Conditions Ideal for Spring Skiing and Riding
South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – April 1, 2012 –
It’s no April Fool’s joke. Heavenly Mountain Resort
has received between 12-18” of fresh snow since Saturday, improving Tahoe’s best snow surfaces and setting the resort up for weeks of great spring skiing conditions. During the month of March, Heavenly received 110” of snow.
“It may be April 1, but there’s still a lot of season left at Heavenly. This new snow sets us up perfectly for terrific spring skiing and riding well into April,” said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager. “The extra days we will be open, plus this fresh powder, are only adding to the value for our passholders.”
Heavenly announced last week that the resort will extend its operation to include the weekends of April 20-22, 2012 and April 27-29, 2012, weather and conditions permitting. The Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express, with a limited expert-only operation at Gunbarrel Express, will all be open during those days.
New 2012-13 pass holders already received one free day in April 2012 with the purchase of next season’s pass, and now their 2012-13 pass will grant them access to the entire extended portion of the season, as many as six days at Heavenly, weather and conditions permitting.
The 16th Annual Spring Loaded
festival is underway, with concerts, the Gunbarrel 25 hosted by Glen Plake on April 7, Lake Tahoe Pond Skimming World Championship on April 14-15, and the Ski Patrol Fundraiser on April 14.
B-roll from today is available here
2012-13 Season Passes on Sale
Vail Resorts recently announced the best value in 2012-13 season passes, including the new Tahoe Local Pass that provides access to more than 10,000 total skiable acres between Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood, marking the most combined terrain in Tahoe. Priced at $419, Tahoe Local pass holders receive seven-day-per-week access the three best resorts in the Tahoe region for $80 less than last year’s comparable Epic Local Pass. For details on all pass options, visit epicpass.com
Lock In Early, Receive Buddy Tickets
Early spring benefits are only guaranteed through April 15, 2012, and Vail Resorts is giving guests the option to lock in these prices now with a $49 down payment, with the remainder of the balance due in mid-September 2012. Locking in the Tahoe Local
or Tahoe Value
pass with the $49 down payment also gives pass holders access to six Buddy Tickets to use for themselves, or for skiing or riding with friends.
Ski Free and Stay Free
One of Heavenly’s most popular deals is back - Ski Free, Stay Free
. Book anywhere from three to 10 nights and receive one night of lodging and one day skiing or riding free. This is one of Heavenly’s most flexible deals and includes a large variety of lodging options, so there is virtually something for everyone. Valid until April 15, 2012 and must book by April 8, 2012.