Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood…Ski/Ride Them Cheap and Efficient!


3 Resorts, One Weekend!

Hello Skiers and Riders!

The best President’s and Ski Week in years inbound in just three
days. Great weather, great snow, and almost unlimited open terrain
means whatever you’re looking for, you’re gonna find.

We get tons of requests for information on where to ski and ride,
where to stay, how to get there and that’s just the tip of the
iceberg. How about something different? A real ski holiday, with or
without the private jet, cause it’s right in our backyard?

Three resorts, three personalities, three totally different
experiences, yet, all three world class in every way.

Sure, we know every run, cheap taco lounge, 2 for 1 beer nights in
Tahoe, but we also ski or ride the best and we do it all season
long.

Now that you’re comfortable in your pajamas, let the CREW give you
the complete skinny on Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood!

Make it a great holiday and don’t miss the CREW highlights at each
one of these jewels:

Heavenly:
The Groomer’s Nirvana. Take the Sky Express to the top of Heavenly’s
California side, and then ski to the bottom of the Nevada side in
one of the most glorious eye-watering seven miles of champagne groom
you’ll ever experience in one run.

Northstar:
Take the poma up and cut right down toward the Lookout lift. Stop
when you see the sign that says, Sugar Pine Glade. Turn skis to the
left, and be prepared for a tree skiing experience that nearly
everyone can enjoy, and no one will forget. You know what you’ll
hear halfway down? Nothing! That’s right. Even on a busy holiday,
you’re in your own world on Sugar Pine Glade.

Kirkwood:
Lifts 6, 10, 2, 4 in that order. Rest, hydrate, repeat! Wooohoo!

*National Weather Service Forecast

Friday:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 58. Southwest wind around 5 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 55.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Washington’s Birthday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 25.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 58.

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*Check Heavenly Snow & Weather Here!
(http://www.skiheavenly.com/the-mountain/snow-report/snow-report.aspx)
Heavenly Snow Mountain Report

*Heavenly
Heavenly has seen more than 18 feet of snow this season. After going
all-in on the mountain, keep the energy level high at Tamarack Lodge
at the top of the Gondola. Unbuckle those boots and grab a drink and
a bite to refuel while dancing with the Heavenly Angles and live
DJs. As the party winds down up top, guests will enjoy the unique
experience of riding the Gondola at night with the moonlit lake and
sparkly lights of town below.

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(http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/plan-your-trip.aspx)
Start Your Heavenly Holiday Planning Here!
Heavenly Tahoe Vacations: The on Mountain Experts
Sliders have a lot of options when it comes to booking your trip to
Lake Tahoe. Heavenly has put in place experts who not only help you
to plan your trip (where to stay, where to eat, what lesson to take,
what skis to rent), we are also here to help you in the days leading
up to your trip with current weather, mountain conditions and more.
Push the easy button, kids.

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/vacation-deals-and-packages/offer-explorer.aspx)
Lodging/Ski/Ride Package Deals Right Here
Heavenly offers a variety of vacation deals to suit all interests
and budgets.

If your dates are flexible, the list of vacation deals below offer
the best values for planning your Lake Tahoe ski vacation. We are
posting new deals all the time so be sure to check back often for
the latest! If you have any questions or need assistance planning
your trip, feel free to call a Heavenly Tahoe Vacations agent at
800-HEAVENLY (800-432-8365).

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/lift-tickets/lift-tickets-search.aspx)
Best Price Buying Online!
The lift ticket at Heavenly is about more than just skiing.
You’ll have access to 97 runs and 4,800 acres of skiable terrain,
and, you’ll also have an admission ticket to the Unbuckle après ski
party, a free Epic Mix account, access to on mountain dining, and a
seat on the Gondola for the most beautiful site seeing ride in
Tahoe. In addition to saving you money, a multi day lift ticket to
Heavenly gets you access to other Vail Resorts properties around
Lake Tahoe.

A 3 day ticket can be used as you please at Heavenly and Kirkwood
and one of the three days can be used at Northstar. Additional days
on your ticket give you more access to each resort.

With the most terrain in Tahoe, there’s always more exploring to do
at Heavenly. But if you’d like, you can visit our friends with your
multi day Heavenly lift ticket.

