Best of Tahoe Resorts Exceed Ten Feet for Two-Week Snow Total

11 February 2014
  • Kirkwood On Track to Open 100% of Terrain by the Weekend
  • Heavenly and Northstar Expand; Open Additional Signature Terrain
  • Combined Acreage to Exceed 8500 Acres by the Weekend
Best of Tahoe Resorts Exceed Ten Feet for Two-Week Snow Total

Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort have received  five to eight feet of snow during the most recent winter storm at Lake Tahoe – which delivers a two-week accumulation total of more than ten feet. 
 
“With such powerful recent storms, the ski conditions at Kirkwood, Heavenly, and Northstar are amazing, and guests on both sides of Lake Tahoe are so excited for more terrain,” said Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill Rock.  “We’ve worked around the clock to offer a bounty of new terrain, and each resort plans to open some their most legendary terrain and trails for the approaching holiday weekend.” 


Tahoe’s Most Open Terrain; Expansions Expected for Weekend to Include Iconic Favorites
The three resorts currently offer a combined total of 173 trails via 39 lifts.  Newly-opened signature runs – such as Wagon Wheel Bowl, Palisades, and at Kirkwood; Milky Way Bowl, Pinnacles, and Ski Ways at Heavenly; and Challenger, Rail Splitter, and Sierra Grande at Northstar – are among many trails now available to guests.  
 
Additionally, all three resorts forecast opening some of their mountains’ most famous, iconic terrain prior to the weekend:
 
·         Kirkwood anticipates opening 100% of the mountain – the first Tahoe resort to do so this winter.
·         Heavenly aims to open some of its most popular terrain, including Mott Canyon and Galaxy.
·         Northstar expects to offer 100% of its Backside trails. 
·         Combined, the resorts will offer more than 8,500 acres of skiable terrain starting this weekend.
 
Storm B-roll and Photos
To download B-roll and photos from the recent storm please select a resort link below:
Heavenly Mountain Resort:  Click here for B-roll.  Click here for photos.
Northstar California Resort:  Click here for B-roll.  Click here for photos.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort:  Click here for B-roll.  Click here for photos.
 
 
Tickets and Info
The lowest-price guarantee on lift tickets is available through the 3-Day Advance ticket when purchased at least three days in advance online at www.snow.com/lifttickets or through Vail Resorts Central Reservations and any of the three resort websites. With the 3-Day Advance, skiers and riders can save up to 25 percent off the window rate.  Additionally, Kirkwood offers a one-day advance lift ticket.
 
For more information and the latest snow conditions updates at all three resorts, visit www.SkiHeavenly.com, www.NorthstarCalifornia.com or www.Kirkwood.com.
About Heavenly Mountain Resort
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.
 
About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, fly-fishing and more.
 
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit
www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.
 
About Kirkwood
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation's top destination resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet, assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other resort in North America. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety and is a true skier’s destination. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining. For more information about Kirkwood Mountain Resort, visit www.kirkwood.com or call 209.258.6000.
 
About Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).  The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

Contact(s)

Kevin "Coop" Cooper

Communications/PR Manager
Email: kcooper1@vailresorts.com
Phone: (209) 258-7215

Sally Gunter

Heavenly Communications Manager
Email: sgunter@vailresorts.com
Phone: (775) 586-4451

Rachael Woods

Senior Manager of Communications
Email: rwoods1@vailresorts.com
Phone: 530-562-3866
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