Lake Tahoe Skier and boarder WINTER Vacation Guide 13|14
They Love Us. They really love us. We’ve had a lot of practice waxing poetic about how compelling and captivating Lake Tahoe is, but we’re not the only ones who think so. Over the past five seasons, Lake Tahoe has been singled out by travel guides, newspapers, and vacation specialists like Rand McNally, Orbitz, TripAdvisor, and USA Today. From Number-One Ski Destination to Number-One U.S. Travel Destination to Best Lake in America, we’re the place they’re all talking about. Are you listening? We hope so, because this is one spot you absolutely, positively don’t want to miss.
Truly Incomparable. Do you want a winter vacation…or do you want to escape to the most fabulous ski and snowboard destination you’ll ever visit? Do you want good elevations…or do you want mountains so tall you might fall over backward trying to see the tops? Do you want pretty scenery…or do you want the breath knocked out of your body because nothing—nothing—can possibly be that magnificent.
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Can it? It can. If you’re at Lake Tahoe.
Beauty…and then some. We hate to brag (okay, we love to brag), but Lake Tahoe is outrageously, ridiculously fabulous. It’s as if Mother Nature took one look at the potential of this area and said, “All right, boys and girls, I’m gonna give you all I’ve got.” So she created the tenth deepest lake in the entire world and gave it water clarity to 70 feet, surrounding it with the most majestic mountains she could muster. Next, she whipped out her paintbrushes and stroked the lake and sky a blinding blue, then added layer upon layer of white to the mountains. “Okay, I’m done,” she said. But then the humans came along and added all those spectacular ©Bill Stevenson/Aurora Photos
ski resorts, and exceptional gave way to extraordinary.
Lake Tahoe has been named the Number 1: Rand McNally-2010 -11 Ski Destination, Orbitz-2010 -11 Destination
If you can imagine it, we can produce it. We’ve got scary steeps and show-off speedways.
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Broad bowls and bouncing bumps. Pristine powder and packed perfection. Tricked-out terrain
parks and phat-air pipes.
Orbitz-2008-09 Winter destination,
Hmmmm. Maybe you should consider adding another week to your vacation.
TripAdvisor-2008 U.S. travel destination
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The perfect balance of sun and snow. Of course, there’s no way we could sustain all those options without masses of snow, and we’ve got that, too. Mother N. continues to smile upon us year after year, dumping an average of 500 inches of white stuff each season. In December of 2012, Lake Tahoe resorts led the country in snowfall with an impressive 20 feet—and we were less than a week into the official winter season. Kinda boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Winter, fall, spring—they’re just words. Here “winter” can start as early as October and stretch all the way into July. With a ski season that long, you’re welcome to stop by whenever it’s convenient. And to make sure you have the best possible time while you’re here, Lake Tahoe consistently offers about 300 days of sunshine each year. Amazing snow below. A dazzling sun above. Could a vacation get any better? The answer, quite happily, is yes.
Gazillions of things to do. Sure, you can ski and ride forever, but we’d be remiss if our offerings stopped there. At Lake Tahoe, we pride ourselves on providing something for everyone—from singles, couples, and groups to families, big kids, and little kids. We cater to casino lovers and après-ski partiers. Serious shoppers and cabaret hoppers. Art enthusiasts and spa zealots. Sun-worshippers and nightlife pursuers. We fiercely believe that a great vacation is all about variety, so we make sure that every whim is satisfied. Whether your idea of happiness is pushing it to the limit on the mountain, sledding with your little ones, catching an extravagant stage show, or dining by candlelight, Lake Tahoe
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is where you can do it—in spades.
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Collectively Incredible. Fashion designers have collections. Art galleries have collections. But how many ski destinations can boast a collection of their own? Lake Tahoe is home to the largest collection of ski and snowboard resorts in all of North America, adding up to a total of 22,060 skiable acres. If you stop and think about it for a minute, that’s a Very. Big. Deal. Repetition has no place here. Neither does boredom. You can ski and ride and bump and soar all over the place without ever revisiting the same run twice. Unless, of course, you have a few favorites. If that’s the case, feel free to hit the replay button as often as you’d like.
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 backcountryaccessed 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 6,000 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.
Heavenly Mountain Resort. Overlooking the sapphire-blue waters ®
of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly is one of the most unique snowsports destinations on the planet. 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. Here, the choices are endless. Do you ski California or Nevada? Will it be 34 miles of wide-open, groomed cruisers; 1,600-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, offering half-priced drinks, live DJs, dancers, and the Heavenly Angels—all at 9,150 feet! Then take your pick of Vegas-style action, all-night dance clubs, world-class entertainment, and
Kirkwood Mountain Resort. Located about 35 miles from South Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort sits in a horseshoe canyon where climate and geography 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 2,300 acres of mountain that will challenge skiers and riders from first chair to last. Here, the snowfall averages more than 600 inches per year, coming down lighter and drier and piling up deeper than anywhere else in the region.
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Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. Only 25 minutes from Reno and ten 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 1,200 north- and east-facing skiable acres, with 1,800 vertical feet of some of the region’s finest skiing and snowboarding. The legendary Mt. Rose Chutes are among the steepest and longest inbound slopes in North America—offering 1,500 vertical feet within 200 acres and challenging you with slopes ranging from 40 to 55 degrees. Best of all, you can get from the parking lot to the summit in less than ten minutes—thanks to two high-speed, detachable, six-person chairs.
