Tahoe South Press Releases
December Roars Into Tahoe As Epic Storms Blanket Tahoe South Resorts
Dec. 3, 2012 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – A series of winter storms rolled into the Sierra over the past few days dropping 3-4 feet of powder at Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com/) resorts followed by sunny skies.
With chairs turning at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, the storms put a heavy blanket on Lake Tahoe mountainsides giving skiers and boarders plenty to celebrate as the season kicks into high gear in time for holidays.
"The momentum these storms carried with them was spectacular and is exactly what we asked Santa for this season," said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. "One by one they covered every acre at our resorts — effectively telling the world that Mother Nature has taken charge of Tahoe South."
A fleet of city and state snow removal vehicles around the Lake Tahoe Basin will be keeping the roads clear and safe for travel. Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623. For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at www.nevadadot.com or 877-687-6237. Travelers can also get up-to-the-minute online road information and more on their smart phones at NV.mobi
For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort web sites and cams or call snow phones: Heavenly Web Cams – 775-586-7000; Sierra-at-Tahoe Web Cams – 530-659-7475; Kirkwood Web Cams – 209-258-3000 and Heavenly Village Web Cams.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Once the sun sets on Tahoe South, it’s the call of the wild at Lake Tahoe’s nightlife epicenter as award-winning entertainment cues up with Grammy-toting musicians, live music, lounge acts, 24-hour gaming and an active bar and social scene.
Come off the slopes and step into MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa Dec. 8 and enjoy a wild ride of the digital kind with the 11th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival. Guests should brace themselves for this anything goes, beer-chugging, film watching party complete with go-go dancers, hideous costumes and plenty of outrageous contests. (www.laketahoefilmfestival.com)
Heavenly Holidays is two weeks of festivities at Heavenly Village, Dec. 19-31, featuring live music, ice sculpting, professional ice skaters and photos with Santa inside a giant snow globe. The celebration culminates Dec. 31 with “A Heavenly New Year Celebration” including a concert, fire dancers, ice sculptors, culminating with a 9 p.m. Gondola Drop. A decorated and illuminated car will descend from the mountaintop accompanied by a community countdown, all followed by a fireworks celebration to welcome 2013 (www.skiheavenly.com).
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe entertainment includes Night Ranger, Dec. 8; Christmas with Aaron Neville, Dec. 15; Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker, Dec. 21; Asleep at the Wheel, Dec. 22; Robert Randolph and Karl Denson, Dec. 28; Tainted Love, Jan. 5, 2013 and Jonny Lang, Jan. 12, 2013. (www.harrahslaketahoe.com).
MontBleu’s showroom entertainment/events line-up features Thunder from Down Under, Dec. 12; Daniel Tosh, Dec. 15; End of World Party, Dec. 21; New Year's Eve Nightclub Party at Opal Ultra Lounge, Blu Nightclub and Convention Center, Dec. 31; Mario Cantone, Jan. 26; George Benson, Feb. 17 and Comedian Jo Koy, Feb. 23. (www.montbleuresort.com).
Getting to Tahoe South
The drive to Tahoe South from the Reno International Airport has been shortened, thanks to the opening of the new I-580 freeway. The six-lane, 65-mile-per-hour freeway is safer, more convenient and faster, bypassing Pleasant Valley and Washoe City. The 8.5 mile divided freeway features new anti-icing technology on all nine bridges. When factoring in the convenience of Reno Tahoe International Airport, voted the top airport for skiers by SKI Magazine, getting to South Lake Tahoe from the east has never been easier. Not to mention that South Tahoe Express offers luxury coach shuttle service more than eight times per day, and driving from the Bay Area is only a three plus-hour drive or a two-hour drive from Sacramento, this winter destination is convenient from all points of the map.
For real time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: www.twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA. For Tahoe South information: 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or www.tahoesouth.com.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “Best Lake in America” by USA TODAY readers (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.