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timeless. flawless. boundless.

The kudos leave us speechless.

Sure, we can go on and on about

how fabulous Lake Tahoe is, but don’t just take our word for it. In the past four seasons, Lake Tahoe has been named the number-one ski and winter destination by travel guides and trip-planning specialists like Rand McNally, Orbitz, and TripAdvisor. What’s more, a recent reader survey conducted by USA Today voted Tahoe the Best Lake in America. It’s pretty cool to play with the big dogs.

Countless pleasures. Sometimes, just when you think you’ve seen it all and nothing can catch you by surprise, you bump up against something that absolutely, positively takes

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your breath away. Lake Tahoe is that kind of place.

It’s not just a single dazzler that gets to you. It’s more of an OMG-look-there-and-there-and-there kind of reaction that grabs you by the senses and doesn’t let go. For starters, Mother Nature really kicked it into high gear when she defined Lake Tahoe’s beauty. The towering, snow-crested mountains trace a majestic line between the lake and sky, emphasizing the cobalt-blue brilliance that shines below and above. No way can this be real, you think. It’s way too perfect. But then you breathe in the crisp air and feel the warm sun on your face, and you realize you’ve just landed in Neverland. You’re suddenly taken by the feeling that life is good and anything—scratch that, everything—can happen.

Lake Tahoe has been named the Number 1: Rand McNally-2010 -11 Ski Destination, Orbitz-2010 -11 Destination for early season travel bookings, Orbitz-2008-09 Winter destination, TripAdvisor-2008 U.S. travel destination


So many resorts. All in one place. At Lake Tahoe, the options are as wondrous as the landscape. We’re home to the largest concentration of ski and snowboard resorts in all of North America—a whopping total of nearly 20—so you can ski and ride every day for weeks and never hit the same run twice. Steeps and speedways. Bowls and bumps. Powder and packed. Terrain parks and pipes. These are the reasons you’ve come here.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it... You get the idea. At Lake Tahoe, you can count on an average of 500 inches of snow each season. That’s more than 41 feet. A four-story building. A heaping load of snow. In the month of March, 2012 alone—Miracle March, we like to

Our ski season starts as early as October and can stretch all the way into July, so whenever you decide to visit, you can plunge right in. To add to your skiing and riding pleasure, all of that amazing snow is balanced by about 300 days of sunshine each year. Great snow beneath you. A sparkling sun above you. That pretty much characterizes winter perfection.

But wait... there’s more. To say that Lake Tahoe is an all-inclusive winter destination barely hints at the phenomenal assortment of things to do. We have options that appeal to anyone and everyone—from singles and couples to groups and families with kids. Whether you’re a bring-on-the-challenges sports enthusiast or an I-just-wanna-have-fun dabbler, you’re sure to find something that puts a grin on your face and pure satisfaction in your heart.


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call it—the snow gods dumped nine feet of white stuff in a single week. Impressive? We think so.

Try ice skating on top of the world. Cozy up in front of a blazing fire. Go sledding with your little ones. Attend the ultimate après-ski party. Experience unique shopping options. Soak up some of Lake Tahoe’s legendary sunshine on an alpine-inspired deck. When the sun goes down, Lake Tahoe’s nightlife comes up. Enjoy performances by headlining singers, musicians, comics, and dancers. Catch the spirit of an extravagant stage show. Relax in the intimate setting of a cabaret or lounge. Or simply experience the sublime beauty of your surroundings on a moonlit sleigh ride. From gaming to dining…from rousing sports to off-mountain activities…from charging up to winding down…this is where it all comes together.

Matchless variety. Alpine Meadows | Heavenly


| Kirkwood | Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe

Northstar California | Sierra-at-Tahoe | Squaw Valley TM


Take some of the most outstanding skiing and riding imaginable and multiply by seven. That’s what you’ll find at Lake Tahoe, where you can visit a uniquely different, world-class resort every day of the week. Each one has its own distinctive personality, so the concept of variety reaches new heights. You can get the big picture by experiencing them all, or choose your favorites to visit time and again. From hold-your-breath-andpray steeps to cruisin’-like-a-champ bowls…from ski schools that take your skills to the next level to special kids’ programs that combine learning and fun…Lake Tahoe is the place where you can truly have it all.

Alpine Meadows Internationally recognized for incredibly diverse terrain, incomparable snow quality, and sweeping views of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows offers everything from beginner and intermediate slopes groomed to perfection to backcountry-accessed skiing and boarding for the most zealous of adventurers. In the fall of 2011, Alpine Meadows joined forces with Squaw Valley. Now, skiers and riders can experience 6000 acres, 43 lifts, and more than 270 trails—all on one lift ticket or season pass. Guests can easily travel between the two resorts via the free Squaw Alpine Express Shuttle.



Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of ®

the most unique snowsports destinations on the planet. A Heavenly vacation is not for the faint of heart. With a massive mountain full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, it’s for those who want to go big and forge their own path. And with high-octane, nonstop nightlife, the energy extends well into the night. Here, the choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers; 1600-foot plunges in the double-black-diamond canyons; or the most outrageous tree skiing in North America? And when the sun goes down, kick off your evening with Unbuckle at Tamarack Lodge, the ski industry’s ultimate après party. Half-priced drinks, live DJs, dancers, and the Heavenly Angels—all at 9150 feet! Then take your pick of Vegas-style action, all-night dance clubs, world-class entertainment, and five-star dining.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort About 35 miles from South Lake Tahoe lies Kirkwood Mountain Resort. It may be remote, but in this solitary horseshoe canyon, climate and geography conspire to create one of the purest, most authentic, big-mountain ski experiences in North America. Kirkwood is the siren call for those adventure seekers who prefer their snow deep and their terrain steep. Home to the Freeride World Tour, the resort features some of the country’s most diverse and challenging inbounds terrain. From cornices to couloirs…from wide-open bowls to chutes too tight to turn a ski in…Kirkwood offers 2300 acres of mountain that will challenge skiers and riders from first chair to last. And if you’re craving prolific, majestic, magical snow, this is where you’ll find that rare blend of quantity and quality. Averaging more than 600 inches per year, it comes down lighter and drier and piles up much deeper at Kirkwood than anywhere else in the region.

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe Only 25 minutes from Reno and 10 minutes from Tahoe’s North Shore, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is the closest ski resort to Reno-Tahoe International Airport, the gateway to the Sierra. This prime location makes it the ideal choice for the first and last days of a Tahoe winter vacation getaway. Mt. Rose delivers more than 1200 north- and east-facing skiable acres, with 1800 vertical feet of some of the region’s finest skiing and snowboarding. The legendary Mt. Rose Chutes are among the steepest, sweetest, and longest inbounds slopes in North America—offering 1500 vertical feet within 200 acres of beautiful, extreme terrain and challenging you with slopes ranging from 40 to 55 degrees. If you just can’t wait to experience it all, you’ll be happy to know that you can get from the parking lot to the summit in less than ten minutes—thanks to two high-speed,

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detachable, six-person chairs.

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100+ lifts | 500+ runs

17,000+ acres of terrain | 300+ days of sunshine each year


7 resorts. 2 states. One place to book your trip


Northstar California Resort From the moment you arrive at Northstar California TM

Resort, a relaxed feeling takes over and you know you’re at home among friends. You’ve successfully escaped the hustle and bustle, and now you can savor the laid-back California vibe of this unique resort. Choose from thigh-burning steeps and world-class terrain parks, secret powder stashes and unmatched tree skiing. Enjoy impeccable grooming, delectable dining, and slopeside lodging ranging from family friendly to pampered luxury. Northstar is the place for beginners to build confidence and for diehards to perfect something new, with one-ofa-kind programs like the Burton Snowboard Academy to provide true learning innovation. Whether you prefer to carve the corduroy, bash through the bumps, send it in the 22-foot Superpipe, or relax by the many fire pits, Northstar provides ample opportunities to play and unwind. Here’s where you’ll find the thoughtful guest service that you want in a winter vacation—complete with complimentary s’mores at the end of every day. C’mon. We’re waiting for you.

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind-protected ®

slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain out the Huckleberry Gates, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort offers the authentic California ski experience. Beginner skiers and riders can enjoy more than 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four conveyor lifts just for them, a $35 adult beginner package, and multilingual PSIA-certified instructors. Children ages 3 to 6 can learn to snowboard with Yoda and other iconic Star Wars characters TM

in the world’s only Burton Star Wars Experience. The resort’s commitment to innovative terrain parks has led to recognition by TransWorld SNOWboarding as a Top 10 Overall Resort and one of the Top 10 Best Parks and Pipes in the Nation, making it a freestyler’s paradise. Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is the perfect place for skiers and snowboarders who want to escape from everyday life and enjoy the simple pleasures of winter in the mountains.

Squaw Valley Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, is home to world-famous terrain that spans 3600 acres and six peaks. From a gentle mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert skiing, the resort offers a winter adventure for skiers and riders of all abilities. Off the slopes, guests can relax by cozy fire pits and enjoy superb dining in The Village. This season, Squaw’s legendary winter wonderland gets better still, as the resort embarks upon year two of a $50-million renaissance to enhance the guest experience. Plans for year two include a new six-pack express chair and improved snowmaking facilities.

Pack in the fun with the Six-Pack lift ticket We make it easy and cost efficient to explore the unparalleled diversity of Lake Tahoe with the Six-Pack Lift Ticket. Valid throughout the 2012-13 season and fully transferable to family and friends, it offers complete flexibility for only $299. The Six-Pack is only available online at and includes six lift tickets—one for each of the following combinations of ski resorts: • 1 ticket valid at Heavenly, Kirkwood, or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe • 1 ticket valid at Heavenly or Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort • 1 ticket valid at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort or Kirkwood • 1 ticket valid at Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, or Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe Corey Rich

• 1 ticket valid at Squaw Valley or Northstar California • 1 ticket valid at Alpine Meadows or Northstar California

Alpine Meadows reservations and information 800.403.0206 snowphone 530.581.8374 web

Alpine Meadows offers visitors some of North America’s

Meadows is noted for its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.

most celebrated terrain. Renowned for its seven powder

After exploring the mountain, unwind by the outdoor fire pit

bowls, summit-to-base groomed trails, and panoramic

or cozy up in the base lodge next to a roaring fire and enjoy

views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra peaks, Alpine

Alpine’s classic après-ski experience.

