Industry News 11/28/2006

Ski Lake Tahoe Resorts Open 2006-2007 Season

Ski Lake Tahoe Resorts Open 2006-2007 Season

Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (Nov. 23, 2006) – The first of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts officially kicked off the 2006-2007 season today by firing up the ski lifts for early season enthusiasts to get in their first turns. Heavenly was the first of the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts to open with other resorts planning to follow suit, including Squaw Valley USA on Dec. 2. With resorts’ snowmaking efforts underway and a storm projected to bring a foot of snow to the region this weekend, the season will be in full swing in just a matter of days. 

Lake Tahoe resorts enter the new season following a banner year of countless storms that blanketed the area with heavy snowfall, so much that last winter the region encountered the most snowfall in North America with resorts boasting a five-year snow total average of 35 feet/420 inches. Popular for its massive late season snowfall, the region is also known for more tolerable conditions on the mountain in addition to over 300 days of sunshine annually.

For the 2006-2007 season, resort improvements range from entire town remodel projects at Heavenly and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort to new groomed trail patterns at Alpine Meadows, to new snowmaking & parking improvements at Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, to Squaw Valley USA launching a TV station to inform guests and snow cat tours at Kirkwood. Terrain park lovers will be impressed with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s endless top-to-bottom runs touting features for all ability levels.   

Several Ski Lake Tahoe resorts have ski pass and lift ticket deals still available in addition to vacation packages and special promotions. Resort contact information and Web sites are listed below:

Alpine Meadows – www.skialpine.com– 530.583.4232

Heavenly – www.skiheavenly.com– 530.541.7548

Kirkwood – www.kirkwood.com– 530.587.6128

Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe – www.skirose.com– 866.SKI.ROSE

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort – www.northstarattahoe.com– 800.GO.NORTH

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort – www.sierraattahoe.com– 530.659.7453    

Squaw Valley USA – www.squaw.com– 530.583.6985

About Ski Lake Tahoe
Surrounding North America’s largest alpine lake, the seven resorts that make up Ski Lake Tahoe are Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and Squaw Valley USA. Lake Tahoe boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and last winter the region had the most snowfall in North America. The seven resorts, all offering unparalleled scenic vistas of panoramic mountain and lake views, are located less than an hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and two hours from Sacramento International Airport.  For further information and to directly book travel, lodging and transportation for Ski Lake Tahoe resorts and its travel partners all in one Web site, visit
www.skilaketahoe.com.