Old Tahoe Newsletter Blast 1/7/16

Best Conditions In Years Continue…

Hello Skiers and Riders!

The Sierra continues to get fresh POW almost daily, especially at the higher elevations. These are the best ski/ride conditions in years, and if you have a pair of fat skis, well, there’s no better time than this weekend. This weekend looks stormy and perhaps wet. Winds are looking manageable, so high elevation resorts are looking like the best bet. However! Check ahead. This season, with great, awesome, amazing conditions has also been unpredictable!

Everyone should know that skiing/riding out of bounds is just plain stupid. I always say the same people who wouldn’t dream of jumping in the water with me for summer abalone diving, because there (might) be a shark around, will duck a closed line like it’s just another run. Jumping into closed terrain is a sure way to learn what the term, “Natural Selection” means up close and personal. In a first that I can remember, Sugar Bowl will pursue criminal charges in an out of bounds avalanche case.

*Ski/Ride Out of Bounds? Not Unless You Like Handcuffs
DONNER SUMMIT, Calif. (Jan. 18, 2016) — An avalanche triggered by a snowboarder in a closed area of Sugar Bowl Resort on Friday, Jan. 15 has been fully investigated by resort officials, and the snowboarder now faces prosecution.

Christian Michael Mares triggered an avalanche at approximately 12:45 p.m. on Friday Jan. 15 after knowingly traversing into an area of the East Palisades called “Perco’s,” which has not been open to the public since the 2010/11 ski season. The area is clearly marked as closed from both the Mt. Disney and Mt. Lincoln directions, and it is a very active avalanche area. As such, Mares put himself, his friends, ski patrol and the skiing public at risk.
(We have more about this at: SOTC Facebook and SOTC Website)

*Thanks Goodness For Resort Pro Patrols!
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*Sports Basement
SPORT BASEMENTS is hosting a 20% off sale on NORTHFACE, ARCTERYX and MAROT at all stores!
Blowout Sale!

Rentals, Wax, Repair, More!
Hand Hot Wax $15
Edge & Hand Hot Wax $30

Base repair, belt grind, edge tuning, stone grind,
ceramic finish to harden edges and a hand hot wax: $60
Major Damage/Epoxy $60/hr

*Junior Trade-In Program:
Buy new: Trade in your old ski or board
equipment for 50% of what you paid in
store credit within one year, or 30% within two years*.


*FLash Deals!
Mt. Rose! It’s a Learn to Ski or Ride Party
4 First Timer Packages for $199 (ages 11+)
Always wanted to learn to ski or snowboard? Grab your friends and get ready to try out something new because from January 22nd – February 12th four same day First Timer Packages are just $199 (Almost a $300 savings).
*Learn To Ski Party
Four First Timer Packages………$199
(Lessons must all be taken on the same day)

If you’ve never skied before but think it’s time for you to get out on the slopes, this package is for you! Learn the basic skills to kickstart your passion for skiing or riding with dedicated and professional instructors. This package gives you all day rentals, a lift ticket for the lower mountain, and access to a two-hour lesson.
Restrictions: Only Valid 1/22/16 – 2/12/16 Ages 11+

*Northstar, Cali!
As part of Learn to Ski and Ride Month, for a very limited time Northstar is offering guaranteed semi-private lessons when you book a group lesson. Valid January 19-31, this special offer guarantees a 4 person lesson size and a more customized experience for all ages and experience levels.

*Sugar Bowl (3) Day AdvanceBuy Tickets online and save!
Save up to $16 per person, per ticket,
when you purchase online.
Tickets must be purchased 3 days in advance.
Save $16 On Sugar Bowl Tickets!

*Squaw/Alpine Dumping Plastic Bottles!
As part of its mission to serve as a responsible steward of the environment and its mountains, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows announces the implementation of Drink Mtn Tap, a program focused on reducing single-use water bottle usage. The resort will discontinue the sale of bottled water, offer visitors reusable water bottles for purchase at the same price point as disposable bottles, and install 20 new water refill stations across both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

*Tahoe Vail Resorts Flash Facts
Northstar California: Past 24 hours: 12”: Last 7 days: 50”:
Season to date: 268”

Kirkwood: Past 24 hours: 8”: Last 7 days: 44”:
Season to date: 266”

Heavenly: Past 24 hours: 5”: Last 7 days: 24”:
Season Total: 211”

*National Weather Service Forecast
Partly sunny, with a high near 45. South southwest
wind 8 to 11 mph.

A chance of rain and snow between 10pm and 4am,
then snow likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
South southwest wind 11 to 16 mph, with gusts as
high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Snow likely before 10am, then rain and snow.
High near 38. Breezy, with a south southwest wind
20 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 90%.
New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches.

*Sugar Bowl
Save $15 Every Trip at Sugar Bowl!
Enjoy direct-to-lift access, resort-wide charging privileges and $15 off that day’s price of a window lift ticket, all season long, with the Advantage Pass. Plus $5 off your daily trail pass at Royal Gorge! Just $25 one-time purchase, and season-long discounted access to the most snow in Tahoe, the least crowded slopes, unrivaled backcountry access and North America’s largest XC resort!
Save $15 Direct To Lift Tickets Here! !

