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Skiing on the Tahoe summit

Tahoe winter sports news and reviews

Petaluma native Bill Foster honored

Bill Foster, a Petaluma native who found his calling as a member of the Alpine Meadows ski patrol, died tragically last December in an avalanche. Bill was one of the founding members and the head trainer of Alpine’s avalanche dog rescue program. In honor of Bill’s service and extensive work with the avalanche rescue dogs, the adoption room at the The Humane Society of Tahoe Truckee’s future shelter facility will be named The Bill Foster Alpine Meadows Adoption Room. Alpine… Read More »

January is learn to ski and snowboard month

With the holiday crowds gone, January is the perfect time to take a trip to Tahoe for some winter fun. Several Tahoe resorts are offering special deals for teens and adults who want to try a new winter sport.  These all-inclusive packages include lessons, rentals and lift ticket. If you are ready to take the plunge, make sure to pack the appropriate gear – ski/snowboard pants and jacket, thermals, warm socks, waterproof gloves, hat and sunglasses or goggles. All Season… Read More »

Free lift tickets for active duty military

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows FREE lift tickets are available to active duty military personnel by presenting an  active duty military ID at the Guest Services & Sales Center at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows. Lift tickets valid Sunday-Friday, non-holiday for the 2012-13 season with the exception of the following blackout dates: December 26-31, 2012, January 19-20 2013 and February 16-17, 2013. For more information click here Homewood Active duty military receive FREE non-holiday lift tickets with a valid Common… Read More »

Alpine Meadows opens

Alpine Meadows celebrates the start of the 2012/13 season with party sunny skies and 4 lifts in operation. Summit Six, Roundhouse, Meadow and Alpine Bowl are open with packed powder and groomed runs. What’s new this year: Mile-long Terrain Park Thanks to a recent partnership with Snow Park Technologies, Alpine will open Tahoe’s longest terrain park. The park improvements include a beginner progression park off Subway where lessons will be available. Burton Adult Learn to Ride Center Burton’s LTR program… Read More »

Opening dates for Tahoe resorts

With snow in the forecast today through Saturday, resort openings are right around the corner. Boreal has been open on and off for a couple of weeks, but is currently closed until further notice. The following dates have been announced: Boreal – Scheduled to reopen at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10th Opening November 16: Heavenly Northstar at Tahoe November 21: Squaw Valley Kirkwood Mt. Rose December 7th: Alpine Meadows Stay tuned for these opening dates: Sugar Bowl Diamond Peak… Read More »

Last call

Another season comes to a close this weekend, with all but one resort shutting down as spring sports quickly take over. Expect a light dusting of snow today and sunshine for the weekend. Enjoy closing weekend events Saturday and Sunday at Squaw, Heavenly and Sugar Bowl. If your not quite ready to hang up your ski and boards, Alpine Meadows will remain open May 4-6 and May 11-13 from 8am – 1pm for spring skiing. Enjoy live music and sunshine… Read More »

Lift ticket deals for college students

Being a college student has its perks. Several north shore resorts offer considerable discounts for college students. Squaw and Alpine offer discounted tickets on specific weeks when you pre-register. Boreal has a n ongoing special price for Friday skiing/riding. Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows: $59 College students with a valid student ID purchase Squaw Valley ski/ride lift tickets for just $59 during the following dates when you pre-register: • March 11-16 • March 18-23 • March 25-30 • April 1-6 • April… Read More »

Troops ski for free

The following resorts offer free skiing and riding for U.S. Military personnel with a valid ID: Squaw Valley: Complimentary lift tickets for active duty military members every Sunday through Friday, excluding holidays. To redeem, military can present proof of active duty status at Squaw’s Tickets, Passes and Snowsports Center at the base of the mountain. Holiday blackout dates for the Military Lift Ticket program include: 12/17/11 – 1/01/12; 1/14/12 – 1/16/12; 2/18/12 – 2/25/12; and all Saturdays in the 2011-12… Read More »

Learn to ski/ride for $35-$69 this weekend

January is learn to ski/ride month in Tahoe. With 4-6 feet of new snow, this weekend is the perfect time to take advantage of these deals: Alpine Meadows: SUNDAY 1/29 ONLY: $39 January 27-31: $69 Includes your lift ticket, lesson, and equipment rental. Ages 13 and up. All-day and afternoon packages available. For reservations, call (800) 403-0206. Homewood: $44 Included in the Learn to Ski/Ride package is a 2.5 hour lesson, beginner lift ticket and rental gear. Valid for first-time… Read More »

Will you pay $92 to ski Alpine?

Alpine Meadows has always been one of my favorite resorts in Tahoe. For me, it has just the right mix of terrain, amenities, fast lifts, close parking, easy access and customer service. It also had affordable lift ticket prices – until now. I wondered when I heard the news that Alpine would combine operations under common ownership with Squaw Valley how it would affect the lift prices. It’s now official – Alpine joins Squaw and Northstar as the priciest lift… Read More »