Rob Sabo

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January 16, 2012
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No snow? Recreation firms shift their focus

Nimble operators of firms that rent recreational equipment around Lake Tahoe are doing just fine despite a nearly snow-free winter, operating as if summer never came to an end.

Instead of renting winter gear such as skis, snowboards, snowshoes or snowmobiles, Lake Tahoe rental businesses say they are still renting summer equipment kayaks, mountain bikes and powerboats as residents and visitors take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather.

Harry King, owner of Tahoe Eco Sports, says kayak tours and kayak rentals comprise about 90 percent of his business this winter, a radical shift from last year, when they accounted for …

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Northern Nevada Business Weekly Updated Jan 16, 2012 12:00AM Published Jan 16, 2012 12:00AM Copyright 2012 Northern Nevada Business Weekly. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.