Lake Tahoe’s largest ski resort gets 18 inches of snow in the past 24 hours

Posted By: The Ski Channel on April 1, 2010 5:33 am

                                                      MARCH FINISHES WITH 18 INCHES OF SNOW AT HEAVENLY

    *  Lake Tahoe’s largest resort receives as much as 18 inches of new snow in past 24 hours
    * Over five feet of snow fell this March

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – March 31, 2010 – Lake Tahoe’s largest ski and snowboard destination, Heavenly Mountain Resort (, received up to 18 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours, priming the resort for Easter weekend and punctuating Heavenly’s reputation as spring skiing and riding’s premier mountain.

“The snow from this storm has been super light and dry, beautiful winter snow on the last day of March,” said John Wagnon, Heavenly’s vice-president of Marketing and Sales. “With a base of about 108 inches, we’re looking at a spring full of snow, bluebird days and big events like this weekend’s Gunbarrel 25.”

On April 3, freeskiing legend Glen Plake will host Heavenly’s sixth-annual Gunbarrel 25 mogul marathon on North America’s toughest black-diamond bump run: Gunbarrel. The event is designed to incorporate Plake’s passion for freestyle skiing with Heavenly’s legendary spring bumps. The event is open to all advanced skiers and riders.

On April 10, the Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Beach Party will be held on top of the Gondola parking garage on beginning at 4:30 p.m. Live music will be performed by Blue Turtle Seduction and The Devastators. Entry is a $10 donation and proceeds benefit the Special Olympics, Bob Tara Memorial Fund and the Heavenly Professional Ski Patrol Fund.

3rd Night Free, plus 50% off Lift Tickets at Heavenly this Spring!!

Spend two nights at one of our partner hotels and ski or ride one day at Heavenly, and you’ll get the third night and second day free! Prices start at just $191 per person! Valid through 4/25/10.

About Heavenly

Heavenly Mountain Resort is a world-class destination offering guests a one-of-a-kind combination of scenic beauty and exhilarating on-snow experience. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States.  In addition to Heavenly, Vail Resorts, Inc. owns and operates the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and in the Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN).  The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is For more information on Heavenly, please visit or call 1-800-HEAVENLY.