Tahoe Snow Tracker: January 9, 2017

Tahoe Snow Tracker: January 9, 2017

North Lake Tahoe ski resorts have experienced an incredible start to 2017 after a week-long snow storm that coated the Sierras with not just inches, but multiple feet of fresh snow. With over seven feet of powder being reported at Donner Summit, 136 ski lifts and 347 runs are open across the North Shore making for the snowiest January North Lake Tahoe has seen in over 45 years.

Just in time for National Learn to Ski & Snowboard month, conditions in North Lake Tahoe will remain ideal throughout January for people interested in trying skiing and snowboarding. Beginners will enjoy discounted learn to ski packages as low as $39 at multiple resorts, complete with lift tickets, lessons and rentals.

Powder hounds loading up skis and snowboards can expect to find the following new snow levels at North Lake Tahoe resorts.

Boreal Mountain Resort: 96″ summit total
Diamond Peak: 72” summit total
Donner Ski Ranch: 85″ summit total
Homewood Mountain Resort: 92″ summit total
Granlibakken: 20″ summit total
Northstar California: 83″ summit total
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe: 106″ summit total
Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows: 117″ summit total
Sugar Bowl Resort: 76″ summit total
Royal Gorge: 76″ summit total
Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area: 60″ summit total
Tahoe XC: 10″ summit total

Unbeatable Deals for Beginners

Tahoe Donner Downhill:
The First Timer Learn to Ski or Snowboard Month packages are offered January 9 – 13 and January 17-20 for $39. These packages are only for first timers, which include all-day lift ticket, rental equipment, and a one hour, 45-minute group lesson for anyone ages 7 and up.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country:
Discounted private lessons and private lesson packages are offered any midweek, non-holiday day from January 9 – 31. Two for One private lessons and private lesson packages are available any midweek, non-holiday day from Jan. 9–31.  For just $59, get a friend in on the fun for an hour of private instruction. $89 includes a lesson, day ticket and equipment for two people.

Alpine Meadows:
Learn how to ski or snowboard for just $99 at Alpine Meadows any midweek day for ages 13 and up. Package Includes beginner lift tickets, equipment rental (skis, boots, poles -or- snowboard, boots) and a two hour, 30-minute beginner lesson.

Diamond Peak:
For just $39 from January 9- 13, for ages seven and up, the Ski and Snowboard School will have Learn to Ski and Burton Learn to Ride packages for just $39. The package includes a beginner lift ticket, rental equipment and one-hour 45-minute lesson beginning at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe:
All beginner packages include a lift ticket to the dedicated beginner lifts, Flying Jenny, Wizard and Galena, beginner rental equipment (ski or snowboard) good for the entire day and a two-hour group lesson. Package starts at $135. In addition, Mt. Rose offers the Flight Plan Package: a two-consecutive-day lesson with lift tickets, rentals and instruction.

Homewood Mountain Resort:
Homewood Mountain Resort’s $59 Learn to Ski & Ride Package, offers first-timers a half-day lesson along with all-day equipment rental (helmet not included in package but available at an additional cost) and beginner lift ticket.

Easily Access Tahoe from the Air
Getting to North Lake Tahoe has never been easier. Many airlines are offering deeply discounted rates on non-stop flights into Reno-Tahoe International Airport for powder hounds nationwide to get in on the fun. 

From Long Beach $39
From Oakland $39
From Orange County $79
From San Diego $97
From Boise $84
From Denver $94
From Las Vegas $46
From New York (JFK) $94
From Portland $109
From Seattle $104

Lodging Discounts Available Now

With fresh snow covering 13,783 skiable acres of terrain, North Lake Tahoe is a picturesque travel destination. Hotel properties are celebrating winter by offering incredible lodging sales. Check out our top 5 to book this week:

–       Sugar Bowl Ski & Stay Package. For as low as $149.5 per night through January 13, enjoy a stay in the cozy Sugar Bowl rooms with lift tickets for two included.

–       Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows 4th Night Free. Starting at $199 a night, book four consecutive days and get the fourth night free. Plan a long weekend trip and take advantage of the fresh powder.

–       Northstar California Staycation. Use Monday as a vacation day. Book a four-night stay with Sunday included and save up to 33 percent on lodging.

–       Sunnyside Resort Last Minute Deals: Spur of the moment getaway in order? Call for a same day reservation and if a room is available, get 20 percent off of the first night.

–       Granlibakken High-Priced Ski and Sled Package. Lodging guests at Granlibakken receive half-priced tickets at the Granlibakken Ski and Sled Hill.

To experience North Lake Tahoe’s winter offerings, visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com for access to real-time weather updates, snow totals, resort information, and lodging deals.

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Source: North Lake Tahoe Chamber – http://www.gotahoenorth.com