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/child-care-and-nursery/nursery-search.aspx)
Got Kids?
Heavenly Day Care and Nursery provides excellent child care for kids
as young as six weeks old. Their professionally trained staff
provide quality care for your youngster so you can enjoy a day on
the mountain. Located in the California Base Lodge, child care
programing provides many options to meet your needs including;
one-on-one nanny services, ski lessons for 3-5 year olds and
hands-on learning and playing your child will love.

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/plan-your-trip/book-ski-and-ride-lessons/children-ski-lessons.aspx)
Got Kids That Rip?
Ski School should be fun. Who wants to repeat geometry when off
school and on holiday? The kind of school that teaches kids
confidence and how to do stuff they’ve seen in video games! We’re
also the kind of school that makes sure your kids have fun no matter
what. Real, genuine fun. The kind of fun that can even turn an eye
rolling, text obsessed teenager into the sweet, fun, kid they were
before puberty hit.

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/the-mountain/adventurepeakwinter.aspx)
Ski/Ride & More!
Winter at Heavenly Mountain Resort starts with the most skiable
terrain in Tahoe and ends with the widest variety of on mountain
experiences you’ll find anywhere.
From Unbuckle- the west coast’s hottest après ski party to family
friendly tubing and Riperoo parades, there’s something that will get
everyone’s heart racing.
Learn more about Adventure Peak at the Top of the Gondola and
everything that Heavenly has to offer. See you on the mountain!

(http://www.skiheavenly.com/nightlife-and-activities/event-list.aspx)
At Heavenly, The Party Never Stops!
From pool parties to concerts, parades to Tahoe’s ultimate apres
party, Heavenly Mountain Resort activities and events are as varied
as they are exciting. Lake Tahoe events are famous for incorporating
the winter wonderland that surrounds this gorgeous corner of the
world. But with our monthly calendar, you can see that the fun lasts
all year long – even in the warmer months!

Heavenly is also famous for hosting nightlife and après ski events
for adults, including some of the best parties around. Planning a
guy’s trip? Heavenly group tickets are available for parties over
20. Plus, the combination of South Lake Tahoe restaurants, casino
nightlife, steakhouses and on-mountain events will keep your group
going 24/7.

Heavenly also loves to help make your family vacation something the
kids will never forget. Kids will love the Ripperoo Parade where
they can march alongside Heavenly’s adorable mascot while singing
songs, playing music, and sipping hot chocolate! Check out all the
Heavenly Resort events below and add even more fun to your Lake
Tahoe getaway.
Make It Your Turn To Hit The Alps Of Cali! Kirkwood!
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THE STUFF OF LEGEND
Magical, raw, expansive and remote, Kirkwood is the stuff of legend.
With the deepest, driest snow around and some of North America’s
most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain
riding with small town attitude. It’s about adventure and challenge.
Discovery from exploration. Personal satisfaction, from personal
challenge. At the end of the day, a uniquely rewarding experience
that can only be had at a handful of places on Earth. Tucked away
about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is out of the
way but the reward is well worth the effort of finding it.

With a unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with
elevations ranging 7,800 to 9,800 feet create a little something we
like to call the K-Factor – a geographical predisposition to receive
the lightest, the driest, and the most plentiful snow in the Tahoe
region. With 2000 feet of vertical drop, and over 2300 acres of
terrain from calm groomed beginner runs to hair raising cornices,
cliffs and the most high angle grooming around, there’s something
for everyone at the ‘Wood.

With more than 23 feet this season alone and snow nearly every day
in January, now is the best time to enjoy Kirkwood’s quieter season
– the holiday crowds have scattered and Kirkwood can be enjoyed in
all its glory with lodging rates up to 20 percent off.

While skiers and snowboarders are enjoying the mountain to
themselves, they can also partake in or watch Rahlves’ Banzai Tour,
back at Kirkwood Mountain Resort for the sixth season and showcasing
the most pure form of ski and snowboard racing. This year the tour
will be dropping in from “CLIF Drop” off the Wall into Kirkwood’s
wide open terrain where competitors will launch into Snow Snake
Gully off the road aka “Down Deschutes” flying past spectators on
top of Chair 11. The natural terrain at Kirkwood is the perfect fit
for Banzai fun and top-to-bottom battles.

