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The Best of Tahoe Resorts Expand Ski and Ride Terrain
•Heavenly Mountain Resort is now operating 250 scenic acres
•Northstar California is open top-to-bottom
•Kirkwood Mountain expands terrain including beginner and double black diamond trails.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Dec. 3, 2018 – After receiving nearly four feet of fresh snowfall, the Best of Tahoe Resorts, including Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain, expand terrain for skiers and riders ahead of the holiday season.
Heavenly is operating 490 acres of ski-and-ride terrain overlooking Lake Tahoe. Including the scenic gondola, which transports skiers, riders and guests on foot, the resort is operating 7 lifts accessing a diverse array of trails. Runs from the top of the gondola include The Big Easy, California Trail, Aries  alongside 17 intermediate to advanced trails on the Nevada side of the resort.
Northstar California is open top-to-bottom spinning Comstock Express chairlift, which provides access to the Mt. Pluto summit and more than 23 trails in that territory alone. The resort is currently operating nine chairlifts and 36 trails from the summit all the way down to Village Run. Terrain for beginners to experts is available including Easy Street, East Ridge and Grouse Alley trails. Man-made additions include three terrain parks with 20 features for multiple ability levels and two Kids Adventure Zones.
Kirkwood Mountain invites skiers and riders to experience more than 800 acres of terrain, including Chair 10 accessing The Wall, a double black diamond trail known for its ridgeline. Beginner terrain located lower on the mountain includes Timber Creek, an area comprised of green circle trails leading up to intermediate runs crafted for progressive learning. In total, the resort is operating 50 trails and 7 chairlifts.
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About The Best of Tahoe Resorts
Collectively, Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resorts offer guests unmatched variety, the highest standard of guest service, the most terrain with 10,270 skiable acres, and access to the region’s finest snow surface conditions through state-of-the-art snowmaking and acclaimed natural snow depth. The Best of Tahoe resorts, subsidiaries of Vail Resorts, Inc., represent the essence of Lake Tahoe’s spirit. Each resort’s individual characteristics complement one another and combine to offer skiers and riders the Best of Tahoe experience.

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading global mountain resort operator. Vail Resorts’ subsidiaries operate 15 world-class mountain resorts and three urban ski areas, including Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte 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 and Okemo in Vermont; Mt. Sunapee in New Hampshire; Stevens Pass in Washington; 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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