Old Tahoe Newsletter Blast 12/30/16


 

Ski/Ride Holiday In Tahoe!

Hello Skiers and Riders!
Wooohooo! What a ski/ride holiday it has been…if you brought a parka. Snow and slope conditions remain Epic, plenty of POW stashes, the resorts are 100% open, meaning you can get away from the crowds, and the balance of the holiday looking near perfect on the weather side.

*Changing Of The Guard
The holiday breaks down into two groups. The Christmas Crew, and the New Year’s through Sunday CREW. Get out tomorrow morning early, for awesome runs without anyone around. Holiday pricing remains in effect. That means buying ticket packs, online purchase, or choose a fantastic bargain resort like: Rose, Sierra, Tahoe Donner, Diamond Peak, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch.

*If you’re planning to leave Sunday
DON’T! The Zombie Apocalypse has turned around and will be flanking you from the east. That means every car in California will seem like it’s on the road heading west.

*Tip: Stay until Monday morning! Leave at 4am if you have to get to work, but you’ll have the slopes to yourself on Sunday, most of the day and won’t spend your next two birthdays on the road.

*Tip: Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl.
Ski/ride Sugar Bowl on Sunday on your way out. Get there early, rip it until 1pm and then you’re a “Leaf on the Wind,” winding that Ferrari out to 9,000 rpm and over the summit before more than a handful of Grocery Haul’in SUVs decide the fast lane means 45 MPH.

*You’re Feeling Sick, Sick, Sick!
That’s right. You’re coming down with ski fever, and it will have a hold on you until mid January. Why? Because the first two weeks of January, the slopes are empty and your wallet is full! The deals come out in force, dear readers. We will have them all for you right here!

*January is Bargain Learn To Ski/Ride in Tahoe!
See all the Learn to ski/ride deals at the bottom of the newsletter!

*Tahoe Donner
Jan. 2, 2016, Demo Day & Wax Clinic
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., try out some of the latest and greatest skis boots and poles at our Demo Day, taking place at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. Salomon, Fischer and Swix will be there as well as Pacos Bike and Ski shop. Fat bike demos will also be available (conditions permitting). Trail pass is required to participate in this free event.

At 2 p.m. renowned waxing guru, Roger Chaney, will be sharing his secrets of taking care of your skis and how to wax for best performance. Clinic will be held in the club room from 2 – 3:30 p.m. This is a free, FRee, FREE event!

*CREW (local) Tip For Northstar Holiday Discount Tixs
Hit it, sliders, and you’ll be thanking me all the way through April
Also great discounts on Squaw, Homewood and More!
2016 Skiing for Schools
The participating resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. One hundred percent of the lift ticket proceeds go to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students. Please see listings below for ticket details.
http://www.exined.org/skiing-schools

*Here’s What You’ll Get With Your Northstar Ticket!
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*Holiday Tips! Squaw/Alpine Local’s View
The Holidays are a festive time at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Here’s are top 10 holiday tips to make the most of your Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Vacation.

1. Two Ways to Ski for Less
Ski Less than $83/day with the Tahoe Super 4 Lift Ticket Pack. No blackout dates.
Purchase lift tickets at least 2 days in advance of your visit to get our Best Rate Guarantee and save up to $40.
Try before you buy! You can apply the cost of your lift ticket toward the cost of a season pass or Tahoe Super 4 lift ticket pack.

2. Ski Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the Same Day
Your lift ticket or season pass is good at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. We’ve made it easy to go between the two mountains with our free Squaw/Alpine Express shuttle.

3. Eat Lunch Before 12 or After 2 to Maximize your Time on the Slopes

Squaw Valley
Funi’s: Located on the upper level of the Gold Coast Complex. Serving up delicious panini’s and hearty soups.
Ski in/Ski out Starbucks: For coffee on the go, ski up to the Gold Coast Complex for your favorite Starbucks coffee drink or hot cocoa for kids.
Rocker@Squaw: Located in the Village. Enjoy cold beers, kickin’ cocktails, and belly satisfying food at this popular restaurant in the Village.
Alpine Meadows

Meadows Cafe: Located right in Alpine Meadows’ lodge, the Meadows Café offers up exactly what any hungry skier or snowboarder is looking for – only better. 1/2lb Certified Angus Beef Burgers, personal pizzas and full soup and salad bar.
4. Download the Funitel or Aerial Tram at the End of the Day

If you are ending your day at Squaw Valley we recommend downloading the Funitel or Aerial Tram from our upper mountain. It’s relaxing and will give you more time on the mountain.