STATS Terrain 2400 acres—25% beginner, 40% more difficult, 35% most difficult/expert Trails More than 100 Lifts One high-speed six-passenger chair, two high-speed quads, three triple chairs, five double chairs, three surface lifts Elevations Base 6835’, summit 8637’—vertical drop 1802’ Longest Run 2.5 miles Snowmaking 11 of 13 lifts Ski/Ride School Private or group instruction for adults and children, multi-day ski and snowboard camps with top-level coaches, Adaptive Ski School Center 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 on-mountain restaurants, retail shop, live entertainment, wireless Internet 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


highlights Tahoe Super Pass, offering access to 6000 acres, 43 lifts, and 270+ trails on one pass at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley Tahoe’s only mile-long Terrain Park, custom built by Snow Park Technologies 7500-square-foot sun deck, offering outdoor, slopeside seating and home to Alpine’s superior spring skiing conditions and renowned Spring Music Series Free Squaw Alpine Express, allowing skiers and riders to access both resorts in one day with a short 10-minute bus ride Customized lodging packages with dual-mountain, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, lift tickets, activities, and rentals available through Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe Reservations Center Download free app and scan code for videos, snow conditions and more


highlights Lake Tahoe’s largest mountain resort 10067-foot summit—the highest at Lake Tahoe • 3500-foot vertical drop—the longest at Lake Tahoe 4800 skiable acres—the most in California Adventure Peak, featuring Heavenly’s super tubing hill Tamarack Lodge, Heavenly’s LEED-certified, 14,980-square-foot restaurant and bar— the finest on-mountain eatery at Lake Tahoe Unbuckle at Tamarack, Tahoe’s ultimate après-ski party from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Tamarack Lodge, complete with half-price drinks, go-go dancers, and nonstop excitement


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Heavenly Mountain Resort ®

reservations 800.HEAVENLY snowphone 775.586.7000 x1 information 775.586.7000 web

Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are

And with high-octane, nonstop nightlife, the energy

still going strong well after last call. With 4800 acres full

extends well into the night. You come here to go all in,

of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe,

and you worry about sleep later.


skiers and riders can go big and forge their own paths.

STATS Terrain 4800 skiable acres: 20% beginner, 45% intermediate, 35% advanced Trails 97 Lifts 30: 18 in California and 12 in Nevada, nine high-speed chairlifts, one high-speed eight-passenger gondola, one high-speed 50-person aerial tram Elevations Summit 10,067’, vertical drop 3500’ Longest Run 5 miles, the longest mountain descent at Lake Tahoe Snowmaking 73% of trails covered by the West Coast’s largest snowmaking system Ski/Ride School With some of the nation’s highest-credentialed instructors, the Heavenly Ski and Ride 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 California-licensed day care facility for kids 6 weeks to 6 years, ski/play program for children 3 and up Amenities Alpine village at the base of the Heavenly Gondola, including shopping, dining, movie theatre, and ice skating 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: Stagecoach and Boulder Lodges in Nevada off Kingsbury Grade, the Gondola at Heavenly Village, the California Lodge off Ski Run Boulevard


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

Kirkwood’s location atop the Sierra Crest, combined

The resort combines big-mountain skiing/riding with

with elevations ranging from 7,800 to 9,800 feet,

small-town ambiance, and offers terrain ranging from

makes it ideally situated to receive the lightest, driest,

calm, groomed beginner runs to hair-raising cornices,

and most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region.

cliffs, and the most high-angle grooming in the area.

STATS Terrain 2300 acres: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced/expert Trails 65 plus six open bowls Lifts 14: two high-speed quads, one fixed-grip quad, six triple chairs, one double chair, four surface lifts Elevations Base 7800’, summit 9800’, vertical drop 2000’ 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, four terrain parks, and Skier/Boarder Cross Ski Shuttles Daily service within the resort via in-valley shuttle Location 35 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 Average annual snowfall of 600 inches Expedition: Kirkwood, a series of all-mountain programs that include cat skiing, guided hikes, and backcountry awareness courses Timber Creek base area, offering access to four designated lifts for beginner and developing skiers and riders Home to the Freeride World Tour Zip Tahoe, a year-round zip line and Canopy Tour 80 kilometers of spectacular high-alpine, cross-country trails

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highlights 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 Ski-and-Stay packages out of Reno starting at $79 Online daily specials, such as Two ‘fer Tuesdays, Ladies Day Thursdays, and multi-day tickets


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

Touch down at Reno-Tahoe International Airport,

so soon after your arrival to remind you that you’re

travel a mere 25 minutes out of Reno, and you’re on

vacationing at one of the most convenient—and

the slopes at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe before you know

exciting—winter destinations.

it. There’s nothing like making turns on the mountain

STATS Terrain 1200 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 8260’, summit 9700’, vertical drop 1800’ 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 Rosebuds kids’ camps, including lift ticket, two-hour lesson, rental, and helmet for ages 4 to 10; sixto-one student-to-instructor ratio; online reservations available Amenities Winters Creek Lodge, offering sweeping views of Washoe Valley; three terrain parks 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


Northstar California Resort ™

reservations 800.GO.NORTH snowphone 530.562.1330 information 800.GO.NORTH web

A year-round vacation destination, Northstar California

appeal to families, the resort features award-winning

Resort draws visitors with its 3170 skiable acres and

children’s programs, alpine and telemark skiing,

a variety of lodging accommodations, restaurants,

snowboarding, ice skating, world-class terrain parks and

and boutiques—charmingly set in the atmosphere of

pipes, tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.


a magnificent mountainside village. Offering particular

stats Terrain 3170 acres: 13% beginner, 60% intermediate, 27% advanced Trails 97 Lifts 20: two gondolas, one high-speed six/chondola, seven high-speed quads, one quad, two triple chairs, two surface lifts, five Magic Carpets Elevations Summit 8610’, vertical drop 2280’ Longest Run 1.4 miles Snowmaking Largest snowmaking system of any resort in North Lake Tahoe, covering more than 50 percent of Northstar’s 97 trails Ski/Ride School Nationally recognized school for adults and children, customizable private instruction and specialized clinics, home of the one-of-a-kind Burton Snowboard Academy Children’s Services Licensed childcare for ages 2+, ski and snowboard lesson programs for children starting at age 3 Amenities Unique shops and restaurants, bars, grocery, overnight ski storage, locker room, two movie theaters, and outdoor skating rink; experiential opportunities include pottery painting as well as lessons on how to make candles, mosaics, and teddy bears Ski Shuttles Complimentary on-site shuttle service Location Highway 267, six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee


highlights New express chair lift, doubling uphill capacity on The Backside and providing access to a new area of terrain New retail options in the Village at Northstar , featuring Patagonia, Burton, and an expanded North Face TM

The Zephyr Lodge—new on-mountain dining Unmatched tree skiing and wind-protected slopes Award-winning terrain parks and 22-foot Superpipe designed by two-time Olympian Shaun White Complimentary s’mores at the end of each day Lodging accommodations just right for families or pampered luxury Boutique-style village centered on a 9000-square-foot outdoor skating rink and surrounded by cabana-style seating and fire pits Average annual snowfall: 350 inches

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highlights The closest major winter destination to Sacramento Burton Star Wars® Experience, a snowboarding adventure for children 3 to 6 Huckleberry Cat Tours, exciting backcountry exploration for expert skiers and riders Blizzard Mountain-snow play and tubing area Easy Street–11 acres of sculpted Smart Terrain™ for beginners Progressive freestyle terrain Award-winning terrain parks


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Sierra-at - Tahoe Resort ®

reservations 877.SKI.2.STAY snowphone 530.659.7475 information 530.659.7453 web

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is committed to maintaining

of Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe delivers it. With an

the authentic Tahoe atmosphere that’s all about

average annual snowfall of 480 inches and more than

awesome skiing and rugged beauty. After all, we

2200 vertical feet, the mountain consistently offers

know that folks come to the region to get a true taste

deep and steep.



stats Terrain 2000 acres: 25% beginner, 50% intermediate, 25% advanced Trails 46 Lifts Three express quad chairs, five double chairs, one triple chair, five surface lifts Elevations Base 6640’, summit 8852’, vertical drop 2212’ Longest Run 2.5 miles Grooming 70% nightly, 100% beginner terrain Ski/Ride School Private family lessons to keep your group together Children’s Services Wild Mountain provides legendary children’s programs like the Burton Star Wars® Experience and licensed day care for children 18 months to 5 years Amenities Smokehouse BBQ at the top of Grandview Express, Baja Grill at the bottom of West Bowl, Sierra Pub and Mama’s Kitchen in the main lodge, Tiki Bar & Deck Ski Shuttles Complimentary shuttles daily from South Lake Tahoe Location 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe via Highway 50


Squaw Valley reservations 888.736.9740 snowphone 530.583.6955 information 800.403.0206 web

In the fall of 2011, Squaw Valley joined forces with

the free Squaw Alpine Express Shuttle. Squaw Valley is

neighboring Alpine Meadows ski resort. Now, skiers and

also embarking on year two of a renaissance that has

riders can experience 6000 acres, 43 lifts, and more than

brought dramatic transformation to the resort, including

270 trails—all on one lift ticket or season pass. Guests

new lifts, the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks, and

can easily go back and forth between the two resorts via

completely revamped restaurants and resort facilities.

stats Terrain 3600 acres: 25% beginner, 45% intermediate, 30% expert Trails More than 170 Lifts 30 lifts, including four-season 120-passenger aerial tram, five express six-packs, three express quads, and North America’s only funitel Elevations Six peaks, with the highest at 9050’, base 6200’, vertical drop 2850’ Longest Run 3.2 miles Snowmaking 11 of 30 lifts Ski/Ride School Specialty ski and snowboard clinics Children’s Services Teen Camp, Squaw Kids Children’s Center Amenities European-style pedestrian village with slopeside lodging, Hawaiian-style spa, mountaintop dining and ice skating 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 RenoTahoe 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


highlights 6000 acres, 43 lifts, and 270+ trails on one lift ticket at Squaw and Alpine Meadows Customized lodging packages with dual-mountain, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, lift tickets, activities, and rentals available through Squaw Valley/Lake Tahoe Reservations Center Mountaintop ice skating rink and swimming pool at High Camp New for the 2012-13 winter season: Big Blue Express six-pack chair lift Completely revamped High Camp area for beginner and intermediate skiers and riders Renovated Olympic Plaza Bar located in the O’ House $50-million renaissance, bringing vast resort improvements over five years Partnership with Snow Park Technologies, renowned for their park and pipe builders, to bring Squaw’s terrain parks to a new level