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Northstar California Resort. At Northstar California Resort, you can TM
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 die-hards to perfect something new, with one-of-a-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. Just the way it should be.
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort. With 480 inches of average annual snowfall, wind®
protected slopes, incredible tree skiing, and 320 acres of backcountry terrain, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort offers an authentic California ski experience. Beginner skiers and riders can enjoy more than 100 acres of dedicated terrain, four conveyor lifts just for them, and the expertise of America-certified instructors. Children ages 3 to 6 can learn to snowboard with Star Wars
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. A new 9,000-square-foot plaza located at the base of the mountain features retail stores, fire pit gathering areas, and a venue for live music and other activities.
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Squaw Valley. Squaw Valley, host of the 1960 Winter Olympic Games, is home to world-famous terrain that spans 3,600 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, Squawâ€™s legendary winter wonderland gets better still, as the resort embarks upon year three of a $70 million renaissance to enhance the guest experience. Plans for year three include a new Wanderlust Yoga Studio, new family ski school offerings, and $1.2 million in room renovations at The Village at Squaw Valley.
And the collection just keeps growing. The Ski Lake Tahoe collection is proud to introduce two new associate members: Sugar Bowl on the North Shore and Homewood Mountain Resort on the West Shore. At Sugar Bowl, four majestic peaks offer endless options, including a backcountry adventure center and three progressive terrain parks. Homewood is one of Californiaâ€™s very first winter recreation resorts, and has been serving up everything from groomed boulevards to hidden powder stashes since 1961. We welcome them to the family!
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Alpine Meadows reservations and information 800.403.0206 snowphone 530.581.8374 web skialpine.com
Alpine Meadows offers visitors some of North America’s most celebrated terrain. Renowned for its seven powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed trails, and panoramic views of Lake Tahoe and surrounding Sierra peaks, Alpine Meadows is noted for its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere. After exploring the mountain, unwind by the outdoor fire pit or cozy up in the base lodge next to a roaring fire and enjoy Alpine’s classic après-ski atmosphere.
STATS Terrain: 2,400 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 6,835’, summit 8,637’—vertical drop 1,802’ 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 The Tahoe Super Pass and all lift tickets offer access to 6,000 acres, 43 lifts and 270+ trails at Alpine Meadows and Squaw Valley 7,500-square-foot sun deck, offering outdoor, slopeside seating and home to Alpineâ€™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
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highlights Lake Tahoe’s largest mountain resort 10,067-foot summit—the highest at Lake Tahoe 3,500-foot vertical drop—the longest at Lake Tahoe 4,800 skiable acres—the most in California Adventure Peak, featuring Heavenly’s super tubing hill, a four-line zip line center, canopy tour and two rope courses—open year-round, weather permitting Tamarack Lodge, Heavenly’s LEED-certified, 14,980-square-foot restaurant and bar—the finest onmountain 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, Heavenly Angels, and nonstop excitement
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Heavenly® Mountain Resort reservations 800.HEAVENLY snowphone 775.586.7000 x1 information 775.586.7000 web skiheavenly.com
Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong well after last call. With 4,800 acres full of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe, skiers and riders can go big and forge their own paths. And with high-octane, nonstop nightlife, the energy extends well into the night. You come here to go all in, and you worry about sleep later.
STATS Terrain: 4,800 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 3,500’ 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 theater, 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
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Kirkwood Mountain Resort reservations 800.967.7500 snowphone 877.KIRKWOOD information 209.258.6000 web kirkwood.com
Kirkwood’s location atop the Sierra Crest, combined with elevations ranging from 7,800 to 9,800 feet, make it ideally situated to receive the lightest, driest, and most plentiful snow in the Tahoe region. The resort combines big-mountain skiing/riding with small-town ambiance, and offers terrain ranging from calm, groomed beginner runs to hair-raising cornices, cliffs, and the most high-angle grooming in the area.
STATS Terrain: 2,300 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 7,800’, summit 9,800’, vertical drop 2,000’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: Top-to-bottom coverage on four runs Ski/Ride School: Specifically developed to create the best learning environment possible, with clinics as well as private and group lessons for all ability levels
Children’s Services: Kids-only Magic Carpet area and surrounding terrain is specifically designed to allow each child to progress quickly in a nurturing environment, making their first turns fun, safe, and secure; programs available for children as young as 2 Amenities: Resort Village with retail and dining, lodging options ranging from hotel rooms to condominiums, 80 kilometers of groomed cross-country and snowshoe trails, two terrain parks, and Skier/Boarder Cross
Ski Shuttles: Daily service within the resort via in-valley shuttle Location: 35 miles south of South Lake Tahoe, Highway 88 at Carson Pass
highlights Gateway to the Bay Area via traffic-free Highway 88 Average annual snowfall of 600 inches Expedition: Kirkwood is for the avid adventurer looking to explore Kirkwood on a more intimate level. Expedition: Kirkwoodâ€™s unique offerings include Avalanche Certification Courses, Womenâ€™s Programs, E:K Cat Tours, private guides and specialty ski clinics and board clinics Timber Creek base area, offering access to two lifts and two Magic Carpets for beginner and developing skiers and riders Home to the Swatch Freeride World Tour Zip Tahoe, a year-round zip line and Canopy Tour Scan code to download trail map on your tablet or smartphone
80 kilometers of spectacular high alpine, cross-country and snowshoe 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
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Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe reservations 800.SKIROSE snowphone 775.849.0704 information 775.849.0704 web skirose.com
Touch down at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, travel a mere 25 minutes out of Reno, and you’re on the slopes at Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe before you know it. There’s nothing like making turns on the mountain so soon after your arrival to remind you that you’re vacationing at one of the most convenient—and exciting—winter destinations.