*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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Royal Gorge & Lodge at Sugar Bowl Ski & Stay Packages!
Enjoy slopeside accommodations just steps from the trails! Package includes 2 trail passes, rentals, free garage parking, Sporthaus access, and reduced rates on lessons. Click here to book today!
Ski & Stay Royal Gorge

*Heavenly
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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*Kirkwood!
Scoop From St. Coop!
Bonjour mes amis,
Cup’O’Joe in hand with a few clouds above, Light East wind 10/12mph temperatures 16@the base with 8@the summit no new snow to report this morning, but I will tell you today is going to another great day of skiing & riding here @KirkwoodMtn…
Roads SR88 – Open / Clear – No controls in effect today as reported by Cal Trans as of 0500… Slow’yr roll, as the usual suspect slick spots exist, my ride in this morning was as smooth as it gets smile emoticon

New Year’s Eve @Kirkwood:
We will be hosting the annual torchlight and fireworks display tonight…To sign up for the Torchlight please go to our Guest Service office located in the Village Plaza. Our Guest Service team has the list and will be taking up to 200 people… The torchlight parade is free!
Bonfire starts @5:30p
Torchlight begins @6:30p
Fireworks @6:45p

After the fireworks the Wall Bar will be serving up their Annual New Year’s eve dinner, reservations are required… The Cornice Grill will be open until 9pm with the New Year’s celebration making the shift over to Dave’s Club 7800’ for a night of festivities… Tickets for Club 7800’s party are $8 advance, $10 day of with reservations strongly recommended. The party starts at 9:30 when their 6-piece band, No Taboo, with party and dance music…

Stay’n Thirsty my friends,
Coop

*See Your Email Address Below!
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Send me a note at kwtinto@aol.com to ciam your ticket within 7 days.
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Lift Ticket Deals From Ski Lake Tahoe!
*Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Rose Snow Report

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is 100% open, and in fantastic condition. With a high base elevation, expect to find cold temperatures, but some of the best snow, and more than a few POW stashes around the mountain.

Rose Ticket Specials
One of the best value resorts for the holiday, at all levels: Lift tickets, lessons and lodging. We will be in Holiday pricing mode until Sunday, so if you want a value ski/ride on a world class mountain, Rose will be one of the best.

Rose Kids Ski/Ride School

The-Best-Ski-And-Stay-Packages-On-The-Planet
Right! Ski and stay Reno or Carson City for amazing Ski and Stay values.

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.

http://skirose.com/specialized-clinics/

*Tahoe Donner
Snow Report
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is Open and in full operation. Tahoe Donner does sell out of parking, so please show up early. Overflow parking is located at the lodge restaurant.
Sun and clouds mixed. High 23F. Winds light and variable.
Mini Terrain Park- Rollers, Dance floor box, one rail, and one small jump.

Ticket Pricing
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.

Specials & Discouts
Dec. 31, 2015, Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve
This FREE, fun event is for intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on the Race Course run. Come to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area early to secure a spot in the parade. There will be a DJ, plus snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-ups are from 4:30-5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. Come on out! It’s FREE!

TD Lessons
Jan. 4-15, 2016, Learn to Ski Weeks
To celebrate “National Learn to Ski Month,” Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will be offering two-for-one private lessons and private lesson packages any midweek day from Jan. 4-15. Tahoe Donner Downhill is also offering packages on January 4-8 and 11-15 for just $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

Seniors Ski/Ride Free!

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*Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows
Conditions Report

Squaw Overview
Cold, crisp and winter-like at Squaw and Alpine Meadows. It’s the holiday, so if you’re a Squaw or Alpine skier/rider, get to the resort early. Stay clear of Shirley Lake if you can. While it’s one of the nicest set of intermediate runs at Squaw, Shirley stacks up on a holiday.

