Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe Strikes Gold at Olympics and with 4-7 Feet of Fresh Snow
Tahoe South struck it rich this weekend with 4-7 feet of new snow and Jamie Anderson’s Olympic gold medal in women’s slopestyle. The forecast at America's Best Ski Destination (USA Today, Jan. 2014) calls for a chance of snow through Friday with sunny skies and dry roads this weekend.
“With Jamie’s accomplishment and the new snow, the vibe embodies what our mountain community is all about,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “All of South Lake Tahoe is proud of our team of local athletes and are hopeful for more podium finishes.”
The recent storms allow for more powder-filled conditions and access to additional terrain for Valentine's Day, President's Day weekend, and beyond. Bookings among many South Lake Tahoe properties are 80 to 90 percent going into the holiday. For last minute deals and value-added springtime offerings visit www.tahoesouth.com/deals.
What's new and what's ahead:
Sierra-at-Tahoe, home mountain for Olympic gold medalist Jamie Anderson, has opened West Bowl and continues to build on the base with more than 75 percent of the mountain open. Skiers and boarders are advised to stay on the marked trails.
Sweets on the Slopes will feature tastings from three El Dorado County wineries Boeger Winery, Madrona Vineyards and Lava Cap on Feb. 14. 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. Ike and Martin will perform at the Plaza Deck Sunday, Feb. 16
Gnu Lil' Weirdos a snowboarding event for children 13 and under is March 16. The Tanner Hall Invitational, a rider-judged, invite-only event, returns for its second year March 29. Tanner Hall is an accomplished freeskier who’s instrumental in the birth/growth of the sport.
Last week's storms at Heavenly Mountain Resort prepared for opening the popular Milky Way Bowl. Heavenly has 57 of 97 runs open, which is more than 30 miles of terrain.
Keeping with the festive spirit, skiers and boarders will see the Heavenly DJ Cat roving up and down the mountain. The mobile grooming machine is retrofitted on a DJ platform with high quality sound and light show that rivals a nightclub. Unbuckle at Tamarack Lodge, helps usher in the snow spirit with half-priced drinks, dancing and special guest DJs daily from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Unbuckle has expanded to feature the Heavenly Angels exclusively on Thursdays through Sundays and is taking the party out onto the patio at Tamarack Lodge.
With the recent snowfall Kirkwood Mountain Resort has opened additional lifts and runs offering a total of 40 trails accessing 1,000 acres of open terrain including Wagon wheel to the Palisades. Timber Creek is now open seven days a week with daily lessons available through the Kirkwood Ski and Ride School. More advanced ski and snowboard camps and clinics are available through Expedition: Kirkwood, located across from Cornice Express lift.
The Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, returns to Kirkwood Feb. 22-23 with ski and snowboard competition. The following weekend is the fourth stopover of the Swatch Freeride World Tour Feb. 28 through March 1.
To access broll, conditions video, and high res images from the area resorts select from the following links:
Feb. 6 Kirkwood broll; Feb. 8 Kirkwood storm broll; Feb. 8 Kirkwood images; Feb. 9 Kirkwood storm broll; Feb. 9 Kirkwood images; Feb. 9 Heavenly broll; Feb. 9 Heavenly conditions video; Heavenly Mountain Resort images; and Sierra-at-Tahoe’s "The Goggles Don't Lie".
Easy Access to Tahoe South from airport
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]