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Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood Resorts Announce Extended Ski Season
•Heavenly Mountain Resort season extended through April 28, 2019, plus 3-day-weekend May 3-5
•Northstar California Resort season extended through April 21, 2019
•Kirkwood Mountain Resort season extended through April 14, 2019, plus 3-day-weekend April 19-21

Media Note: Recent Photos and B-Roll available here for HeavenlyNorthstar and Kirkwood.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Feb. 28, 2019 – After record-breaking snowfall throughout the Lake Tahoe region in February, the Best of Tahoe Resorts, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced plans today to extend the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season. Plans may change based on weather, conditions or US Forest Service approval.
During the month of February alone, Heavenly has received 269” of snow, Northstar has received 286” and Kirkwood has received 271”.
“Record-breaking snow conditions paired with the hard work of our mountain operations teams have made for a truly unforgettable season so far,” said Mike Goar, vice president and chief operating officer of the Best of Tahoe Resorts. “With even more snow on the way, we are thrilled to extend the winter operations at all three of our Lake Tahoe resorts and offer skiers and riders additional opportunities to take advantage of these amazing spring conditions across the region.”
The Best of Tahoe Resorts are currently planning to extend their seasons as follows with a special extended season terrain offering:

  • Heavenly Mountain Resort plans to extend the season through April 28, with a bonus 3-day-weekend May 3-5.
  • Northstar California Resort plans to extend the season through April 21.
  • Kirkwood Mountain Resort plans to extend the season through April 14 with a bonus 3-day-weekend April 19-21.


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 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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