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

January is Learn to Ski & Ride Month at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and this season Alpine Meadows will participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at 10:00 a.m. on January 8, 2016. Alpine Meadows will offer a free Learn to Ski & Ride package to the first 50 beginners to arrive at 10:00am on Friday, January 8.

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.

*Diamond Peak
January 9, 23; February 20 & March 5: Backcountry Experience Series – Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Mountain School and Dynafit present the 2016 Backcountry Experience Series. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, the Backcountry Experience Series is designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding. These fully guided backcountry tours explore terrain in Diamond Peak’s Golden Eagle Bowl in a small group setting. The $149 tour package include lift access, backcountry ski package provided by Dynafit, avalanche rescue gear provided by Ortovox, and professional guiding services. Register online at TahoeMountainSchool.com. http://www.diamondpeak.com/events/details/backcountry-series

January 11-15: Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages – Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 11- 15 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10am or 2pm. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10am. These lessons will help first timers start off with a good foundation and gain confidence. No advance reservations. Please arrive at least an hour before the lesson start time. For more information, please call (775) 832 1177. h
ttp://www.diamondpeak.com/events/details/learn-to-ski-and-ride-week

Sierra at Tahoe Offer Great Values For Our Crew!
*Sierra-at-Tahoe
Lift Ticket Rates!
Sierra-Tahoe Mountain Conditions!
Spinning 11 lifts and tows this morning with 44 open trails, 31 groomed runs and 3 terrain parks for all abilities. NOAA is forecasting a mostly sunny day with a little more snow coming tonight after closing. The high today is 25, wind coming from the East at 9 mph, so grab those layers!

Sierra-E Store! Tickets, Lessons, Rentals, More!

*3-PAK Lift Tickets
$66/day
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
$110/day
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
$99/day
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.

*Homewood
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.

Can you include info on online tickets and 3-packs for the holidays, as well as the photos attached?

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.
Buy Homewood Tickets Online Here

You’re Looking For A Fire-Side Thriller?
Ski: Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages January 11- 15. The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hour 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lesson
Granlibakken

Ski: Set back amongst the trees in Tahoe City, Granlibakken is an ideal place to learn to ski. Beginner’s packages stat at only $70 per person, and includes an all-day lift ticket and equipment rental, as well as a one-hour ski or snowboard lesson.

Stay: All lodging guests at Granlibakken get half-off day passes to the resorts ski and sled hill.

Northstar California
Ski: The beautiful Northstar California is home to the Burton Snowboard Academy located within the Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center, in addition to a world-class ski and snowboard School. For Learn to Ski and Ride Month the resort offers half-day morning beginner ski and snowboard group lessons starting at $155 and includes all-day equipment rentals and limited-access lift tickets.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Ski & Stay: Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort has two specials available through the month of January available for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The first being the Diamond Peak Family Ski Package. The $313 package rate includes a night in a beautiful lakefront suite at Mourelatos, plus skiing for a family of four at Diamond Peak. Also being offered is a 15 percent lodging discount available all month long.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Ski: With the highest base elevation of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is a great place to learn to ski and snowboard. At a cost of $107, Mt. Rose’s First Timer Package includes lift ticket to their dedicated beginner lifts: Flying Jenny, Wizard & Galena, beginner rental equipment and a 2-hour group lesson.

Squaw Valley
Ski: Home to the 1960 winter Olympics, Squaw Valley offers a host of programs for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Teaching Tykes benefits parents with 3-6-year-old children, and allows parents to learn skills to teach their child so both can enjoy skiing and snowboarding together. Parents will learn tricks to motivate their child, how to ride a chairlift safely – load and unloading techniques, and how to identify terrain that is best suited for the child’s development

Squaw Valley also has partnered with Burton Snowboards to offer an exclusive learning program for women snowboarders of all abilities. The program offers groups of two to six a beginner rental setup, a two-hour lesson and an afternoon mini-spa treatment with wine at Trilogy Spa. The cost of the program, which includes a lift ticket, is $249.

