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Lake Tahoe Skiers and Snowboarders Have Access to Heavenly Mountain Resort Beginning Nov. 17

South Lake Tahoe/Truckee, Calif. - Nov. 14, 2017 – Heavenly Mountain Resort will open for the 2017-2018 season on Friday, Nov. 17, and it’s not too late for skiers and snowboarders to get their Epic Pass, which are still available until Nov. 19. Epic passholders have access to Heavenly Mountain, Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort and Whistler Blackcomb for early season skiing and riding. 

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will open on Nov. 22, followed by Northstar California Resort on Thanksgiving Day. The Village at Northstar, featuring high-end winter boutiques and new shops like lululemon, continues to open Friday, Nov. 17. Restaurants, including the new Yamakai Fish and Sushi Co. and Los Arcos Mexican cuisine, are set to open Friday as well.

“We’re thrilled to begin the ski season at Heavenly this Friday,” said Mike Goar, senior vice president of mountain division and chief operating officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort.  We’ve been hard at work making snow at every opportunity, and current forecasts are calling for snow. We’re excited to begin another terrific ski season.”

Just a 45-minute drive from Lake Tahoe, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport has the following nonstop flights to Lake Tahoe, Denver and Whistler ski markets:

  • San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada, Air Canada ($388 round trip, rate sampled Dec. 7)
  • Oakland to Reno-Tahoe, Southwest Airlines ($63 one way, rate sampled Dec. 19)
  • San Jose to Reno-Tahoe, Southwest and Alaska Airlines ($54-59 one way, rate sampled Dec. 19)
  • Orange County to Reno-Tahoe, Alaska Airlines ($65 one way, rate sampled Dec. 19)
  • Long Beach to Reno-Tahoe, JetBlue Airlines ($39 one way, rate sampled Dec. 19)
  • Reno-Tahoe to Denver, Frontier Airlines ($37 one way, rate sampled Dec. 19)

The deadline to purchase season passes and access the Best of Tahoe Resorts, as well as Whistler Blackcomb, is Nov. 20. For more information and to purchase season passes, please visit

Epic Passes Available through Sunday, Nov. 19
Sunday, Nov. 19 marks the final day to purchase a 2017-2018 Epic Pass, saving more than 40 percent compared to lift ticket window prices. Ski unlimited and unrestricted from opening day to closing day for only $899. The Epic Pass offers unlimited, unrestricted skiing and pays for itself in just over four days. Enjoy full access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood at Lake Tahoe; Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont; Afton Alps in Minnesota; Mt. Brighton in Michigan; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Whistler Blackcomb in Canada; and Perisher in Australia for the 2018 season. The Epic Pass grants limited access to Les 3 Vallées, Paradiski and Tignes-Val D’Isere in France; 4 Vallées in Switzerland; Arlberg in Austria and Skirama Dolomiti in Italy. A child pass (ages five to 12) is $469. Where will a pass take you this season? During the first 30 days alone, your pass unlocks special pass holder discounts on rentals and lodging, events, and weather updates so you know when and where the best snow is falling. Plus, it gets you all the powder days you could hope for. Follow Epic Pass on Facebook for updates throughout the season and look for #First30 news and info.


About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 11 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada; Perisher in Australia; Stowe in Vermont; Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan. Vail Resorts owns and/or manages a collection of casually elegant hotels under the RockResorts brand, as well as the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning and development 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 and consumer website is

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