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Closing Dates for Tahoe Ski Resorts

All good things must come to an end, but not before Tahoe ski resorts throw some epic on-mountain parties. The weather is getting warmer, and nature must run its course. Soon the snow will melt and turn into water to feed Reno Tahoe’s wonderful lakes and rivers. Maybe the powder you shredded this winter will be the same water that you float down the Truckee in this summer! Here is a list of the closing dates for most of the Tahoe ski resorts:

Alpine Meadows – Will operate 7 days/ week through April 20 and then will be open weekends into May

Boreal- April 20

Diamond Peak- April 13

Heavenly – April 20

Kirkwood – April 27

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe – April 20

Northstar California – April 20

Sierra-at-Tahoe – April 20

Squaw Valley – April 27

Sugar Bowl – TBD

Do not worry! There are plenty exciting things to do this spring and summer to keep you occupied until the next ski season! Check out 11 things you can do while you wait for the first dump of 2014!

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Storm Totals March 26-March 30

Last weekend might have been the best ski days of the year so far at Lake Tahoe resorts, and now Mother Nature is refilling those epic tracks for round in the coming weekend.

Here are the storm totals from last week, and another 1-2 feet is on the way!

Sugar Bowl: 60”@squawvalley

Boreal: 54″

Squaw Valley: 45″

Diamond Peak: 42″

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 40″

Alpine Meadows: 29″

Northstar: 25″

Kirkwood: 20″

Heavenly: 19″

Mt. Rose: 12”

Homewood’s Summer Happenings

Homewood Mountain Resort and the West Shore Cafe also have new happenings slated for summer 2014.

header_vinfoThe West Shore Cafe will offer three new personal watercrafts rentals from SWA Watersports, bolstering its fleet that includes a wooden boat, a fishing boat and a ski boat, all buoyed off of the West Shore Cafe pier.

The cafe also expanded its bar on the outdoor deck in order to provide a better experience for guests. The interior bar was stretched into an L shape, giving patrons a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe as they indulge in craft cocktails and apps.

Homewood has hosted the Lakefront Outdoor Yoga Series in past summers, but this summer, the resort will offer the yoga series on the pier of the West Shore Cafe every Wednesday and Saturday morning. The series runs from June to August. Learn more at

In addition, Homewood will host three Farm to Peak dinners on the mountain overlooking Lake Tahoe. Guests will ride a chairlift to the top of the mountain, where they will be treated to a five-course seasonal farm-to-table dinner complete with wine or beer pairings, with guest chefs incorporating the freshest locally sourced ingredients.

The Farm to Peak dinners will take place July 5, Aug. 9 and Aug. 30 and are limited to 120 guests.

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Storm Totals Feb 27-March 2

February is wrapping up, but not before another layer of pow as we head into March! Here are the resort totals for Lake Tahoe resorts after the last storm:

Photo: andrew klotzKirkwood: 45″

Squaw Valley: 37″

Boreal: 35″

Sugar Bowl: 32”

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 28″

Alpine Meadows: 26″

Northstar: 21″

Heavenly: 20″

Homewood: 17″

Diamond Peak: 14″

Mt. Rose: 10”

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Storm Totals February 8-10

This past weekend, the Sierra was pounded with fresh powder! As the storm total numbers show, February is a great month for Tahoe skiers and snowboarders.

Kirkwood: 82″

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 74″

Squaw Valley: 68″

Alpine Meadows: 63″

Sugar Bowl: 61″

Boreal: 60″

Mt. Rose: 51”

Homewood: 49″

Diamond Peak: 48″

Northstar: 44″

Heavenly: 34″

So…why haven’t you left for the mountain yet?

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Storm Totals February 5-7

As you may have seen in our PHOTO BLOG, February has been very kind to the slopes of Tahoe. Some resorts received more snow than others, but here are some of the more notable storm totals from this first week of February.

Storm totals:

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 8″

Northstar: 3″

Sugar Bowl: 13″

Alpine Meadows: 6″

Squaw Valley: 6″

Boreal: 8″

Kirkwood: 9″

And we’re just getting started. Check back again next week, because we expect much more snow to quell your powder cravings!

Ski Lift Discounts for Tahoe Resorts


The Sierra Avalanche Center has partnered with five Tahoe ski resorts to provide lift tickets for a lower cost. Take advantage of these deals, you do not want to miss out on these phenomenal bargains!




Mt. Rose

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Tickets are selling quickly, so do not hesitate to get on that mountain!

Proceeds will go toward the Sierra Avalanche Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to avalanche safety and prevention.

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Storm Totals January 29-31

Earn your wings for the Big Game Sunday with a few powder turns on the mountain before heading to these awesome parties.


Storm totals:

Heavenly: 24”

Mt. Rose: 17”

Sierra-at-Tahoe: 16”

Diamond Peak: 14”

Northstar: 14”

Sugar Bowl: 11”

Alpine Meadows: 10”

Squaw Valley: 10”

Boreal: 8”

Niner $49 Lift Ticket Deals MLK Weekend

Tackle this three-day weekend with beautiful top to bottom skiing/boarding, sunshine, clear roads and last minute deals!

Score Big:

At Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, sport your Red & Gold for your $49 lift ticket Jan 18-19.

Homewood Mountain Resort skiers just need to say “Go Niners!” to the ticket window attendant to get the discounted price – a saving of $30 off the regular Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend adult rates. Valid through Sunday’s NFC Championship Game.


January is Learn to Ski and Board Month

Fall in love with Tahoe skiing/snowboarding this January!

Lake Tahoe was just voted as the Best Ski Destination by USA Today readers, coincidentally coinciding with January also being “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” Needless to say, now is the time to GET ON THE SLOPES!


Learn to ski and snowboard month allows newbies to get their ski legs for discounted prices during select dates in January. Here are a few resorts participating:

Alpine Meadows (select dates) lift access, lesson and rental – $49

Diamond Peak (January 13-17) lift access, lesson and rental – $39

Mt. Rose (Jan 6-10) lift access, lesson and rental – $44

Boreal Lean-in-3 Program (Jan 6-Feb 14) 3 days lift access, 3 lessons 3 days of rentals – $129

Northstar California (January) lift access, lesson and rental – $139

Happy Turning!