Celebration of famed mailman Snowshoe Thompson returning Feb 24

[Nevada Appeal]

The legendary "Mailman of the Sierra," John A. "Snowshoe" Thompson carried mail between Placerville, Calif., and Genoa, Nev., for 20 years, twice a month during the winters between 1856 and 1876, on snowshoes, or what today we know as skis. The celebration is a family-friendly event that will run ...

The 18th Annual Snowshoe Thompson Ski & Snowshoe Celebration is returning to the Sierra on Feb. 24 at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe.

Activities will begin with a guided interactive historical reenactment tour over the snow starting at 9 a.m. Snowshoe Thompson will be portrayed by chautauquan Steve Hale. Attendees can bring their own snowshoes and cross country skis, or rent snowshoes from the Lake Tahoe Golf Course at $15.

Other activities include an appearance by local skiing legend Martin Hollay, a book signing by author/raconteur Frank Tortorich, a performance by musician storyteller Richard Blair and a longboard ski demonstration by accomplished Norwegian skier Nina ...