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Lake Tahoe SKIER AND BOARDER WINTER VACATION GUIDE 2016|17

SUN & SNOW

SO MUCH MORE

A perfect combo of powder snow and sunny days

Day or night, Reno-Tahoe is full of fun options


UNDER ONE SKY

Seven world-class resorts, one lake, all within an hour of Reno-Tahoe International Airport.


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Land of ski and snowboard champions, huge mountains, big snow and even bigger blue skies—from hosting the 1960 Winter Olympics to today, Lake Tahoe has been on the bucket lists of skiers and snowboarders around the world. The site of the first organized ski races in the country and of the world’s first snowboard half-pipe, Lake Tahoe has a rich history of winter sports. Local skiers and snowboarders have excelled on the world stage for many decades—in the last Winter Olympics, Reno-Tahoe athletes took home three gold medals and a bronze! Want to challenge the same double-black diamond runs and super-pipes ridden by Olympians Shaun White, Jonny Moseley, Jamie Anderson, David Wise and Julia Mancuso? You’ll find them at Lake Tahoe.

Not a fan of black diamond slopes?

If you’d prefer to relax on big-smile cruisers over easy-turning snow on wide boulevards down thousands of feet of vertical, Tahoe is also your place. Here you’ll find the longest, prettiest, smoothest intermediate runs imaginable, most of them looking out over breathtaking scenery.

Want more than world-class skiing and snowboarding?

Then Tahoe is absolutely your place! Whether it’s award-winning spas, unique and fine dining, shopping and brewpubs, 24-hour casinos, shows and live music, art, history and science museums, and Old West towns and lake cruises, no ski destination on earth matches the variety of fun at Lake Tahoe. Tahoe is also your place if convenience and value are part of a perfect winter vacation (we think they are). Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers direct flights from 17 cities, including Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, Chicago, Seattle and New York. One of the country’s most convenient airports, it’s mere steps from plane to baggage claim, car rental and shuttle services at Reno-Tahoe International. Reno lodging is just 10 minutes away, and it’s less than an hour to ski slopes and slope-side accommodations. With jaw-dropping scenery around every turn, adventure in all directions and people from around the world to meet and share the fun, a Lake Tahoe winter vacation will rejuvenate and relax you, not to mention fill up your smartphone with photos and videos to relive the great times for years to come.

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World-Class Choices Whatever your skiing and riding passion—powder, steeps, perfect grooming, halfpipes, terrain parks, glade and tree skiing—you’ll find it and more at Lake Tahoe.

SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS With 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and a European-style base village with activities for everyone, no visit to Lake Tahoe is complete without experiencing Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows. The adjacent areas are connected via a complimentary 10-minute shuttle ride, and every lift ticket or season pass includes access to both resorts. Turn to page 26 for more information. HEAVENLY With Tahoe’s highest summit elevation and longest vertical drop, Heavenly’s immense variety of skiing spreads into two states, including five-mile runs, awesome views and a legendary après-ski scene. There’s plenty of slope-side accommodation available, too. Turn to page 16 for more information. KIRKWOOD High elevation and a location atop the crest of the Sierra Nevada Range give Kirkwood the lightest, driest, most plentiful snow on the West Coast. Here you’ll find small-town ambience combined with big-mountain skiing. Turn to page 18 for more information. MT. ROSE-SKI TAHOE With its slopes only a 25-minute drive from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Mt. Rose is incredibly convenient for those wanting to squeeze more quality slope-time into their vacation. High elevation and over 60 trails make Mt. Rose a local’s favorite. Turn to page 20 for more information. NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA This luxury, all-season resort has plentiful on-slope accommodations and easy access to 3,170 acres of long, impeccably groomed runs, glades and tree-skiing. Named “Best Mountain for Families” by Outside magazine, Northstar also excels at terrain parks and half-pipes. Turn to page 22 for more information.

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SIERRA-AT-TAHOE Certified Unserious. Sierra-at-Tahoe is committed to delivering an authentic, fun, laid-back ski and snowboard experience. It has 2,000 acres of terrain, over 460 inches of annual snowfall and is home to award-winning terrain parks and three Olympic Gold Medalists. Sierra is sure to deliver first-timers to experts an unforgettable experience. Turn to page 24.

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Ski Villages and Towns Find your perfect combination of excitement, convenience and coziness.

NORTH SHORE The north shore of Lake Tahoe is a charming mix of small ski towns and lakefront lodging in California and larger hotel-resorts and Nevada-style action in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. Tahoe City, Kings Beach and Homewood are all California-side, lakefront towns with a variety of lodging and many excellent restaurant choices. Ski shuttles connect north shore hotels to Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar California, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and other nearby ski resorts. THE VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY Squaw Valley’s lively base village is just steps from the legendary slopes and offers magnificent views of the mountain. Stroll the European-style pedestrian village and discover a variety of shops, galleries and charming eateries. The base area also offers snowtubing, miniature snowmobiles, cross-country skiing, outdoor firepits and a jam-packed entertainment schedule of live music and festivals. THE VILLAGE AT NORTHSTAR A self-contained ski village offers multiple, luxurious lodging choices at the base of Northstar California. All skier and rider

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services are only steps away from accommodations, restaurants, bars, fire pits and an ice-skating rink in the village. Additional slopeside lodging options are nearby, including higher on the mountain, connected to the village via gondola. While many will want to just relax and enjoy all the amenities within reach, a short drive or shuttle ride connects Northstar to Truckee or North Tahoe communities. KIRKWOOD VILLAGE For those wanting a true getaway in a Sierra mountain paradise, Kirkwood has great on-slope lodging and a peaceful, relaxed ambience. Cross-country skiing and dog-sled rides are nearby in Kirkwood’s beautiful, high-alpine valley. The village center has dining and drinking options, or visit historic Kirkwood Inn—serving happy customers since 1864. TRUCKEE The Old West railroad town of Truckee is alive with new restaurants, shops, galleries and bars. There are a number of lodging choices in and around Truckee, with shuttles to nearby ski resorts Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and other downhill and cross-country resorts. Less than three miles away is Donner Memorial State Park, commemorating the pioneers who crossed the Sierra here on their California journey. RENO This famous resort city has revitalized downtown and midtown areas and makes a great non-snow addition to a ski and snowboard vacation. Flying in or out of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you’ll find fantastic lodging values at countless award-winning resort/casino/hotels with endless dining, entertainment, spa and gaming options. Reno also has great museums and unique restaurants, many of them clustered in the scenic Riverwalk district.

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TAHOE SOUTH / STATELINE Lake Tahoe’s South Shore has a huge variety of lodging options for every budget. In the center of Heavenly Village, a gondola provides direct-to-upper-mountain access only steps from numerous lodging properties and Stateline, NV, casino hotels. Heavenly resort’s California-base aerial tram and Nevada-base chairlifts also have lodging nearby. The slopes of Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood ski resorts are within a 35-minute drive of South Lake Tahoe. For something completely different, add a lake cruise to your itinerary. Or go big for après ski: Catch a show, play the tables and hit the dance floor until it’s time for first chair.


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Mixing It Up

DINING Come hungry—a full plate of restaurant choices awaits in all the major ski towns here, from casual to elegant, all-you-can-eat to fusion gourmet. When it comes to fine dining, this region boasts a long heritage. European chefs were attracted here by the 1960 Olympics. Their continental flavors were joined years later by early adopters of the New Cuisine movement, which flowered just over the Sierra in Northern California. Recently, the next generation of chefs has opened restaurants and brought a new level of energy and options. Food truck or white tablecloth, the quality of ingredients sourced by Reno-Tahoe restaurants is unmatched. The fields of California’s Central Valley—America’s Produce Basket—are just west of Lake Tahoe, as are the fisheries of the Pacific Ocean. So whether you’re savoring vegetables, fruit, meat, seafood or wine, get ready to say “yummm!” SPORTS Winter sports options extend past skiing and snowboarding to crosscountry skiing at some of America’s largest resorts, tours through national forests, snowshoe trails and both indoor and outdoor iceskating rinks. Tubing or sledding hills are found at Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Northstar California, Kirkwood and other Tahoe locations. Think you can’t bike in winter? Think again. With a fat-tire bike, you can cycle on snow-covered trails all over Tahoe. For activities not usually associated with ski vacations, go on a fishing charter on Lake Tahoe’s deep waters, take a glider ride over Sierra mountaintops or race 40-mph electric carts on an indoor track in Reno. Later in the ski season, golf courses open up at the lower elevations of the Carson Valley and Reno, river rafting starts in the Sierra foothills and rock climbing routes dry out on granite Sierra cliffs. Up for a multiple sport day? TUBING Snow-sliding thrills and fun are found in Tahoe’s cuttingedge tubing and snow-play zones. With multiple tubing lanes, designated lifts and places for the little ones in your group, nobody does snow fun like Tahoe. Magic and memories await just steps from the parking lot at many Tahoe resorts, including Squaw Valley, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood and Mt. Rose. Northstar California’s tubing hill is midmountain, reached via gondola or shuttle, with a snow-play zone in the resort’s village. Heavenly Mountain’s Adventure Park includes the “#1 Tubing Hill in America,” according to Fox News, reached via a spectacular gondola ride from Heavenly Village. 8 Skier and Boarder Winter Vacation Guide 16|17

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Lake Tahoe didn’t become one of America’s top vacation destinations being one-dimensional. Yes, the skiing and snowboarding are worldrenowned, but that’s just the start of a feast of fun options.


