Massive winter storms this ski season have prompted at least one Lake Tahoe ski resort to extend the season for skiing and snowboarding.
Northstar-at-Tahoe announced on Thursday (March 17) that its new closing date is Sunday, April 24. With snow storms continuing this week, expect many other Lake Tahoe ski resorts to stay open late into April as well.
Like many of Tahoe’s resorts, Northstar is reporting large amounts of snow. The North Tahoe resort, located off Highway 267 in Truckee, says with more than 500 inches of snow already, this is its largest snowfall total in the past 25 years.
“We’ve had record setting snowfall since the season started, and have surpassed our season average of 350 inches by almost 150 percent,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. “With these incredible snow conditions and more snow in the forecast, we’ve decided to extend the season to allow our guests more time to get out on the mountain and enjoy it.”
Northstar is reporting base depths of more than 14 feet at the top of the mountain, and more than 7 feet at mid-mountain, which is ideal for spring skiing and riding. And those totals should continue to rise this weekend. The National Weather Service reports there is the potential for up to a couple of feet snow this weekend and more on the way next week.
Those looking to save on the slopes this spring are invited to pick up a complimentary Northstar voucher at participating partner shops in the Bay Area, Sacramento and Reno and bring it to the resort to purchase a $61 all-day lift ticket.
For the latest snow conditions and lift operations information, details about upcoming events and more at Northstar Resort, visit www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com or call 530 562.1330.
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