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North Shore



Ability Summit Vertical Level (%) resorts (distance in miles from) Ski Terrain Elevation Drop Beg. Inter. Adv. Alpine Meadows 800.403.0206



44 22

14 Lifts, 100+ Trails, 2400 Acres

Heavenly Mountain Resort 800.HEAVenLY

58 42

1 37

Kirkwood Mountain Resort 877.KIRKWOOD Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe 800.SkiRose



25 40 35

30 Lifts, 97 Trails, 4800 Acres



20 45 35

80 70 35 72

14 Lifts, 65+ Trails, 2300 Acres



15 50 35

22 26 30 11

8 Lifts, 60+ Trails, 1200 Acres



20 30 50

Northstar California 40 13 45 11 800.Go.North

20 Lifts, 97 Trails, 3170 Acres



13 60 27

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort 530.659.7453

72 38 12 40

14 Lifts, 46 Trails, 2000 Acres



25 50 25

Squaw Valley 800.403.0206


30 Lifts, 170+ Trails, 3600 Acres



25 45




44 22


additional resorts Boreal Mountain Resort 530.426.3666

45 27 57 47

8 Lifts, 41 Trails, 380 Acres



30 55 15

Diamond Peak 775.832.1177

32 15 19 0

7 Lifts, 30 Trails, 655 Acres



18 46 36

Donner Ski Ranch 47 27 57 47 530.426.3635

6 Lifts, 52 Trails, 505 Acres 2 Moving Carpets (ski & tube)



25 50 25

Granlibakken 530.583.4242



42 22

2 Lifts, 1 Trail



40 60

Homewood Mountain Resort 530.252.2992



19 30

8 Lifts, 62 Trails, 1260 Acres



15 50 35

Soda Springs 530.426.3910

48 30 60 50

5 Lifts, 16 Trails, 200 Acres



30 50 20

Sugar Bowl 530.426.9000

43 23 59 37

13 Lifts, 102 Trails, 1500 Acres



17 45 38

5 Lifts, 14 Trails, 120 Acres




cross country Resorts

(distance in miles from) Trails


(km) Description

Camp Richardson Historic Resort 60 23 0 35 10 800.544.1801

A historic resort on the shores of South Lake Tahoe. Lodging, dining, cross-country skiing and more, 10km of groomed trails

Kirkwood Mountain Resort 80 70 35 70 80 877.KIRKWOOD

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

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

Royal Gorge XC Ski Resort 50 30 61 38.2 330 800.500.3871

90 trails, lessons, rentals, 8 warming huts, 2 trailside cafés, 2 lodges, snowshoe, telemark

Squaw Creek Nordic 45 6 44 22 530.583.6300

Lessons, rentals, snowshoeing allowed


40 60


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North Shore


Tahoe Donner Downhill 45 20 40 25 530.587.9444



Tahoe Cross-Country 43 2 40 18 65 530.583.5475

Minutes from Tahoe City, 22 trails, 3 dog trails, snowshoe trails, lake views, day lodge, café, free WiFi, ski lessons, rentals

Tahoe Donner Cross-Country 45 20 40 25 102 530.587.9444

51 trails, café, 5 warming huts, 4 snowshoe-only trails, lessons, rentals, night skiing—Wednesday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., January through February

Lake Tahoe makes strides in crosscountry skiing. Seven Lake Tahoe resorts — including Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar California, and Squaw Valley — feature cross-country skiing, and you can snowshoe just about anywhere that appeals to you. Camp Richardson Historic Resort offers a winter wonderland for skiing and snowshoeing, with new skating lanes and forested striding tracks. Explore 35 kilometers of groomed, packed, and marked

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trails for beginners to experts


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country area that’s right on the Photos: Jeff Dow

Camp Richardson Historic Resort

shores of Lake Tahoe.


stats Terrain 10km of groomed trails, 120 acres of terrain for skating and striding Address 1900 Jameson Beach Rd. South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158 Amenities Historic Tahoe lodging, lakeside dining, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and sports equipment rentals

Spread over approximately 120 acres of shoreline, forests, and meadows, Camp Richardson Historic Resort offers a vast and beautiful winter destination for the whole family. Recently voted “Best Place to Cross Country Ski” by Tahoe locals.


Diamond Peak

reservations 800.GO.TAHOE snowphone 775.831.3211 information 775.832.1177 web Take in the ultimate Tahoe ski and snowboard experience at Diamond Peak with its miles of long uncrowded runs, off-piste tree skiing and the region’s best views of Lake Tahoe. Located in picturesque Incline Village, Diamond Peak offers a first-class ski resort experience at a price that’s far less than others. Add to that family-friendly activities, complimentary shuttles, close convenient parking, and a diverse range of amenities, and Diamond Peak is an exceptional escape from the ordinary world.


highlights Incredible views of Lake Tahoe Miles of tree skiing and riding, untracked days after a storm Competitive vertical drop of 1840’ Family & Friends packages, group and private lessons

Terrain 655 acres: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, and 36% advanced Lifts One high-speed detachable quad, two quads, three doubles, one surface Elevations Base 6700’, summit 8540’, vertical drop 1840’ Longest Run 2.5 miles Ski/Ride School Extensive instruction for adults and children daily Children’s Services Internationally recognized Bee Ferrato Child Ski Center for ages 3 to 7; Sierra Scouts for kids 8 to 14 Amenities Close parking; acclaimed Child Ski Center and Ski and Snowboard School; Dedicated beginner lift; Base Lodge with food court, loft bar, private party room, two decks, rental and sports shops; Mid-Mountain Snowflake Lodge with sun deck offering views of Lake Tahoe; progression Terrain Parks with large park on Spillway Ski Shuttles Free to Incline Village and Crystal Bay Location 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

Exceptional ticket values, multi-day ticket discounts Burton Learn To Ride Center and progression terrain parks


reservations 877.263.7768 snowphone 530.525.2900 information 530.525.2992 web Known as Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort offers incomparable lake views from every trail on the mountain–each just steps from Tahoe’s shore. With online lift tickets starting at $44 for adults, Homewood is also known for offering Tahoe’s most beautiful price– guaranteed. Homewood’s renowned ski and snowboard schools–including the Snow Rangers Academy for kids and the new Burton Learn To Ride Center for adults–offer a perfect learning environment for beginners and families. And Homewood’s three-day guarantee ensures proficiency after three lessons–or the next lesson is free.


highlights Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Price; adult tickets start at $44 Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort offers “peak-to-shore” slopes West Shore Café & Inn–lakefront dining & lodging Constellation Residences at Northstar–nearby luxury lodging


Burton Learn to Ride Center and Snow Rangers Academy

Terrain 1260 acres: 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced Trails 62 Elevations Base 6230, summit 7880’, vertical drop 1650’ Ski/Ride School New Burton Learn To Ride Center for adults in addition to daily group and private lessons for all ages Children’s Services Full- and half-day, all-inclusive Snow Rangers Academy for ages 4 to 12; Family Snow Play Zone and renowned family atmosphere. Amenities Retail, equipment demo and rental, tuning, and repair centers; seven restaurants – plus lakefront dining, après-ski, and lodging at Homewood’s West Shore Café & Inn, adjacent to slopes; nearby luxury sister resort, Constellation Residences at Northstar Ski Shuttles Homewood’s West Shore Dial-A-Ride for complimentary on-demand transportation; call 530.525.2922 to reserve Location 5145 W. Lake Boulevard, Homewood, CA 96141

Sugar Bowl Resort

reservations 866.843.2695 snowphone 530.426.1111 information 530.426.9000 web With four distinct peaks, award-winning guest service, value-driven programs and the most annual snowfall in North Lake Tahoe, Sugar Bowl Resort serves up some of the finest skiing and riding in the region. And as the closest major Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, complete with hundreds of slopeside parking spots and ample elbow room throughout, skiers and riders enjoy unmatched convenience. Long considered the “Grand Dame” of Tahoe skiing, Sugar Bowl has been dedicated to the experience since 1939.


highlights Seek out Sugar Bowl’s value-add programs such as CORE Rewards and General Admission. The CORE offers big savings on tickets, points-based perks across the resort and the convenience of a season pass, while General Admission offers free rentals for the day and a two-hour group lesson at any level included with your lift ticket. Visit for the details. California owned and operated since 1939

Tahoe Donner Downhill

Terrain Four peaks with 1,500 total skiable acres: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate, and 38% advanced Trails 102 Lifts 13: five high-speed quads, three fixed-grip quads, two fixed-grip doubles, one gondola and two surface lifts Elevations Base 6883’, summit 8383’, vertical drop 1500’ Longest Run Crowley’s, off of Mt. Lincoln—over three miles long Steepest Run The Palisades Snowmaking 375 acres—25%; 500” annual snowfall Grooming 500 acres—33% Mountain Sports Learning Center On-site, dedicated Children’s Center Family Area White Pine, Nob Hill, and Meadow Switching Yard Terrain Park Three progressive parks Amenities Judah Day Lodge, Lodge at Sugar Bowl, Mid-Mountain Lodge, Dining Room at the Lodge, and Belt Room Backcountry Adventure Center Open boundary; professionally guided tours

information 530.587.9444 web The Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area is committed to being the best place to begin. Wide-open bowls, uncrowded slopes, great beginner terrain, excellent grooming, and a friendly, courteous staff await you. More advanced skiers and riders will enjoy a newly updated terrain park with lots of fun features. Adults can take advantage of a full-service bar and a relaxing, outdoor lounge area with comfy furniture and fire pits. Enjoy a small, friendly resort that delivers a personal touch that is unique in the industry.


highlights Fun activities all winter long, such as the Winter Beach Party, 200-Foot Banana Split Extravaganza, Torchlight Parade, and the Downhill Dummy—check our website for details

Terrain 120 acres: 40% beginner, 60% more difficult, 0% most difficult Trails 14 Lifts One quad chair, one double chair, and three conveyor lifts Elevations Base 6750’, summit 7350’, vertical drop 600’ Ski/Ride School Extensive options for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities—we specialize in teaching first timers and novices Groups Discounted rates available for groups of 20 or more that book in advance; email us at or call 530.587.9444 Hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—rental shop 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

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Effortless access. There’s a lot to discover here—from Reno to the many sides of Lake Tahoe. To give you the opportunity to experience it all, we make sure you can get around the entire region with the greatest of ease. Three major, all-weather freeways—Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 50 and 395—provide direct access to every place you might possibly want to explore. If you prefer someone else do the driving, grab a bus, taxi, resort shuttle, or even a water shuttle. For information on transportation options, visit

If you’re flying into North Shore on a private plane or charter flight, Truckee Tahoe Airport is the closest general aviation airport to North Lake Tahoe. Featuring two runways and multiple instrument approaches, it also provides rental cars and courtesy bikes. Visit for more information. For South Shore visitors, Lake Tahoe Airport is a year-round, all-weather facility offering professional services for

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Stressless transportation. Stow your treasures in the overhead bin…fasten your seat belt…close your eyes…and start dreaming about the incredible winter vacation you’re about to have. Lake Tahoe is one of the easiest winter destinations to reach, with more than 140 flights to and from most major U.S. cities via Reno-Tahoe International Airport. And once you touch down, you can grab a rental car, taxi, limo, bus, or ski resort shuttle to carry you to all the mountain excitement in about an hour.

