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Skiing on the Tahoe summit

Tahoe winter sports news and reviews

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 »

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 »

Want to work at a ski resort this winter?

Tahoe ski resorts are gearing up for another early season. Each year, the resorts hire thousands of winter sports enthusiasts for jobs ranging from retail sales to ski patrol. The perks – ski and snowboard free all season! Job fairs will be held at most of the resorts on Saturday, October 22, with the rest accepting applications online. Below is a list of the scheduled job fairs: Boreal Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 2 pm in the Boreal cafeteria… Read More »

Fresh snow for the weekend

April has blessed us with a beautiful new layer of fresh snow for the weekend. This may be the best April skiing in Tahoe history. Storm totals as of Friday morning: Boreal: 5-7″ Apline: 10-14″ Sugarbowl: 4-9″ Homewood: 6″ Squaw: 7-11″ Northstar: 7-14″ Sierra At Tahoe: 15″ Heavenly: 14″ Kirkwood: 16-18″ Mt. Rose: 8-10″ Weekend forecast courtesy of Sugarbowl: Saturday: Partly cloudy with a small chance of a snow shower. Lows in the teens to low 20s, highs in the… Read More »

Spring pass sale at major resorts

Alpine Meadows April 1 – May 15 $99! By far the best spring deal. Alpine just extended their season to May 15, giving you 45 days of skiing for $99; $119 with Alpine Club membership. You must be an Alpine Club member to purchase the ticket. You can join for just $20. Season pass holders from other resorts may join the Alpine Club for free. Click here for details Kirkwood Valid 7 days a week with no holiday restrictions. Early… Read More »

Resort report, snow levels

The following Tahoe resorts are open: Boreal 58-65″ base / 5 lifts open Sugar Bowl 56-65″ base/ 6 lifts open Squaw Valley 65″ base / 12 lifts open Alpine Meadows 71-99″ base / 4 lifts open Northstar-at-Tahoe 38-56″ base / 10 lifts open Kirkwood 73″ base / 2 lifts open Sierra-at-Tahoe 31-79″ base / 5 lifts open Heavenly 29-50″ base / 15 lifts open