SEASON LIFT TICKET TO STEAMBOAT: Everyone attending this screening of Here, There & Everywhere will receive a voucher good for One (1) FREE lift ticket to Steamboat. OFFER VALID 11.24.16 through 12.16.16 OR 4.1.17 through 4.16.17. Non-transferable. Not valid with any other discount offers. No cash value. No refunds.

     20% OFF YOUR ENTIRE PURCHASE AT SPORTS BASEMENT: Everyone attending this screening of Here, There & Everywhere will receive a voucher good for 20% OFF your entire purchase. One (1) coupon per customer. Cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Some exclusions apply. OFFER EXPIRES 11.30.16.

About the movie:

It’s been 67 years since ski-film pioneer Warren Miller picked up a camera to capture the wonder, the adventure, the humor and the beauty that is skiing. Since that time, Warren Miller film crews have traveled the globe—from storied slopes to hidden, snow-covered corners—to celebrate all things snowsports. Their quest has taken powder-hungry filmgoers, well, Here, There & Everywhere—and this year continues that legacy.

In this 67th annual Warren Miller film, take a freeski adventure with industry veterans Ingrid Backstrom and Wendy Fisher in Crested Butte, tour Eastern Greenland by dog sled with Seth Wescott and Rob Kingwill and follow Jess McMillan and Grete Eliassen on a Swiss holiday aboard the Glacier Express. Explore the backcountry of Western Montana’s Glacier Country with Tyler Ceccanti, Collin Collins and Keith Curtis and catch a powder day with Kaylin Richardson, Matt Elliott, Marcus Caston and the Kicking Horse ski patrol in British Columbia.

Travel along as Warren Miller Entertainment commemorates Stein Eriksen in Deer Valley, captures the big air at Boston’s Fenway Park (yes, that Fenway Park!) and rides the steeps of Squaw Valley to the big lines of Cordova, Alaska, plus much more. This year, don’t miss original ski bum and filmmaker Warren Miller himself in on-screen interviews as he spins tales of the past as only Warren can do, reminding us that through the years, these films have truly taken audiences Here, There & Everywhere.

Sponsors of the 2016 Warren Miller Film Tour include: Western Montana’s Glacier Country, Gosling’s, L.L. Bean, Moosehead, Switzerland Tourism, Helly Hansen, Korbel and SKI Magazine.

Featured Athletes: Aaron Blunck • Chris Anthony • Collin Collins • Grete Elliassen • Ingrid Backstrom • Jeremy Jones • Jess McMillan • Jonny Moseley • JT Holmes • Kailyn Richardson • Keith Curtis • Marcus Caston • Matt Elliott • Morgan Hebert • Rob Kingwill • Ryland Bell • Seth Wescott • Tyler Ceccanti • Wendy Fisher

Narrated by: Jonny Moseley and Featuring Warren Miller

Featured Locations: Squaw Valley, CA • Crested Butte, CO • Deer Valley, UT • Montana • Switzerland • Kicking Horse Mountain Resort • Cordova, AK • Greenland • Boston’s Fenway Park • Steamboat Springs, CO

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Tahoe Snowfest

By Desiree Holroyde, Snowpals Newsletter Contributor 

Snowfest is coming! Get bundled up and ready to kick off Spring!

The Space Cowboys of San Francisco are beginning the festivities with some funky breakbeats on the patio of the KT Olympic Deck at Squaw Valley on March 1st at 1pm. Check out some of their music and djs here https://soundcloud.com/spacecowboys or hit up their main website to see where they’ll be bringing beats to Snowfest with their infamous UNIMOG. (The UNIMOG is fully equipped with sound, lights, and ready to provide a bass pumping party at a moment’s notice.) Don’t fret if you wander off from the party with friends, you can come back for more in the evening. The Space Cowboys will be hosting an after-party at the Olympic Plaza Bar, and you can catch them the following night at Lakeside in Tahoe City.

















Then head over to Mamasake in the Squaw Valley Village for the Extreme Food Challenge they are hosting from 4-6pm. Heck, why not enter? Mamasake is also featuring happy hour hand rolls from 3-5pm.


If you want to keep dancing, Crystal Bay Casino has a free concert in their Crown Room Friday March 1st at 10pm featuring Dehli 2 Dublin, a live electronic band, with an after party featuring Izzy Wise (SF) and local bass music artist Benjah Ninjah. Here is what the BBC had to say about Dehli 2 Dublin: “The Vancouver-based collective combines dhol, fiddle and breakbeats in an Irish/Asian stew that is surprisingly varied, a marvellously wide-ranging and free-thinking concept.”

http://www.delhi2dublin.com/ or https://soundcloud.com/delhi2dublin



This is just a sample of what is going down for the opening daze of Snowfest! Check out the full calendar of events here and decide for yourself which are most worth catching. Snowfest events are ongoing from March 1st through March 10th.


