Lake Tahoe, on the California Nevada border, is a world class destination in transition. Casino gambling, long the driving force in the local economy, is dieing. The answer to thee problem - rebrand the destination for its outdoor recreational offerings. In keeping with this effort Thhoe, home of thje 1960 winter games in Squaw Valley, is preparing to bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic games - if the USOC and IOC ever stop bickering over revenue sharing.
Another freestyler has died. Skier Nik Zoricic sustained head injuries during a skiercross competition in Switzerland. When will the people in charge of these sports learn that safety comes first?
March 8, 2012 South Lake Tahoe, CA
RadXSports Videos Honored by Journalists Association In a repeat performance, the North American Snowsports Journalists Association's (NASJA) Harold S. Hirsch Award for best Video went to RadXSports creator, Gerry Pallor of New Paltz, New York. The judges cited Pallor for his "straight ahead story telling which is a pleasure to watch" and said "he is a filmmaker for sure, no fooling around." In accepting the award Pallor added that it is "truly an honor to be singled out for my work by a group of such talented, hard working professionals." The videos which were honored were released in 2011. They covered a mixed bag of winter sports including professional freestyle ski and snowboard competitions, ice climbing, telemark skiing, tips and how-to videos. The videos can all be seen on the RadXSports channel on YouTube. The award was presented at NASJA's annual awards dinner which took place at Harvey's Hotel and Casino in the shadows of Heavenly Ski Resort and on the shores of the spectacular Lake Tahoe.
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