STATS Terrain: 1,200+ skiable acres: 20% beginner, 30% intermediate, 40% advanced, 10% expert
Trails: 60+ Lifts: Two six-pack high-speed detachable chairs, two fixed-grip quads, two triple chairs, two conveyor lifts
Elevations: Base 8,260’, summit 9,700’, vertical drop 1,800’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Snowmaking: 28% 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 4-10; six-to-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
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Northstar California™ Resort reservations 800.GO.NORTH snowphone 530.562.1330 information 800.GO.NORTH web northstarcalifornia.com
A year-round vacation destination, Northstar California Resort draws visitors with its 3,170 skiable acres and a variety of lodging accommodations, restaurants, and boutiques—charmingly set in the atmosphere of a magnificent mountainside village. Offering particular appeal to families, the resort features award-winning children’s programs, alpine and telemark skiing, snowboarding, ice-skating, world-class terrain parks and pipes, tubing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing.
STATS Terrain: 3,170 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 8,610’, vertical drop 2,280’ 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 child care 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 Host of the Sprint U.S. Snowboarding and Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix January 9-12, a qualifying event for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi (Events include the newly added Olympic sports of freeskiing halfpipe and slopestyle, as well as snowboard slopestyle.) Burton Snowboard Academy, the only location in the world, focusing on terrain-based training that sets a new standard for onmountain learning Unmatched tree skiing and wind-protected slopes Award-winning terrain parks and 22-foot Superpipe designed and used by two-time Olympian Shaun White while he is training for competitions; open to the public when he is off-mountain Complimentary sâ€™mores at the end of each day at the ice-skating rink at the heart of the Village at Northstarâ„˘ Scan code to download trail map on your tablet or smartphone
Lodging accommodations that range from pampered luxury to family friendly Boutique-style village centered on a 9,000-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 ages 3 to 6 New 9,000 square-foot plaza in base area - $4 million investment transforming guest experience with outdoor decks, fire pits and inviting gathering area 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 530.659.7453 snowphone 530.659.7475 information 530.659.7453 web sierraattahoe.com
Sierra-at-Tahoe is committed to maintaining the authentic Tahoe atmosphere that’s all about awesome skiing and rugged beauty. After all, we know that folks come to the region to get a true taste of Tahoe, and Sierra-at-Tahoe delivers it. With an average annual snowfall of 480 inches and more than 2,200 vertical feet, the mountain consistently offers an authentic skiing/boarding experience for all ability levels.
STATS Terrain: 2,000 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 6,640’, summit 8,852’, vertical drop 2,212’ 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: New 9,000-square-foot lodge at mountain base,
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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
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Squaw Valley reservations 888.736.9740 snowphone 530.583.6955 information 800.403.0206 web squaw.com
From a scenic mountaintop beginner area to unmatched intermediate and advanced terrain, Squaw Valley truly has something for everyone. And with Squaw’s recent merger with neighboring Alpine Meadows, skiers and riders can now experience a total 6,000 acres, 43 lifts, and more than 270 trails—all on one lift ticket or season pass. Guests can easily go back and forth between the two resorts via the free Squaw Alpine Express Shuttle. Squaw Valley is also embarking on year three of the resort’s five-year, $70 million renaissance that has brought dramatic transformations to the resort, including the world’s first ski-in/ski-out Starbucks, new chairlifts, new shops and restaurants, new kids’ activities—and now, $1.2 million in lodging improvements at The Village at Squaw Valley and a new Wanderlust Yoga Studio.
STATS Terrain: 3,600 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 9,050’, base 6,200’, vertical drop 2,850’
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, luxurious 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 Reno-Tahoe International Airport; free Squaw Alpine Express Shuttle
Location: Olympic Valley, California, off Highway 89, four miles from North Shore, 45 miles west of Reno, 196 miles east of San Francisco via Interstate 80
highlights 6,000 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 Great family activities including mini snowmobiles and snowtubing Expanded intermediate terrain via Big Blue Express Amazing mountaintop beginner area for kids and first-timers Download free app and scan code for videos, snow conditions and more.
New Wanderlust Yoga Studio, offering year-round yoga with incredible mountain views $70-million renaissance, bringing vast resort improvements over five years
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Homewood Mountain Resort Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort.
Located steps from the shoreline of Lake Tahoe, Homewood Mountain Resort combines pristine skiing and snowboarding with unobstructed views of Lake Tahoe from every slope in the winter. Summertime brings on-mountain hiking and mountain biking, as well as bicycle, kayak and paddleboard rentals – with lakefront access to Tahoe via Homewood’s West Shore Café and Inn. Known as Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Resort, Homewood was honored to win the 2013 Golden Eagle award for environmental sustainability, presented by the National Ski Areas Association, for its on-mountain watershed rehabilitation efforts. And while Homewood’s beauty makes it a must-visit gem in the Tahoe Basin, 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 the perfect learning environment for beginners and families. And Homewood’s unrestricted Family Season Pass (2 adults and 2 kids/teens) and Heritage 3-Generations Pass (2 adults, 2 seniors, 2 kids/teens) provide the whole family with Tahoe’s best season pass value with no blackout dates.