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Best Price Buying Online!
Vacation Packages
Heavenly offers a variety of vacation deals to suit all interests and budgets. Our local, knowledgeable agents are skilled at helping you save on South Lake Tahoe ski packages.
If your dates are flexible! 800-HEAVENLY (800-432-8365).
Heavenly Snow Mountain Report
Tickets, More

*Heavenly Video
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Coop Scoop… 1/20/17
Total 24hr snowfall – 6” @the base with 8” @the summit with no new snow in the past 12hrs…
Yesterday was a wild ride, Wet, Rain, Snow, Snain, Wind and maybe a flying squirrel or two…
‪#‎BaseBuilding‬ ‪#‎Firm‬&Variable ‪#‎NotColdSmoke‬ ‪#‎April‬’sBase
Yes, we will have variable to firm & crusty conditions this morning and throughout the day as the temps rise into the mid-afternoon…
Temperatures are 28@the base with 27@the summit, winds have subsided in the SW 20/35mph range…
Forecast is for partly sunny skies with temps reaching a high of 37 today…
Mountain operations team is out working with snow-safety routes now… Expect 1,5,7,9 & 11 to open with a slight delay on Chair 6 with Chair 10’s ETO 10a-ish and Backside 2,3,4 & Vista ETO’s Noon-ish
More snow in the forecast Friday & Saturday
NWS read: Break in wet weather pattern today and Thursday before another Pacific storm system moves into Norcal Thursday night. This system will bring a wave of rain and higher elevation snow Thursday night and Friday and another stronger colder wave of precipitation on Friday night and Saturday with lower snow levels. Impacts will include gusty winds, localized minor flooding and mountain travel difficulties.
Stay’n Thirsty,
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Lift Ticket Deals From Ski Lake Tahoe!
*Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Rose Snow Report
Rose Ticket Specials
Rose Ticket Specials
Rose Kids Ski/Ride School
Right! Ski and stay Reno or Carson City for amazing Ski and Stay values.

2 All-day lift tickets for the price of one (adult & child tickets) Valid Tuesdays only. (void holiday periods)
LADIES DAY THURSDAYS Available through the dynamic calendar or at resort. Valid Thursdays Only. (void holiday periods) $29

Available to Active Military Personnel.Available at any ticket window. (valid holidays) $54

Present your boarding pass the day you arrive in Lake Tahoe (the day your flight arrives) and receive a discounted lift ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services Office.

Reno Shuttle To MT. Rose!l
There is a $20 shuttle that runs from major casinos on Saturdays and holidays. Leave the car in the Casino Parking Garage, and let the shuttle give you a ride up, and back.


*Tahoe Donner
Snow Report
Ticket Pricing

Specials & Discouts
What a bargain! We love Tahoe Donner. Located in Truckee, it is a first-class resort and operation for Beginner/Intermediates, and especially families with kids.

TD Lessons
Seniors Ski/Ride Free!
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Events!

*Winter Festival, 24, 2016,
Join Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area for the first ever Winter Festival from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We want to encourage you to come and experience what we have to offer at Tahoe Donner Cross Country and the new Alder Creek Adventure Center.
• Discounted trail passes just $10!
• Discounted ski or snowshoe rental equipment $15
• Free lessons and tours
• The latest and greatest in cross country ski, snowshoe and Fat Bike equipment available to try free of charge.
• live music and delicious BBQ.
Parking is available onsite. To accommodate extra parking, free shuttle service will be available from The Lodge Restaurant & Pub to the Alder Creek Adventure Center from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area:

*Tahoe Donner SnowShoe Event!
Jan. 23, 2016, Full Moon Snowshoe Tour
Take in the beauty of a full moon by participating in a scenic snowshoe hike above Donner Lake from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Meet at Trout Creek Recreation Center and caravan to the trailhead. Participants are encouraged to dress in warm layers, including hats and gloves, and bring water, a headlamp or flashlight. Please reserve at least 24 hours in advance.
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*Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Conditions Report
Holiday Lift Ticket Pricing
Holiday pricing at Squaw and Alpine. Need a deal? They are right below this line, sliders. The 4 Pack and Powder 6 will cut ticket prices nearly in half during the holiday.
Tahoe Super 4 Pack ($83/Day
Tahoe Powder Pack ($72/Day
Terrain Parks
Buy Discount Squaw/Alpine Tixs Online
Night Ski/Ride Squaw!

*Squaw Silver Pass For Military!
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is now offering a season pass to active duty military in exchange for a $25 donation to the “Military to the Mountains” program, a partnership between Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, High Fives Foundation, Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) and Adaptive Training Foundation that will host and train 10 injured veterans of the United States armed forces on the slopes of Squaw Valley this spring. The program has raised $50,000 already this season.

