Meet the Locals

There's no better way to hear all about Carson Valley, than firsthand from the very people who live here. The people of Carson Valley are happy to share their most treasured passions with new visitors to the area. Friendly, insightful, and rugged, these are the people who make Carson Valley a truly unique destination. Come meet our locals!



Tom Brooks, Owner, Carson Valley Golf Course. In 1965, almost 50 years ago golfing in the Carson Valley began.  The landscape offers golfers a beautiful course crafted around century-old cottonwood trees, and the Valley provides the longest golfing season in the area, with over 300 days of sunshine.  The summers offer nice warm days and cool evenings to relax and enjoy a round of golf, while the winters offer skiing up at one of Lake Tahoe’s gorgeous ski resorts, and in the same afternoon putting in a round of golf.  It’s the perfect place to have an entire day of fun!


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Laurie Harden, Owner, Soaring Nevada.
Soaring is the art and science of using the natural movement of the atmosphere to stay aloft, climb, and travel long distances in a motor-less aircraft. Laurie Harden is committed to providing high-quality glider training to the Carson Valley area, and an unparalleled soaring experience. The Valley is recognized worldwide as a soaring mecca due to the ideal seasonal weather conditions and the nearby Sierra Nevada range which provide a view and experience of a lifetime.


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Museums/Historic Sites

Mark Jensen, Curator, Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park.
The Dangberg Home Ranch Historic Park is one of Carson Valley's famous historic structures and recently received the Nevada Commission on Tourism award for Best Reno Tahoe Territory Attraction. The Dangberg Home Ranch was founded in 1857 and was home to one of the Valley's most prominent ranching families. There are 8 historic structures on the property and the 40,000 various items displayed, tell visitors a story of the history of the Carson Valley and now with Mark Jensen's hospitality, you're invited for a visit.


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Horseback Riding

David Rich, Guide, Horseback Riding.
Ready to experience the West the way it was meant to be? David Rich offers trails rides through some of the most historic and picturesque sections of the Carson Valley. For beginning, intermediate and experienced riders, there are numerous trails to ride on for hours and hours on end, as well as outstanding accommodations for you and your horses. The option to ski or snowmobile in the morning and saddle up and ride in the afternoon is remarkable!


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Don Weirauch, Owner, Angler's Edge.
The Carson Valley, right on the Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada offers a convenient central location and base camp for any outdoor activity. Don Weirauch shares information about the countless rivers, lakes and streams, ideal for finding your own slice of heaven. From fishing excursions, supplies, and tips on the numerous fishing options, the Carson Valley has anything an angler might need.


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Wayne Appleton, Motocross
Come see why riders from all over the world ride in the Carson Valley. Motocross legend Wayne Appleton explains why the vast open space of the Carson Valley is an excellent limitless terrain for any type of outdoor motorsport. The Valley's unique and endless riding area provides an off-road paradise.


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