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SHOPPING ADVENTURE Does shopping and snowboarding qualify as a two-sport day for you? Numerous boutiques and shops are found just off the slopes in Heavenly Village, Squaw Valley and at The Village at Northstar. Both Tahoe City and Truckee are home to unique clothing and sporting goods stores as well as art galleries and souvenir, games and cooking shops. Reno broadens the selection immensely. The Biggest Little City boasts three large malls as well as multiple discount outlets. The sporting crowd can try Scheels and Cabela’s for their athletic needs; the hipsters and bargain hunters can find an excellent array of vintage and used clothing stores clustered in Reno’s Midtown. PUB CRAWLS Brewpubs and craft breweries dot this destination, many within strolling distance. In Reno’s Downtown, a dozen excellent pubs and bars are clustered within blocks of each other, serving up award-winning beers and craft spirits. South Lake Tahoe and Truckee offer multiple brewpubs with unique and extensive selections on tap. Those of the wine persuasion may be tempted to extend their Tahoe winter vacation with a visit to the Zinfandel vineyards of Amador County, just over the mountains. MUSEUMS Are your interests drawn to fine art or the Batmobile? Reno is home to both, with the excellent Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum. Find the Nevada State Museum and National Mint in Carson City, and the Gatekeeper’s Museum and the Tahoe Maritime Museum in Tahoe City. Visit the estate grounds from the Gilded Age at the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe, and see interactive exhibits and 3D movies at the Tahoe Science Center in Incline Village. Or walk in the footsteps of the pioneers at Truckee’s Donner Memorial State Park and Museum. Who knew a ski trip could be so enlightening? SIGHTSEEING Emerald Bay is one of the most photographed places on earth— a teardrop bay dotted with one perfect island topped by a stone teahouse. During winter, you can snowshoe down to Vikingsholm Castle on the lakeshore. The drive to and from Emerald Bay is breathtaking whether traveling from South or North Tahoe. Ringed by a mantle of white snow, the lake’s rich hues of blue, turquoise and azure are even more vibrant during winter. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk in Downtown Reno. Paths on both sides of the Truckee River wind between shops and restaurants to Wingfield Park and its world-class Whitewater Park. There is rarely snow at Reno’s lower elevation (4,000+ feet below the mountain tops), so on sunny winter days you may even catch kayakers flipping through the river’s large standing waves. For equally memorable sights, take a cruise on Lake Tahoe on a calm winter day, go for a horse-drawn sleigh ride or head out into an open mountain valley behind a dogsled team. Consider yourself warned: Reno-Tahoe offers too much fun for just one winter vacation.

Indoor Fun! Indoor sports await both young and old on this winter vacation. Take a spin on South Lake Tahoe’s indoor, NHL-sized ice rink, or in an electric cart at Reno’s Need 2 Speed indoor track; it’s a guaranteed rush for anyone over 48 inches tall. Get in a swim at one of the aquatic centers in Incline Village, South Lake Tahoe or Truckee. Basecamp climbing gym in downtown Reno has both a large bouldering facility indoors and the world’s tallest climbing wall outdoors. Head to Circus Circus to see professional acrobatics under the big top. Or go bouncing around at Fly High Trampoline park or EZ Air—a huge indoor trampoline park with a laser tag arena for up to 30 players. Grand Sierra Resort has the area’s largest arcade, the aptly named Fun Quest, plus laser tag, a movie theater and a bowling alley. Or smack the pins at the mothership of lanes, the National Bowling Stadium. Just want to relax? You’ll find first-class spas at Atlantis, Grand Sierra Resort, Hyatt Regency, Resort at Squaw Creek, Ridge Tahoe, Silver Legacy and other hotels.

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Up All Night Want epic ski partying? There’s no place like Reno/Tahoe. This is the only spot on earth where world-famous ski slopes are just minutes away from 24-hour casino hotels and first-class entertainment (with a hotel room between them for a quick freshup). Split between California and Nevada, the Reno/Tahoe region has an entire range of après-ski to après-sunrise fun—authentic ski towns, all-night clubs, quiet hot tubs on the shores of America’s largest alpine lake—a flavor of après for every taste and budget. According to Forbes magazine, the No. 1 après-ski party in North America is Unbuckle at Heavenly Mountain, cranking up weekend afternoons at the resort’s 9,150-foot, gondola-topped lodge. When Unbuckle winds down at 5:30 pm, take the gondola down the mountain to Heavenly Village watering holes, then only a few more steps to Stateline, NV’s casino core—as in core-partying—with a quick stop to freshen up at your hotel room in between. Other hot spots in the running for “best après-ski” include The Village at Squaw Valley, where numerous ski trails converge on bars, restaurants and (during magic Sierra spring afternoons) heated patios. Remember, Squaw Valley is where they filmed the No. 1 ski party movie of forever, “Hot Dog!”

Skiers and riders who fly into Reno-Tahoe International Airport sometimes opt to stay in one of the city’s many casino resort hotels, coming or going from the nearby mountains. Clustered around Reno’s famous “Biggest Little City” arch are acres of gaming floors, nightclubs and bars, all within steps of thousands of hotel rooms. Or claim your right to ski-party at a humongous resort entertainment complex like Atlantis or Grand Sierra Resort, with options aplenty right at your fingertips. Go big! Then go home, happy.

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Celebrate your après at watering holes in The Village at Northstar and Kirkwood Village. Contemplate the evening’s options with hot cocktails at Sierra-at-Tahoe and Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe.


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Alpine Meadows reservations and information 800.403.0206 snowphone 530.581.8374 web squawalpine.com

Alpine Meadows offers visitors some of North America’s most celebrated terrain. Renowned for its Pacific Crest Bowls, summitto-summit groomed trails and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding peaks, Alpine Meadows is noted for its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. After exploring the mountain, unwind by the outdoor fire pit or cozy up in the base lodge next to a roaring fire and enjoy Alpine’s classic après-ski ambience. Every lift ticket and season pass includes access to both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows offering a breadth of terrain and variety of experiences that are unparalleled.

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Terrain: 5 zones, 2,400 acres, 25% beginner, 40% intermediate, 35% advanced. Trails: More than 100 Lifts: One high-speed six-passenger chair, two high-speed quads, three triple chairs, five double chairs, two surface lifts. Elevations: Base 6,835’, summit 8,637’—vertical drop 1,802’ Longest Run: 1.5 miles Snowmaking: 9 of 13 lifts Ski/Ride School: With some the nation’s highest-credentialed instructors, the Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows Ski & Snowboard School ensures that each person can elevate his or her experience on the mountain to the next level; private, adult, and child group lessons and clinics available. Children’s Services: Daily programs for children 3 and older, indoor play area in base lodge for very young children. Amenities: Full-service ski and snowboard tuning center, high-performance demo equipment, ski/snowboard rentals and repair, day lodge, day lockers, sun deck, fire pit, five onmountain restaurants, retail shop and live entertainment. Ski Shuttles: Available from Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Reno, and Reno-Tahoe International Airport; Free Squaw | Alpine Express Shuttle. Location: Six miles north of downtown Tahoe City, 13 miles south of Truckee.

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HIGHLIGHTS Download the app for real time lift & weather data, friend finder, performance tracking and more

Every lift ticket and season pass offers access to Alpine Meadows and neighboring Squaw Valley; 14 zones, 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and more than 270 trails. Enjoy magnificent views of Lake Tahoe from almost every lift and a terrain diversity that includes wide open bowls, impeccably groomed, meandering runs and unique on mountain bars and restaurants. 7,500 square foot sundeck with outdoor dining and mountain views. Check out the spring music series. Just a 10-minute complimentary shuttle ride gets you to Squaw Valley and every lift ticket includes access to both resorts. Customized lodging packages with Alpine Meadows & Squaw Valley lift tickets, activities and rentals available through The Village at Squaw Valley.

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HIGHLIGHTS Lake Tahoe’s largest mountain resort. 10,067-foot summit – the highest at Lake Tahoe. 3,500-foot vertical drop – the longest at Lake Tahoe. 4,800 skiable acres – the most in California.

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Unbuckle at Tamarack – Tahoe’s ultimate aprês-ski party featuring the Heavenly Angels, guest DJs and dancing, and half-priced drinks. 3:30-5:30pm at Tamarack Lodge Thursday – Saturday. DJ Cat – Think of a snow cat, then add 52 high-output speakers and 1,200 watts of power. Heavenly’s custom-built mobile DJ station brings the party to the slopes. Sightseeing and Activities – For skiers and sightseers, the Heavenly tubing hill features 500 feet of non-stop fun at the top of the Gondola. The adventure begins with a 2.4 mile ride on Heavenly’s scenic Gondola that includes a stop at the Mid-station Observation Deck for a panoramic view of Lake Tahoe.

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Heavenly® Mountain Resort reservations 800.HEAVENLY snowphone 775.586.7000 x1 information 775.586.7000 web skiheavenly.com

Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong well after last call. With 4,800 acres full of off-the-grid terrain and the most incredible views of Lake Tahoe, you can go big and forge your own path. It’s so big, you can ski two states in one day. With 34 miles of wide-open groomed cruisers, 1,600 foot plunges in the double-black-diamond canyons, and the most outrageous tree skiing in North America, the choices are endless. And when the sun goes down, kick off your evening with Unbuckle at Tamarack Lodge, offering half-priced drinks, live DJs, dancing and the Heavenly Angels—all at 9,150 feet! Don’t miss The DJ Cat, Heavenly’s custom-built mobile DJ station on the back of a snow cat, which brings the party to the slopes with 52 high-output speakers and 1,200 watts of power. You come to Heavenly to go all in, and worry about sleep later.

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Terrain: 4,800 skiable acres: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced. Trails: 97 Lifts: 28: 14 in California and 14 in Nevada, nine high-speed chairlifts, one high-speed eight-passenger gondola, one 50-person aerial tram. Elevations: Summit 10,067’, vertical drop 3,500’ Longest Run: 5 miles, the longest mountain descent on the West Coast. Snowmaking: 73% of trails covered by the West Coast’s largest and most powerful snowmaking system. Ski/Ride School: With some of the nation’s highest-credentialed instructors, the Heavenly Ski and Ride School ensures that each person takes his or her experience on the mountain to the next level. Private, adult and child group lessons, and women’s clinics are available. Children’s Services: California-licensed day care facility for kids 6 weeks to 6 years, ski/play program for children 3 and up. Amenities: The Heavenly Village at the base of the Heavenly Gondola, including shopping, dining, movie theater and iceskating rink; on-mountain ski and board rentals, guest lockers and overnight equipment check. Ski Shuttles: Complimentary shuttle service on the South Shore. Location: Four base lodge facilities: The Gondola at Heavenly Village, California Lodge off Ski Run Boulevard, and Stagecoach and Boulder Lodges in Nevada off Kingsbury Grade.

