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Tahoe winter sports news and reviews

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 »

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 »

Lift ticket deals & discounts

A view of Lake Tahoe from the Roundhouse chair at Alpine Meadows on January 10th. Looking to save a few bucks on your next trip? With a little planning, you can save up to 49% with these deals: Jan. 22, 2011 Mt. Rose – $35 SAC ski day benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center. Advance purchase required. Reg. $69 click here for details Feb. 6 Northstar-at-Tahoe – $45 SAC ski day benefiting the Sierra Avalanche Center. Advance purchase required. Reg. $88… Read More »

Learn to ski & snowboard month

January is Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month in Tahoe, and many of the resorts are offering special deals to get you on the slopes. Here is a sampling of the offers available: Sierra At Tahoe $35 Learn to Ski/Ride Special Available for adults and teens 13+ Sunday through Friday (Excluding holiday weekends) throughout the season. Package includes a limited access lift tickets, rental equipment and 2.5 hour first-time lesson. A limited number of packages are available and must be… 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