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:
Squaw Valley: 37″
Sugar Bowl: 32”
Alpine Meadows: 26″
Diamond Peak: 14″
Mt. Rose: 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.
Squaw Valley: 68″
Alpine Meadows: 63″
Sugar Bowl: 61″
Mt. Rose: 51”
Diamond Peak: 48″
So…why haven’t you left for the mountain yet?
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.
Sugar Bowl: 13″
Alpine Meadows: 6″
Squaw Valley: 6″
And we’re just getting started. Check back again next week, because we expect much more snow to quell your powder cravings!
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!
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.
Earn your wings for the Big Game Sunday with a few powder turns on the mountain before heading to these awesome parties.
Mt. Rose: 17”
Diamond Peak: 14”
Sugar Bowl: 11”
Alpine Meadows: 10”
Squaw Valley: 10”
Tackle this three-day weekend with beautiful top to bottom skiing/boarding, sunshine, clear roads and last minute deals!
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.
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
The Backyard Bar & BBQ Offers Guests New Year-Round Outdoor Dining and Après Ski Specials
The new slope-side BBQ-themed outdoor restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will open tomorrow with a grand opening that includes food and drink specials from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Traditional BBQ and wood-fired oven-baked pizza favorites, daily après ski specials and seasonal drinks will be staples on the restaurant’s menu. “The Pit” can hold 100 racks of ribs!
The restaurant’s “blues, brews and BBQ” concept will include traditional BBQ favorites such as smoked ribs offered in full or half rack, a beef brisket sandwich, the “Yard Bird,” a half chicken smoked with the on-site smoker, garden veggie, cheese and BBQ chicken wood-fired pizzas, house made sides including pit smoked pork beans, tossed greens and a selection of desserts. Menu items range in price from $15-$25, and a seasonal beverage program with saloon-inspired cocktails and local craft beer selections will also be available. During the winter season, the restaurant will offer daily après ski food and beverage specials from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. including half-priced flatbreads and buckets of six beers for $20. Casual outdoor cookouts will take place during the summer months, perfect for Lake Tahoe family vacationers.
Ski before you crawl Saturday, December 14!
Santas in full costume will receive $39 lift tickets to Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – just 30 min from Reno.
After you have your goggle tan from the slopes, join the estimated 13,000 patrons dressed as Santa and take over the bars, pubs and restaurants of downtown Reno that evening for the Reno Santa Pub Crawl!
11am: A mass Santa photo at the top of Kit Carson Bowl followed by a Santa ski flash mob
1:30pm: Miss Candy Cane and Mr. Kringle contest in Timbers Bar
New snow and cold temperatures have allowed North Lake Tahoe ski resorts to open new ski terrain ahead of another snowstorm forecast to drop more than a foot of snow Friday night and Saturday morning.
At 9:00am Friday morning, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe will spin the Northwest Magnum 6 high-speed chairlift and offer beautiful groomed turns from top to bottom.
Northstar has expanded its ski terrain and Friday adds the Comstock chairlift to its list of six chairlifts currently operating – the most terrain open in North Tahoe. The resort also plans to open the backside of the mountain soon. Squaw Valley opens Red Dog chairlift Friday, adding to the seven lifts currently spinning, including Searchlight and Gold Coast.
Sugar Bowl Resort opens for the season Saturday with top-to-bottom skiing and riding on Mt. Lincoln Express and Nob Hill. The Donner Summit resort reported 10 inches of new snow out of Tuesday’s snowstorm and forecasters predict the resort could receive more than a foot-and-a-half of fresh snow from a Friday night and Saturday storm that could have skiers and riders making deep powder turns on the first day of Sugar Bowl’s ski season.
Boreal Mountain Resort is open to the top with terrain park features, including jibs and jumps. Mt. Rose starts spinning the Northwest Magnum 6 high-speed chairlift offering groomed runs top to bottom today.
Tuesday’s snow came with very cold temperatures, allowing North Tahoe ski resorts to run their snowmaking systems continuously. Frigid temperatures continue through the weekend, giving ski resorts an opportunity to continue building the snow base and open even more terrain.
North Tahoe has five ski resorts open this weekend: Northstar, Squaw Valley, Sugar Bowl, Boreal and Mt. Rose. Diamond Peak, Alpine Meadows and Homewood Mountain Resort plan to open Dec. 13. Check the complete Lake Tahoe list!