Terrain: 1,260 acres, 15% beginner, 50% intermediate, 35% advanced Trails: 62 Elevations: Base 6,230’, summit 7,880’, vertical drop 1,650’ Ski/Ride School: 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
information 530.525.2992 snowphone 530.525.2900 lodging reservations 530.525.5200 web skihomewood.com
highlights Tahoe’s Most Beautiful Price – find the lowest-priced lift tickets on SkiHomewood.com Peak-to-Shore Slopes – views of Tahoe from every run, with lakefront dining steps from the lifts Homewood’s Family Pass – 2 adult + 2 child/teen passes for one low price, with no blackout days West Shore Café & Inn – lakefront dining & lodging Constellation Residences at Northstar – 5-star luxury lodging with complimentary shuttle service Burton Learn to Ride Center and Snow Rangers Academy
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Sugar Bowl Resort It’s Your Turn.
For passionate skiing families and adventure enthusiasts alike, Sugar Bowl Resort offers an incredible resort experience with four great mountains, vast and varied terrain, the most annual snowfall in Tahoe, endless cross-country trails, a world-class ski team and academy, and a magical snowbound village. As the closest major Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area, skiers and riders appreciate Sugar Bowl’s convenient access, and thoroughly enjoy the shortest lift lines and least crowded slopes in the region. Beyond the ropes, Sugar Bowl boasts the most accessible backcountry terrain, complete with professionally-guided powder tours and instruction at the Backcountry Adventure Center. Royal Gorge Cross-Country, North America’s largest XC resort, is seamlessly connected with Sugar Bowl’s snowbound village, boasting 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of pristine land atop majestic Donner Summit. And with award-winning guest service delivered from a staff dedicated to the experience, Sugar Bowl Resort – California family owned and operated since 1939 - is a must visit for skiers and riders looking for a truly unique and memorable alpine adventure.
Terrain: Four peaks with 1,650 total skiable acres: 17% beginner, 45% intermediate, and 38% advanced Trails: 103; numerous gates for backcountry access Lifts: 13: five high-speed quads, three fixed-grip quads, one fixedgrip triple, two fixed-grip doubles, one gondola and one surface lift Elevations: Base 6,883’, summit 8,383’, vertical drop 1,500’ Longest Run: Crowley’s, off of Mt. Lincoln—over three miles long Steepest Run: The Palisades Snowmaking: 412 acres—25% Grooming: 550 acres—33% Mountain Sports Learning Center: Professional instruction; children-specific complex at The Den Family Area: White Pine, Nob Hill, and Meadow Switching Yard Terrain Park: Three distinct parks, a familyfriendly freestyle area focused on progression Amenities: Judah Day Lodge, Lodge at Sugar Bowl, MidMountain Lodge, Dining Room and Belt Room Bar Backcountry Adventure Center: Open boundary; professionally-guided tours Royal Gorge XC: Terrain: 6,000 acres, 200km groomed trails Trails: 78 trails on 6 distinct track systems, 8 warming huts Lodge: Summit Station Other Activities: Snowkiting, fat tire snow biking, snowshoeing
reservations and information 530.426.9000 web www.sugarbowl.com www.royalgorge.com
highlights New “Crow’s Peak” chairlift, providing lift-serviced access to advanced and expert terrain on the west side of the resort. Sugar Bowl now operates Royal Gorge Cross-Country, North America’s largest XC resort, boasting 200km of groomed trails across 6,000 acres of terrain The most annual snowfall in the Lake Tahoe region; 500” average Extensive backcountry access, open boundary policy, professionally-guided tours and instruction America’s only snowbound village at the base of Sugar Bowl The closest major Tahoe resort to Sacramento and the Bay Area The Western region’s only ski-in/ski-out academy campus, training and educating 70+ student athletes California family owned and operated since 1939
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Ability Summit Vertical Level (%) resorts (distance in miles from) Ski Terrain Elevation Drop Beg. Inter. Adv. 45
14 Lifts, 100+ Trails, 2,400 Acres
25 40 35
30 Lifts, 97 Trails, 4,800 Acres
20 45 35
8 Lifts, 62 Trails, 1,260 Acres
15 50 35
14 Lifts, 65+ Trails, 2,300 Acres
15 50 35
8 Lifts, 60+ Trails, 1,200 Acres
20 30 50
20 Lifts, 97 Trails, 3,170 Acres
13 60 27
14 Lifts, 46 Trails, 2,000 Acres
25 50 25
30 Lifts, 170+ Trails, 3,600 Acres
25 45 30
13 Lifts, 103 Trails, 1,500 Acres
17 45 38
8 Lifts, 41 Trails, 380 Acres
30 55 15
7 Lifts, 30 Trails, 655 Acres
18 46 36
47 27 57 47 530.426.3635 donnerskiranch.com
6 Lifts, 52 Trails, 505 Acres 2 Moving Carpets (ski & tube)
25 50 25
Heavenly Mountain Resort ®
Homewood Mountain Resort 530.525.2992 skihomewood.com
Kirkwood Mountain Resort 877.KIRKWOOD kirkwood.com
Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe 800.SkiRose skirose.com
Northstar California ™
Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort ®
Squaw Valley 800.403.0206 squaw.com
Sugar Bowl 530.426.9000 sugarbowl.com
additional resorts Boreal Mountain Resort ®
Donner Ski Ranch
2 Lifts, 1 Trail
5 Lifts, 16 Trails, 200 Acres
30 50 20
5 Lifts, 14 Trails, 120 Acres
Soda Springs 530.426.3901 skisodasprings.com
Tahoe Donner Downhill
cross country Resorts
