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Skiing on the Tahoe summit

Tahoe winter sports news and reviews


It’s a great time to be a kid at Squaw Valley’s annual Kid-O-Rama extravaganza. This 8 day event starts today and runs through Saturday, February 23. Kid-O-Rama offers fun for all ages. Street parties, big truck night, teen group lessons and a dance party on ice are just a few of the happenings. New this year is the Kid-O-Rama Kastle, a 5,000 square foot snow castle was built using 30,000 cubic feet of snow and features four towers, three slides… 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 »

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 »

Snow shoe tours, sleigh rides and Telemark days this weekend

Jan. 14 & 15, 5:30 p.m Moonlight Snow Shoe Tours of Olympic Valley Squaw Valley USA and Tubbs will host a moonlight snowshoe tour starting at High Camp. Package includes tour, cable car and snowshoe rental: Adults $34, youth $29, 12 and under $22. $18 with lift ticket or season pass. Wear winter clothes and boots. For more information and reservations call (530) 452-7123. details Saturday, Jan 15, 11 am – 1 pm Rossignol Skate Ski Clinics Northstar At Tahoe… Read More »

$15 lift tickets, $25 learn to ski and more this weekend

If you’re looking for a reprieve from holiday shopping, this may be the perfect weekend for a trip to Tahoe. Boreal will offer 12 hours of skiing or boarding for $15 on Friday. If you’re new to the sport, five North Shore resorts are offering a learn-to-ski (or snowboard) package including rentals, lift ticket and group lessons for just $25. For a little holiday fun, dress as Santa and ski at Mt. Rose on Saturday for $39. Dec. 9 &… 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