(http://www.kirkwood.com/mountain/the-mountain.aspx) Get Acquainted
With The Alps In Cali!
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(http://www.kirkwood.com/mountain/snow-and-weather-report.aspx)
Kirkwood Snow & Weather!

(http://www.kirkwood.com/mountain/terrain-status.aspx#/Lifts)
Kirkwood Lift & Grooming Status!

(http://www.kirkwood.com/plan-your-trip/plan-your-trip.aspx)
Kirkwood, Plan Your Trip! Lodging Discount Tickets, More!

(http://www.kirkwood.com/plan-your-trip/book-ski-and-ride-lessons/childrens-ski-lessons.aspx)
Kids Ski School!

(http://www.onthesnow.com/california/kirkwood/driving-directions.html)
Directions to Kirkwood!
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The-Best-Family-Resort-On-The-Planet? Yes!
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(http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/northstar-experience/about-us/new-for-2014-2015.aspx)
$30 Million In NEW @ Northstar!
With capital investments surpassing $30 million throughout the past
five years, Northstar California Resort is Lake Tahoe’s premier
destination for guests in search of quintessential laid-back
California luxury and style.

Deemed the ‘Best Resort for Families’ by Outside Magazine and North
Lake Tahoe’s top-ranked resort for 2015 by SKI Magazine, Northstar
is a favorite among parents and children; and with accommodations
exuding unparalleled mountain elegance – throughout The Village at
Northstar as well as within slopeside-located Constellation
Residences at Northstar, a Rock Resort and The Ritz-Carlton, Lake
Tahoe – Northstar continues to offer skiers the best of the Lake
Tahoe experience.

State-of-the-art mountain investments have curated the perfect
setting to unveil new experiences, innovative ski programs, refined
culinary traditions, and elegant events during winter 2015-2016 –
all of which echo Northstar’s indisputable penchant for casual
sophistication.

*tōst – Bubbles on the Slopes. Every Day.
Continuing for winter 2015-2016, Northstar will host tōst, the
celebratory culinary tradition that redefines the art of the daily
toast. Celebrating the mountains, Lake Tahoe and the tradition of
toasting to friends and family, Northstar invites guests to raise
their flutes and sip bubbles each day on the mountain at 2 p.m.
Luxurious, whimsical and an ode to fun in the mountains, tōst
invites guests to enjoy the authentic atmosphere found only at
Northstar.

(http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/trip-planning/amenities.aspx)
Northstar Amenities!

(http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/ski-snowboard-school/minors-camp.aspx)
Minor’s Camp Kids Ski School!

(http://www.northstarcalifornia.com/plan-your-trip/book-ski-and-ride-lessons/lesson-results.aspx?type=smallgroup¤t=type)
Ultimate 4 Semi Private Lessons
Ultimate 4 Expert Ski Lesson (Ages 13 and above)
The small group size, limited to four guests, offers more time for
quality instruction with our professional coaches. Full day lesson
package includes demo equipment rental. Lift ticket or season pass
is required and sold separately.

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Northstar is renowned for its terrain parks and pipes. From massive
jumps on The Straits to the variety of jumps and jibs on Pinball, to
the entry level features at the Burton Progression Park, skiers and
riders will find challenge, progression and variety at Northstar.
Consistently on the Top 10 List of Transworld Snowboarding’s Best
North American Terrain Parks.

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Visit South Shore Lake Tahoe!
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Explore. No, dig in! Dig in—like there’s no tomorrow–to all that
Tahoe South has to offer. Natural scenery that borders on the
ridiculously beautiful, coupled with night life that doesn’t quit.
World class casinos with big name entertainment, luxury spas and
top-notch restaurants.

There’s tons happening in South Shore, so if you’re making it a
weekend, don’t miss the best of the non ski/ride events.
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Visit North Shore Lake Tahoe!
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A different VIB from the south shore. The north shore Lake Tahoe
offers amazing restaurants, events, lodging and more.

Instead of hitting the club after a day on the slopes, here you
might take a moon-lit snow shoe tour, or even take in some extra
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