Top 5 web-only stories this week |

Top 5 web-only stories this week

Compiled by Caitlin Row
Betsy Nye runs earlier this year in the Castle Peak 100K. Nye has completed 100 ultra races in her 18-year ultrarunning career.
Courtesy Greg Walker |

1. Vail Resorts Epic Pass price will go up after Sunday.

According to a news release, “Epic Pass includes Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Perisher in Australia for the 2016 season there; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations at Verbier, Switzerland.”

2. California’s Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed a bill that will allow terminally ill people to take their own lives.

“Brown’s signature on the right-to-die legislation Monday capped an intensely personal debate that dominated much of this year’s legislative session and divided lawmakers,” reported Juliet Williams of the Associated Press.

3. Learn about how traveling to higher elevations, like the Lake Tahoe region, can impact the human body.

“The lack of oxygen stimulates the kidneys to release a hormone that promotes the growth of red blood cells, which are responsible for delivering oxygen to the body’s tissues,” wrote Toree Warfield.

4. SnowGlobe Music Festival announces its full lineup for Dec. 29-31 event.

According to event organizers, “Hosted in the heart of California’s breathtaking Sierra Nevada mountains, the unique outdoor winter festival offers over 50 world-class artists performing multiple stages over three nights and culminating in an impressive NYE firework show.”

5. Learn about Betsy Nye, 51, an accomplished endurance athlete.

“ … Nye, who now lives in Truckee, has not only completed a staggering number of 100-mile races (for some perspective, she’s won eleven 100-milers), she recently added her first 200-mile race to her resumé — that’s right, 200 miles — at the second annual Tahoe 200, held Sept. 11-15,” reported Kaleb Roedel.

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