Giant Slalom Ski Sculpture at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

North Shore The North Lake Tahoe Express, which runs nearly 24/7, provides service between the airport and North Shore. Per-person fees are $40 one way and $75 round trip, with discounts available for two or more.

South Shore South Tahoe Express provides shuttle service between the airport and South Shore, with eight daily departures. Per-person fees are $28 one way and $49 round trip.

airlines Alaska Airlines 866.516.1685 American Airlines/American Eagle 800.433.7300 Delta Air Lines 800.221.1212 Southwest Airlines 800.435.9792 United Airlines 800.241.6522 US Airways 800.428.4322


Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority Welcome to Tahoe South, where Sierra sunsets meet the Silver State’s lucky streak, blackjack meets blue water and adventure gains altitude. Add fine dining, fresh powder and world-class hotels–there’s more than one way to go all in, and we are heartily in favor of all of them. So cap off your day on the slopes with a night on the town. Catch a show, catch some air and enjoy a cocktail under more stars than you’ve ever seen in your life. On the wild side of the lake, you can roll the dice, hike a trail, or, heck, blaze your own. The adventure begins at

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Nevada Commission on Tourism It’s easy to plan a trip to Nevada with the convenience of our mobile travel tool­— Enjoy hot laps on flawless corduroy? How about dropping into an untouched, tree-laden pillow-line? Or maybe you’re more of the après, put it all on black, dance-until-the-cows-come-home type? Whatever your modus operandi, Nevada’s jaw-dropping 26,000 skiable acres, world-class dining and unrivaled nightlife will have you coming back for more. Get the low-down on your phone or tablet at • Ski Packages • Snow Conditions • Road Conditions • Resort Info Go to and sign up for the official Nevada ski e-newsletter to receive ski deals, snow conditions, and ski resort updates straight to your inbox.

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North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus The world’s best call it home. The real challenge is deciding where to spend the day. Because only here can you find so many outstanding mountain resorts, on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Thankfully, with the Ski Tahoe North Interchangeable Lift Ticket, you don’t have to limit yourself. Follow in the tracks of Olympic legends at Squaw Valley USA. Explore the extraordinary village at Northstar California ; the TM

unparalleled views from Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Rose; or legendary Sugar Bowl, once owned by Walt Disney. If downhill isn’t your thing, seven Nordic resorts have over 350 miles of spectacular trails to explore, for beginners, experts…even the family dog. Once the boots come off, our charming resort towns come alive. With great shopping, dining, nightlife, skating… even casinos, North Tahoe is never the same place twice. All this, just 45 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Or just two hours from Sacramento. Outstanding deals and valuable information are just a click or call away.

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Reno Tahoe USA When the high-desert heat starts to cool and the kayaks and hiking boots are relinquished for board bindings and ski poles, there is only one destination where you can hit the slopes at “America’s Best Lake,” as voted by the readers of USA Today. Give your next ski trip to Reno Tahoe USA, where the idea of a “ski town” is redefined. With 18 worldclass ski resorts within 90 minutes of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you can be on the lift just 30 minutes after checking in to your hotel room. After a day on the mountain, a short drive back into Reno opens the door to an exciting blend of entertainment, dining and relaxation. Whether you’re looking for a getaway at one of America’s best spas, national headliners in live music, Broadway productions or a romantic dinner, Reno Tahoe USA has the variety to fulfill the passions of almost anyone. From the Santa Pub Crawl to the monthly wine walks through downtown Reno, there are always opportunities to experience the local flavor of this four-season, resort destination. In Reno Tahoe USA, we promise you will find something here that makes your heart beat a little faster and your personality shine a little brighter. So we ask you: What’s Your Passion?


ceaseless fun So…just how many hours of fun do you think you can pack into a day? At Lake Tahoe, you can easily fill 24— although we do suggest a bit of sleep so you can re-energize and gear up for more. Whether you define your good times on or off the mountain…by day or by night…by pushing hard or easing back…you’re going to be awestruck by what you’ll find.

Skiing and riding When you’re here, every bit of skiing and riding variety is yours. From corrugated expressways to air-busting terrain parks…from bone-bumping mogul fields to super-steep canyons…from pristine powder stashes to cross-country meadow trails…you get to test-drive them all, screaming, “Mine, mine, mine!”

Additional snow sports If it has the word “snow” in it, it’s a sport we offer—like snowtubing, snowbiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snowsurfing. And to keep from being totally predict-


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able, we also toss ice skating, sledding, and dogsledding into the mix.

Special events Love to stargaze? Then you’ll be dazzled by the luminaries you might spot at one of the area’s celebrity ski races or freeskiing championship events. And if you want to mingle with the folks who call Lake Tahoe home, there’s no better place to rub elbows with the locals than at a winter carnival or ski-run torchlight parade. This season’s SnowFest, a 10-day carnival sponsored by North Lake Tahoe, is scheduled for March 1-10, 2013. If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding and want to shorten the learning curve, you’ll want to show up for the 13th Annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend, usually held on the North Shore the second weekend in December.

Off-mountain adventures The sky’s the limit with a hot-air balloon ride offering views you can’t believe exist in real life. Want to check out the scenery from another angle? Try a paddlewheeler cruise on that incredible expanse of blue. The Lake Tahoe region also features indoor rock climbing, fabulous museums and art galleries, and some of the finest shopping imaginable. You can even play golf all winter long.

Ah-inspiring indulgences Satisfy the pleasure seeker in you with a soul-soothing soak in a hot spring. A mind-altering massage. A body-rejuvenating spa treatment. Remind yourself that you’re on vacation and can do whatever you want, whenever you want. So go ahead and slip into that steaming hot tub or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride under the stars. We totally understand.

Exotic nightlife Recognize those headlining names? Of course you do. Lake Tahoe features singers, bands, and comics who are the best of the best. Fill your nights with top-of-the-line entertainers, cabaret shows, Nevada-style revues, pulsing nightclubs, and imaginatively themed bars. Get caught up in the energy of endless casino action, featuring blackjack, poker, Pai Gow, roulette, craps, and slots.

Dining Lake Tahoe’s dining options offer up cuisine from around the world, so you can enjoy a taste of France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, China and Thailand. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, a fish

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fanatic, or a bona fide meat eater, we promise you pure culinary satisfaction.

TAKE THE CHILL OFF. PUT SOME STYLE ON. Have fun this winter in clothing that laughs at the weather and looks as good as it feels. Stay warm with fashion of exceptional quality and appeal. You’re covered. In style. At your favorite Simon Mall.


Limitless lodging Lake Tahoe offers all the comforts of home—only with towering mountains, perfect snow, breathtaking views, nonstop activities, and someone to make your bed. Choose from a slopeside condo, luxurious casino/hotel, romantic forested cabin, or fully equipped apartment. Whether your idea of the perfect place to stay is spacious and elegant or simple and efficient, you’ll find just the right accommodations to welcome you to paradise.

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Reno Atlantis Casino Resort Spa


Aston Lakeland Village Resort


Eldorado Hotel Casino


Best Western PLUS Station House Inn


Harrahs Reno Hotel and Casino


Embassy Suites Hotel & Ski Resort


Peppermil Resort Spa Casino


Forest Suites Resort


Siena Hotel Spa Casino


Harrah’s Lake Tahoe


Silver Legacy Resort Casino


Harveys Lake Tahoe


Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel


Horizon Casino Resort


Inn by the Lake


Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort


North Lake Tahoe / Truckee Cedar House Sport Hotel


Marriott Grand Residence Club


Granlibakken Resort


Mont Bleu Resort


Hampton Inn & Suites


Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa


Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort


The Ridge Tahoe Resort


Resort at Squaw Creek


Vacation Resorts International


Squaw Valley Lodge


Zephyr Cove Resort


Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging


The Ritz Carlton, Lake Tahoe


Incline Village / Crystal Bay Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino


Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino



Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Distinctly Four Diamond. reservations and information 800.723.6500 or 775.825.4700 web

Atlantis is honored to be a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond award.

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This prestigious recognition signifies the beauty and attention to detail

Type of Property Casino Resort Spa

eminent throughout the entire resort.

Address 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502

Make Atlantis your ski basecamp, as we are the closest Reno resort to

Number of Rooms 824

a dynamic casino floor with more progressive jackpots. Discover eight

Room Amenities Luxuriously appointed with upscale furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, 42” flat-screen TV’s, multi-media launch pad and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless)

delightful eateries for whatever your palate desires. And, immerse yourself

Property Amenities Spa Atlantis with Aqua Lounge, indoor

in a world-class spa that inspires wellness.

and outdoor pools, cabanas, Cardio Theater and Fitness Center, Brine Inhalation-Light Therapy Lounge and Laconium Relaxation Lounge—eight award-winning restaurants—ten captivating bars and lounges—free cabaret entertainment—Family Fun Center

the slopes. Stay in luxury at Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower. Enjoy

Shuttle Service Ski shuttles available, complimentary airport shuttle Rates & Packages Starting at $79 per person, based on double occupancy • One night Deluxe Tower accommodations—concierge and suite upgrades available • One full-day lift ticket per person—mix and match ski resorts for the ultimate ski/snowboard experience • $10 Food Voucher—use in any of our eight exceptional restaurants • $10 in Free Slot Play • Custom individual and group packages available • Shuttle transportation available to select ski resorts


*Per person, based on double occupancy. Sunday-Thursday, weekends available at a higher rate. Subject to promotional availability.

