Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe South’s Skiing, Economic Outlook Match the Views
Feb. 7, 2013 (Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Abundant snowfall covered “America’s Best Lake” (USA Today) at the close of 2012 and has left Tahoe South (https://tahoesouth.com/) ski resorts with expansive runs and mountains of groomed top-to-bottom coverage heading into Presidents’ Day weekend with chance of snow this week.
Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood Mountain Resort report some of the best ski and board conditions in recent memory, after the barrage of snow storms that arrived before Christmas left the resorts with 9-12 feet in December.
January's record-setting arctic blast that sent temperatures falling well below zero meant the snow stayed really fresh. Tens of thousands snowsport enthusiasts have already enjoyed the mountain resorts and hotels taking in Tahoe South's winter wonderland.
"Snowfall totals going into February and Presidents' weekend are among the top in the country and our snowiest months (historically) are upon us,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. "Many of our lodging properties have reported high occupancy figures during the holidays and see the trend continuing this month."
When it comes to crowd-wowing competition and events, the resorts have it covered. Heavenly Mountain Resort's (http://www.skiheavenly.com/) long-standing tradition of freestyle skiing and competition continues with the U.S. Freestyle Championships, March 29-31.
Sierra-at-Tahoe (http://www.sierraattahoe.com/) will host its USASA Halfpipe competition March 3 attracting some of the nation's best up-and-coming snowboard stars. Meanwhile, its Women's Camp will kick off spring at the resort March 9-10, featuring female pros who will teach their on-mountain ski and snowboard techniques to anyone who signs up.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort (http://winter.kirkwood.com) brings the Swatch Freeride World Tour, which combines the Freeskiing World Tour and The North Face Masters of Snowboarding to create one unified global championship series. The only US event in the six-stop world tour is Feb. 27-March 3.
Outdoor adventure will mix with indoor experience when the 5th Annual Snowcial (http://www.tahoesnowcial.com/) returns to Heavenly Feb. 27 - March 2. The social media and marketing technology conference combines skiing/riding, social media leaders, ongoing education and headliner entertainment with G. Love & Special Sauce at Harrah’s Showroom, March 2. Speakers will include digital gurus from Edelman and Deloitte, scientists from Facebook and Walmart, and the marketing experts from GoPro, Nestle and Salesforce.com.
The bar tables get turned upside down for a bit of friendly competition at Camp Richardson (http://www.camprichardson.com/) Feb. 16 and again March 16 when dozens of participants line up, strap on snowshoes and race to the finish at the annual Snowshoe Cocktail Race.
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.
Romance is in the air for Valentine's Day with an array of options for intimate dining, mingling or dancing the night away. "Love the Wine You're With" - is Après Wine Company’s four-course Valentine's Day Dinner with champagne for starters and wine paired with each course. The Singles Mixer is available onboard the Tahoe Queen and includes appetizers, optional Speed Dating, beer/ wine specials, DJ Dance Party and complimentary entry to MontBleu's Opal after the mixer. The M.S. Dixie II offers a night under the stars with live music, dancing and a four-course dining event.
Arriving with winter are two new Tahoe South hotspots: PEEK and Boogie Nights. Harrah's Lake Tahoe (http://www.harrahslaketahoe.com) will debut PEEK Nightclub over Presidents' Day Weekend, featuring an opening weekend mega-party with international socialite, Paris Hilton, on Saturday night, Feb. 16. Warming up for Hilton on Friday night will be JWOWW of the TV Show "Jersey Shore."
Boogie Nights, a '70s and '80s-themed dance party, offers Lake Tahoe Saturday night fits of Technicolor fever all winter long at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa. (http://www.montbleuresort.com)
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe entertainment includes G. Love & Special Sauce, March 2; Jose Feliciano, March 9; Elvin Bishop, April 6.
MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa showroom entertainment/events line-up features Taboo (of the Black Eyed Peas), Feb. 8; Allure: A Pop Rock Burlesque, Feb. 14; Iration, Feb. 15; George Benson, Feb. 17; Pool Party at Onsen Beach & Nightclub, Feb. 17; Comedian Jo Koy, Feb. 23; Sound Tribe Sector 9, Feb. 28; The Expendables, March 6; WFC/MMA at the Lake, Mar 15; Umphrey's McGee, March 17; Pool Party at Onsen Beach & Nightclub, March 17; and Rob Schneider, March 23.
Getting to Tahoe South
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, reducing 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.
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: 1-800-288-2463 or www.tahoesouth.com.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated “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, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.