Runs open!  This week there are 1024 runs open in the Reno/Tahoe ski areas. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe continues to own the record for the most inches of snow, but Kirkwood and Squaw Valley have deep base snow amounts according to   It looks like spring skiing will be around into early summer.

2017 totals from the National Weather Service recorded 9.65 inches of rain in Reno and 27.89 inches of rain in So Lake Tahoe. By comparison, Reno averages about 7.5 inches of rain for the entire year, if you’re keeping track.  These days, the Truckee River is flowing at around 6,000 CFC (cubic feet per second) as hydrologist’s let some excess water out of Tahoe. Flowers are popping up all over, golfers are out, and spring skiers are blissful.

Taking advantage of the winter mud, the 44th USA Cycling Cyclocross National Championships are coming to Reno in January, 2018 (9-14), as announced by Coby Rowe, host and promoter of the event, with the RSCVA. Beating out Bend, OR, Hartford, CT and Louisville, KY, this major bicycle race is expected to bring 7000 people and $4 million to Reno during the six days the race happens at San Rafael Regional Park. Cyclocross 2018

Food Truck Friday – Reno Street Food returns to Idlewild Park on 5/19. This family-friendly outdoor kick-off-to-the-weekend has grown to include 30 gourmet vendors, plus craft beer and desserts. RenoFoodTruck

Flanked by the Truckee River in downtown Reno, The Eddy beer garden, will open 4/12 as the area’s first cargo container park, featuring an open low-key daytime community space.  At night the open-air park will offer the 21 and older crowd a variety of beer, wine & spirits, with rotating food trucks, plus bocce courts, bike racks and bathrooms. Concerts, events, and warm weather yoga classes and farmers markets could use the space, too. TheEddy