Eldorado Hotel Casino After a day on the slopes, check out Reno’s hottest après-ski nightlife.

reservations and information 877.670.3673 web

When the last run of the day ends, the fun just begins at the Eldorado.

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Sleep? That can wait until after your ski vacation! There’s too much to do

Type of Property Luxury Hotel Casino

with nine tempting restaurants, sensational nightlife, cool shows and hot

Address 345 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501

casino action! Don’t miss the martini bar, micro­brewery, Cin Cin wine bar

Location 35 miles from Lake Tahoe in Reno, Nevada

and BuBinga Lounge. Located just a short drive from world-class skiing

Number of Rooms 815 beautifully appointed rooms including Reno’s best suites—non-smoking rooms available

and boarding. Be a winner...stay at the Eldorado Hotel Casino... Come See What’s Inside!

Property Amenities Nine restaurants, showroom, nightclub, microbrewery, martini bar, wine bar, 24-hour room service, boutiques, convention center, valet parking, heated seasonal outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi , ski shuttles, snow conditions hotline, and discounted lift tickets ®

The Eldorado is in the heart of the excitement... in the heart of downtown Reno! • Ice Skating Rink—an outdoor rink located on the Truckee River • Reno Aces Baseball Stadium and Freight House District year-round entertainment complex • West Street Market—outdoor urban market

Shuttle Service Free to and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport—shuttles available to Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California and Squaw Valley—charges may apply Rates & Packages • You’re the boss! Create the ski vacation that’s perfect for you • Packages starting from $69* per person • What are you waiting for? Our website makes it easy to create your own ski vacation and receive an instantaneous, no obligation quote—you decide where to ski, if you want shuttle transportation and how many nights to stay *Offer valid through April 2013. Subject to ski resorts’ operating schedules and shuttle transportation company’s operating schedule. Subject to availability. Excludes holidays and special event periods. Weekend prices slightly higher.


Cedar House Sport Hotel Where style meets adventure. reservations and information 866.582.5655 web

Carved out of the natural allurement of its surroundings

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Cedar House Sport Hotel combines innovative architecture with

Type of Property European-Style Boutique Hotel

the symbiotic relation­ship between mind, body, and soul. Using a

Address 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161,

unique blend of recycled and pure materials, the hotel exemplifies

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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 business meetings and other group functions. Its conference room seats ten to 12 and its meeting room, 30 to 80. In addition, the facility also boasts an avant-garde restaurant, Stella. Exceptional food and service aside, the dining room includes an open kitchen and two patios—perfect for cooking demonstrations or culinary team building.

Featured in Travel and Leisure’s 2011 World’s Greatest Hotels, Resorts and Spas

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 for information on our accommodations and special Adventure Packages. In-house adventure guide service—Tahoe Trips & Trails


The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Let us stay with you.

reservations and information 800.241.3333 web

Perched mid-mountain with sweeping views of the surrounding

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Martis Valley, the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe

Type of Property Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Mountain Resort Address 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161 Fax 530.562.3001 Email Number of Rooms 170 including 17 suites and The Ritz-Carlton Club Level Room Amenities In-room gas fireplace, luxurious marble bath with deep soaking tub and separate walk-in shower, floor-to-ceiling windows, 400 thread count linens with goose down comforter, fully stocked honor bar, LCD television, iPod docking station, in-room coffee presentation and twice daily houskeeping service. Property Amenities Ski-valet services, spa, award-winning restaurant, lobby bar, 24-hour in-room dining, Sony video arcade, two heated outdoor swimming pools, slopeside Jacuzzi, pet-friendly accommodations, signature Aprés-Ski experience at the fire pit featuring The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe marshmologist, a seasonal inter-mountain gondola to Northstar Village with additional shopping and dining, Ritz-Kids, 24-hour fitness center with daily classes and ski-in, ski-out access to Northstar California.

is California’s premier mountain retreat. With unmatched ski-in, ski-out access on Northstar California, this 170-room resort hotel features slopeside ski valet services, Manzanita created by James Beard Award-winning Chef Traci Des Jardins, and Tahoe’s finest spa experience with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods.

Awards & Accolades AAA Five Diamond “America’s Best Lake Hotels” #2, Travel & Leisure, August 2012 “Best Hotel in Lake Tahoe” U.S. News, February 2012 “Best Hotels in the USA” U.S. News, February 2012 “Top 50 Ski Hotels” #5, U.S. News, November 2011 “Best in the World Mainland U.S. Resorts” #10, Condé Nast

Rates & Packages Visit our website at for information on accommodations and special packages, or contact your travel agent.

Traveler Readers’ Choice Award, November 2011


Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe Hotel & Ski Resort IN the center of it all. reservations and information 800.988.9850 website reservations and information

The only all-suite resort in Lake Tahoe, Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe

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Hotel & Ski Resort is walking distance to Heavenly Mountain Resort,

Type of Property 400 All Suite Hotel Resort

casino entertainment, year-round outdoor recreation, shopping, ice skating,

Address 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

restaurants, nightlife, and just an hour’s drive to 5 additional world-class

Room Amenities Two-room suites offer a bedroom (one king or two queen beds) and living room, two TV’s and remotes, sofa bed, armchair, well-lit dining/work table, fully stocked bath, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, two touchtone telephones, advanced dialing and data communication features, wireless Internet availability, room service, and in-room movies

ski/board resorts. Every reservation includes a spacious, two-room suite, our complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, plus our nightly evening manager’s reception complete with your favorite complimentary beverage (subject to state and local laws) and tasty snacks. On-site dining at Echo Lounge, indoor pool, exercise room, 24-hour ski/board check, covered valet parking (fee), and more make your reservation even more valuable. A stay at Embassy Suites Lake Tahoe offers endless Lake Tahoe winter possibilities in the center of South Lake Tahoe. Make your reservation today!

Property Amenities Complimentary Full American Breakfast, Heated Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Center, Complimentary Nightly Manager’s Reception (subject to state and local laws), Heavenly Ski/Snowboard Shop, Heavenly Ski Resort, and other resort lift tickets available at front desk, Valet Parking (fee), Airport transportation, Ski Shuttle Shuttle Service Walking distance to Heavenly’s high-speed Gondola. Heavenly Mountain Resort & Sierra at Tahoe Ski Shuttles daily during operating months (weather dependent). Rates & Packages Current package rates from $309 and include*:

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• Two lift tickets per day to one of 5 world-class Lake Tahoe ski resorts • Spacious two-room suite • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast daily • Evening Manager’s Reception (subject to state and local laws)


*Package Restrictions: Price is based on single/double occupancy. Weather dependent. Based on availability.

Harrah’s Reno/Lake Tahoe & Harveys Lake Tahoe

reservations and information 800.HARRAHS web

Northern Nevada. Three choice destinations.

Harrah’s Reno: Harrah’s Reno is a half-hour drive or shuttle to the

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Mt. Rose ski area, one of the highest base elevations in the Sierra Nevada. Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar

Type of Property Hotels/Casinos

are all just a little further down the road. With its large casino, six

Number of Rooms 928 rooms at Harrah’s Reno—512 rooms at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe—738 rooms at Harveys Lake Tahoe

restaurants, headliner entertainment and full-service spa, Harrah’s

Room Amenities Spacious guestrooms


Reno is the hotel-casino leader in “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Harrah’s and Harveys Lake Tahoe: Truly ski-in/ski-out resorts. With

Property Amenities Innovative shows and entertainment— restaurants ranging from buffet to gourmet—health clubs and spas—nightclubs and lounges

the Heavenly Gondola a five-minute stroll from our hotels, you’ll be ®

skiing Heavenly’s slopes in minutes. Inside, our rooms feature over

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500 square feet of living space and two bathrooms. You’ll find a variety

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of restaurants, an all-weather domed swimming pool, luxurious spa,

Customized packages available


one of Lake Tahoe’s largest casinos, and VEX, Tahoe’s hottest nightclub. Headliner entertainers love to perform in the intimate, 700-seat South

*Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 800.522.4700. ©2012 Ceasers License Company, LLC. #T1600-12-159.

Shore Room.


MontBleu Resort cosmopolitan by nature.

reservations 800.391.2084 information 888.829.7630 web

Take one of the most breathtaking outdoor locations in the world,

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full of sparkling lakes and enough skiable acres to keep even the most

Type of Property Resort Casino & Spa

avid outdoors-folk on the edge of their seat. Now add a resort that

Address 55 Highway 50, Lake Tahoe, NV 89449

includes posh amenities, stellar dining and world-class entertainment

Number of Rooms 440

located right in the heart of it all.

Room Amenities Signature Bleu Cloud beds, high-speed Internet access, suites designed for entertaining Property Amenities Onsen Spa, indoor pool, cabanas, fitness center, Four Diamond award-winning Ciera Steakhouse, nightclub and hot spot Opal Ultra Lounge, 24-hour dining at Café Del Soul, summer concert series at Lake Tahoe’s newest outdoor event center

MontBleu Resort Lake Tahoe is your perfect year-round destination, complete with menus to satisfy even the hungriest winter sports enthusiast. From Tahoe’s only Four Diamond restaurant, Ciera Steakhouse, to the 24/7 aprés-ski happy hour at The Zone and HQ Bars, you’ll be racing to return to MontBleu after a long day on the slopes. Sore muscles rejoice at Onsen Spa, where massage therapists treat you

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to ultimate relaxation. Slip into a plush robe, take a time out and soak in

Winter 2012-13 Stay & Ski Packages are based on double occupancy* and include:

the hot tub. Rejuvenating spa treatments range from facials to pedicures, and everything in between.

• Deluxe hotel accommodations

When the sun goes down, MontBleu comes alive. With so much to do

• One full day lift ticket per guest, per day, to your choice of Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly, Kirkwood or Northstar California

après ski, you will have no trouble keeping yourself occupied… Then, at

• Shuttle service to and from each mountain resort

the end of it all, when you’re ready to call it a night, you’ll rest easy in the

• Custom individual and group packages available

luxury of our signature Bleu Cloud bed. Visit for the current rates and to reserve accommodations *Stay & Ski rates are per person, based on double occupancy and can be found online at All packages are subject to availability. Management reserves all rights. Offer may be changed or cancelled at any time without.


