Wednesday, February 18, 2009

North Tahoe ski deals

Right now, we're seeing the best ski conditions of the year in North Lake Tahoe, with more than six feet of new snow hitting the destination over the last seven days (much of it arriving over the Presidents Day weekend).  

“The powder party continues,” said Tourism Director Andy Chapman of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “Skiers and snowboarders are in for a treat with optimal conditions at area resorts, and for those that love groomers, our teams are out in full force making rows and rows of corduroy.”

Why go now, well, besides the great snow? Because there are also some great deals and great events to watch.

Bargain tips: A North Lake Tahoe vacation doesn’t have to break the bank—thanks to a new electronic kiosk, put together by the area visitors bureaus at Check it out for great values and specials for activities, dining, entertainment, lodging, and skiing.

Upcoming events:  February 21, Sugar Bowl has Jam 4 The Cure, a benefit with Boarding for Breast Cancer. Feb. 19-22 at Northstar-at-Tahoe, the best in skiing and snowboarding push the envelope at the Winter Dew Tour. Feb. 27-Mr. 5, Squaw Valley hosts the Freeride World Tour and the world’s finest international freeskiers and riders conquering the steep and seemingly unskiable rock faces. Feb. 27 through Mr. 8 is SnowFest, a 10-day winter carnival and one of the region’s most popular annual family celebrations, with parades, a polar bear swim, and dress up your dog contest.

Details: For more on ski resorts, events, current weather conditions in North Lake Tahoe, click on North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two-three hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over four hours from San Francisco International Airport. Carry chains.

PHOTO: Courtesy Squaw Valley USA

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