Stay: Just steps away from the slopes the Squaw Valley Lodge offers great deals on hotel accommodations during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! Book now and save up to 40% on midweek nights, and up to 20% off weekend rates. The longer you stay, the more you save.

Sugar Bowl Resort
Ski: Eager skiers and riders of all ages are invited to Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Sugar Bowl. The Guests Learn to Ski and Ride program is designed to entice new participants to the sport. For $99 ($109 on holiday weekends), guests will receive a 2-hour lesson, all day rentals, a lift ticket valid on beginner lifts.

Tahoe Biltmore
Stay: Located near the California and Nevada border the Tahoe Biltmore provides a great value for any ski or snowboard vacation in January. A standard cottage room paired with a lift ticket for Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows or Homewood begins at $119 per person and ranges to $159 per person.

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
Ski: Take in some of the most picturesque views Lake Tahoe has to offer while investing in a lesson and get started on the right track at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area . Learn the basics of safely gliding, turning, and stopping in a supportive group atmosphere. Lesson packages include a group lesson, ski rental, and trail pass. Adult full day packages start at just $50.

Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross Country
Ski: During January 4-8 and 11-15 Tahoe Donner Downhill ski area will offer Learn to Ski or Snowboard packages for just $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75-hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

At 10 a.m. on January 8, the team at Downhill will participate with other resorts across the country in an effort to break a group world record for teaching the largest learn to ski and snowboard lessons ever. 50 skiers and 50 snowboarders will be available to participate with advance registration required (first come, first served). $10 to register.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country will be offering two-for-one private lessons and private lesson packages any midweek day from January 4-15.

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Ski/Ride Holiday In Tahoe!

Hello Skiers and Riders!
Wooohooo! What a ski/ride holiday it has been…if you brought a parka. Snow and slope conditions remain Epic, plenty of POW stashes, the resorts are 100% open, meaning you can get away from the crowds, and the balance of the holiday looking near perfect on the weather side.

*Changing Of The Guard
The holiday breaks down into two groups. The Christmas Crew, and the New Year’s through Sunday CREW. Get out tomorrow morning early, for awesome runs without anyone around. Holiday pricing remains in effect. That means buying ticket packs, online purchase, or choose a fantastic bargain resort like: Rose, Sierra, Tahoe Donner, Diamond Peak, Boreal, Donner Ski Ranch.

*If you’re planning to leave Sunday
DON’T! The Zombie Apocalypse has turned around and will be flanking you from the east. That means every car in California will seem like it’s on the road heading west.

*Tip: Stay until Monday morning! Leave at 4am if you have to get to work, but you’ll have the slopes to yourself on Sunday, most of the day and won’t spend your next two birthdays on the road.

*Tip: Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Sugar Bowl.
Ski/ride Sugar Bowl on Sunday on your way out. Get there early, rip it until 1pm and then you’re a “Leaf on the Wind,” winding that Ferrari out to 9,000 rpm and over the summit before more than a handful of Grocery Haul’in SUVs decide the fast lane means 45 MPH.

*You’re Feeling Sick, Sick, Sick!
That’s right. You’re coming down with ski fever, and it will have a hold on you until mid January. Why? Because the first two weeks of January, the slopes are empty and your wallet is full! The deals come out in force, dear readers. We will have them all for you right here!

*January is Bargain Learn To Ski/Ride in Tahoe!
See all the Learn to ski/ride deals at the bottom of the newsletter!

*Tahoe Donner
Jan. 2, 2016, Demo Day & Wax Clinic
From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., try out some of the latest and greatest skis boots and poles at our Demo Day, taking place at Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area. Salomon, Fischer and Swix will be there as well as Pacos Bike and Ski shop. Fat bike demos will also be available (conditions permitting). Trail pass is required to participate in this free event.

At 2 p.m. renowned waxing guru, Roger Chaney, will be sharing his secrets of taking care of your skis and how to wax for best performance. Clinic will be held in the club room from 2 – 3:30 p.m. This is a free, FRee, FREE event!

