Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South Springs into Ski and Board Action with 3-5 Feet of New Snow in a Week
No April Foolin’ but powder has blanketed Tahoe South ski resorts with 3-5 feet of fresh snow over the past week. The spring storms followed by California’s famous sunshine give powder hounds, spring breakers, party-goers and sun worshipers another blast of winter at “America's Best Ski Destination” (USA Today, Jan. 2014) before the season winds down.
The remainder of the season also brings action-packed music, festivals, competitions and deals at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort plus all the nightlife after the sun goes down. Concerts lineups include ZZ Ward, Taj Mahal and the 11th Annual Telegrass Festival at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort.
“Mother Nature pulled through for us when it comes to spring skiing conditions,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “We own spring-break skiing excursions and we’ll raise a glass to celebrate the final weeks of the season.”
Here's what's ahead:
Heavenly Mountain Resort: (http://www.skiheavenly.com/) Heavenly's Spring Loaded continues through April 5 and features live music, food and drink specials and contests. The annual South Lake Tahoe event brings together the best of spring and winter over two festive weeks with live music, loud outfits, and Unbuckle Apres parties. The DJ Cat, a grooming machine retrofitted with a DJ station, will be playing at Tamarack Lodge and at Heavenly Village for a ski patrol fundraiser on Saturday.
As Spring Loaded winds down the Red Bull Snow Warz college party begins April 4-6 with three blockbuster days of skiing/snowboarding, a slopestyle competition, Instagram Challenges and after-parties. The last day for Heavenly is April 20.
Sierra-at-Tahoe: (www.sierratahoe.com/) Hot Buttered Rum and The Creak will kick off Sierra's 11th Annual Telegrass Festival April 5 with telemark skiing clinics, bluegrass music and food and drink specials.
Saturday, April 12 brings the 8th annual Buckle Up Big Air competition, featuring day-long rail jams, awards and demonstrations. Sunday, April 13 is the 7th annual homemade Salsa Showdown where Sierra guests can bring 2 cups of their homemade salsa creations for judging. The winner receives a 2014-15 Sierra-at-Tahoe season pass. Sunday, April 20, is Sierra's Easter Eggstravaganza with family egg hunts, bunny hop competitions and a chubby bunny contest.
Sierra offers the chance to buy lift tickets for next season now and they'll throw in the rest of the spring for free. The Keepin' It Real Unlimited Season Pass is on sale now started at $289 for adults, $249 for young adults and college students, $119 for youth and Super Senior. Sierra's Value Season Pass is $239.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort: (http://winter.kirkwood.com) is offering 20 to 25 percent off lodging packages for spring. Purchase two nights of lodging and two days of lift tickets and get third night of lodging and third day lift tickets free.
April 12-13 is the Kirkwood Banked Slalom competition. This course winds through Snowsnake Gully and is a favorite among locals. Entry is open to skiers, snowboarders and snowskaters of all abilities ages 5 and up. All racers will be given two runs with their final score the combined time of both runs. Prizes will be given for best costume on each day. The last day to ski Kirkwood is April 27.
Kirkwood, Heavenly and Northstar each offer the 2014-15 season passes and six buddy tickets on sale with discounted prices through April 13.
Just like the fresh snow this spring, now is the best time to find value-added travel deals at Tahoe South. For an array of options including design your own winter package, skiing for free with accommodations, third night free, and up to 30 percent off go to www.tahoesouth.com/deals for details.
Feel like catching a live Vegas-style show that can only be found at Tahoe South? Check out the last weekend of MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa's (www.montbleuresort.com) outrageous 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 continues through April 5 and is described as a risqué feast of outrageous light, color and sound.
The MontBleu Theater is also a good place to catch live bands and show-stopping entertainment. Upcoming concerts include the Fabulous Thunderbirds, April 12; America, May 24.
The South Shore Room of Harrah's Lake Tahoe (www.harrahslaketahoe.com/) features ZZ Ward, April 5. The Fab Four Ultimate Beatles Tribute April 12; Taj Mahal, April 19; and The Temptations featuring Dennis Edwards, April 26.
Laughter is the best medicine and Harveys Lake Tahoe (www.harveystahoe.com/) 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 p.m. on Saturdays. Headliners include Rachel Feinstein and Don McEnery, now through April 6; Stage Benders and Joel Lindley, April 9-12; Rocky LaPorte and Ron Morey, April 16-20; Kivi Rogers and Don McEnery, April 23-27.
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 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.