Tahoe South Press Releases
March Begins with Plenty of Snow at Tahoe South; More than a Foot and Counting
March 7, 2013 (Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com/) welcomed March with a series of substantial snowstorms that dropped more than 1-foot at area resorts with another 3-5 inches expected by Friday. Saturday and Sunday’s forecasts call for bluebird conditions with temps in the 30s – 40s. (www.noaa.gov)
March is historically recognized at Tahoe for sizable snowfall with the latest system adding to the season total of 270 – 357 inches to-date.
"We couldn't ask for better timing as Tahoe South has an action-packed remainder of the season with events/competitions, entertainment, longer days and our famous sunny skies,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority.
The nation’s top moguls and aerials athletes will compete for the U.S. Freestyle National title at Heavenly Mountain Resort, March 29-31. http://www.skiheavenly.com/) Spring Loaded combines the best of spring and winter for two weeks beginning March 29, with loud tunes, vibrant outfits, pond skimming, concerts and the Gunbarrel 25. Shaun White is set to host the big air competition, High Roller Hold ‘Em, Saturday, April 6. The party will feature a DJ, fireworks, laser lights and the Heavenly Angels.
Sierra-at-Tahoe (www.sierraattahoe.com/) kicks off spring with its Women's Camp, March 9-10. Featuring female pros teaching on-mountain ski and snowboard techniques, this camp is open to all women who sign up. With spring break in full swing, Sierra hosts the College Shred Fest at the mountain March 23. The Billabong Flaunt It Finals will finalize an event filled season Saturday, April 6 with an all-girls Slopestyle and Rail Jam competition.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort (http://winter.kirkwood.com) is featuring its three-day Expedition: Kirkwood Women's Weekend, March 8-10; backcountry awareness clinic on March 16 and the Head-to-Head Ski Challenge, March 23.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Tahoe South's call of the winter wild extends from daytime hours on the slopes to its nightlife epicenter with star-studded entertainment, Grammy-winning musicians, live music, lounge acts, 24-hour gaming and an active bar and social scene.
With more than $1 million in entertainment plans and renovations to the existing space, Harrah’s PEEK is a 6,700-square-foot, nightlife and live entertainment space that includes 40 intimate VIP sections, including some of today’s most highly touted nightclub amenities. With the capability to provide full scale music performances, PEEK will host some of the world’s biggest names in entertainment, including big-named Vegas, Miami, New York and L.A. DJs.
Boogie Nights, a '70s and '80s-themed dance party, offers Saturday nights fits of Technicolor fever all winter long at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. (http://www.montbleuresort.com)
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe entertainment includes Jose Feliciano, March 9; ABBACADABRA, an ABBA tribute band, March 23; Moonwalker: The Reflection of Michael, March 30; Elvin Bishop, April 6; and Local Natives, April 13. (http://www.harrahstahoe.com)
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa showroom entertainment/events line-up features the 8th annual Sierra Nevada Alliance Wild & Scenic Film Festival March 8; WFC/MMA at the Lake, March 15; PANTy-RAID with Ooah of The Glitch Mob and MartyParty, March 16; Umphrey's McGee, March 17; Pool Party at Onsen Beach & Nightclub, March 17; slam poet and artist Sage Francis, March 22; and Rob Schneider, March 23.
Getting to 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.
The drive to Tahoe South from the Reno International Airport has been shortened via the new I-580 freeway. The six-lane, 65-mile-per-hour freeway is safer with new anti-icing technology as well as more convenient, it reduces drive time by approximately 10 minutes. 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. South Tahoe Express also offers eight non-stop luxury coach shuttles from the airport daily; driving from the Bay Area is only a three plus-hour drive or a two-hour drive from Sacramento.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Best Lake” 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, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.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. 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]