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort reservations 800.967.7500 snowphone 877.KIRKWOOD information 209.258.6000 web kirkwood.com

The first time you drive into the valley at Kirkwood, you’re immediately struck by its raw, rugged beauty. With more than 2,300 acres of some of North America’s most diverse and challenging terrain, Kirkwood offers big mountain riding with a small town attitude. Located about 35 miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is off the beaten path but well worth the effort. Our unique location atop the Sierra Crest combined with elevations ranging from 7,800 to 9,800 feet create the perfect storm for some of the deepest, driest snow around. When you are ready to take your skills to the next level, Expedition Kirkwood offers specialty clinics, Cat Tours, and backcountry awareness classes. And after a hard charging day on the mountain, relax in the laid-back village at the base of Kirkwood to refuel and swap pow stories from the day.

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Terrain: 2,300 acres: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced/expert Trails: 86 plus six open bowls Lifts: 14: two high-speed quads, one fixed-grip quad, six triples chairs, one double chair, four surface lifts Elevations: Base 7,800’, summit 9,800’, vertical drop 2,000’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: Top-to-bottom coverage on four runs Ski/Ride School: Specifically developed to create the best learning environment possible, with clinics as well as private and group lessons for all ability levels. Children’s Services: Kids-only Magic Carpet area and surrounding terrain is specifically designed to allow each child to progress quickly in a nurturing environment, making their first turns fun, safe, and secure; programs available for children as young as 2. Amenities: Resort Village with retail and dining, lodging options ranging from hotel rooms to condominiums, 80 kilometers of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, two terrain parks, and Skier/Boarder Cross. Ski Shuttles: Daily service within the resort via in-valley shuttle Location: 45 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, Highway 88 at Carson Pass

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HIGHLIGHTS Gateway to the Bay Area via traffic-free Highway 88. Scan code to visit our mobile site

Average annual snowfall of 390 inches. Expedition: Kirkwood, a series of all-mountain programs that include cat skiing, private guides, and backcountry awareness courses. Timber Creek base area, offering access to four designated lifts for beginner and developing skiers and riders. Home to the Ralves Banzai Tour. 80 kilometers of spectacular high alpine, cross-country trails.

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Ski like a local at Tahoe’s closest skiing to Reno, just 30 minutes from downtown. Outstanding beginner terrain served by two lifts and one conveyor. The Chutes, offering some of the longest continuous vertical runs in North America. Maximum convenience, featuring slopeside parking with easy lift access.

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Online daily specials, such as Two ‘fer Tuesdays, Ladies’ Day Thursdays, and multi-day tickets. Extreme Value Reno Ski-and-Stay Packages – The most affordable ski vacation option in the world! Reno Shuttles available – Leave the driving to us and enjoy fast motor coach service from several Reno hotels. Please visit skirose.com for schedule and rates.

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Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe reservations 800.SKIROSE information 775.849.0704 web skirose.com

Touch down at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, travel a mere 25 minutes out of Reno, and you’re on the slopes of the local’s choice: Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. There’s nothing like making turns on the mountain so soon after your arrival to remind you that you’re vacationing at one of the most convenient—and exciting—winter destinations.

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Terrain: 1,200+ skiable acres: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced, 10% expert. Trails: 60+ Lifts: Two six-pack high-speed detachable chairs, two fixedgrip quads, two triple chairs, two conveyor lifts Elevations: Base 8,260’, summit 9,700’, vertical drop 1,800’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: 20% Ski/Ride School: Adult lesson center for skiing; snowboarding for ages 11+; first-timer, intermediate, and advanced workshops Children’s Services: Kids lessons (ages 4-10). Reservations available through skirose.com Amenities: Main lodge - All Services, Winters Creek Lodge offering sweeping views of the Washoe Valley, Terrain Parks (3). Ski Shuttles: Reno Ski Shuttles depart morning and midmorning from Reno on Saturdays and holidays. Location: 25 minutes from Reno, 11 miles from Incline Village on the Mt. Rose Highway, SR 431; on the summit between Reno and North Lake Tahoe.

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Northstar California™ Resort reservations 800.GO.NORTH snowphone 530.562.1330 information 800.GO.NORTH web northstarcalifornia.com

A four-season vacation destination, Northstar California Resort draws visitors with its 3,170 skiable acres, variety of high-end and family friendly lodging accommodations, restaurants focused on fresh, house-made cuisine and superb culinary traditions, and a wide variety of fine boutique shops – all of which are charmingly set in the atmosphere of a magnificent mountainside village that imparts a true sense of relaxed California luxury. Named the best mountain for families by Outside Magazine, the resort features award-winning children’s programs, world-class coaching and private lessons, alpine, Telemark and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, terrain parks, ice skating, snowshoeing, snowshoe star tours, tubing, and much more.

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Terrain: 3,170 acres Average Annual Snowfall: 350 inches Trails: 100 Lifts: 20: two gondolas (one newly refurbished express for the 2015-16 season, one pulse), one high-speed six pack/chondola, seven high-speed quads, one fixed-grip quad, two triple chairs, two surface lifts, five Magic Carpets Elevations: Summit 8,610’, vertical drop 2,280’ Longest Run: 1.4 miles Snowmaking: Northstar California is home to the largest, most technologically advanced snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, covering more than 50 percent of Northstar’s 100 trails and allowing the resort to open all ski lifts on machine-made snow alone. Ski/Ride School: Nationally recognized school for adults and children, customizable private instruction, specialized clinics, and signature Adventure, Guiding & Learning Center, complete with concierge services. Children’s Services: Licensed childcare for ages 2+, ski and snowboard lesson programs for children starting at age 3. Amenities: Unique shops and restaurants, spa and yoga, taverns and wine-tasting rooms, grocery and bakery, overnight ski storage, locker room, two movie theatres, outdoor skating rink, as well as experiential opportunities like pottery painting and candle making. Ski Shuttles: Complimentary on-site shuttle service. Location: Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee.

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HIGHLIGHTS Download free app and scan code for videos, snow conditions and more

Customized instruction with world-class programs such as Burton Academy, Ultimate4, 4Her Women in Skiing, Primo Private Lessons and Adventure Guides. Guests can track lessons and vertical feet, view lift line wait times, earn virtual pins and share experiential photos socially with the EpicMix App. Complimentary Champagne served daily at 2 p.m. on the mountain during the newest culinary tradition, tõst. Complimentary S’mores are served daily at 3:30 p.m., S’mores O’clock, in The Village. The dinner series, Mountain Table, hosted in The Zephyr Lodge presents delectable cuisine prepared with fresh-sourced ingredients in a breathtaking atmosphere featuring panoramic views of the Sierra Crest through floor-to-ceiling windows. Facebook @Northstar; Instagram @Northstar_California; Twitter @Northstar_CA or @NorthstarMTN for mountain updates

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HIGHLIGHTS

The closest major winter resort to Sacramento. 30,000-square-foot Solstice Plaza in base area transforms the guest experience with quirky events, food and drink service, fire pits and zero-gravity chairs to kick back and reminisce about a great day on the mountain. Blizzard Mountain—snow play and tubing area. Easy Street—11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain™ for beginners. Nationally recognized and progressive freestyle terrain including a Boardercross course where skiers and snowboarders can race friends from the gate. 320 acres of backcountry heaven in Huckleberry Canyon, accessed by 5 backcountry gates from the top of Grandview Express.

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Sierra-at-Tahoe reservations 530.659.7453 snowphone 530.659.7475 information 530.659.7453 web sierraattahoe.com reservations 530.659.7453 snowphone 530.659.7475 information 530.659.7453 web sierraattahoe.com Sierra-at-Tahoe is committed to maintaining the authentic Tahoe atmosphere that’s all about skiing/riding in a laid-back California environment. It’siseasy to understand why three medalists callatmosphere Sierra home. Withallanabout average annual snowfall of moreCalifornia than Sierra-at-Tahoe committed to maintaining thegold authentic Tahoe that’s skiing/riding in a laid-back 400 inches and feet, thewhy mountain consistently an authentic skiing/boarding for allofability environment. It’s2,200 easy vertical to understand three gold medalistsoffers call Sierra home. With an averageexperience annual snowfall morelevels. than Sierra-at-Tahoe features 100 of dedicated beginner trails, 320 acresskiing/boarding of backcountryexperience terrain, andfor award-winning ter400 inches and proudly 2,200 vertical feet, theacres mountain consistently offers an authentic all ability levels. rain parks and halfpipe. Sierra-at-Tahoe proudly features 100 acres of dedicated beginner trails, 320 acres of backcountry terrain, and award-winning terrain parks and halfpipe.

STATS Terrain: 2,000 acres: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, STATS 25% advanced

Terrain: 2,000 acres: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, Trails: 46 25% advanced Lifts: Three Trails: 46 express quad chairs, five double chairs, one triple chair, surface lifts quad chairs, five double chairs, one triple Lifts:five Three express Elevations: Base 6,640,’ summit 8,852,’ vertical drop 2,212’ chair, five surface lifts Longest Run: 2.5 miles summit 8,852,’ vertical drop 2,212’ Elevations: Base 6,640,’ Grooming: 70% nightly, Longest Run: 2.5 miles 100% beginner terrain Ski/Ride School: 11 acres of gentle beginner Grooming: 70% nightly, 100% beginner terrainterrain is easily accessible from the and instructors are among Ski/Ride School: 11 base acresarea of gentle beginner terrain is easthe best in thefrom nation. Learn Ski/Ride Center ily accessible theThe base areaTo and instructors areoffers among beginner-specific equipment withTo auto turn technology-great the best in the nation. The Learn Ski/Ride Center offers for learning. Groupequipment lessons and specialized offer a beginner-specific with auto turn camps technology-great social learning setting while private lessons offer one-on-one for learning. Group lessons and specialized camps offer a attention for individuals or families. social learning setting while private lessons offer one-on-one Children’s Mountain provides legendary attention for Services: individuals Wild or families. children’s programs that incorporate terrain-based learning and Children’s Services: Wild Mountain provides legendary licensed care forthat children 18 months to 5 years.learning In addition, children’sday programs incorporate terrain-based and Sierra offers the Parent’s Predicament Ticket for parents who licensed day care for children 18 months to 5 years. In addition, want take turns watching the baby inTicket the lodge and hitting Sierratooffers the Parent’s Predicament for parents who the slopes. want to take turns watching the baby in the lodge and hitting Amenities: the slopes. 9000-square-foot lodge at mountain base, including Solstice Eatery and demo Smokehouse Amenities: 9000-square-foot lodgecenter; at mountain base, BBQ at the top Solstice of Grandview Baja Grill atSmokehouse the bottom of including EateryExpress; and demo center; BBQ West Pub and Mama’s Kitchen thebottom main lodge. at theBowl; top ofSierra Grandview Express; Baja Grill atinthe of Ski Shuttles daily from South Lake WestShuttles: Bowl; Sierra Pub and Mama’s Kitchen in Tahoe the main lodge. Location: 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe Highway 50 Ski Shuttles: Shuttles daily from South Lake via Tahoe Location: 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe via Highway 50

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Squaw Valley reservations 855.421.3324 snowphone 530.583.6955 information 800.403.0206 web squawalpine.com

As host of the 1960 Winter Games, Squaw Valley is bringing back the spirit of world-class competition with a Women’s World Cup event in March, 2017. Renowned for its amazing variety of terrain, Squaw Valley boasts an impressive mountain top beginner area and wall-to-wall grooming on everything from gentle slopes to long, meandering intermediate runs and high angle runs. Soon to be connected via an all new base-to-base gondola, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows include a combined 6,000 acres and 42 lifts-all accessed with every lift ticket or season pass. With over $70 million invested in new high speed lifts, shops, restaurants, lodge renovations and a kid-friendly SnoVentures Zone that includes snowtubing and mini snowmobiles, you’ll want to extend your stay at the slopeside Village at Squaw Valley to take it all in.