*CREW (local) Tip For Northstar Holiday Discount Tixs
Hit it, sliders, and you’ll be thanking me all the way through April
Also great discounts on Squaw, Homewood and More!
2016 Skiing for Schools
The participating resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. One hundred percent of the lift ticket proceeds go to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students. Please see listings below for ticket details.
http://www.exined.org/skiing-schools

*Here’s What You’ll Get With Your Northstar Ticket!
YouTube Video
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*Holiday Tips! Squaw/Alpine Local’s View
The Holidays are a festive time at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. Here’s are top 10 holiday tips to make the most of your Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Vacation.

1. Two Ways to Ski for Less
Ski Less than $83/day with the Tahoe Super 4 Lift Ticket Pack. No blackout dates.
Purchase lift tickets at least 2 days in advance of your visit to get our Best Rate Guarantee and save up to $40.
Try before you buy! You can apply the cost of your lift ticket toward the cost of a season pass or Tahoe Super 4 lift ticket pack.

2. Ski Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in the Same Day
Your lift ticket or season pass is good at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. We’ve made it easy to go between the two mountains with our free Squaw/Alpine Express shuttle.

3. Eat Lunch Before 12 or After 2 to Maximize your Time on the Slopes

Squaw Valley
Funi’s: Located on the upper level of the Gold Coast Complex. Serving up delicious panini’s and hearty soups.
Ski in/Ski out Starbucks: For coffee on the go, ski up to the Gold Coast Complex for your favorite Starbucks coffee drink or hot cocoa for kids.
Rocker@Squaw: Located in the Village. Enjoy cold beers, kickin’ cocktails, and belly satisfying food at this popular restaurant in the Village.
Alpine Meadows

Meadows Cafe: Located right in Alpine Meadows’ lodge, the Meadows Café offers up exactly what any hungry skier or snowboarder is looking for – only better. 1/2lb Certified Angus Beef Burgers, personal pizzas and full soup and salad bar.
4. Download the Funitel or Aerial Tram at the End of the Day

If you are ending your day at Squaw Valley we recommend downloading the Funitel or Aerial Tram from our upper mountain. It’s relaxing and will give you more time on the mountain.

*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! !

YouTube Video
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Royal Gorge & Lodge at Sugar Bowl Ski & Stay Packages!
Enjoy slopeside accommodations just steps from the trails! Package includes 2 trail passes, rentals, free garage parking, Sporthaus access, and reduced rates on lessons. Click here to book today!
Ski & Stay Royal Gorge

*Heavenly
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
YouTube Video
YouTube Video

*Kirkwood!
Scoop From St. Coop!
Bonjour mes amis,
Cup’O’Joe in hand with a few clouds above, Light East wind 10/12mph temperatures 16@the base with 8@the summit no new snow to report this morning, but I will tell you today is going to another great day of skiing & riding here @KirkwoodMtn…
Roads SR88 – Open / Clear – No controls in effect today as reported by Cal Trans as of 0500… Slow’yr roll, as the usual suspect slick spots exist, my ride in this morning was as smooth as it gets smile emoticon

New Year’s Eve @Kirkwood:
We will be hosting the annual torchlight and fireworks display tonight…To sign up for the Torchlight please go to our Guest Service office located in the Village Plaza. Our Guest Service team has the list and will be taking up to 200 people… The torchlight parade is free!
Bonfire starts @5:30p
Torchlight begins @6:30p
Fireworks @6:45p

After the fireworks the Wall Bar will be serving up their Annual New Year’s eve dinner, reservations are required… The Cornice Grill will be open until 9pm with the New Year’s celebration making the shift over to Dave’s Club 7800’ for a night of festivities… Tickets for Club 7800’s party are $8 advance, $10 day of with reservations strongly recommended. The party starts at 9:30 when their 6-piece band, No Taboo, with party and dance music…

Stay’n Thirsty my friends,
Coop

*See Your Email Address Below!
You’ve won a FREEEE lift ticket to Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Send me a note at kwtinto@aol.com to ciam your ticket within 7 days.
nathenhughes@*****.com
newmonterey@*****.com
montanakiley@*******.com
pandora_252000@*****.com
changabanga@*****.com
bruce_mail2000@*****.com
Stravis38@*****.com

Lift Ticket Deals From Ski Lake Tahoe!
*Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe
Rose Snow Report

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is 100% open, and in fantastic condition. With a high base elevation, expect to find cold temperatures, but some of the best snow, and more than a few POW stashes around the mountain.

