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Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Calls for Two Feet of New Snow to Tahoe South Ski Resorts
Pre-Thanksgiving Storm Calls for Two Feet of New Snow to Tahoe South Ski Resorts. Turkey with a side of winter will be served up thanks to Mother Nature with 1-2 feet of new snow in the forecast at Tahoe South ski resorts over the next 48 hours. (). Along with Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort anticipate opening more terrain for Thanksgiving weekend.
According to NOAA, snow accumulation is expected through Wednesday night with a slight chance of snow Thursday through Sunday. Daytime temperatures should remain in the high 20s with night time temperatures in the single digits, ideal for building a base.
“This winter is carving out nicely as we head into the holiday season, especially after having a banner summer,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Our lodging partners have seen an increase in early ski season bookings as well as longer-lead time reservations.”
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 or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623. For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at 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 Lucky Beaver, Bar & Burger will host an inaugural “Yay for Snow Party,” with live DJ, Heavenly Angels dancers, an ice luge, drink specials, and prize giveaways: snowboards, apparel, rentals, tune-ups, and Heavenly passes, Wednesday, Nov. 25. starting at 8 p.m.
Several premier restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dinner with all the traditional favorites, including Jimmy’s Restaurant, MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Edgewood Tahoe, Ridge Tahoe Resorts, Riva Grill, and Beacon Bar & Grill. For information visit . MontBleu also crafted a new cocktail for this season: Sierra Snow Pack, which is Blue Curacao layered with Jagermeister and topped with Goldschlager.
Pablo Cruise brings their catalog of hits that spans the decades to Harrah’s South Shore Room, Nov. 28. Throughout the weekend free live music is available at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe, Tavern at Lakeside Inn and Casino, McP’s Taphouse, and Fresh Ketch. The Improv at Harveys will feature Howie Nave: Host and Emcee, John Henton and David Gee Thanksgiving week, Nov. 25 – 29.
What’s New on the Slopes
Heavenly Mountain Resort celebrates its 60th anniversary this season with a wide range of improvements, planned expansions, special retro-themed Unbuckle at Tamarack après parties and free concerts. Anticipating the winter weather phenomenon to take hold this 2015-16 ski and board season, Heavenly will even feature special El Niño-themed concoctions:
- El Niño California, with hot chocolate, Frangelico, Amaretto, a dollop of whipped cream topped with chocolate sprinkles.
- El Niño Añejo made with hot apple cider, Añejo Tequila, apple brandy, topped with a mountain of whipped cream, a nutmeg sprinkle and cinnamon stick.
- Godzilla’s Wild Sea Tea is a tangy mix of rum, gin, vodka, Midori, sweet & sour and topped with Sierra Mist.
Heavenly visitors will also find other enhancements at the Sky Deck outdoor dining area near the base of Sky and Canyon Express, Sunday tailgate parties at Tamarack Lodge, and beginning in January a series of outdoor Saturday concerts featuring regional headliners at the top of the Gondola, outside Tamarack Lodge.
This is the earliest opening in 11 years for Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort . The 2015-16 season brings new groomer technology, healthier food selections, and Wi-Fi connectivity. Sierra has also diversified its fleet of high-performance snowcats to include a new Prinoth Bison X. In addition to two new terrain park snow cats added last year, the new Tier 4 model reduces pollutants, conserves fuel and minimizes the impact on the environment, upholding Sierra’s highest grade in environmental standards.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort (), known for its deep powder, steep runs, and cornices, welcomes winter with a number of new tours, and clinics to navigate the mountain. Kirkwood offers a Discovery Series for intermediates and expert skiers/riders ready to take it to the next level. The series combines Kirkwood’s famous terrain with top coaches to strengthen skills in the steeps, and navigate the signature chutes, cornices and bowls. All sessions include lunch and use of Go Pro cameras for skier/rider analysis.
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 New York City’s JFK via JetBlue, and Boise, Idaho among other key gateway air cities. RTIA provides easy and convenient access within an hour to Tahoe South with the six-lane, 65-mile-per-hour I-580 freeway. The 8.5-mile divided freeway features anti-icing technology. Daily shuttle service with multiple times is available via South Tahoe Airporter. ()
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