STATS

Terrain: 9 zones, 3,600 acres, 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% expert Trails: More than 170 Lifts: 29 lifts, including four-season 120-passenger Aerial Tram, five express six-packs, three express quads and North America’s only Funitel Elevations: Six Peaks, Highest at 9,620’, base 6,200’, vertical drop 2,806’ Longest Run: 3.2 miles Snowmaking: 11 of 29 lifts Ski/Ride School: Private lessons, specialty ski and snowboard clinics and The North Face Mountain Guides program Children’s Services: Squaw Kids children’s center Amenities: European-style pedestrian village with slopeside lodging, springtime mountaintop hot tub and dining at High Camp, snowtubing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, dogsledding, mini snowmobiles for kids and an indoor climbing wall in the base area. Ski Shuttles: Available from Truckee, North Lake Tahoe, Reno and Reno-Tahoe International Airport; free Squaw | Alpine Express Shuttle. Location: Olympic Valley, California, off Highway 89, four miles from North Shore, 45 miles west of Reno, 196 miles east of San Francisco via Interstate 80.

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HIGHLIGHTS Download the app for real time lift & weather data, friend finder, performance tracking and more

Every lift ticket and season pass offer access to Squaw Valley and neighboring Alpine Meadows; 14 zones, 6,000 acres, 42 lifts and more than 270 trails. Stay slopeside at The Village at Squaw Valley to enjoy convenient access to Squaw Valley, Village amenities and activities and a complimentary 10-minute shuttle ride to Alpine Meadows. Customized lodging packages with lift tickets, activities and rentals available through The Village at Squaw Valley. Snowtubing for all ages and mini snowmobiles. Expanded intermediate terrain via Big Blue Express. Wanderlust Yoga Studio, offering year-round yoga with incredible mountain views. Over $70 million in base area and on-mountain improvements. Innovative terrain parks and learning terrain in multiple locations at both mountains.

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Diamond Peak

snowphone 775.831.3211 information 775.832.1177 web diamondpeak.com

STATS

Terrain: 655 acres: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, and

36% advanced. Lifts: One high-speed detachable quad, two quads, three

HIGHLIGHTS

Diamond Peak will celebrate its 50th Anniversary during the 2016-17 ski season, and we welcome everyone to join in the fun. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe and great beginner terrain, plus steep groomers and uncrowded fall line tree skiing, with fresh tracks available days after a storm. Daily lift ticket rates start at just $74 for adults, with deals such as multi-day Flex Passes and Bring Your Other Pass pricing available to all.

Celebrating 50 years of skiing and riding

doubles, one surface. Elevations: Base 6,700’, summit 8,540’, vertical drop 1,840’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Ski/Ride School: Daily instruction for adults and teens of all levels; Burton Learn to Ride Center. Children’s Services: Child Ski Center (ages 3-7) with dedicated learning area and surface lift; Sierra Scouts (ages 7-12). Amenities: Base Lodge with several food options including new Wild Bill’s BBQ, Loft Bar, private party room, two decks and free Wi-Fi; mid-mountain Snowflake Lodge with large deck and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe; full service Rental & Repair Shop with demo equipment; retail shop; progressive terrain parks; electric vehicle charging stations. Ski Shuttles: Free to Incline Village and Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe. Location: 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451 RATES & PACKAGES

• Kids 6 & under / adults 80+ ski free. • Exceptional ticket values & Flex Pass multi-day tickets. • Affordable group lesson packages; semi-private and private lessons. • Bring Your Other Pass Deal: bring a valid season pass from another ski resort and ski for $40 ($50 Holidays).

Homewood information 530.525.2992 snowphone 530.525.2900 web skihomewood.com

STATS

Terrain: 2,010 Acres (including snowcat terrain) Trails: 64 Lifts: 6 Terrain Parks: 5 Elevations: Base 6,230’, Summit 8,740’ Vertical Drop 2,510

(including snowcat terrain) Ski/Ride School: Burton Learn To Ride Center for adults;

HIGHLIGHTS

Breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe from every run, plus lakefront dining at Homewood’s West Shore Café just steps from the lifts. Located steps from the shoreline of Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, Homewood Mountain Resort combines pristine skiing and snowboarding with unobstructed views of “Big Blue” from every run. Come see why locals always say “The West Shore is the best shore!”

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group and private lessons. Children’s Services: Full-day, all-inclusive packages and renowned family atmosphere. Free S’mores from 4 - 4:30 pm at the West Shore Café just steps from the lifts. Amenities: Retail store; equipment demos and rentals; six onmountain restaurants; lakeside dining at the West Shore Café. Ski Shuttles: Homewood’s West Shore Dial-a-Ride for complimentary on-demand transportation from Tahoe City to Meeks Bay—call 530.525.2922 to reserve. Homewood Snowcat Adventures: Tour access 750+ skiable acres of backcountry terrain on the flanks of Ellis Peak. Location: 5145 W. Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA RATES & PACKAGES Save money by purchasing lift tickets online in advance

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Enjoy the Glide Smooth and wide trails, mild temperatures and breathtaking scenery—Tahoe has the largest concentration of groomed crosscountry trails in North America. No wonder we’re a mecca for Nordic skiers from throughout the nation. Local alpine resorts that feature cross-country trail systems include Kirkwood, Northstar California and Squaw Valley. For first-timers, there are many miles of

gentle meadow routes. For the super-fit experts, trails curve up and down over the Sierra ridges and peaks. Snowshoers are welcomed at most cross-country resorts and some alpine resorts, including Sierra-at-Tahoe. Whether by step, skate or stride, an exciting winter adventure awaits in Tahoe’s large forests and wide valleys. S k i La k e Ta ho e . co m 29


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Alpine Meadows 800.403.0206 squawalpine.com

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13 Lifts, 100+ Trails, 2,400 Acres

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Heavenly Mountain Resort 800.HEAVENLY skiheavenly.com

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Homewood Mountain Resort 530.525.2992 skihomewood.com

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2,510’

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Kirkwood Mountain Resort 877.KIRKWOOD kirkwood.com

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Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe 800.SKIROSE skirose.com

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Northstar California 800.GO.NORTH NorthstarCalifornia.com

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Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort 530.659.7453 SierraAtTahoe.com

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Boreal Mountain Resort 530.426.3666 rideboreal.com

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Donner Ski Ranch 47 27 57 47 530.426.3635 donnerskiranch.com Granlibakken 530.583.4242 granlibakken.com

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Soda Springs 530.426.3901 skisodasprings.com

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Tahoe Donner Downhill 530.587.9444 tahoedonner.com/downhill-ski

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DESCRIPTION A historic resort on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. Lodging, dining, 10km of groomed trails and over 120 acres of ski-able terrain.

Kirkwood Cross Country & Snowshoe 80 70 35 70 80 877.KIRKWOOD kirkwood.com

Lessons, rentals, snowshoeing, day lodge, 2 warming huts, groomed track with skating lanes.

Northstar™ Cross Country, 40 13 45 11 35 Telemark & Snowshoe Center 800.GO.NORTH NorthstarCalifornia.com

Rentals, lessons, clinics, races, moonlight snowshoe and stargazing tours, family snowshoe tours, warming huts, sundeck and more.

Royal Gorge Cross Country 46 26 57 34 200 800.500.3871 royalgorge.com

88 groomed trails across 6,000 acres, lessons, rentals, clinics, races, 8 warming huts, 1 trailside café, 2 lodges, snowshoeing, dog-friendly trails, snowkiting, snow biking, and more.

Resort at Squaw Creek Nordic Center 45 6 44 22 18 530.583.6300 squawcreek.com

Ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley, 18 km trails, lessons/rentals, ice rink and more winter activities.

Tahoe XC 43 2 40 18 65 530.583.5475 tahoexc.org

24 groomed trails, just minutes from Tahoe City, 3 dog trails, snowshoe trails, lake views, day lodge, café, ski lessons, rentals.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country 45 20 40 25 100+ 530.587.9444 tahoedonner.com/cross-country

58 groomed trails, new cross-country ski lodge for 2015/2016! 5 warming huts, 4 snowshoe-only trails, PSIA Ski School, rentals PHOTO CREDIT

Camp Richardson Historic Resort 60 23 0 35 10 800.544.1801 camprichardson.com

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TravelNevada Fresh Snow for Days. Stories for Life.

Sure there are other places to ski and ride. But not like Nevada. With the Santa Rosa, the Sierra Nevada and more than 300 others, we have more mountain ranges than any other state in the continental US. And each one of our backcountries is just waiting for you to heli the bliss out of them. Or run lift-served until you reach Nevada nirvana. So raise a glass to a day of snow and a night of unexpected adventures. To the mountains you’ll ride, people you’ll meet and experiences you’ll have along the way. Because when you ski Nevada, you’re bound to come home with more stories than souvenirs.