Rose Ticket Specials
One of the best value resorts for the holiday, at all levels: Lift tickets, lessons and lodging. We will be in Holiday pricing mode until Sunday, so if you want a value ski/ride on a world class mountain, Rose will be one of the best.

Rose Kids Ski/Ride School

The-Best-Ski-And-Stay-Packages-On-The-Planet
Right! Ski and stay Reno or Carson City for amazing Ski and Stay values.

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.

http://skirose.com/specialized-clinics/

*Tahoe Donner
Snow Report
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is Open and in full operation. Tahoe Donner does sell out of parking, so please show up early. Overflow parking is located at the lodge restaurant.
Sun and clouds mixed. High 23F. Winds light and variable.
Mini Terrain Park- Rollers, Dance floor box, one rail, and one small jump.

Ticket Pricing
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.

Specials & Discouts
Dec. 31, 2015, Torchlight Parade on New Year’s Eve
This FREE, fun event is for intermediate skiers and riders ages 10 or older who can ski or ride unassisted in the dark on the Race Course run. Come to Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area early to secure a spot in the parade. There will be a DJ, plus snacks will be provided in the bar area prior to the parade. Sign-ups are from 4:30-5:45 p.m. with a chair loading time at 6:15 p.m. Come on out! It’s FREE!

TD Lessons
Jan. 4-15, 2016, Learn to Ski Weeks
To celebrate “National Learn to Ski Month,” Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area will be offering two-for-one private lessons and private lesson packages any midweek day from Jan. 4-15. Tahoe Donner Downhill is also offering packages on January 4-8 and 11-15 for just $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75 hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

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Conditions Report

Squaw Overview
Cold, crisp and winter-like at Squaw and Alpine Meadows. It’s the holiday, so if you’re a Squaw or Alpine skier/rider, get to the resort early. Stay clear of Shirley Lake if you can. While it’s one of the nicest set of intermediate runs at Squaw, Shirley stacks up on a holiday.

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

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January is Learn to Ski & Ride Month at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, and this season Alpine Meadows will participate in the World’s Largest Lesson at 10:00 a.m. on January 8, 2016. Alpine Meadows will offer a free Learn to Ski & Ride package to the first 50 beginners to arrive at 10:00am on Friday, January 8.

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.

*Diamond Peak
January 9, 23; February 20 & March 5: Backcountry Experience Series – Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Tahoe Mountain Sports, Tahoe Mountain School and Dynafit present the 2016 Backcountry Experience Series. Open to intermediate and advanced skiers and riders, the Backcountry Experience Series is designed to provide a safe and welcoming introduction to backcountry skiing and boarding. These fully guided backcountry tours explore terrain in Diamond Peak’s Golden Eagle Bowl in a small group setting. The $149 tour package include lift access, backcountry ski package provided by Dynafit, avalanche rescue gear provided by Ortovox, and professional guiding services. Register online at TahoeMountainSchool.com. http://www.diamondpeak.com/events/details/backcountry-series

January 11-15: Learn to Ski & Snowboard Week $39 Learn to Ski & Ride Packages – Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski & Ride packages January 11- 15 as part of national “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hr 45 min lesson beginning at 10am or 2pm. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10am. These lessons will help first timers start off with a good foundation and gain confidence. No advance reservations. Please arrive at least an hour before the lesson start time. For more information, please call (775) 832 1177. h
ttp://www.diamondpeak.com/events/details/learn-to-ski-and-ride-week

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Lift Ticket Rates!
Sierra-Tahoe Mountain Conditions!
Spinning 11 lifts and tows this morning with 44 open trails, 31 groomed runs and 3 terrain parks for all abilities. NOAA is forecasting a mostly sunny day with a little more snow coming tonight after closing. The high today is 25, wind coming from the East at 9 mph, so grab those layers!

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*3-PAK Lift Tickets
$66/day
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
$110/day
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
$99/day
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.