Peppermill Resort Spa Casino The Ultimate Winter Vacation Destination.

Whether winter vacation calls for family fun, unbridled adventure or a restful retreat, the AAA Four-Diamond Peppermill offers it all. Spacious rooms and suites offer the perfect blend of luxury, technology and thoughtful amenities. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, choose from ten unique restaurants offering diverse flavors destined to delight. Find après-extreme fun at the iconic Fireside Lounge, hear hip harmonies at Terrace Lounge, sizzle at EDGE nightspot or mix it up at a dozen other bars and lounges throughout the resort. The 9,900-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center allows for prime body conditioning while the award-winning, 3-story Spa Toscana, featuring the nation’s only indoor Caldarium with heated pool, hot and cold plunges, wet and dry saunas, wrap-around sun deck and Secret Garden, offers the ultimate total body relaxation. Make a splash in the pool or play under the mini waterfall, heated yearround with on-site generated geothermal energy. Relax away winter’s chill in one of three outdoor whirlpool tubs. Get your game on inside the 7,000-

reservations and information 800.648.6992 web

Fast Facts Type of Property Four-Diamond Luxury Resort Spa Casino Address 2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 Number of Rooms 1623 including the 599 all-suite Tuscany Tower Room Amenities Custom-made double pillow-top mattresses, 42-inch hi-def LCD TV and movie station, computer desk with media hub, marble bathroom, in-room refreshment center and safe Property Amenities Complimentary resort-wide Wi-FI, 6-story parking plaza and airport shuttle, 10 restaurants, 15 bars and lounges, 43,000 sq. ft. Spa Toscana and fitness center, free nightly entertainment, 2 pools, 3 whirlpool spas, EDGE nightspot, 3 designer boutiques, 7,000 sq. ft. arcade, 82,000 sq. ft. casino Rates & Packages Enjoy a Three night stay with $75 Resort Credit to use however you like! • Midweek (Sun-Thurs) $209 / Weekend (Thurs-Sun or Fri-Mon) • $289 in elegantly redesigned Deluxe Peppermill Tower room • $75 per room, per stay Resort Credit

square-foot Arcade Xtreme. Play around in the 82,000-square-foot casino.

• All taxes and resort fees are additional

Make your winter vacation a true holiday at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.

• Discounted lift tickets can be purchased at the Regali Bottega Gift Shop (transportation not included)


• Additional nights just $49 per night Sun-Thurs (plus resort fee & tax) / $79 per night Fri & Sat (plus resort fee & tax)

Flash your EPIC Pass upon check-in and receive two free drink coupons! Price per room, based on single-quad occupancy. Management reserves all rights. Valid November 15, 2012 - April 11, 2013 except for 12/28-1/1, 1/23-1/27, 2/2-2/4 and 2/17-19. Resort Credit may not be used toward payment of package price, resort fee or taxes.


Terrible’s Sands Regency Casino Hotel A GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY.

reservations and information 866.FUN.STAY web

Large rooms at small prices. The Sands Regency offers you the best

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way to stretch your vacation dollar. Get more for your money when you

Type of Property Hotel Casino

stay in our spacious and comfortable rooms. Keep your body tuned for

Address 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501

the slopes and grab a quick workout in our complimentary fitness center

Number of Rooms 833 guestrooms with 700 non-smoking

or re-fuel in one of three bars or dine in one of four restaurants.

Room Amenities Spacious guestrooms in three connecting towers, hair dryers, Internet access (fee), and complimentary health club with Jacuzzi®

Non-stop gaming action. We serve up an extra helping of fun and friendliness 24 hours with all of your favorite slot and table games, action-packed live poker and a full-service sports book. Even your taste buds will hit the jackpot. Choose from a wide range of dinning options at the Sands Regency. From delightful specialty coffees and treats in the morning to sumptuous belt-busting buffets or diner classics and light snacks, all at affordable prices. Only a short drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, we offer you great value with ski packages that can be customized to meet your needs.

Property Amenities Convenient downtown location with five restaurants including The Original Mels Diner—our 24-hour casino has all the latest games plus a bingo parlor and poker room—plenty of free parking, surface and covered—top quality on-site ski and board rental shop with overnight valet service available—open daily at 7 a.m.—pet friendly Shuttle Service Complimentary airport shuttle Rates & Packages 15% off our rack rate when booking your ski package • We will create your own package with one phone call 866.FUN.STAY (866.386.7829) • Ask about our beginners package • Top quality ski and board rental shop on property with overnight valet service available • Visit for individual rates and best value prices • Groups of ten or more receive one complimentary hotel stay so for information call our Sales Department at 800.233.4939 or email • Shuttle service to select resorts


Siena Hotel Spa Casino riverfront luxury.

reservations and information 877.743.6233 web

The new Siena Hotel Spa Casino, Reno’s only luxury-infused

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riverfront property

Type of Property Luxurious Boutique Hotel Spa Casino

Stay at Reno’s only 4-star riverfront property. After your long day on the

Address One S. Lake Street, Reno NV 89501

slopes, unwind by dining right on the majestic Truckee River. With many

Number of Rooms 214

options to choose from, your taste buds are sure to be satisfied. At Sushi

Room Amenities State-of-the-art flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, clock radios with iPod docking stations, refrigerator, coffee maker, in-room safe, iron and ironing boards

Saga, select from our Sushi and Wok menu, or delectable options at our River View Café. Indulge in meticulously crafted pieces of culinary art at da Vinci. Relax at our spa and let our trained therapists work out any tension the adrenaline of the mountain gave you. Sleep it off in one of

Property Amenities Spa at Siena, Business Center, Riverfront Dining, Fitness Center, Rooftop Pool and Hot Tub, Meeting and Event Facilities, Pet Friendly

our 214 rooms and suites designed with your every comfort in mind. Not ready to relax yet? Play with us on the casino floor and take advantage of

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our amazing casino offers. Enjoy live entertainment at Mill Street Lounge

For ski packages visit

or grab a drink at the Rotunda Bar. We’re here for your every need– downtown and just minutes away from your favorite ski destinations.

Customized packages available Hotel guests show their lift ticket and receive 25% off any full-service spa package (advance reservation required, some restrictions may apply) S920121


Silver Legacy Resort Casino Let’s Legacy.

reservations and information 800.MUST.SEE (800.687.8733) web

Stay and play with us at Silver Legacy Resort Casino!

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Our exciting casino, located in the heart of downtown Reno boasts every

Type of Property Premier Resort Hotel Casino

amenity for a perfect getaway, offering top-name entertainment, Catch-

Address 407 N. Virginia Street, P.O. Box 3920, Reno, NV 89505

A-Rising-Star Comedy Club, six delightful and delicious restaurants

Number of Rooms 1,720

and eateries, 85,000 square feet of exciting gaming space, elegant and

Room Amenities California King or 2 Queens and spa suites, in room coffee, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, spa suites, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, ironing boards, voicemail, in-room movies and 24-hour room service

stylish boutique shopping and a well-appointed health spa to soothe after a day at the slopes. And the nightlife keeps the excitement going in Aura Ultra Lounge, Rum Bullions Island Bar, Silver Baron’s Lounge and our newest addition, The Blender Bar, concocting interesting adult frozen and specialty drinks. Relax in newly appointed guestrooms that exude comfort and sophistication. Additionally, Silver Legacy is connected to Eldorado Casino and Circus Circus Casino via indoor walkways, forming

Property Amenities Northern Nevada’s tallest structure reaching 400 feet above downtown Reno, health spa, massages, salon, full-service business center, gift shop, and coffee house. Catch-ARising-Star Comedy Club, Aura Lounge, Drinx Lounge, and Rum Bullions Island Bar

Northern Nevada’s largest entertainment resort complex. All this is just

Shuttle Service Airport shuttle

minutes away from world-class skiing and snowboarding.

Rates & Packages Customize your own package starting at $69:* • One night’s accommodation • One all-day lift ticket per person to Northstar California , Mt. Rose Ski-Tahoe, Heavenly , Alpine Meadows, or Squaw Valley ™


• Ski Shuttle available to select resorts • One $7 food credit per person to Flavors! the Buffet, Café Sedona, Sips Coffee & Tea, or Fresh Express Food Court • Free airport shuttle • Valet and self-parking


*Prices are per person, based on two skiers per room. Offer valid November 2012 through April 2013, subject to availability. Package price valid Sunday through Thursday, weekend prices are slightly higher. Prices may vary depending on ski resort chosen. Some restrictions apply.

Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging In The Village At Northstar and at Old Greenwood.

reservations 877.624.1664 web

Steps from the Northstar California Gondola, Tahoe Mountain

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Resorts Lodging represents the largest luxury lodging collection in

Type of Property Luxury Condominiums, Villas, Townhomes,

the Village at Northstar . It’s the perfect place for family and friends

Cabins, and Private Homes

who desire convenience, luxury and value in a slopeside setting.