800.NEVADA.8 | Visit TravelNevada.com/Ski17

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North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus It’s time to go for it–the fresh powder, breathtaking snow-capped views, majestic alpine scenery, and the world’s most crystalline blue lake–all rolled up into one incredible rush. Drop in to beautiful North Lake Tahoe, and experience the ultimate ski and snowboarding destination. From black-diamond runs to leisurely trails to exhilarating freestyle adventures, the legendary slopes of North Lake Tahoe’s Northstar California, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Sugar Bowl, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Rose are yours for the taking. Come sundown, North Lake Tahoe evenings come alive. Swap skis for skates on the ice rink, shop unique boutiques, or cozy up with a warm, soul-satisfying meal and a cold brew to the sounds of live music. And with an array of non-stop flights to Reno-Tahoe International and only a short drive from Sacramento, you’ll be going for it in no time.

800.TAHOE4U | GoTahoeNorth.com

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Reno Tahoe USA Hit the slopes where the country’s largest alpine lake meets the Biggest Little City in the World! Offering an affordable getaway loaded with casino-style resort luxury, northern Nevada is decked in local delicacies from five-star steakhouses and award-winning brewpubs to internationally renowned spas. Aside from 18 world-class ski resorts, Reno Tahoe is home to Vegas-style nightclubs, local live music and nightly entertainment. Just 40 minutes from North Lake Tahoe, Reno hotels have free parking and free shuttle service to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. In addition to longstanding nonstop flights to Portland and Seattle, new flights connect you to Reno Tahoe from Oakland (OAK), San Jose (SJC), Los Angeles (LAX), Long Beach (LGB), Orange County (SNA) and Boise (BOI)!

VisitRenoTahoe.com

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Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Sometimes you just gotta strap a board to your feet and send yourself hurtling down a snow-covered mountain. At Tahoe South, we are happy to oblige your quest for winter adrenaline rushes. And with 40 feet of snow and 300 days of sun a year, conditions are optimal for your winter skiing or snowboarding trip. We’ve got world-class ski resorts and acres of backcountry trails, so you can glide down groomed slopes or take a cross-country tour of the winter woods. Oh, and après-ski? None of this lounging-sedately-with-hot-chocolate stuff—in South Lake Tahoe, you can cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town. With nightclubs that are going strong in the wee hours, you may not get much chance for resting those tired legs. That’s just how we roll.

800.288.2463 | TahoeSouth.com

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Now I lay me down to sleep… but not for long.

With all there is to do at Lake Tahoe, sleep is probably the last thing on your agenda. But when you get to the point where you just can’t keep your eyes open for another minute, we’ve got you covered. Whether your idea of perfection is a ski-in/ski-out slopeside condo, a casino-hotel packed with amenities and 24/7 entertainment, a European-inspired chalet hidden in a forest clearing, or a fuss-free apartment with all the amenities you could possibly want or need, it’s here. In spades.

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa......................................37 Eldorado Hotel Casino .......................................40-41 Grand Sierra Resort .................................................42

North Lake Tahoe/Truckee

Aston Lakeland Village Resort...............................47 The Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe ....................38 Hard Rock Hotel & Casino ......................................43 Inn by the Lake ......................................................52 Lake Tahoe Lodging Company .............................48 Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel .........................................45 Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort...................................48 Marriott Grand Residence Club .............................49 The Ridge Tahoe Resort ..........................................50 Vacation Resorts International ...............................51 Zephyr Cove Resort.................................................52

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Cedar House Sport Hotel.........................................39 Granlibakken Resort ...............................................47 Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa and Casino .................44 Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort..................................49 Resort at Squaw Creek ...........................................46 Sierra Vacations ......................................................52 Squaw Valley Lodge ..............................................50 West Lake Properties...............................................51

South Lake Tahoe

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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa DISTINCTLY FOUR DIAMOND

reservations and information 800.723.6500 or 775.825.4700 web atlantiscasino.com/bski

Atlantis is the ultimate resort for skiers and snowboarders. The closest Reno casino-resort to the slopes means you can go from snow boots to spa slippers minutes after boarding the ski shuttle. Atlantis offers luxurious accommodations, including Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower, featuring a complimentary continental breakfast, ensuring you’re properly fueled for the mountain. Spa Atlantis, northern Nevada’s first Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Spa, has a year-round indoor atrium pool and outdoor whirlpool spa, perfect for soaking after carving the powder. Discover eight awardwinning restaurants, including Reno’s Best Happy Hour * at Bistro Napa, showcasing small plates and generous 8 oz. wine pours. Delight in tableside dining at Atlantis Steakhouse, where Bananas Foster is flambéed before your eyes. Experience the all-new Toucan Charlie’s Buffet & Grille, where even the décor is delicious. Immerse yourself in our dynamic casino with the latest in slots, video poker, table games, Keno, nonsmoking Race & Sports Book and smoke-free Poker Room. *Reno News & Review

FAST FACTS Type of Property Casino Resort Spa Address 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 Number of Rooms 824 Room Amenities Luxuriously appointed with upscale

furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, 42” flat-screen TVs, multimedia launch pad and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless). Property Amenities Spa Atlantis with Aqua Lounge, Brine Inhalation-Light Therapy Lounge and Laconium Relaxation Lounge, year-round indoor and outdoor pools, Cardio Theater and Fitness Center, eight award-winning restaurants, ten captivating bars and lounges, free cabaret entertainment, Family Fun Center. Shuttle Service Complimentary airport shuttle. RATES & PACKAGES

Please visit atlantiscasino.com/bski for the current offers and ski packages.

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Beach Retreat & Lodge PERFECT BALANCE OF RECREATION AND RELAXATION.

reservations and information 800.972.8558 or 530.541.6722 web tahoebeachretreat.com

Cozy lakefront lodging in a warm family-friendly oasis amidst the energy of South Lake

FAST FACTS

Tahoe.

Number of Rooms 260

Nestled on the shores of Lake Tahoe just minutes away from Heavenly Mountain, the Beach

throughout 5 three-story buildings, each with a balcony or

Retreat boasts its own pier and marina, two onsite restaurants, meeting and wedding facilities,

patio, a gas fire place, king or two double beds, hair dryer, iron,

and a variety of year-round activities.

coffee maker, i-pod, clock radio, and mini-refrigerator.

Visit tahoebeachretreat.com for:

feel, beachy accommodations steps from the lake, glowing

• Reservations

fire-pits, a heated outdoor pool & hot tub and a 1,000-foot

• To view property pictures

pier. Any time of year, the Lake Tahoe you’ve come to discover

• See upcoming events

is here: A brilliant sand beach and sparkling waters in the

• View our Meeting and Special Events Space

summer. Exhilarating alpine adventures in the winter. Skiing and

• View special rates and seasonal packages.

snowboarding, every watersport imaginable, quests deep into

Room Amenities Each of our 260 rooms and suites are spread

Property Amenities It’s cozy, with a comfortable, laid-back

the wilderness, or doing absolutely nothing at all – the best of Lake Tahoe is waiting for you at the Beach Retreat & Lodge at Tahoe. RATES AND PACKAGES Rooms start at $115

Visit tahoebeachretreat.com for seasonal packages and discounted rates.

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Cedar House Sport Hotel WHERE STYLE MEETS ADVENTURE.

reservations and information 866.582.5655 web cedarhousesporthotel.com

Carved out of the natural allurement of its surroundings, Cedar House Sport Hotel combines innovative architecture with the symbiotic relationship between mind, body and soul. Using a unique blend of recycled and pure materials, the hotel exemplifies environmental awareness, integrating itself into its stunning landscape.

With contemporary and cozy lodging for the hotel’s guests, the property also features a small event center, ideal for corporate meetings and other group functions. In addition, the facility also boasts an avant-garde dining room and culinary arts center. Along with its in-house adventure guiding service, The Cedar House can create the perfect Tahoe getaway, both for pleasure or business.

FAST FACTS Type of Property European-Style Boutique Hotel Address 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, Fax 530.582-5665 Email stay@cedarhousesporthotel.com Number of Rooms 40 rooms, including six two-room king

suites Room Amenities Flat-screen LCD TV, cable, safe, refrigerator,

heated bathroom floor, luxurious European linens, cotton terry robes, spa bath products, and freshly ground coffee and coffee maker. Property Amenities Concierge/guest service staff, continental breakfast, full bar in lobby, meeting room, and Wi-Fi. RATES & PACKAGES

For those who love to play hard but like to rest easy, the Cedar House Sport Hotel is your Truckee address. Visit our website at cedarhousesporthotel.com for information on our accommodations and special Adventure Packages. In-house adventure guide service— T3 Adventures

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HIGHLIGHTS With three connected but distinctive casino resorts in downtown Reno, Eldorado Resort Casino, Silver Legacy Resort Casino and Circus Circus Hotel Casino offer something fun for everyone right in the heart of the Biggest Little City in Reno’s Arch District. Thrilling casino action, five-star dining, exciting nightlife, luxurious accommodations and unparalled top-name entertainment‌we have it all! 4108 Rooms and Suites 23 Restaurants 19 Bars & Lounges 8 Nightspots 226,500 Square Feet of Gaming

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Eldorado, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus reservations and information 888.288.1833 web downtownreno.com

Bring your appetite. From the simple to the sublime, choose from 23 unique dining options in a

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variety of distinctive settings.

Type of property Premier Resort Hotel Casinos

The stars are always out downtown. Carrie Underwood, Gabriel Iglesias, Kevin Hart,

Address N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501

Maroon 5 – You’ll see the hottest headliners and pop superstars in downtown. Free cabaret

Number of Rooms 4108

shows, world-class circus acts, midway of fun and Broadway-style productions – you’ll find your

Room Amenities California King, or 2 Queens and spa suites,

brand of entertainment.

in-room coffee, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, ironing

It’s all fun and games. DJs spin the hottest hits in the hippest lounges with top-notch cocktails

boards, voicemail, in-room movies and 24-hour room

creatively concocted by expert mixologists. Excitement is in the cards with over 226,500 sq. ft.

service.

of casino space offering all of your favorite table games, slots, race and sportsbooks and more.