(distance in miles from) Trails (km) Description
Camp Richardson Historic Resort 60 23 0 35
10 800.544.1801 camprichardson.com
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 kirkwood.com
Lessons, rentals, snowshoeing, day lodge, 2 warming huts, groomed track with skating lanes
Northstar Cross-Country, 40 13 45 11 35 mark & Snowshoe Center
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 royalgorge.com
90 trails, lessons, rentals, 8 warming huts, 2 trailside cafés, 2 lodges, snowshoe, telemark
Squaw Creek Nordic
Lessons, rentals, snowshoeing allowed
43 2 40 18 65 530.583.5475 tahoexc.org
23 groomed trails, just minutes from Tahoe City, 3 dog trails, snowshoe trails, lake views, day lodge, café, ski lessons, rentals
Tahoe Donner Cross-Country
Café, 5 warming huts, 4 snowshoe-only trails, PSIA Ski School, rentals, night skiing—Wednesday 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., January through February
45 20 40 25 100+ 530.587.9444 skitahoedonner.com
Lake Tahoe makes strides in cross-country skiing. Seven Lake Tahoe resorts — including Heavenly, Kirkwood, Northstar California, and Squaw Valley — feature crosscountry 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 trails for beginners to experts in the only organized cross-country area that’s right on the ©Jeff Dow
shores of Lake Tahoe.
Camp Richardson Historic Resort Reservations AND Information 800.544.1801 web camprichardson.com Fast Facts Terrain: 10km of groomed trails, 120 acres of terrain for skating and striding Address: 900 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.
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Diamond Peak reservations 877.GO.VIEWS snowphone 775.831.3211 information 775.832.1177 web diamondpeak.com
Terrain: 655 acres: 18% beginner, 46% intermediate, and 36% advanced Lifts: One high-speed detachable quad, two quads, three doubles, one surface Elevations: Base 6,700’, summit 8,540’, vertical drop 1,840’ Longest Run: 2.5 miles Ski/Ride School: Extensive instruction for adults and children daily Children’s Services: Internationally recognized Child Ski Center for ages 3 to 7; Sierra Scouts for kids 7-14 Amenities: Acclaimed Child Ski Center; exceptional Ski and Snowboard School; Dedicated beginner lift; Base Lodge with food court, loft bar, private party room and two decks; full service rental shop with demo equipment available; retail shop; Mid-Mountain Snowflake Lodge with large deck offering panoramic views of Lake Tahoe; progressive terrain parks Ski Shuttles: Free to Incline Village and Crystal Bay
Location: 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451
Incredible views of Lake Tahoe Miles of tree skiing and riding, untracked days after a storm Competitive vertical drop of 1,840’ Family & Friends packages, group and private lessons Exceptional ticket values, multi-day ticket discounts Burton Learn To Ride Center and progression terrain parks
Rates & Packages • Family & Friends packages, group and private lessons • Exceptional ticket values, multi-day ticket discounts
Tahoe Donner Downhill Access to any ski runs or land within the ski area boundary requires a daily lift ticket or season pass, which may be purchased at the base lodge.
information 530.587.9444 web tahoedonner.com/downhill-ski 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. New this year, we have installed a 700-square-foot yurt, to serve as a slopeside warming hut for ski school. Enjoy a small, friendly resort that delivers a personal touch that is unique in the industry.
highlights It’s an Olympic year! Fun activities all winter long, such as the Winter Beach Party, 200-Foot Banana Split Extravaganza, Kids Olympic events, Torchlight Parade, and the Downhill Dummy Special deals available through Facebook or Twitter. Scan this QR code to visit our website for deals and 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 6,750’, summit 7,350’, 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 email@example.com or call 530.582.9643 Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.—rental shop 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m
For the latest snow conditions, weather, deals and more, visit (and bookmark) SkiLakeTahoe.com. For your daily dose of Tahoe skiing and snowboarding inspiration, be sure to follow us on the following social networks:
Shuttles from Reno to North Lake Tahoe and Truckee Airport & Shuttle Service 3:30 am Until Midnight
Heal Like a Champion.
Daron Rahlves: World Champion/Patient
Daron Rahlves is one of the most decorated skiers in Downhill and Super G in American history. Known for taking more aggressive lines than his competitors, Daron has never been afraid to take a chance, especially if it puts him ahead of the competition. One thing he doesnâ€™t take risks on is his orthopedic care. His choiceâ€”Tahoe Center for Orthopedics, home to the specialists who care for Daron Rahlves and champions like you.
Reservations: NorthLakeTahoeExpress.com (866)216-5222 For other transit: LakeTahoeTransit.com
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“Where do you live? Yep, you can get here from there. Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers flights to and from nearly every major city in the U.S. Serviced by seven airlines and offering more than 122 flights every day.”
