Snow Flurries, Pass Sales, and Resort Opening Dates in North Tahoe

Snow Flurries, Pass Sales, and Resort Opening Dates in North Tahoe


The sky opened up this past weekend and North Lake Tahoe was hit with a second round of snow flurries, bringing good tidings from mother nature. With resorts opening as early as Halloween weekend, here’s everything you need to know about season pass deals and opening dates for the 2016/2017 winter season.

Mount Rose Ski Tahoe – Opens Halloween Weekend
Grab your costume and board or skis for the earliest resort opening date in North Lake Tahoe. Even better than a pillowcase full of candy – season passes loaded with value savings.

Squaw Alpine | Alpine Meadows – Early Season Pass Rates
Get in early on Gold, Silver, Bronze and College passes before rates go up Oct. 11. Amenities including blackout days, friend and family discounts and four-day passes to Sierra-At-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl. You’ll be hitting the slopes in no time, with their opening dates set at Nov. 11-18.

Diamond Peak Presale – Extra Friend and Lift Tickets
Purchase your Diamond Peak Presale passes by Oct. 31 to get rates starting at $419 for adult Full Passes, and $299 for Midweek Passes. Better yet, the passes include 44 bonus lift tickets and four discounted bring-a-friend tickets.

Homewood Mountain Ski Resort – Packages for Locals and Returning Guests
Adult season passes for Homewood are already on sale, starting at $589 for locals and returning guests. They include a ton of goodies like free Buddy Tickets and resort discounts. A limited number of discounted 3-Packs are also available. And get some of the best daily rates around when you purchase online.

Royal Gorge – Unlimited Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing
Enjoy warming huts and eight gorgeous trails at North America’s largest cross-country ski resort. Royal Gorge is offering unlimited XC and snowshoeing with the purchase of adult passes, and Unrestricted XC season passes to children and seniors.

Sugar Bowl – Unrestricted Season Passes and Access to Regional Resorts
Adults who buy unrestricted season passes to Sugar Bowl, which boasts of the most average snowfall in North Lake Tahoe, receive discounts on food & beverage, retail items, friend and family tickets, group lessons and rentals, as well as tickets to Squaw Valley and Royal Gorge beginning Nov. 1.

Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Hill – Easy Slopes at Great Prices
By skis, boards, or sleds, the Granlibakken Tahoe Ski Hill is ideal for beginner and intermediate athletes, with some of the best prices around. Full, half-day and holiday day passes are available for adults and children. Your kids will love roasting s’mores at the fire pits… you will love that it’s free of charge!

Northstar California – International Skiing and Blackout Discounts
Northstar California is offering the Tahoe Local Pass and Tahoe Value Pass through Oct. 9, with perks including Ski-With-A-Friend tickets, and discounted passes for blackout dates. And world travelers get access to 30 European resorts when they purchase the Epic Pass.  

Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross-Country – Ski, Snowshoe and Fat Bike Passes
Lock in early season rates at Tahoe Donner Downhill and Cross Country when you purchase passes through Nov. 30. New this winter – snowshoe-only and fat bike season passes are available. Seniors over 60 can get pass discounts, and children and seniors 70-plus ski free.

Donner Ski Ranch – Unrestricted Days and Zero Blackouts
The most family-friendly ski resort in North Shore is now one of the most affordable. Season passes on sale now through Oct. 15, include unrestricted days and zero blackouts.

Boreal Mountain Resort – Ride Day or Night, with Major Discounts
With Boreal Mountain Resort’s Unlimited Season Pass, adults can ride all day, any day, with Youth Passes also available. Check out discounted seasonal rentals and unlimited access to Soda Springs Mountain Resort, only five miles away from Boreal.


  • A membership at the Auburn Ski Club Training Center opens up opportunity to learn or refine your technique in Alpine, Nordic, Biathlon skiing, as well as snowboarding. And a membership includes access to Boreal Mountain Resort.
  • Many early season deals expire in the next month! Make sure you mark the best date to get season passes on your calendar.
  • Check out Go Tahoe North for a list of snow gear rental and retail locations in North Lake Tahoe.

Not quite ready to leave after a weekend of skiing? Extend your stay with incredible mid-week lodging deals. Learn more on Go Tahoe North / Lodging.

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