Shuttle Services: Airport shuttle

Pick your pleasure. Lose yourself in the sparkling waters poolside, then treat yourself to a

luxurious massage and soothing pedicure. Stay in the heart of the Arch District. We offer a

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variety of accommodations with over 4,100 finely-appointed guestrooms, luxurious spa/themed

Customize your own package*

suites and fabulous penthouses that feature breathtaking cityscape views and make us the

• Accommodations

perfect place to stay for your Tahoe ski vacation!

• Lift Tickets • Ski Shuttle available to select resorts • Free airport shuttle • Valet and self-parking *Valid November 2016 through April 2017, subject to availability. Package pricing valid Sunday through Thursday, weekend prices are slightly higher. Prices may vary depending on ski resort chosen. Some restrictions apply.

For more information visit: downtownreno.com

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Grand Sierra Resort MAKE YOUR WINTER GETAWAY A GRAND ONE.

reservations and information 800.501.2651 web grandsierraresort.com

Grand Sierra Resort is the area’s premier destination resort.

Whether you’re looking for the perfect family vacation spot or a quick ski trip with friends, we’ve got you covered! Grand Sierra has every amenity you could possibly want; 11 unique restaurants and eateries to satisfy every appetite and to fit every budget, top name entertainment in the Grand Theatre and exciting nightlife at LEX nightclub. Plus there are many family friendly activities including a 50 lane bowling center, a huge arcade with laser tag, a cinema and more. Located in the heart of the Reno-Tahoe region, just five minutes from the Reno-Tahoe Airport and a short drive from some of the best skiing and boarding in the world, there’s no better place to stay for the perfect winter getaway.

FAST FACTS Type of Property Resort Casino Address 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, NV 89595 Number of Rooms 1956 Room Amenities Spacious rooms, connecting suites,

concierge level, 42” flat-screen TVs, in-room coffee, wireless internet, 24-hour room service, refrigerators and microwaves available in some rooms. Property Amenities Concierge Lounge, 11 Restaurants, LEX Nightclub, 5 lounges & bars, full service spa with steam rooms, oversized co-ed whirlpool and full cardio center with state-of-the-art equipment. Family friendly with a 50-lane Bowling Center, FunQuest arcade, a simulated indoor golf range, an outdoor aqua driving range and movie theater. Free parking. Shuttle Service Complimentary airport shuttle, ski shuttle available to select resorts. RATES & PACKAGES

Ready to hit the slopes? Visit grandsierraresort.com and check out our customizable ski packages for Tahoe area resorts including Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Northstar California, Heavenly, Squaw Valley and many more.

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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe #ROCKTAHOE

reservations and information 844-588-ROCK web HardRockCasinoLakeTahoe.com

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe brings notorious rock ’n’ roll entertainment together with Lake Tahoe’s breathtaking beauty and epic outdoor recreation. Located in the heart of South Lake, the unparalleled resort casino offers skiers and riders the ultimate home-base just steps away from some of the world’s best ski destinations, including Heavenly Mountain Resort.

FAST FACTS Type of Property Hotel Casino Address 50 Highway 50, Stateline, Nevada 89449 Number of Rooms 539 rooms and suites Room Amenities Thick terry robes, hair dryer, down pillows

The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe has over 500 slot machines and a variety of over 25 table games in its 25,000+ square foot casino. Guests will enjoy the 539 new guest rooms that offer stunning views of Lake Tahoe or Heavenly Valley.

and duvets, wired and wireless Internet, in-room safe, bedside outlet for mobile phones, iron and ironing board. Property Amenities 25,000 plus square foot casino, multiple restaurants and bars, a vast collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia, the world-famous retail store, and an assortment of live entertainment both indoors and out, including Vinyl and other venues. RATES & PACKAGES

Visit www.hardrockcasinolaketahoe.com for the most up to date and guaranteed best pricing on Ski packages.

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Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino EARN A FOURTH NIGHT FREE WITH THREE PAID NIGHTS.

reservations and information 800.233.1234 or 775.832.1234 web laketahoe.hyatt.com

Welcome to your luxury mountain vacation made easy. We offer a ski vacation experience

that’s the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. In the center of it all, we’re equidistant from Heavenly and Northstar Resorts, and just five minutes from Diamond Peak. Hit the slopes and plan your trip with ease with our on-site ski gear rental and storage, lift ticket sales and free daily transportation to area ski resorts. Après ski couldn’t be easier with our five dining options, including the award-winning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille. Or skip the grocery store and grab snacks for a day in the mountains from Tahoe Provisions, our grab-and-go coffee shop and deli. Stay with us and ski multiple amazing resorts from one central location on Tahoe’s beautiful North Shore.

FAST FACTS Type of Property Lakeside resort, spa and casino Address 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451 Number of Rooms 398 luxury guestrooms and suites, 24

customizable lakeside cottages Room Amenities Contemporary wood, slate and leather alpine

modern décor, spacious granite and glass baths and all-in-one media hubs. Property Amenities Diamond Peak Sport Shop in the hotel lobby with equipment rentals and direct-to-lift tickets. Ski/ snowboard storage, activities concierge with discounted area lift tickets, Stillwater Spa & Salon, heated lagoon-style pool, oversized hot tubs, lounges with live music, Grand Lodge Casino, four restaurants, including the redesigned and awardwinning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille and the cabin-themed Sierra Café, complimentary scheduled ski shuttles and more. RATES & PACKAGES

• Snow on Sale*: Stay a fourth night free with three paid nights. • Contact us to learn about ski special packages and discounts, including lodging and lift tickets *Snow on Sale valid through 2016-2017 season. Free night must be used on same stay, one per stay. Guest must pay Snow on Sale rates, based on double occupancy, standard guestroom. Reservations required, subject to availability and blackout periods. Not valid for groups or in combination with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer without notice.

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Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel WITH EVERYTHING TAHOE TO THE RIGHT, LEFT, FRONT AND CENTER.

reservations and information 800.988.9895 web tahoeresorthotel.com

Surrounded by all things Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is located at the epicenter of all things Tahoe — just steps from the Heavenly Gondola and world-class snow riding, sledding, snowshoeing, an outdoor ice-skating rink, shopping, dining, and casino entertainment. A short drive away and you’ll find even more world-class snow resorts, plus a whole lot of Tahoe winter fun such as dog-sledding and crosscountry skiing. Your on-property experience starts with our 400 recently upgraded two-room suites. Then a free breakfast buffet that’s well beyond “continental” and a daily happy hour that brings Tahoe enthusiasts together to wrap up the day and kick off the night. Join us for a stay and play in the middle of Lake Tahoe and experience an unforgettable winterwonderland getaway.

FAST FACTS Type of Property Hotel Resort Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms 400 Suites Room Amenities Comfortable two-room suites offer a bed-

room and living room, 2 TV’s, sofa bed, well-lit dining/work table, fully stocked bath, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, wireless Internet availability, room service, and more. Property Amenities Free breakfast buffet every morning, Heated indoor pool, Whirlpool, Fitness center, Ski/snowboard shop, Complimentary 24/7 ski/board valet, Valet Parking (fee), Airport transportation (fee), Ski shuttle. Shuttle Service Walking distance to Heavenly’s high-speed Gondola. Ski Shuttles daily during operating months (weather dependent). RATES & PACKAGES Introducing Dynamic Flexible Packaging*

• Book your comfortable two-room suite (Best Rate). • Free breakfast buffet included. • Ski/board packages available with lift tickets from Tahoe’s world-class resorts. • Add additional amenities from a list of options. Call 877-497-8483

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Resort at Squaw Creek EXPERIENCE OUR BACKYARD

reservations and information 800.327.3353 web www.squawcreek.com

Welcome to an unforgettable family ski vacation in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California.

Experience the outdoor adventure of the Lake Tahoe region and reconnect with family and friends in a comfortable mountain retreat. Nestled on 195 beautiful hillside acres beneath the mammoth peaks of the Sierra Nevada, Resort at Squaw Creek is ski-in/ski-out to Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, home of the 1960 Olympics. The resort completed a $7 million guest room renovation, drawing inspiration for the mountain-meets-modern design from natural surroundings found in Squaw Valley. For reservations, rates, and packages, call 800.327.3353 or visit squawcreek.com • 405 luxury rooms and suites • On-property chair lift to access Squaw Valley’s world-class ski terrain • Six on-site restaurants • Spa at Squaw Creek • Exclusive boutique shopping • 6 outdoor heated swimming pools and hot tubs • Poolside cabanas • Health and fitness center • Mountain Buddies supervised children’s program for family travel TM

FAST FACTS Type of Property AAA Four-Diamond Resort Address 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Number of Rooms 405 luxuriously appointed rooms and

suites Room Amenities Ranging from deluxe rooms, to fireplace

suites and bi-level penthouses, guest rooms feature grand picture windows and sweeping views of Squaw Valley; gas fireplaces; kitchenettes in suites; and residential-style furnishings that make your guestroom feel like a mountain home. Property Amenities With an abundance of year-round activities, Resort at Squaw Creek is perfect for the whole family. Enjoy 18 km of Nordic ski and snowshoe trails; skating on a private ice rink; cross-country skiing; dog sledding; snowmobile tours; scheduled family activities; and more. Resort at Squaw Creek also offers a ski concierge and ski valet; the awardwinning Spa at Squaw Creek; and six distinctive restaurants that feature fresh produce from our on-site garden. Shuttle service to the Village at Squaw Valley is complimentary. RATES & PACKAGES

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Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort TAHOE’S PREMIER LAKEFRONT CONDOMINIUM RESORT.

reservations 866.774.2924 web AstonLakelandVillage.com FAST FACTS Type of Property: Condominium resort. Address: 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 260 rooms ranging from five-bedroom

townhomes to spacious studios. Room Amenities: Fireplace and fully equipped kitchen, private

deck or balcony, satellite TV with HBO, daily housekeeping service, direct-dial phones, in-room coffee and tea, DVD player, and all non-smoking rooms. Property Amenities: Deluxe continental breakfast during ski season, Wi-Fi, on-site ski and board shop, sauna, fitness room, heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, and free parking. Shuttle Service: Private shuttle, one mile to casinos, Heavenly® Mountain Resort, and around town. Other major ski resorts provide shuttle service picking up at the resort. RATES & PACKAGES

Nestled on 19 scenic acres on the pristine south shores of Lake Tahoe, Aston Lakeland Village Resort offers spacious accommodations ranging from five-bedroom townhomes to studios featuring thoughtful hotel amenities to make guests feel right at home. Deluxe Continental breakfast during ski seasons and shuttle service to nearby Heavenly® Mountain Resort means less time worrying and more time out on the slopes. With its breathtaking, inspirational setting and year-round mountain lake activities, Aston Lakeland Village Resort presents the perfect site for ski groups, family retreats, weekend getaways and special gatherings.