*Homewood
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.

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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.
Buy Homewood Tickets Online Here

You’re Looking For A Fire-Side Thriller?
Ski: Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offering special Learn to Ski and Snowboard packages January 11- 15. The Ski and Snowboard School (ages 7 and up) will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and 1 hour 45 min lesson beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Diamond Peak Child Ski Center will also offer a 2 hour $39 Learn to Ski package for ages 4-7 at 10 a.m. These lesson
Granlibakken

Ski: Set back amongst the trees in Tahoe City, Granlibakken is an ideal place to learn to ski. Beginner’s packages stat at only $70 per person, and includes an all-day lift ticket and equipment rental, as well as a one-hour ski or snowboard lesson.

Stay: All lodging guests at Granlibakken get half-off day passes to the resorts ski and sled hill.

Northstar California
Ski: The beautiful Northstar California is home to the Burton Snowboard Academy located within the Adventure, Guiding and Learning Center, in addition to a world-class ski and snowboard School. For Learn to Ski and Ride Month the resort offers half-day morning beginner ski and snowboard group lessons starting at $155 and includes all-day equipment rentals and limited-access lift tickets.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Ski & Stay: Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort has two specials available through the month of January available for the Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. The first being the Diamond Peak Family Ski Package. The $313 package rate includes a night in a beautiful lakefront suite at Mourelatos, plus skiing for a family of four at Diamond Peak. Also being offered is a 15 percent lodging discount available all month long.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe
Ski: With the highest base elevation of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is a great place to learn to ski and snowboard. At a cost of $107, Mt. Rose’s First Timer Package includes lift ticket to their dedicated beginner lifts: Flying Jenny, Wizard & Galena, beginner rental equipment and a 2-hour group lesson.

Squaw Valley
Ski: Home to the 1960 winter Olympics, Squaw Valley offers a host of programs for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Teaching Tykes benefits parents with 3-6-year-old children, and allows parents to learn skills to teach their child so both can enjoy skiing and snowboarding together. Parents will learn tricks to motivate their child, how to ride a chairlift safely – load and unloading techniques, and how to identify terrain that is best suited for the child’s development

Squaw Valley also has partnered with Burton Snowboards to offer an exclusive learning program for women snowboarders of all abilities. The program offers groups of two to six a beginner rental setup, a two-hour lesson and an afternoon mini-spa treatment with wine at Trilogy Spa. The cost of the program, which includes a lift ticket, is $249.

Stay: Just steps away from the slopes the Squaw Valley Lodge offers great deals on hotel accommodations during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month! Book now and save up to 40% on midweek nights, and up to 20% off weekend rates. The longer you stay, the more you save.

Sugar Bowl Resort
Ski: Eager skiers and riders of all ages are invited to Learn to Ski and Snowboard at Sugar Bowl. The Guests Learn to Ski and Ride program is designed to entice new participants to the sport. For $99 ($109 on holiday weekends), guests will receive a 2-hour lesson, all day rentals, a lift ticket valid on beginner lifts.

Tahoe Biltmore
Stay: Located near the California and Nevada border the Tahoe Biltmore provides a great value for any ski or snowboard vacation in January. A standard cottage room paired with a lift ticket for Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows or Homewood begins at $119 per person and ranges to $159 per person.

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area
Ski: Take in some of the most picturesque views Lake Tahoe has to offer while investing in a lesson and get started on the right track at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area . Learn the basics of safely gliding, turning, and stopping in a supportive group atmosphere. Lesson packages include a group lesson, ski rental, and trail pass. Adult full day packages start at just $50.

Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross Country
Ski: During January 4-8 and 11-15 Tahoe Donner Downhill ski area will offer Learn to Ski or Snowboard packages for just $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include an all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a 1.75-hour group lesson for ages 7 and up.

At 10 a.m. on January 8, the team at Downhill will participate with other resorts across the country in an effort to break a group world record for teaching the largest learn to ski and snowboard lessons ever. 50 skiers and 50 snowboarders will be available to participate with advance registration required (first come, first served). $10 to register.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country will be offering two-for-one private lessons and private lesson packages any midweek day from January 4-15.

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