Easily Accessible Because Lake Tahoe has so much to offer—and because we get the biggest kick out of showing it off—we make sure you can access and explore the entire area easily and conveniently. If you’re driving, three major all-weather freeways—Interstate 80 and U.S. Highways 50 and I-580/395—provide direct access all around the lake. You also have the option of hopping on a bus, hailing a taxi, grabbing a resort shuttle, or enjoying the unique experience of a water shuttle. (We’ll bet you don’t have one of those in your hometown.) For information on transportation options, visit skilaketahoe.com.
is the closest general aviation airport to North Lake Tahoe. It features two runways and multiple instrument approaches, and also provides rental cars and courtesy bikes. Visit truckeetahoeairport.com for more information. For South Shore visitors, Lake Tahoe Airport is a year-round, all-weather facility offering professional services for the general aviation and corporate executive traveler. For more information, log on to laketahoeairport.com.
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For folks flying into North Shore on a private plane or charter flight, Truckee Tahoe Airport
Visit www.renoairport.com for an online searchable flight tool.
Eminently Reachable So…where do you live? Yep, you can get here from there. Reno-Tahoe International Airport offers flights to and from nearly every major city in the U.S. Serviced by seven airlines and offering 122 flights every day, it makes traveling a breeze.
airlines Alaska Airlines
Once you touch down, you’re a mere five minutes from downtown Reno and about 40 minutes
from some of the most sensational skiing and boarding imaginable. So grab the nearest rental
car, taxi, limo, bus, or ski resort shuttle…start carving those mental turns…and get here soon.
allegiantair.com 702.505.8888 American Airlines/
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.
Delta Air Lines delta.com 800.221.1212 Southwest Airlines southwest.com 800.435.9792 United Airlines united.com 800.241.6522 US Airways usairways.com 800.428.4322
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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 TahoeSouth.com.
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Nevada Commission on Tourism We’re mountains of snow. We ride the ridgelines and dance through tree lines. When it comes to après, we are unrivaled, and not afraid to show it. Care to test us? We’re made of more than 26,000 skiable and rideable acres. Backcountry? Yeah, we’ve got backcountry called Sierra and Ruby. Two ladies claiming 5,000 feet of jawdropping vert. Nevada is boundless, and served groomed or raw. Visit TravelNevada.com to learn about our 18 ski resorts within 90 minutes of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. We don’t stop there. We have untouched, treeladen pillow lines from Las Vegas to Elko. (Yes, Las Vegas!) We don’t like to wait for fresh powder, and you shouldn’t have to either.
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North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus There you are, looking out the window with a case of the Winter blahs. Suddenly, it hits you: It’s time to escape to North Lake Tahoe. Home to an incredible concentration of resorts, on the shores of one of the world’s most beautiful lakes. Should you follow in the tracks of legends at Squaw Valley? Explore the Village at Northstar™? Catch the views from Homewood Mountain Resort, Diamond Peak, and Mt. Rose? Or ride the lifts of Sugar Bowl, once owned by Walt Disney? So many options. With every kind of terrain, from below green to knee-knocking blacks. Downhill not your thing? Seven Nordic resorts have over 350 miles of trails to explore, for beginners, experts... even the family dog. Once the boots come off, our charming resort towns come alive. With shopping, dining, nightlife, skating... even casinos, it’s never the same place twice. All this, just minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Or just two hours from Sacramento.
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Reno Tahoe USA Are you longing for the anticipation of a low-pressure system picking up steam with its sights set on the Sierra Nevada? The cold, crisp feeling of a morning breeze kissing your nose and cheeks as you make your ascent up the lift, with your freshly waxed skis, or board, primed for the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping ride not-so-patiently awaiting your arrival at the top of a snow-capped mountain? Adventure is nigh in Reno Tahoe USA! Eighteen, count ‘em, 18 ski resorts beckon you to newfound heights above one of nature’s most prolific productions, Lake Tahoe. With world-class slopes just 30 minutes from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, you can plan your next winter getaway at one of the fine resort hotels at the lake or just down the hill in Reno and Sparks. Rejuvenate at spas unlike any other in the U.S. or enjoy your downtime at an ice rink right along the Truckee River; replenish at renowned steakhouses, upscale farm-to-table culinary anomalies or just grab the best, greasy hamburger ever to adorn your frozen mitts. The party doesn’t stop when summer sets on one of the most beautiful destinations in all the West. We’ve got options aplenty waiting right here for you! Reno Tahoe USA. All Seasons ~ 1,000 Reasons.
Delightfully Unpredictable One of the most fascinating things about Lake Tahoe is that it’s never the same place twice. In fact, it can be whatever you want it to be, and it can change radically from day to day—just like you. So you can be a skier on Monday…a rock climber on Tuesday…a snowboarder on Wednesday…an art lover on Thursday. You can go from chutes shooter to spa baby…from mogul bumper to sleigh rider…from elegant diner to edgy gamer. And back again, as often as you’d like.
On-mountain fun. Sure, you can ski and ride to your heart’s content day after day after day. But when you’re ready for a change—but can’t bear to tear yourself away from the mountain—we also feature snowtubing, snowbiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and snowsurfing. Let’s face it, when you have this much snow, you tend to invent sports that make the most of it. Want even more variety? Try ice-skating, sledding, or dogsledding. (Indoors can be so overrated.)
