There’s no big rush to dust off the skis in the garage and give them a quick tune up. But it is snowing today in Lake Tahoe, a sign that ski season isn’t that far away!
The unseasonably cold weather – it’s 49 degrees right now in South Lake Tahoe and is expected to dip to 32 this evening – is a sure sign that winter isn’t that far off.
While it is raining at lake level this afternoon in Tahoe, at Heavenly Mountain Resort it began snowing at the top of mountain.
Check out these photos from Heavenly’s new snow stake and camera, which is located near the top of Dipper Express chairlift.
Season passes are currently on sale at Heavenly and Tahoe’s other two Vail resorts – Northstar and Kirkwood ski resorts. The Tahoe Local Pass is ideal for people who want to ski or ride Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood seven days a week with limited holiday restrictions. The pass is available for $459 – visit www.skiheavenly.com/tickets-and-passes/season-passes.aspx
Earlier this summer, Heavenly was among the ski resorts on a list of “Most Beautiful Skiing Destinations.”
The list was assembled by Katie Doyle, who writes for About.com.
Heavenly was one of the story’s eight ski resorts world wide. Only two other U.S. ski resorts made the list – Big Sky in Montana and Jackson Hole in Wyoming.
Below is what Doyle wrote about Heavenly.
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, Lake Tahoe is the largest alpine lake in North America, with its origins tracing back to the Ice Age.
Situated on the border between California and Nevada, the lake is a true gem - both literally, being a major tourist attraction for both states, and figuratively, thanks to its crystal clear waters. Many a visitor has claimed that Lake Tahoe is like nothing else in the world.
Heavenly Mountain Resort is the largest jewel in the crown of the Lake Tahoe region, offering almost 5,000 skiable acres and panoramic views.
Squaw Valley is a close second, and there are many other resorts to peruse, too – from the small, 30-trail Diamond Peak, whose incredible views might just make it a diamond in the rough, to the iconic Kirkwood Mountain Resort, widely known for its unique ridge line and hefty year-round snowfall.
Visit www.skiheavenly.com for more information on Heavenly.