Address 4001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161,

Suite, studio, one, two, three and four bedroom floor plans are

13051 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96160

available. The ice skating rink, fire pits, boutiques, spa, theatres and

Number of Rooms 72 slopeside, luxury condominiums in The Village at Northstar and 10 homes, villas, townhomes, and cabins at Old Greenwood

variety of dining experiences set a brand new standard for North Lake Tahoe. Looking for a more secluded mountain escape… try the cabins, townhomes, villas, and homes of Old Greenwood, the area’s premier, four-season resort community, a complimentary shuttle ride from Northstar California . ™

Room Amenities Luxuriously appointed furnishings, fully equipped gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances, wireless Internet inroom, air conditioning, most with gas fireplaces and washer/dryer Property Amenities The Village at Northstar : slopeside location, on-site check-in and lobby, heated underground garage, concierge, year-round heated pool, hot tubs, steam rooms, and fitness centers—Old Greenwood: on-site check-in and concierge, complimentary shuttle to Northstar California , resort fitness center, outdoor pool/lap pool, hot tubs, and spa ™

Rates & Packages Slopeside suite rates only, starting as low as $139 per night Ski/snowboard packages available: • Your choice of studio, one, two, three, or four-bedroom • Two breakfasts per person • Two days’ lift tickets per person—choice of Northstar California , Alpine Meadows, Heavenly , Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, or Squaw Valley • Seasonal pricing—call for package rates Some restrictions apply—based on availability ™



Aston Lakeland Village Resort Tahoe’s premier lakefront condominium resort. Reservations 800.822.5969 Information 530.544.1685 web Fast Facts Type of Property Condominiums with hotel amenities Address 3535 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax 530.544.0193 Number of Rooms 200, from studios through five-bedroom townhomes Room Amenities Fireplace and kitchen in all units, private deck or balcony, satellite TV with HBO, daily maid service, direct-dial phones, coffee, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, and CD/DVD player Property Amenities Free continental breakfast during ski season, Wi-Fi, sauna, fitness room, free parking, heated outdoor pool, and hot tubs Shuttle Service Free private shuttle, one mile to casinos, Heavenly® Mountain Resort, and around town—free shuttle to most other major ski resorts

Rates & Packages First Tracks $209* per person; Opening thru 12/20/2012: • Two-nights’ lodging in a deluxe studio • Two lift tickets each at daily choice of four resorts** ®

Tahoe’s premier condominium resort is located less than a mile from Heavenly Mountain Resort and one mile west of the casinos. Studios and suites in the lodge, and one-through five-bedroom townhomes on our 19 acres of grounds, all with full kitchen, fireplace, and daily housekeeping. Relax in our year-round pool, two hot tubs, sauna, and new fitness room. Enjoy condominium comfort with hotel amenities. Groups welcome, call ext. 723, or email:

Tahoe Sampler $379* per person; 1/2/2013 thru 3/31/2013: • Three nights in a one-bedroom suite • Three lift tickets each at daily choice of four resorts** *Price is per person, tax not included, double occupancy based on availability, holidays excluded. **Restrictions apply. Visit our website to book online.

Best Western Plus Station House Inn ideal location to experience south lake tahoe. Reservations 800.822.5953 Information 530.542.1101 web Fast Facts Type of Property Resort Motel Address 901 Park Avenue, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms 98 luxurious rooms, queens, kings, double/ doubles, four King Suites, two Honeymoon Suites, and two luxurious cabins Room Amenities All rooms are newly remodeled and 100% non-smoking with complimentary high-speed Internet access. All rooms have coffeemakers, refrigerators, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and in-room ski racks Property Amenities Before you hit the slopes, enjoy our complimentary full American breakfast each morning of your stay, Voted “Top 100 Best Breakfasts’ Across America” by Esquire Magazine. Award-wining LewMarNel’s restaurant on-site. Pool and outdoor year-round hot tub in our landscaped grounds. Shuttle Service Complimentary Lake Tahoe Shuttle service delivers you to the base of Heavenly


Close to casino action, the Gondola at Heavenly, and stunning Lake Tahoe. 98 luxurious rooms nestled among the peaceful pines. Wake up rejuvenated in one of our spacious guestrooms, suites or cabins. Award-wining LewMarNel’s Steaks and Spirits, world-class wine list with over 400 selections. Our Three-Diamond AAA and Two Star Mobil rating reflect the quality of our resort lodge accommodations.

Rates & Packages Ski/Boarding Packages start at $176 per person, additional promotions available throughout the year. Your choice of Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort, Sierra-At-Tahoe Resort, or Squaw Valley. ®


Cal Neva Resort, Spa & Casino HISTORIC HOTEL WITH SPECTACULAR LAKE VIEWS. Ski Package Reservations 800.351.9355 Hotel Information 800.CAL.NEVA (800.225.6382) web Fast Facts Type of Property Historic Full-Service Resort Hotel Address 2 Stateline Road, Box 1379, Crystal Bay, NV 89402 Number of Rooms 199 lake-view rooms and suites Room Amenities Spectacular lake views from rooms, complimentary wireless service, hair dryer, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, and limited pet facilities Property Amenities World-famous Circle Bar, Historic Tunnel Tours, European Health Spa, Lakeview Dining Room, Fitness Center, family-friendly arcade, slot machines, conference and wedding facilities, gift shop, spacious parking (buses welcome), and pet friendly

Rates & Packages Once a secret haven for Frank Sinatra, his Rat Pack and international dignitaries, the Cal Neva Resort’s mystique lives on. Today, families from all over the world still receive the first-class service, personal touch and spectacular lake views that made this resort so famous. Its central location offers easy access to all Lake Tahoe ski resorts located within 10 to 40 minutes (free shuttle service to most) and a scenic 35-mile drive to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

Ski packages starting from $79 per person (mid-week based on double occupancy—space available basis)—visit our website at for more information

Forest Suites Resort At the heavenly mountain resort gondola. ®

Reservations 800.822.5950 TEXT Tahoe @ 38714 web Fast Facts Type of Property Resort/Condo-Style Suites Address 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax 530.544.3135 Email Number of Rooms 102 suites, 17 hotel rooms Room Amenities Suites: complete kitchen, dining area, spacious living room with sleeper sofa, large closets, and in-room valuables safe Hotel rooms: king bed or two double beds—in-room coffee maker and valuables safe—complimentary wireless Internet Property Amenities On-site wedding chapel, meeting facilities, game room, and complimentary continental breakfast buffet daily Shuttle Service Casino and ski resort shuttle service available

Rates & Packages • Hotel rooms from $119/night • One -and two-bedroom suites with kitchen from $159/night

Continental breakfast buffet every morning! Spacious one -and two-bedroom suites located in the heart of Heavenly Village, only steps from the Heavenly Mountain Resort Gondola and the Nevada casinos. Heated outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, fitness center with sauna, massage therapy studio, ski rental and repair shop, cocktail lounge, children’s game room, laundry facilities, and free covered parking. ®


• Ski/snowboard packages from $185/person*—spacious one-bedroom suite with full kitchen, continental breakfast buffet, and complimentary wireless Internet • Lift ticket choice of Heavenly®, Kirkwood, or Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resorts • T EXT Tahoe @ 38714 for Forest Suites mobile perks program or visit for more special rates and packages *Price is per person based on double occupancy—some restrictions apply.


Horizon Casino Resort Tahoe’s best kept Secret. Reservations 800.648.3322 Information 775.588.6211 web Fast Facts Type of Property Casino Resort Hotel Address 50 Highway 50, Stateline, NV 89449 Number of Rooms 539 Room Amenities Guestrooms are approximately 350 square feet and have either one king or two double beds, hair dryer, cable TV with ondemand movie rentals, phone, iron and ironing board, wireless Internet ($10.99/day). Rooms with lake views and balconies, and suites are also available Property Amenities Hotel offers live cabaret entertainment, three restaurants including Starbucks and Town Square Buffet, 24-hour lounge, slot machine gaming, fitness room, 8–plex cinema, Conference Center, self-serve business center, complimentary valet and self-parking, ski and snowboard rental shop, located on Heavenly Shuttle route, two blocks from Heavenly Gondola

Rates & Packages • Discount lift tickets available

The Horizon Casino Resort is located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, with 539 guestrooms and suites, two restaurants, plus Starbucks , an 8-plex cinema, cabaret entertainment, two bars, karaoke, beer pong, and the latest in slot machine gaming, all at an affordable price. Come see why the Horizon offers the most exciting and complete entertainment experience at the lake.

• Ski and snowboard packages available


• Rooms starting at $49/night, some restrictions For reservations or more information, call 800.648.3322 or visit our website at

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa and Casino A 20 million transformation at a 169* rate. $


Reservations 800.994.9288 Information 775.832.1234 web Fast Facts Type of Property Newly Transformed Lakefront Resort, Spa and Casino Address 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451 Number of Rooms 422 Room Amenities Spacious guestrooms, Regency Club or Lakeside Cottages, each recreated with style and comfort with an impressive $45,000 invested in each room. Property Amenities Ski/snowboard rentals and storage, spa, lagoon-style pool, oversized hot tubs, fitness center, lounges with live music, casino, three restaurants, two redesigned–award-winning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille and the lodge-like Sierra Café Shuttle Service Complimentary scheduled services

Rates & Packages • Rates as low as $169* per room, per night •  Discount lift tickets available from our Activities Concierge

Experience the transformation at equally amazing rates: from only $169* per room, per night. Every guestroom at our lakefront resort stylishly re-created. Restaurants refreshingly redesigned, from the award-winning Lone Eagle Grille to the lodge-like Sierra Café. Add entertaining and relaxing après-ski options, all centrally located between Heavenly and Northstar California . It’s the ideal winter getaway. Hyatt. You’re More Than Welcome. ®


• Ski packages with lift tickets and shuttles to a selection of world-class resorts •  Bed & Breakfast and other special offers *Sunday-Thursday, based on double occupancy, subject to availability, holidays excluded. Before resort fee and taxes. Reservations required. © 2012-13 Hyatt Corporation.

Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Relax. Enjoy. Cherish. Reservations 800.2.RELAX.U (800.273.5298) Information 530.546.9500 web Fast Facts Type of Property Lakefront Boutique Motel Address 6834 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Number of Rooms 32 Room Amenities Our 32 spacious Lake View Studio Suites feature views of Lake Tahoe, full kitchen or wet bar, outdoor patio, HD cable, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and wireless high-speed Internet. Vaulted ceilings and fireplaces are available in some rooms. Property Amenities Enjoy our lakefront property with sweeping views of Lake Tahoe and the snowcapped Sierra Nevada Mountains; private beach, concierge service, outdoor hot tubs, continental breakfast, snow play and fire pits (weather permitting). Snowshoe or cross-country ski on our beach or on our 18 acres of private trails that access 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!

Escape to the lake for a beachfront winter getaway minutes away from North Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Leave the hustle and bustle of the ski resorts behind for a truly enjoyable retreat on the lake. Centrally located along Tahoe’s North Shore, Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort is surrounded by year-round recreation and an abundance of great dining and shopping. The Mourelatos family invites guests to relax, enjoy and cherish Lake Tahoe with them.

Rates & Packages Ski & Family packages available with discounted lift tickets For reservations, packages, or more information, call 800.2.RELAX.U or visit

Marriott Grand Residence Club Lake Tahoe LUXURY ON THE SOUTH SHORE. Reservations and Information 800.845.5279 web 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-bedroom 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 Property Amenities Bell and concierge service—underground valet parking—located adjacent to Heavenly® Mountain’s high-speed 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-and-timber 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.