Aston Lakeland Village Resort offers special lodging offers and packages at various times throughout the year. Please check our website at AstonLakelandVillage.com to find the most current specials.

Granlibakken Tahoe INSPIRING CONNECTIONS

reservations 800.543.3221 web GRANLIBAKKEN.COM

FAST FACTS Type of Property Resort Hotel Address 725 Granlibakken Rd. Tahoe City, CA 96145 Number of Rooms 200, from studios through five-bedroom

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of every size, with a variety of lodging options and plenty of activities onsite as well as an unparalleled location. Granlibakken’s onsite ski and sled hill is half priced for lodging guests, and offers the opportunity to get on the slopes right out your door. All reservations include hot buffet breakfast served daily, wifi, parking, and access to Granlibakken’s headed pool, hot tub, and sauna. The Treetop Adventure Park located onsite is fun for the whole family, while Granlibakken’s Day Spa offers a variety of treatments to relax and rejuvenate after a day of Tahoe adventures. RATES & PACKAGES

Nestled in a seculded 74 acre wooded valley within walking distance of Tahoe City, Granlibakken Tahoe is the perfect place to bring your family for a cozy getaway. Granlibakken offers a varity of accommodations, from cozy hotel bedrooms to spacious townhouses, perfect for a group of all sizes. Our hot buffet breakfast, complimentary to all guests, is served daily and is sure to prepare everyone for a day of Tahoe activities.

Call 800.543.3221, or visit Granlibakken.com for more information.

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Lake Tahoe Lodging Company YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME AT HEAVENLY

reservations 800.344.9364 or 530.542.5850 information 800.344.9364 or 530.542.5850 web tahoelodging.com FAST FACTS Type of Property: Vacation and Seasonal Rentals Address: 2516 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities: Privately owned and fully furnished cabins, condos

and homes set throughout the community in South Lake Tahoe. All properties have kitchens, linens, fireplaces and WIFI. Several have private hot tubs, pool tables, lake views, and are pet friendly.

With a wide selection of vacation homes in beautiful South Lake Tahoe, Lake Tahoe Lodging Company has everything you need to plan your winter escape. Whether you choose a mountain chalet, slopeside condo, or a luxurious executive home, you will be located close to Heavenly, restaurants, shopping, snow parks, and all that the South Shore of Lake Tahoe has to offer!

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort TUCKED COMFORTABLY BETWEEN LAKE TAHOE’S MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN RANGE

reservations 800.438.2929 web www.laketahoevacationresort.com FAST FACTS Type of Property Condo style full-service resort, featuring

spacious Studio, One and Two Bedroom units with kitchens, living and dining areas. Number of Rooms 364, accommodations for 2 - 6 guests Room Amenities Home away from home conveniences of a partial or full kitchen equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, stove top burners and coffee maker among many other appliances, along with cable television, DVD player, and Internet. Property Amenities Restaurant/Bar, BBQ, Picnic Area, Indoor/Outdoor Pool, Marina, Massage Services, Sauna, Fitness Center, Gift Shop, Concierge, Guest Laundry, Valet Parking Shuttle Service Heavenly Mountain Shuttle Service stop location. RATES & PACKAGES: Visit America’s largest alpine lake and explore the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe

Please call 1.800.438.2929. Promotional code LTVA15 • 15% off Best Available Rate, two night stay minimum.

nestled between the majestic snow-packed peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Enjoy the well-appointed amenities of Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort from the indoor/outdoor pool, fitness center, and sauna to the adjacent Ski Run Marina and Heavenly® Mountain Resort’s base lodge. Located just a mile from the casino district, the resort is close to all area attractions.

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Marriott Grand Residence Club® Lake Tahoe LUXURY ON THE SOUTH SHORE.

reservations and information 800.845.5279 web marriott.com FAST FACTS Type of Property: Luxury Mountain Condominiums Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe,

CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 199 Room Amenities: Spacious studio, one-, two- and three-bed-

room residences, including a limited number of penthouses— king-sized bed in master suite—queen-sized bed in guestrooms—luxurious soaking tub and separate shower in master suite—separate living and dining room areas with TV, DVD player, and fully equipped kitchen and fireplace in most units. Property Amenities: Bell and concierge service—underground valet parking—located adjacent to Heavenly® Mountain’s highspeed gondola—ski storage. RATES & PACKAGES

Call for special ski season rates Marriott Grand Residence Club, Lake Tahoe is ideally located at the base of Heavenly® Mountain—just steps away from the gondola. Experience rustic elegance in a bold, stone-andtimber mountain retreat. Here, comfort reigns supreme and grandeur is softened with a friendly, casual style. Grand fireplaces welcome you inside the spacious lobby with gracious warmth. Meanwhile, you are surrounded by ski trails, shopping and dining in the village, plus casinos and entertainment.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort RELAX. ENJOY. CHERISH.

reservations 800.2.RELAX.U (800.273.5298) information 530.546.9500 web mlrtahoe.com

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FAST FACTS Type of Property Lakefront Boutique Motel Address 6834 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Room Amenities Spacious Lake view suites, continually

Centrally located on the pristine north shore, this stunning lake-front boutique resort is on a treasured spot where the spectacular views of Lake Tahoe from the 32 well-appointed and spacious suites are just the beginning of what you will experience from its convenient lakeside location. Its unmatched setting is the perfect spot to do it all, or do nothing at all, on the edge of Lake Tahoe.

enhanced with new furnishings, linens and comforting guest services, full kitchen or wet bar, vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and jet tubs available in some rooms, property-wide wireless Internet, HD cable, signature bath amenities and more. Property Amenities Sweeping, views of Lake Tahoe and the snowcapped Sierra Nevada, two outdoor year-round hot tubs, concierge service, continental breakfast, snow play area and fire pits (weather permitting). Snowshoe or cross-country ski on 18 acres of private trails that access the North Tahoe Regional Park. Less than 30 minutes away from Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and Homewood ski resorts. RATES & PACKAGES

Spa, Ski and Family packages available with discounted lift tickets. For reservations, packages, or more information, call 800.2.RELAX.U or visit MLRtahoe.com.

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The Ridge Tahoe Resort SKI IN/SKI OUT SKIER EXPRESS TO HEAVENLY®.

reservations 800.334.1600 web ridgetahoeresort.com FAST FACTS Type of Property Ski in/ski out resort with one- and two-bed-

room condos/deluxe hotel rooms Address 400 Ridge Club Drive, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 Email reservations@ridge-resorts.com Amenities Ski in/ski out Skier Express to Heavenly’s Stagecoach chairlift. On-site ski shop, discount lift tickets, health club, indoor tennis court, full-service spa, restaurants, movie theater, multiple hot tubs and indoor/outdoor pool. RATES & PACKAGES

The Ridge Tahoe is a deluxe, full-amenity hotel/condominium resort perched atop a mountain

ridge on Heavenly® Mountain Resort’s Nevada slope. On-property Hilltrac Skier Express direct to Stagecoach lift. Complimentary shuttle to casinos. Condominiums have a kitchen and fireplace, with a king bed in the bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Hotel rooms have king bed, coffee maker, TV, and DVD player. Tons of amenities and fun for the entire family!

• The Ridge Tahoe offers ski in/ski out access to Heavenly’s Nevada side via the Stagecoach chairlift, with luxurious and comfortable condominiums featuring stunning Sierra views — room rates start at $99 nightly with a variety of affordable ski and spa packages. • For reservations or more information, call 800.334.1600, mention the word “Epic” when making your reservation to receive complimentary breakfast during your stay, or visit our website at www.ridgetahoeresort.com.

Squaw Valley Lodge LEGENDARY LOCATION—SKI-IN/SKI-OUT AT SQUAW VALLEY.

reservations and information 855.222.8956 web thesquawvalleylodge.com FAST FACTS Type of Property Ski-In/Ski-Out Hotel

Condominium Suites Resort Address 201 Squaw Peak Road, P.O. Box 2364,

Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Room Amenities Spacious condominium suites with mini or

full kitchen, plus roomy living area. Property Amenities Legendary ski-in/ski-out location features 24-hour front desk service, covered parking, and wireless Internet service. A complete fitness center with indoor and outdoor spas, sauna, and steam room, plus on-site massage and concierge with ski check.

Squaw Valley Lodge offers a true ski-in/ski-out location coupled with the finest of hotel amenities and services. Its legendary location is convenient to all of the area’s winter activities! Enjoy shopping, dining, and nightlife only steps away in Squaw Valley’s Village. Between your days on the slopes, relaxing in your condominium suite and a host of après-ski activities, you are guaranteed to leave with a lifetime of memories.

• The Squaw Valley Lodge offers a selection of lodging and ski packages throughout the winter season. • Rates with additional promotions and discounts available throughout the season. Check thesquawvalleylodge.com for promotional offers. Call a vacation planner and join the Granite Chief Club to receive the best rates year-round.

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Vacation Resorts International TAHOE’S BEST KEPT SECRET

The Lodge at Lake Tahoe Reservations and Information: 866.469.8222 Web: www.8664myvacation.com FAST FACTS Type of Property: Resorts Address: The Lodge at Lake Tahoe

– 3840 Pioneer Trail, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: The Lodge at Lake Tahoe

– 45 Condominiums Property Amenities: Outdoor Pool, Whirlpool/Hot Tub,

Laundry Facilities, Internet Access, Playground, Partial/Full Kitchen. RATES & PACKAGES

Mention Promo Code SB25 and receive up to 25% off, based on availability, when staying 2 or more nights. Exclude Holidays.

Beautiful Location: Ideally located in the center of South Lake Tahoe, our efficiency, one bedroom and two bedroom condominiums provide you with ample space to vacation. After a day on the slopes, on the lake or by the pool, our partial and full kitchens make it easy to prepare a refreshing snack or light meal. Our heated pool is open seasonally and our hot tub is open year-round these resort amenities serve as a premier spot to relax and enjoy the gorgeous weather.