Off-mountain adventures. Experience the spectacular beauty of Lake Tahoe from near and far—while riding on an authentic paddle wheeler or soaring overhead in a hot air balloon. Go on a shopping adventure and stock up on great finds to remind you of the most amazing vacation ever. Feed your creative spirit at an art exhibit, museum, theatre, or concert. You can even play a round of golf—all year round.
Assorted expeditions. Tahoe Adventure Company in Truckee offers custom snowshoeing events throughout the winter, including mountain treks for couples and families, wilderness awareness trips, geocaching, and stargazing with a professional astronomer. Tahoe Mountain Sports, a supplier of winter equipment, sponsors public events throughout the season, including a Nachtspektakel ski and dinner party and avalanche awareness workshops with guest speakers, food and drink, and gear raffles.
Special events. All season long, Lake Tahoe’s calendar spills over with celebrity ski races, freeskiing championship events, winter carnivals, and ski-run torchlight parades. This year’s SnowFest, a 10-day carnival sponsored by North Lake Tahoe, will be held February 28 –March 9, 2014. If you’re new to skiing and snowboarding, you’ll want to attend the North Shore’s annual Learn to Ski and Board Weekend, December 6-8, 2013. Events in Reno include “Ice Fantasy,” a figure-skating extravaganza November 19, 2013 – January 26, 2014, and the ©Shutterstock (4); LakeTahoeSnowmobiles.com; ©Jeff Dow.
Nevada Chamber Music Festival December 26-31, 2013.
Educational experiences. Maybe your plan wasn’t to come here to get smarter, but you just might up your IQ a notch or two after a visit to the Tahoe Science Center. Learn what makes Lake Tahoe so unique, and discover how science and research are being used to protect it for future generations. This year, the annual Science Expo open house will be held on March 19 from 4:00 till 6:00 p.m. The kids will love this place! Visit TahoeScienceCenter.com for details.
Ultimate hedonism. Might we suggest a little self-indulgence while you’re here? Experience ultimate relaxation with a soak in a hot spring or a Nirvana-inducing massage. Splurge on a rejuvenating spa treatment or slip into a steaming hot tub. Lake Tahoe isn’t just about snow sports, ya know. We totally believe in pampering body and spirit.
Sparkling nightlife. Lake Tahoe’s energy explodes when the sun goes down, with top-name entertainers, cabaret shows, Nevada-style revues, glittering nightclubs, and imaginatively themed bars. The casino action is straight out of a James Bond movie, with blackjack, poker, Pai Gow, roulette, craps, and slots. South Lake Tahoe is home to extraordinary entertainment all season long, including headlining singers, bands, and comics.
Culinary perfection. Our dining options feature cuisine from around the world, so you can enjoy a taste of France, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Japan, China, and Thailand. Whether your meal of choice is a black-and-blue steak or grilled fish…vegetarian or vegan fare…gluten free or a big bowl of pasta with a side of bread…all you have to do is ask.
The new kids on the block. Homewood and Sugar Bowl are the newest members of Ski Lake Tahoe, and both offer scores of features to add to the mix. Homewood boasts free on-demand shuttle service, state-of-the-art equipment rentals, comprehensive kids’ programs, a base lodge retail center, and five on-mountain restaurants. If you want to dine right by the water, the West Shore Café and Inn is the only lakefront restaurant that’s part of a ski resort. Sugar Bowl installed the new Crow’s Peak chairlift this past summer, improving access to advanced and expert terrain on the west side. The resort also recently acquired Royal Gorge, North America’s
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largest cross-country resort, which features California’s first and only snow-kiting operation.
Macy’s jcpenney sears aMerican eagle coach claire’s eddie Bauer Forever 21 Francesca’s collections helzBerg diaMonds h&M pink tilly’s vans victoria’s secret zales jewelers
located oFF i-580 and Meadowood Mall circle 5000 #1 Meadowood Mall circle, reno, nv 89502 SHOPPING LINE® 775.827.8450
Abundantly Comfortable Some vacationers like it spectacular and elegant. Others opt for simple and efficient. Still others are happiest with something in between. However you prefer your accommodations, you’re sure to find the lodging option that makes you sigh with pure pleasure. Lake Tahoe is home to ski-in/ski-out slopeside condos, luxury-laden casino/hotels, tucked-away forested cabins, and wellappointed apartments. Just unpack, settle in, and dream about all that’s in store for you tomorrow.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
South Lake Tahoe
Aston Lakeland Village Resort
Eldorado Hotel Casino 50
Beach Retreat & Lodge
Harrah’s Reno Hotel and Casino
Forest Suites Resort 50
John Ascuaga’s Nugget
Harrah’s Lake Tahoe 41
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino
Harveys Lake Tahoe 41
Sands Regency Casino Hotel
Inn by the Lake
Silver Legacy Resort Casino
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Marriott Grand Residence Club
The Ridge Tahoe Resort
Vacation Resorts International
North Lake Tahoe / Truckee
Cedar House Sport Hotel
Granlibakken Resort 51
Zephyr Cove Resort 55
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort
Resort at Squaw Creek
Incline Village / Crystal Bay
Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,
Squaw Valley Lodge 54 53
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Atlantis Casino Resort Spa Distinctly Four Diamond.