*Squaw Valley
Alpine Meadows has a proud history of supporting the programs offered by both the High Fives Foundation and Achieve Tahoe, as well as providing the men and women that serve our great country with complimentary skiing,” said Andy Wirth, president and chief executive officer of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. “To further support those who serve in our armed forces, the new active duty military season pass program we have implemented this year will allow for the ‘Military to the Mountains’ program to be continually funded year after year.”

The resort now provides a Silver Tahoe Super Pass to military personnel, along with a note of appreciation and a challenge coin for a donation of $25, of which all proceeds support non-profit organizations “22Kill” and “Military to the Mountains.” Additional donations are also accepted at the resort on behalf of these organizations, and online donations will be coming soon. Those interested in purchasing this pass must present their U.S. Active Duty Military ID at the Guest Services and Sales Center at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows.

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The package includes a two hour lesson – taught by professional instructors in small groups – plus lift ticket for the day and ski or snowboard equipment rental packages for adults and teens ages 13 and over. All other beginner guests can take advantage of the same package with the $59 Learn to Ski & Ride Special, which will also be offered Monday through Friday at Alpine Meadows for the entire month of January.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will also sponsor the Burton Indoor Physical Education Snowboarding Session at local Kings Beach Elementary, the only indoor venue participating in the World’s Largest Lesson on January 8. Kindergarten through fourth grade students will make history as they take part in interactive snowboarding classes hosted by Jeff Boliba, vice president of global resorts at Burton Snowboards.
Sierra at Tahoe Offer Great Values For Our Crew!
Lift Ticket Rates!
Sierra-Tahoe Mountain Conditions!
Sierra-E Store! Tickets, Lessons, Rentals, More!

*3-PAK Lift Tickets
3-PAK Lift Tickets are valid any day with no holiday or weekend blackout dates all season long. The Sierra-at-Tahoe 3-PAK offers savings compared to buying single day lift tickets. The 3-PAK Lift Ticket is one lift ticket valid any three days during the season.
Adults – $66/day | Young Adult – $61/day | Child – $33/day
Senior – $52/day | Super Senior – $33/day | Child (under 4) – FREE

*Lift Ticket + Rental Equipment
Reserve your Adult Lift Ticket with ski/snowboard equipment rentals and save! This sweet offer starts January 5, is only valid Monday-Friday and when reserved online. Not valid for Demo Equipment. Excluding peak days.

*Lift Ticket + Lunch Voucher
Reserve your Adult Lift Ticket together with a voucher valid for food & drink at any of Sierra Resort’s restaurants and save on both! This tasty deal starts January 5, is only valid Monday-Friday and when reserved online. Excluding peak days. Additional restrictions may apply.

Buy Homewood Tickets Online Here

Lift tickets are just $63/day with the purchase of a 3-pack, which can be used any day all season long. Days do not need to be consecutive. 3-Packs are non-transferable and non-refundable. Season passes are also on sale, including the popular Family Pass which includes 2 adult and 2 teen/child season passes for $1,099.

Women’s ski and snowboard camps are offered in February and March and include two full days of skiing and riding with top female instructors, a welcome breakfast on the first day, lunch on both days, a goodie bag, après ski at West Shore Café, plus a video analysis to help participants create a personalized strategy for improvement. Camps are just $499, which includes a 2-day lift ticket.

For those looking for a more flexible learning environment, the Friends and Family Private Lesson is perfect for groups of up to five skiers or riders who want to spend a day learning together. The Friends and Family Lesson offers an opportunity for the whole group to improve their skills, have fun, and make memories while taking advantage of priority ski school lift line access. Early Bird lessons start at just $89.

Lift tickets as low as $44 when you purchase online in advance from www.skihomewood.com. Great value! Great view! Great snow!

Planning to come back this season? Buy a 3-Pack and ski for just $63/day. 3-Pack tickets can be used any day all season long and do not need to be used consecutively. Use two now and save one for your next trip! Non-transferable and non-refundable.

*China Peak

The Inn at China Peak offers slopeside lodging just steps from the lifts. After a day on the slopes, join us for dinner at the Inn featuring a wide variety of menu selections including homemade soups, specialty steak cuts, succulent fish and pasta dishes and delicious gourmet burgers. Relax apres ski in JW’s Original Bar and enjoy drink specials and tasty appetizers.

New this season – Book early for the best savings!
The Inn at China Peak is offering Sunday through Thursday, non-holiday promotional rates when you book early. The earlier you book, the more you will save. Rates starting as low as $66 per night. These rates will include our Stay and Ski Free ticket promotion.
You’re Looking For A Fire-Side Thriller?
*Diamond Peak
We love Diamond Peak! Simply one of the best-value family resorts on the planet. Made even better when we’re having a snow-bonus season.

Diamond Peak
DP Lift Ticket Rates!
DP Lift Ticket Specials

Diamond Peak Events!
1/22-24 7th Annual Ullr Fest Torchlight parade, party, games and Jiblet rail jam.
1/29 Face/Off Friday Rail Jam #1 Fun rail jam competitions on 1/29, 2/26, 3/25.

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