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reservations 800.870.8201 reservations 800.870.8201 web westlakeproperties.com web westlakeproperties.com FAST FACTS FAST FACTS Type of Property: Vacation Rental Homes located in Tahoe Type of Vacation Homes located in Tahoe City and Property: along the west shoreRental of Lake Tahoe.

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RATES RATES Nightly rates start at $130/night plus tax, cleaning and deposit

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Zephyr Cove Resort STEPS FROM THE SHORE, MILES FROM ORDINARY.

reservations 866.670.0429 web zephyrcoveresort.com

Historic Zephyr Cove is located four miles from Heavenly® Mountain Resort and the casinos.

Zephyr Cove Resort features on-site lodging plus 28 cabins, nestled in a grove of pines on Lake Tahoe’s spectacular shoreline—a very short walk to the lake for nightly peaceful sunsets. Our larger cabins can accommodate family reunions, corporate retreats and winter getaways. The resort offers boat cruises, a mile long beach and boat/jet ski rentals in summer, and nearby snowmobile tours are offered in winter.

FAST FACTS Type of Property Destination Resort Address 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 Located 50 miles from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, and four miles east of the casinos and Heavenly® Mountain Resort. Number of Rooms 28 cabins, five lodge rooms, and 93 RV sites Room Amenities Our historic cabins have been carefully renovated to retain their original charm and integrate modern conveniences such as cable TV with HBO, telephone, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, fully equipped kitchen, private modern bathroom, and linen service. Property Amenities Full-service restaurant, gift/retail shop, snowmobile center, RV park, and lake cruises—The Cabins at Zephyr Cove range in size from studios and cottages to two-story chalets that sleep up to ten, many with lake views—Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge offers four comfortable guestrooms accommodating two to six people. Shuttle Service Zephyr Cove offers pick-up and drop-off from most major lodging properties for snowmobiling and Lake Tahoe Cruises. RATES & PACKAGES The Cabins at Zephyr Cove offers special lodging packages throughout the season.

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Sierra Vacations

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reservations 800.877.1466 information 530.542.0330 web innbythelake.com FAST FACTS Type of Property Unique Resort Address 3300 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,

South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities Complimentary Parking, Heated Outdoor pool and bi-level hot tub, Fitness Room, Complimentary Ski Storage, Bear Beach Café, Tahoe Bowl, Lane 17 Sports Bar, 11th Frame Diner, Complimentary Wireless Internet.

reservations 888.451.0156 web sierravacations.com FAST FACTS Property Types: Condos,

Cabins, Family Homes Address 7252 North Lake Boulevard,

Suite 101, Tahoe Vista, California, 96148 Number of Properties 29 Amenities Full-sized kitchens with

appliances, wireless internet, cable televisions, access to Xplore team experts and on-site staff. Rates Start at $125 per night Call our Xplore team 888-451-0156

Inn by the Lake is a South Lake Tahoe Hotel that provides every guest with a memorable and unique Tahoe experience. While this lakeside inn is centrally located directly across the road from beautiful Lake Tahoe, it is also surrounded by gorgeous mountains in one of America’s Premier Winter Playgrounds. Inn by the Lake is a pet friendly hotel and ideal for families looking for accommodations with kitchens, or for couples looking for a relaxing retreat. Inn by the Lake is located just 1.5 miles from Heavenly’s California Base Lodge, and two miles from the Heavenly Village and Stateline casinos. You can count on the Inn by the Lake team to take care of your every need so that you can enjoy your perfect escape to South Lake Tahoe.

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Experience North Lake Tahoe from lake views in North Shore or mountain

vistas at Northstar. Between the legendary alpine lake and the surrounding National Forest land, the Lake Tahoe area is full of outdoor adventure for every season. And with world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter and mountain biking and golf in the summer, Northstar is always in season.

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Getting Around With so much to see, ski and do, better stay another day! The great naturalist John Muir wrote, “Tahoe is surely not one but many.” Exploring the many Tahoes is a delight for visitors to this area, whether by shuttle, private vehicle or rental car. After all, you’ll find some of the most scenic roads on earth in Lake Tahoe. No matter what means of transport you choose, you won’t need to travel far to experience an exciting variety of sights, sounds and slopes. South Lake Tahoe and North Lake Tahoe are both “complete” destinations, with multiple ski resorts and a full range of lodging, dining and entertainment. Yet each community is unique in its own way—one of the Reno-Tahoe region’s signature charms— from historic mountain resort towns to full-service ski villages. Lake Tahoe can be reached by car via two U.S. interstate highways. On the north side, Interstate 80 heads west from Reno or east from Sacramento, connecting with two roads in Truckee that lead to Lake Tahoe: California Routes 89 and 267. To the south, Interstate 50 leads into Tahoe from Sacramento to the west and Carson City to the east. Skiers and riders who opt for accommodation in Reno have less than an hour drive to multiple ski resorts. Those staying in the

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mountains often have the choice of two or more ski resorts within minutes of their lodging. Ski resort shuttles pick up and drop off from major lodging properties and central locations around Tahoe’s mountain towns. Longer shuttles are available for skiers or riders wanting to sample resorts on the opposite side of the lake. All major car rental companies are represented at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with three routes leading to ski country. Rental vehicles are also available at two general aviation airports. Truckee Tahoe Airport services private plane and charter flights headed for North Tahoe while Lake Tahoe Airport is within the city limits of South Lake Tahoe. To take in all the scenic sides of “The Lake of the Sky,” plan on about a two-hour drive around Lake Tahoe’s 72-mile circumference. The route is open throughout winter, experiencing only temporary closures around Emerald Bay after large snowstorms. While Tahoe’s main transportation routes are kept clear of snow in all but the worst weather, those renting a car might still consider a four-wheel drive option or make sure that tire chains are provided with their vehicle.


Celebrate Snow! Winter is a magical time in this part of the world, and Reno-Tahoe hops all winter—and well into spring—with festivals, sporting events and holiday celebrations. There’s always something special going on here! Winter brings twinkling lights, caroling, decorated trees and of course Santa as the resorts put on their holiday best. Celebrate the season 19thcentury style at Christmas on the Comstock in Virginia City. Get your Kringle on at the Santa Ski Crawl; dress up as the jolly old elf and take to the slopes at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. Rock out to great concerts at Heavenly Resort’s Winter Ignite and the SnowGlobe Music Festival at Lake Tahoe Community College, or listen to three days of bluegrass at WinterWonderGrass Tahoe in Squaw Valley. Or watch the experts in downhill, cross-country skiing and boarding, snowshoeing and other exciting sports events. With so much to do, you’ll never want to leave!

Special Events DECEMBER 1-4 Tahoe Film Festival, Incline Village, NV and The Village at Northstar, CA 1-4 Festival of Trees and Lights at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa, Stateline, NV 2-10 Winter Ignite, concerts and events, Heavenly Resort, CA/NV 3-31 Christmas on the Comstock, Virginia City, NV 6, 13, 20, 27 Noël Nights, The Village at Northstar, CA

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10 Santa Ski Day, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, NV 10 Santa Pub Crawl, Downtown Reno, NV

5 The Great Ski Race, cross-country and snowshoe, Tahoe City to Truckee, CA

16-31 Holidays at Squaw, The Village at Squaw Valley, CA

31 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, The Village at Northstar, CA

17-1/17 Downtown Reno Wine Walk, Downtown Reno, NV

31 New Year’s Spectacular, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, NV

9-12 Audi FIS Ski World Cup, Squaw Valley, CA

17-31 Heavenly Holidays, Heavenly Village, South Lake Tahoe, CA

FEBRUARY 2-5 Ullr Fest, Diamond Peak, Incline Village, NV

23-25 Tahoe Junior Freeride Series, Mt. RoseSki Tahoe, NV

23-1/1 Breakfast with Santa Celebrations, The Village at Northstar, CA

3-4 Tower of Power, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, NV

31-4/2 WinterWonderGrass Tahoe, Squaw Valley, CA

10-12 IFSA Freeride Nationals, Squaw Valley, CA

APRIL 8 16th Annual Dummy Downhill, Diamond Peak, Incline Village, NV

26-1/1 Nevada Chamber Music Festival, presented by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Reno, NV 29 The Devil Makes Three, Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, NV 29-31 SnowGlobe Music Festival, Lake Tahoe Community College, South Lake Tahoe, CA

18-25 Kid O Rama, events and competitions, Squaw Valley, CA MARCH 3-12 SnowFest, winter carnival, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee, CA

22 26th Annual Cushing Crossing, pond skim, Squaw Valley, CA Check Tahoe ski resort websites for a complete list of daily activities. All dates subject to change.

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Visit www.renoairport.com for an online searchable flight tool.

Fly. Land. Rejoice. Hop on a plane at your nearest airport, buckle up, and start thinking snow-covered thoughts. You’ll soon be touching down at the gateway to the Sierra, and everything you left behind will fade into oblivion. You’re on your way to Lake Tahoe, and life, as you know it, is about to change. Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers flights to and from nearly every major city in the U.S. Serviced by eight airlines and offering up to 130 daily flights, it is the absolute definition of convenience. Prepare to hit the ground running as soon as you land because you’re just five minutes from downtown Reno and about 40 minutes from world-class skiing and boarding. We know you want to get moving fast, so we’ve got rental cars, taxis, limos, buses, rideshare programs Uber and Lyft, and ski resort shuttles lined up to whisk you to your destination.

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North Shore: The North Lake Tahoe Express, which runs nearly 24/7, provides service between the airport and North Shore. Per person fees start at $49 one way and $98 round trip, with discounts available for two or more. South Shore: South Tahoe Airporter provides shuttle service between the airport and South Shore, with eight daily departures. Per-person fees are $29.75 one way and $53 round trip.


Zephyr Cove Resort. Every kind of fun‌ Year-round Resort, Scenic Day & Evening Dinner Lake Cruises, Cabins, RV Camping, Snowmobiling, Restaurant, Easy Driving Distance to 8 World-class Ski Resorts. 800-23-TAHOE • zephyrcoveresort.com

Zephyr Cove Resort and Marina operated under a special U.S. Forest Service use permit. Managed by Aramark.

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