Sunday, March 3rd check out the Duncan Golf Dog Pull in Tahoe City, followed by a Luau at Sunnyside on the West Shore. If you would like to register your dog in the dog pull, you’ll need to arrive an hour early and the cost of registration is $10. Show up at 11am to the Tahoe City Winter Sports Park/Tahoe City Golf Course behind Bank of America in Tahoe City. Otherwise, the event is free and starts at noon. Afterwards, head on down to Sunnyside Resort… just a quick jaunt from Tahoe City down Highway 89. Sunnyside features an amazing view of the lake. The luau begins at 4pm, with the buffet starting at 5pm. Sunnyside is a family favorite and this all-you-can-eat event, featuring both cooked and barbequed delights, as well as sashimi and poke, and will run you $32 a head, or $16 for kids. Reservations are recommended.


Don’t miss another free show at the Crystal Bay Club on Friday March 8th showcasing the talent of Polyrhythmics, the funky world-beat band from Seattle.




The Crystal Bay Club is an excellent venue for live music, and if you just so happen to need a hotel for the night, there are affordable cabins for rent behind the Tahoe Biltmore – just across the street. They are even pet-friendly! Reserve your room ahead of time though, especially on busy weekends with free shows.


Whatever you choose to enjoy for Snowfest, please do it responsibly and be well! Happy Snowfest!



Favs & Saves – Our Top Tahoe Picks

These are some of SnowPals’ (SP) Favs & Saves–a gathering of our favorite places, cafes, restaurants, sporting goods, equipment rentals, repair shops, hotels, ski resorts, casinos and nightlife for the Lake Tahoe Area. It’s a huge list and we are doing the rounds to re-check these favorites and posting them here. Bookmark this page & check back for more specials and new postings.

This is a work in progress. We add more deals and places as we discover them. Members are encouraged to send in recommendations. Team SP will personally check them out and if we agree that they are, indeed, great recommendations, we’ll add them to this list.

Java Hut - We’ve been coming here for more years than we care to admit. Excellent java, good pastries, not a whole lot of seats, but we’re usually in a rush to get on the slopes. 8268 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, CA, 530-546-0602. Java Hut Review | Google 360 Degree Street View
"A memorable dining experience awaits you as you enter the Christy Hill Restaurant in the center of Tahoe City. The restaurant sits just 100 feet above the shoreline of Lake Tahoe on an elevated embankment offering diners a panoramic vista. The intimate setting offers guests a view that is only upstaged by the cuisine." Great value gourmet eats and happy hour specials - a great way to relax apres ski. Christy Hill Tahoe City Dining by the Lake
Craving for pizza or a cold beer apres ski? Stop by Lakeside Restaurant, Pizza & Sports Bar located in Tahoe City for good eats & spectacular views year-round.

Vist Lakeside Restaurant Sports Bar Tahoe City CA
Caliente is located in Kings Beach adjacent to the waterfront specializing in the flavor of the American Southwest. Check out their Tequila Thursdays Tastings and 1/2 off appetizers for happy hours. Visit Caliente North Lake Tahoe Kings Beach Southwest Mexican Restaurant and Bar
Tahoe Dave's Skis & Boards(sales, rentals, service, repairs), since 1968, with four locations to choose from: two in Tahoe City; one at Kings Beach and one at Squaw Valley USA. Tahoe Dave's Ski & Board
The Ridge Tahoe Resort has something for everyone:
+ Luxury Accommodations
+ Resort Amenities & Spa
+ Gourmet Dining
+ Tahoe Ski Packages .

Check out the Ridge Tahoe Resort by Heavenly Ski Resort
"Tucked away on the eastern edge of spectacular Hope Valley, near South Lake Tahoe, Sorensen's Resort is an ideal home base for recreation and relaxation all year long." Sorensen's Resort Winter and Summer Recreation and Lodging



Support SP by ordering a VIP (Very Intense Pals) T-shirt.

If you like what we do, please order our VIP T-shirt ($15) to support what we do so that we can keep bringing you ever more deals and fun social events. Hanes white T-shirts available in S, M, L, XL. Free pick up at events or priority mailed for $5. Email tim [at] snowpals [dot] org to order.

This T-shirt is your VIP membership to all this season’s VIP social events and activities, mixers(informal pizza & beer meetup, wine bars meetup), Tahoe resorts’ apres ski & ride meetup, Bay Area biking and hiking outing. You’ll get 50% off on event entry fees of all events. There will be other perks as well, such as lift ticket raffles and special promotional discounts at local businesses exclusive to VIP members.



