Epic Snowfall Blankets Lake Tahoe; But, With 7 Area Resorts, Where Should You Ski? Check Out the Latest Deals Here!

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 25, 2012 2:10 pm

Thanks to four days of intense storms, skiers and snowboarders in Northern California have finally received the pow they have been waiting for this season. In classic Sierra snowstorm fashion, large flakes blanketed the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, leaving up to six feet of new snow in some areas. As a result, resort operators were able open additional chairlifts and terrain to supplement the trails already available. The region now boasts some of the best conditions in the country with many of the resorts pushing to open significant portions of their mountains in time for the upcoming weekend.

The snowstorm put the region back on track to reach its average annual snowfall total of 420 inches with the predictably snowy months of February and March still ahead. Weather forecast models show a favorable storm track for the Northern Sierra over the remaining winter months with more storms on the horizon. Last season after a dry period in January, the region recorded an additional 500 inches of snow that resulted in the resorts turning chairlifts as late as Fourth of July weekend.

“Thanks to the recent powerful winter storms, Lake Tahoe has been transformed into a powder paradise with world-class skiing and snowboarding options available throughout the region,” said John Wagnon, president of Ski Lake Tahoe. “Whether guests prefer meticulously groomed corduroy, steep-and-deep powder runs, world-class tree skiing or some of the most progressive terrain parks on the planet, the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts truly offer something for everyone.”

Winter enthusiasts can take advantage of a number of unbeatable deals at Lake Tahoe resorts including stay-and-ski packages starting as low as $79 per person. Discount airfare is also available into the region and the “bags fly free” policy of the dominant carrier Southwest Airlines resonates well with value-minded skiers and snowboarders.

Other notable deals include, a Fly and Ski Free deal from Alpine Meadows and a Ski or Ride Free deal from Heavenly Mountain Resort, where guests who book any stay between three to ten days receive a free night of lodging and a free day of skiing or snowboarding. Additionally, Squaw Valley has partnered with sister resort Alpine Meadows to create the Tahoe Super 4, offering four days of unrestricted skiing or snowboarding at both resorts for only $289. Stay-and-ski packages are also available in the heart of The Village at Squaw Valley starting as low as $83 per person for lift tickets and lodging.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort also have special packages available, making skiing and snowboarding more accessible than ever before!

For complete details on booking a winter getaway to Lake Tahoe, visit SkiLakeTahoe.com to conveniently access resort profiles, weather forecasts, real-time snow reports, webcams and online discounts on both lift tickets and lodging.

Enjoy the snow!