Tahoe South Press Releases
Mother Nature Delivers 8-12 Inches and Counting of Snow to America’s Best Ski Destination
Pray for snow requests were heard loud and clear as Mother Nature dropped 8-12 inches of snow at Tahoe South, America's Best Ski Destination (USA Today, Jan. 2014) in the last 24 hours and it’s still snowing. (https://tahoesouth.com)
The arrival has secured plans for more trails and terrain access at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood. Snowmaking efforts and December storms laid the foundation for quality conditions with top to bottom coverage. With a break in the high pressure ridge the outlook for more snow on the way looks better every day.
"This is the break we've been looking for," said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. "The recent snowfall is a good base on what we already have at area resorts. There’s lots of skiing/riding left in the season and we’re anxious to see if Farmers’ Almanac is correct in its prediction for a snowy February.”
What's on the radar?
Looking ahead, ski resorts are gearing up for upcoming Valentine's and President's Day weekends as well as events, parties and competitions.
Heavenly Mountain Resort: High Roller trail is open with ski-through access to lower High Five. Located on Heavenly’s California side, this area is accessible via Sky Express and will feature groomed, rolling terrain. The opening of High Roller to High Five adds 16 acres and over a mile to Heavenly’s skiable terrain.
Sierra-at-Tahoe will host a special Winemakers Luncheon that includes Madroña Vineyard's varietals paired with mouthwatering entrees from 360° Smokehouse BBQ. The luncheon is $20 and is Friday, January 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Super Bowl Sunday at Sierra Resort – shred in the morning and then catch the game in The Sierra Pub with food and drink specials, games and prizes. Complimentary shuttles to South Lake Tahoe are available.
The California Repercussions (a.k.a. the Reapers) are a 45-70 piece band who will perform while skiing down the slopes off of Broadway run. The group will play rock-n-roll, pop, and jazz, and even some traditional band music Saturday, Feb. 15.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Lake Tahoe’s popular race series, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, returns Feb. 22-23 with ski and snowboard competition in its purest form. The race is head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions.
The following weekend is the fourth stopover of the Swatch Freeride World Tour Feb. 28 through March 1. Sixty of the best big mountain skiers and snowboarders in the world will be at Kirkwood for the event, challenging themselves on the Kirkwood’s permanently closed section known as “The Cirque.” The competition can be viewed via live webcast at freerideworldtour.com.
February and March offer moonlight snowshoe tours and Expedition Kirkwood camps.
Lake Tahoe Entertainment
Looking for a spot to watch the Broncos vs Seahawks game this weekend? Here’s a few top picks.
Feel like catching a live Vegas-style show that can only be found at Tahoe South? Check out MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa's outrageous new Sweet Talk: A Delicious Electro-Cirque Kiss. The show features exotic dancers, high-flying aerialists, beat-driven DJs, and a fire performer. The burlesque revue on weekends at MontBleu through April 5, is described as a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound.
The MontBleu Theater is also a good place to catch live bands, including Iration: Automatic Winter Tour with special guests Natural Vibrations, The Movement and Micah Brown, Feb. 1; The Devil Makes Three, Feb. 8 and The Straits, March 28.
The South Shore Room of Harrah's Lake Tahoe features Toad the Wet Sprocket, Feb. 1; War, Feb. 8, Kellie Pickler, Feb. 15; The Wailers, Feb. 22; Walk off the Earth, March 1. Bruno Mars tickets for the Aug. 14 show go on sale Feb. 3. Meanwhile, PEEK Nightclub at Harrah's celebrates its one-year anniversary with a Feb. 22 party featuring DJ Pauly D. For reservations call 775-586-6705.
Laughter is the best medicine and Harveys Lake Tahoe has got the prescription with comedy every week at the Improv. Shows happen at 9 p.m. every Wednesday through Friday and Sundays, 8:30 and 10:30 pm on Saturdays. Headliners include Greg Fitzsimmons, Jan. 29-Feb. 2; Brian Dunkleman, Feb. 5-9; Allan Havey, Feb. 12-16; Will Durst, Feb. 19-23; Scott LaRose, Feb. 26-March 2; Judy Gold, March 5-9.
Easy Access to Tahoe South from Reno airport
Recently named one of the "Best Airports for Skiers" by SKI Magazine, Reno Tahoe International Airport has also added a number of new flights including Houston, Portland and other key gateway air cities. RTIA provides easy and convenient access to Tahoe South with the six-lane, 65-mile-per-hour I-580 freeway bypassing Pleasant Valley and Washoe Valley. The 8.5-mile divided freeway features new anti-icing technology. Daily shuttle service is available via South Tahoe Express.
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.
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].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “Best Ski Destination in America” by USA TODAY readers (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, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.