20 November 2013

2013-2014 Ski and Snowboard Season Begins on Friday

Skiers and riders can count on making turns at Lake Tahoe this weekend as Heavenly Mountain Resort officially opens for the 2013-2014 season on Friday, November 22 at 9:00 a.m. Heavenly will operate the Gondola and Tamarack Express, accessing 14 acres and 1.5 miles of skiable terrain on California Trail to Tamarack Return. Heavenly will offer free shuttle buses for guests from the California Main Lodge parking area to the Gondola. 
23 September 2013

Heavenly and Kirkwood Revamp Bijou Community Park as Part of Vail Resorts Echo Day

Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood Mountain Resorts, through the Vail Resorts Echo program, partnered with the City of South Lake Tahoe for the fourth annual Vail Resorts Echo Day on Saturday, September 21, 2013. 312 resort employees, friends and family volunteered to revamp Bijou Community Park, putting in a combined effort of 936 volunteer hours Saturday. Volunteers laid sod to build a family picnic area, painted signs and picnic tables, planted shrubs, cleared bushes, redistributed wood chips, resurfaced the skatepark, raked the volleyball courts, picked up trash, and cleaned up the bicycle path on Al Tahoe Blvd. 

19 August 2013

Three Premier Tahoe Resorts on One Incredible Winter Pass

With less than 100 days until the beginning of the 2013-2014 ski and ride season, now is the time to purchase the best-valued season pass to Tahoe’s three premier mountain destinations, Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar. The Tahoe Local and Tahoe Value Passes offer access to more than 263 trails, 14 terrain parks and 10,270 acres all on one pass; but the current season pass prices are only guaranteed through September 2, 2013.
08 May 2013

Kirkwood to Host Annual Near Death Experience Bike Camp, June 6-9

Riding 129 miles and climbing 15,000-plus feet all in one day demands a rigorous training schedule and Kirkwood’s annual “Near Death Experience” bike camp can give riders the inside edge they need to complete such a challenging task. The annual Near Death Experience will take place at Kirkwood Mountain Resort from June 6-9, 2013. Entering its 15th year, the Near Death Experience is the premier training camp for riders preparing for the Death Ride, the grueling 129-mile bike tour of the California Alps on July 13, 2013. Kirkwood’s Near Death Experience Bike Camp is designed to take riders to the next level, providing them with the knowledge and hands-on training necessary to prepare them for an improved cycling and event experience.
12 March 2013

Lake Tahoe’s Only True Three-Mountain Season Pass Accessing the Best of Tahoe Resorts On Sale Now

With access to more than 10,270 skiable acres at three premier mountain resorts—Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort—Lake Tahoe’s only true three-mountain season passes provide season-long access to the most diverse and quality experience Lake Tahoe has to offer.Starting today,Lake Tahoe skiers and snowboarders can lock in the lowest guaranteed price on a season pass for the 2013-2014 winter season (www.bestoftahoe.com) for as little as $389. Vail Resorts is selling its popular ski and snowboard season passes beginning March 12, offering the best value and the most resort access that the ski industry has to offer on one season pass. 
30 January 2013

Kirkwood Launches New Hike-to EpicMix Reader

Kirkwood Mountain Resort has installed the company’s first solar-powered radio frequency (RF) reader to enhance the guest’s experience with EpicMix, Vail Resorts’ proprietary online and mobile application that rewards users for challenges completed, lifts ridden, and days and vertical feet skied. The reader takes advantage of Kirkwood’s legendary hike-to, inbounds terrain, and is located in the Covered Wagon area of the resort, along the southeastern-most boundary on the backside.

28 January 2013

Kirkwood to Host First Stop of Rahlves' Banzai Tour

On Feb. 1-3, 2013, big mountain freeride action meets ski and boarder-cross strategy in a mad-dash race for cash, as Kirkwood Mountain Resort hosts the first stop on the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, presented by Bank of the West. Taking place at four Lake Tahoe, CA resorts, it’s head–to-head action, four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions. This is the ultimate test of ski and riding skills.
28 January 2013

Kirkwood Launches Backcountry Programs

With over 260 inches of snow for the season allowing the resort to build the cat road to access out-of-bounds terrain, Kirkwood Mountain Resort has launched their signature Expedition:Kirkwood Cat Tours. E:K Cat Tours take advanced skiers and riders on an adventure to hunt down fresh turns with a focus on backcountry education and safety.
19 November 2012

Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood to Open Additional Terrain for Holiday

With up to 30-inches of new snow accumulating over the weekend and cold temperatures allowing the largest snowmaking systems on the West Coast to continue operation, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort are evaluating conditions and plan to open additional terrain heading into the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
12 November 2012

Kirkwood to Open Early for the 2012-13 Ski and Ride Season

Powerful early-season storms combined with the area’s largest and most advanced snowmaking operations have allowed Vail Resorts’ Lake Tahoe mountains – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort – to open early with 111 acres, Tahoe’s most terrain and finest surface conditions, all on one season pass.
Heavenly and Northstar had originally planned to open on November 16 with Kirkwood following on November 21.
Instead, Heavenly and Northstar will open on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, with a combined seven lifts and eight trails, totaling 51 acres. On Friday, November 16, Kirkwood will open one lift and five trails, accessing another 40 acres and Heavenly will open Dipper Express, giving access to mile-long Orion’s, adding another 20 acres, weather and conditions permitting. All told, by Friday, the three resorts plan to be open with nine lifts, 14 trails and 111 acres, by far the most accessed by one pass at Lake Tahoe.