Tahoe South Press Releases
Forecast Calls for 1-3 Feet; Tahoe South Ski Resorts Anticipate More Terrain Will Open
Dec. 9, 2014 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as this week’s forecast calls 1-3 feet of powder above 7,000 feet (https://tahoesouth.com/). According to NOAA, the system will produce significant snow in the Sierra with an increase in intensity Thursday afternoon and continue through Friday afternoon. A slight chance of snow followed by mostly sunny skies is predicted for the weekend (www.noaa.gov).
The previous storm system the first week of December delivered more than a foot of snow at South Shore resorts, allowing them to open and expand operations.
“Winter is here and we offer a morning until night experience from great skiing/riding to top-rated après spots and evening entertainment,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director at the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
Ski Resort Conditions
Heavenly Mountain Resort opened Nov. 21 and has 3.0 skiable miles open. Following the storm, the resort will be reevaluating terrain, in hopes of opening additional terrain for the weekend. www.skiheavenly.com.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort opened Dec. 6 and has 31 skiable acres open. Kirkwood also hopes open additional terrain for the weekend after evaluating conditions www.kirkwood.com.
The past storm system dropped 18 inches of snow at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort on the upper portion of the mountain setting up a great base. Please stay tuned for opening day details. www.sierraattahoe.com.
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.
Visitors to the Tahoe South website are able to view all six real-time 18 megapixel cameras with options to view in full screen, zoom, explore or a daily time-lapse. The cameras provide beautiful imagery and serve as a media resource for articles or broadcasts. For more information visit www.tahoesouth.com/prism. To access/request real-time broadcast quality images from a specific date please email: [email protected].
Photos and b-roll will be uploaded as they become available. To access b-roll, conditions video, and high res images from the area resorts select from the following links: Tahoe Snow Alert (Heavenly, Kirkwood); Kirkwood b-roll and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
Snow sports and entertainment combine with Winter Ignite at Heavenly Mountain Resort for two weekends, Dec. 5-6 and 12-13 (www.skiheavenly.com). The amplified, snow-fueled festival jumpstarts the 2014-15 ski and ride season with on-mountain Unbuckle après parties. It culminates with "Pretty Faces," an all-women ski and adventure sports film at Harrah’s South Shore room, Friday, Dec. 12. Young the Giant, a wildly-popular indie rock band, will headline a free concert in the Heavenly Village, Saturday, Dec. 13.
Madcap on-screen adventure films and non-stop on-stage party action arrives with the 13th annual Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Saturday, Dec. 13 at MontBleu Resort, Casino & Spa. Designed to capture the intensity and passion of free-spirited outdoor adventure, the film festival provides mountaintop cliffhangers and enough high-energy entertainment between showings to ignite fervor for the New Year. The night includes guest speakers, action photo displays, break-dancers, DJs and a handful of surprises.
The holiday festivities kick into high gear with Heavenly Holidays, Dec. 20-31. The event features caroling, live music, magicians, jugglers, professional ice skaters, live ice sculpting, photos with Santa and a Heavenly mascot Ripperoo Parade at the Heavenly Village, as well as a New Year’s Eve countdown celebration.
The South Shore Room at Harrah's Lake Tahoe celebrates the holidays with The Sun Kings, Dec. 13; Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Dec. 20; Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real, Dec. 27; Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout, Jan. 3; Tainted Love, Jan. 17; G. Love & Special Sauce w/Matt Costa, Jan. 24; Jefferson Starship, Feb. 14; Los Lobos, Feb. 21; Bruce in the USA, Feb. 28; DL Hughley, March 27; Pat Travers Band, March 7; and Punch Brothers, March 28. www.harrahslaketahoe.com
MontBleu's concert, film and comedy lineup features Daniel Tosh, Dec. 12; Tahoe Adventure Film Festival, Dec. 13; Kool and The Gang, Jan. 17; The Guess Who, Jan. 31; Lewis Black, Feb. 6 and Little River Band w/special guest Gary Mule Deer www.montbleuresort.com.
Named one of the "Best Airports for Skiers" by SKI Magazine, Reno Tahoe International Airport has also added a number of new international flights to London, England and Guadalajara, Mexico and other key air gateway cities. RTIA provides easy and convenient access to Tahoe South with the six-lane, 65-mile-per-hour I-580 freeway. The 8.5-mile divided freeway features anti-icing technology. Multiple daily shuttle runs are also available via South Tahoe Express, the non-stop luxury motorcoach for just $30 one-way. For information on available flights, maps, airlines and the region visit: www.flyrenotahoe.com.
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: http://www.twitter.com/TahoeSouth, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA, Instagram: www.instagram.com/tahoesouth and use #tahoesouth and #teamwinter to share posts. For Tahoe South information: 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 “America’s Best Ski Destination” by USA TODAY readers (Jan. 2014), 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, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.