Resort at Squaw Creek Where every adventure can be celebrated—Sun or Snow! Reservations and Information 800.497.9348 web Fast Facts Type of Property AAA Four-Diamond Resort Address 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, CA 96146 Number of Rooms 405 newly renovated luxury rooms/suites Property Amenities Ski-in/ski-out access to Squaw Valley, world-class recreation including: alpine and cross-country skiing, golfing, hiking, biking, and more, an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. championship golf course, spa, fitness center, and year-round outdoor heated pools, retail boutique promenade, winter sports store, dining room and patio seating at the exquisite Six Peaks Grille or at Sandy’s Pub, featuring Squaw Valley’s biggest TV screens, best sports bar, indoor/outdoor conference space totaling over 45,000 square feet to handle corporate events, weddings and receptions, family and social reunions and other special functions Shuttle Service Yes

Rates & Packages Resort at Squaw Creek sits at the base of the magnificent peaks of Squaw Valley USA. This four-diamond luxury resort offers ski-in/ski-out access during the winter and world-class recreation during the summer. Resort at Squaw Creek is the perfect place to get away for outdoor adventures, relaxing at the full-service spa, lounging by the pool, dining amid breathtaking views, or for unwinding by the fire in your luxurious suite. Come and stay, and truly get away! TM


• Resort at Squaw Creek™ is one of California’s premier mountain resorts, with luxurious accommodations featuring stunning Sierra views and ski-in/ ski-out access to Squaw Valley—room rates start at $229 nightly with a variety of special ski, golf and family lodging packages—we invite you to unwind in the hot tub spa or outdoor heated pools after a day on the slopes, and experience our signature “deep powder” beds • For reservations or more information, call 800.497.9348 or visit our website at

Squaw Valley Lodge Legendary Location—Ski-in/Ski-out at Squaw Valley.­ Reservations 855.222.8956 Information 530.583.5500 web Fast Facts Type of Property Ski-In/Ski-Out Luxury 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—concierge with ski check—daily lift ticket sales and other activity options—Squaw Valley Lodge charges no additional resort fees for its services

Rates & Packages • The Squaw Valley Lodge offers a selection of lodging and ski packages throughout the winter season—no additional resort fees added at Squaw Valley Lodge

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.


• Rates start at just $156 per night* with additional promotions and discounts available throughout the season—check squawvalleylodge. com for promotional offers—join the Granite Chief Club online at to receive the best room rates year-round *Listed rate is early season rate. Some restrictions apply. Tax not included. Subject to change and availability.

The Ridge Tahoe Resort ski in/ski out skier express to heavenly . ®.

Reservations and Information 800.334.1600 web Fast Facts Type of Property Ski in/ski out resort with one- and two-bedroom condos/deluxe hotel rooms Address 400 Ridge Club Drive, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 Email Amenities Ski in/ski out Skier Express to Heavenly’s Stagecoach chair lift. On-site ski shop, discount lift tickets, health club, full-service spa, restaurants, movie theater, multiple hot tubs and indoor/outdoor pool


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 kitchen and fireplace, with a king bed in the bedroom and sofa sleeper in living room. Hotel rooms have king bed, coffee maker, TV, and VCR/DVD player. Mention the word “Epic” when making your reservation to receive complimentary breakfast during your stay.

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Tahoe’s best kept Secret. Reservations and Information 866.4MY.VACATION (866.469.8222) web Fast Facts Type of Property Resorts Number of Rooms 183 Tahoe Seasons Resort, 45 The Lodge at Lake Tahoe, 140 Tahoe Beach & Ski Club Property Amenities VCR, DVD, spa/whirlpool tub, kitchen, fireplace, living room/dining room, microwave, coffee maker, balcony, iron and board, hair dryer, and maid service. Amenities vary with property so please confirm with reservations agent.

Rates & Packages Rates from $110 *Based on availability. Restrictions apply.

Three beautiful locations. Tahoe Seasons Resort: A few steps from Heavenly’s California Base Lodge. All-suite resort; in-room spas. Year-round heated outdoor pool and hot tub. On-site breakfast restaurant. Seasonal full-service ski and board rental, and retail shops. The Lodge at Lake Tahoe: Ideally located in the center of South Lake Tahoe; efficiency, one -and two-bedroom condominiums provide you with ample space to vacation. After a day on the slopes, our partial and full kitchens make it easy to prepare a meal. Pool and spa.

Tahoe Beach & Ski Resort: Offers 400 feet of private beach on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore. Minutes from Heavenly Mountain Resort, casinos, and dining. Well-appointed suites with kitchenettes, most with whirlpool tubs. Outdoor heated pool and hot tubs, fitness center, sauna, activities, and restaurant on site. ®


Zephyr Cove Resort STEPS FROM THE SHORE, MILES FROM ORDINARY. Reservations 800.238.2463 Information 530.543.6191 web Fast Facts Type of Property Destination Resort Address 760 Highway 50, Zephyr Cove, NV 89448 Approximately 45 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 All of 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/ towel service Property Amenities Full-service restaurant, gift and 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 can sleep up to ten (including children), many with lake views—Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge offers four comfortable guestrooms accommodating two to six people (including children)

Historic Zephyr Cove is located only four miles from Heavenly Mountain Resort and the casinos. Zephyr Cove Resort features on-site lodging including the 28 cabins, which are nestled in a grove of pines on Lake Tahoe’s spectacular shoreline—all a very short walk to the lake where spectacular and peaceful sunsets can be seen nightly. Our larger cabins are frequently requested for family reunions, corporate retreats, and ski/ride weekends. ®

Granlibakken Resort

T he Cabins at Zephyr Cove offers special lodging packages throughout the season

Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee Hotel Reservations





Type of Property Resort and Conference Center – in 74 acre valley 1 mile from Tahoe City and Lake Tahoe. 200 lodging rooms 1 to 8 bedroom condos. 24,500 square feet of flexible meeting space, Treetop Adventure Park and ski/sledding hill. Address 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Amenities Treetop adventure park, day spa, outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, on-site ski/ sledding/lessons/rental shop/snack bar. Access to un-groomed XC/snowshoe trails, back-country skiing. Full kitchens and fireplaces in many rooms. Shuttle to/ from Reno Tahoe International Airport by reservation.

Winter Adventure Package From $145/person–Your choice of treetop adventure course, interchangeable lift ticket to one of eight resorts, Granlibakken snow play, or Day Spa $60 credit toward any spa service. Participating Ski Resorts are Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley, Homewood, Northstar, Mt. Rose, Sugar Bowl, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly, or Tahoe Cross Country. Rates include lodging, hot buffet breakfast.


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Reservations and Information

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Restrictions apply

Shuttle Service Zephyr Cove offers pick-up and drop-off from most major lodging properties for snowmobiling and Lake Tahoe Cruises

530.587.1197 web Fast Facts Type of Property Hotel Address 11951 State Highway 267, Truckee, CA 96161 Fax 530.587.3167 Amenities Free Internet, DVD players, free HBO, year-round spa, and seasonal pool, complimentary “Hot on the House” breakfast

Join us at the Hampton Inn & Suites Tahoe-Truckee Hotel, a premium Northern California hotel that delivers outstanding lodging experiences with the right mix of modern amenities, vintage hospitality, and unique value. Situated in the heart of Lake Tahoe’s ski resort areas and historic Downtown Truckee. Our rates include “Hot on the House” breakfast buffet, free Internet access, complimentary parking, 32” flat-screen LG televisions/DVDs, new Cloud 9 bedding, business center, fitness room, and Jacuzzi . ®

Inn by the Lake

Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort

Reservations 800.877.1466

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800.438.2929 web

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Type of Property Unique Resort Address 3300 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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Amenities Mini refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, private balcony, fitness room, outdoor bi-level hot tub, free parking, Bear Beach Café, Tahoe Bowl, Lane 17 Sports Bar, 11th Frame Diner, free wireless Internet, fully equipped Event Center

In addition to spectacular views, our accommodations have the special touches that make for a memorable visit. Every room has its own private balcony, wireless Internet access, and conveniences including mini refrigerator, microwave, iron/ironing board, and coffee maker. No matter what size, from cozy queens, spacious lakeview king great rooms, to deluxe spa suites with fully equipped kitchen, there’s a perfect space to suit your needs. Located just 1.5 miles from Heavenly California Base Lodge, and two miles from the Heavenly Village and Stateline casinos. Nightlife and dining can be enjoyed at nearby restaurants. ®


Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa Reservations 800.448.4577 Information 530.541.2180 web Fast Facts Type of Property Lakefront Lodge and Condominiums Address 930 Bal Bijou Road, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities Day spa, outdoor year-round hot tub, discounted lift tickets, ski lockers, ski shuttles available, and free wireless Internet access

Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge & Spa, the only all-lakefront property in South Lake Tahoe. Our recently renovated lodge rooms are equipped with pine furnishings, gas fireplace, and a full lake view. Condominiums offer a private bedroom, full kitchen, and living area with a wood-burning fireplace. The Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge amenities include a hot tub, private beach, ski shuttle service, ski lockers, day spa, and more. Conveniently located just minutes from world-class casinos and ski resorts. You’ll receive a true Tahoe experience.

Address 901 Ski Run Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities Indoor/outdoor pool, exercise equipment and sauna, adjacent to Ski Run Marina and Heavenly® Mountain Resort’s Base Lodge

Visit America’s largest alpine lake and explore the sapphire blue waters of Lake Tahoe nestled between the majestic snow-packed peaks of the Sierra Nevada. Enjoy the well-appointed amenities of Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort from the indoor/outdoor pool, exercise equipment, 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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The cruise lasts a few hours

but the memories last forever. Create lifelong memories aboard one of our classic paddlewheelers on a cruise to Emerald Bay. Tahoe Queen As parents marvel at the crystal blue water, kids revel aboard a historic paddlewheeler. This family-friendly experience, with afternoon and early evening cruises, will have you home for story time. M.S. Dixie II Enjoy guided tours, signature cocktails, gourmet dining, moonlit dancing all with the backdrop of dramatic waterfalls and lakefront estates. • 800.238.2463 FOREST


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Managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations. Zephyr Cove Resort & Marina operated under a special U.S. Forest Service use permit. All operations support restoration and preservation of natural, cultural and historic resources. • 775.589.4908

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