  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.








Snowpals’ & Sole Technology’s donation of ‘thirtytwo’ brand snowboard boots to inner-city youths

Special thanks to our friends Rick and Paul of Sole Technology, an Action Sports company based in Lake Forest, CA for their generous donation of the ‘thirtytwo’ brand snowboarding boots. We have chosen to give these boots to Edison High School Alpine Winter Sports Club in Stockton, California; the club serves less fortunate inner-city youths.

The club credits Ron Schwartz(elementary school teacher, ski instructor, compassionate charity/activity organizer) as the driving force behind the effort to give these youths their first skiing & snowboarding experience made possible with kind donations of ski, snowboard equipment, gear and snow sports clothing by Bay Area residents, sporting goods retailers and brand vendors.

About Sole Sole Technology:

“We have been in the Action Sports business for over 25 years designing & manufacturing skateboard footwear & apparel and in the snowboard boot business for over 15 years designing and manufacturing snowboard boots and outerwear under the thirtytwo brand. Check out our brand at:”


Prospective Donors:

Consider giving to a good cause; donations to Snowpals are in turn given to a local charity or compassionate non-profit organization. To donate, please .

Advance thanks! ♥

View a slideshow of some of the boots we are giving away.

Join SnowPals for our Jan 12 SF Mixer & Get connected for Tahoe Rideshare

This is our banner year. We are bringing you a whole slew of stuff, including more mixers, informal pizza & beer meets, wine bar meets, Tahoe deals & promos, ski leases, vacation rentals, rideshares, and our brand new VIP T-shirt (Very Intense Pals)! 😀

Over the last 12 years, our members have formed numerous friendships and relationships. To our knowledge, our mixers have already resulted in three marriages! 🙂


  • Consider ride sharing to Tahoe to reduce your carbon footprint, save money and expand your social circle in the process: http://www.snowpals.org/rideshare/
  • Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding and let a professional driver transport you to your favorite Tahoe resort – use ‘snowpals12′ to get $6-$40 off Bay Area Ski Bus trips and ski & ride travel destinations.




San Francisco POWder Party @ Potrero Hill Sports Basement

Join us for SNOWPALS’ Pray for POWder San Francisco Party on Tuesday December 6, 2011 at 6pm

Check out photos from SnowPals’ past mixer:

Photos: one of our Pre-Snow Season Mixer at Loft 11 SF

Mark your calendar and join us on Tuesday December 6 for our 11th Annual Season Kick-off Mixer, 6pm to 8:30pm 

It’s that time again to kick off La Nina Winter – I’ve been daydreaming about POWder days! While we wait for the snow, here’s your chance to meet local skiers & riders for Tahoe trips, expand your circle of friends, secure rideshares to the mountain, join a ski lease, buy gear, clothing & more.

Thanks to Sports Basement..participants get 10% discount at this event with 10% of sales going to High Fives Foundation. Here’s a good incentive to shop and do good at the same time. 

About High Fives Foundation: 

High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. For more information visit http://www.highfivesfoundation.org 


A Kirkwood Rep will be on hand for those wanting to purchase a Kirkwood Season Pass

Raffle giveaway: Kirkwood lift tickets, ski and snowboard schwag plus Sports Basement gift certificates will be raffled off at 7:45 PM – arrive early.

Grand Prize Give-Away: One lucky raffle winner will received one all inclusive Bay Area Ski Bus Trip

Bus trip includes: bus ride, lift ticket, breakfast and after-ski snacks(even wine/beer tastings on selected dates). 

November 29 Update:

– We just added more raffle prizes from SnowPals’ supporters:

Snowbomb.com, Lifttickets.com, Level 1 Productions, and Tetongravity.com

– It’s looking to be a big turn-out with 191 RSVPs as of today. 

Celebrating 11 years of engaging mixers: View photos of previous mixers. Feel free to invite friends via Facebook or just send them our link:
Must be on the RSVP list to attend – click here to RSVP. We need an accurate head count to order refreshments so please update the evite if you can no longer attend.

Enjoy refreshments and draft beer*/soda.

Name tags will be available for easy greetings or wear your season pass to connect. We’ll help connect passengers with drivers for Tahoe trips.

How to get there? 

Click for driving directions OR for public transit options.

Check-in at SnowPals party room.

Special thanks to our supporters:


Prospective supporters: if you’d like to donate Prize(s) to our Kick-off party, please contact tim [at] snowpals.org
*Beer will only be served to adults ages 21 and up; ID check required. Don’t arrive late: beer on tap likely to run out.