Ski Run gets ready for spring |

Ski Run gets ready for spring

Brian Des Rochers
Special to the Tribune
Provided to the TribuneA sample of the artwork by Matt Kauffmann's "Sphere Of Influence" Program that will soon be seen up and down power boxes and Dumpsters on Ski Run.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Without wanting to completely let go of winter just yet, we definitely welcome springtime on Ski Run. The Boulevard is lined with pennants showcasing Ski Run’s new logo, there’s new street art going up on the power boxes and a “Friends of Ski Run” nonprofit corporation is in the works to create a foundation for a more comprehensive community movement towards building a viable downtown mainstreet for South Lake Tahoe.

Matt Kauffmann’s “Sphere Of Influence” Program, has submitted new designs to the City of South Lake Tahoe and is getting ready to start decorating more power boxes and dumpsters in the Ski Run area.

The light poles along Ski Run Boulevard between Highway 50 and Pioneer Trail have been decorated with street pennants featuring the Ski Run Logo as the lights were switched out to LED. At night the blue swails illuminate and create a beautiful pathway up the Boulevard. Find “Ski Run Blvd” on Facebook and feel welcome to leave your comments and suggestions.

The Amgen Tour of California will make it’s presence in South Lake Tahoe on May 15, 2011. Viewing stations will be set up at the Ski Run Center at the corner of Ski Run Boulevard and U.S. Highway 50 and at the Super 8 at 3600 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The Ski Run Center will host booths for the Lake Tahoe Bicycle Coalition and the Clean Tahoe Program, and Mo’s Place/Super 8 will be hosting the Lake Tahoe Education Foundation with live music. Be sure to stop by for the best views of the race. A ribbon cutting celebration to honor the completion of the seasonal pennants along Ski Run Blvd will be held on April 23 along with an Easter Egg Hunt.

South Tahoe local Bob Aaron, Owner of Air Tahoe, is planning on setting up a double-trampoline bungee apparatus at the Ski Run Marina this summer. This is an exhilarating opportunity for all ages to try their skills jumping up to 24 feet high on Tahoe’s shoreline this summer.

The Board Members of the Ski Run BID are creating a nonprofit corporation. Friends of Ski Run, or FoSR, will become the foundation for events, marketing, beautification projects, and business development in the Ski Run area. Unlike the BID, where only assessed business and property owners can participate on the Board level, FoSR will be open to any member of the public, business, agency, nonprofit group or other individual or organization that has an interest in the prosperity of the Ski Run area and the community of South Lake Tahoe.

It will take several months for the nonprofit status to be recognized, but the opportunity for more community involvement opens the doors to new and exciting opportunities, partnerships, and possibilities. Stay tuned for more information about the progress and development of this new venture.

The first meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Deerfield Lodge, 1200 Ski Run Blvd. The public is welcomed.

– Brian Des Rochers is the President of the Ski Run Business Improvement District and can be reached at 530-545-2939 or

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