reservations and information 800.723.6500 or 775.825.4700 web atlantiscasino.com/bski
Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower
Atlantis is the ultimate resort. Make Atlantis your ski base camp. Atlantis is the
closest Reno resort to the slopes. Stay in luxury in Reno’s only Concierge Hotel
Type of Property: Casino Resort Spa Address: 3800 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 Number of Rooms: 824 Room Amenities: Luxuriously appointed with upscale furnishings, pillow-top mattresses, 42” flat–screen TV’s, multi-media launch pad and high-speed Internet access (wired and wireless) Property Amenities: Spa Atlantis with Aqua Lounge, Brine Inhalation-Light Therapy Lounge and Laconium Relaxation Lounge, yearround indoor and outdoor pools, cabanas, Cardio Theater and Fitness Center—eight award-winning restaurants—ten captivating bars and lounges—free cabaret entertainment—Family Fun Center Shuttle Service: Ski shuttles available, complimentary airport shuttle
Tower. Enjoy a dynamic casino floor with more progressive jackpots. Discover eight award-winning restaurants for whatever your palate desires. And, immerse yourself in a world-class spa that inspires wellness. Reno’s only Concierge Hotel Tower featuring exclusive 25th floor Concierge Lounge with complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres and personalized butler service | Eight restaurants | Ten captivating bars and lounges | Spa Atlantis – top ten in the world* | World-class casino action | Reno – Loosest Slots in the USA!** | Year-round indoor atrium pool | Complimentary valet, selfparking and airport shuttle | Minutes away from world-renowned ski and golf. *SpaFinder’s Readers’ Choice award, Best Hotel Casino Spa. **Casino Player Magazine.
Rates & Packages Starting at $79* per person, based on double occupancy •O ne night Deluxe Tower accommodations—concierge and suite upgrades available •O ne full-day lift ticket per person—mix and match ski resorts for the ultimate ski/snowboard experience •$ 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. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.
Harrah’s Reno/Lake Tahoe & Harveys Lake Tahoe Northern Nevada. Three choice Destinations.
reservations and information 800.HARRAHS web totalrewardstahoe.com
Harrah’s Reno: A half-hour drive or shuttle to the Mt. Rose ski area, one of the
highest base elevations in the Sierra Nevada. Diamond Peak, Squaw Valley, Alpine
Type of Property: Hotels/Casinos Number of Rooms: 928 rooms at Harrah’s Reno—512 rooms at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe—738 rooms at Harveys Lake Tahoe Room Amenities: Spacious guestrooms and suites Property Amenities: Innovative shows and entertainment— restaurants ranging from buffet to gourmet—health clubs and spas—nightclubs and lounges
Meadows and Northstar
are all just a little further down the road. With its large
casino, seven restaurants, headliner entertainment and a full-service spa & salon, Harrah’s 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 the Heavenly
Gondola a five-minute stroll from our hotels, you’ll be skiing Heavenly’s slopes in minutes. Inside, our rooms feature over 500 square feet of living space and two bathrooms. You’ll find a variety of restaurants, an all-weather domed swimming pool, luxurious spa, one of Lake Tahoe’s largest casinos, and PEEK, Tahoe’s newest and hottest nightclub. Headliner entertainers love to perform in the intimate, 700-seat South Shore Room.
Rates & Packages For ski packages visit Harrahs.com/skirenotahoe Must be 21 or older to gamble. Know When To Stop Before You Start.® Gambling Problem? Call 800.522.4700. ©2013, Harrah’s License Company, LLC. #T1600-13-118.
Cedar House Sport Hotel Where style meets adventure.
reservations and information 866.582.5655 web cedarhousesporthotel.com
Carved out of the natural allurement of its surroundings
Cedar House Sport Hotel combines innovative architecture with the symbiotic
Type of Property: European-Style Boutique Hotel Address: 10918 Brockway Road, Truckee CA 96161, Fax 530.582-5665, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
relationship between mind, body, and soul. Using a unique blend of recycled and pure materials, the hotel exemplifies environmental awareness, integrating itself into its stunning landscape. With contemporary and cozy lodging for the hotel’s guests, the property also features a small event center, ideal for 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
Rates & Packages For those who love to play hard but like to rest easy, the Cedar House Sport Hotel is your Truckee address. Visit our website at cedarhousesporthotel.com for information on our accommodations and special Adventure Packages. In-house adventure guide service—Tahoe Trips & Trails tahoetrips.com
The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Mid-mountain at Northstar California.
reservations and information 800.241.3333 web ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe
Perched mid-mountain with sweeping views of the surrounding Martis
Valley, the AAA Five Diamond Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe is California’s premier
Type of Property: Luxury Ski-in/Ski-out Mountain Resort Address: 13031 Ritz-Carlton Highlands Court, Truckee, CA 96161 Fax: 530.562.3001 Email: email@example.com 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, video arcade, two heated outdoor swimming pools, slopeside Jacuzzis, pet-friendly accommodations, signature après 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, RitzKids, 24-hour fitness center with daily classes and ski-in, ski-out access to Northstar California.
mountain retreat. With unmatched ski-in, ski-out access on Northstar California, this 170-room resort features slopeside ski valet services, Manzanita, featuring rustic California cuisine with mountain resort influences, and Tahoe’s finest spa experience with treatments and therapies themed around water and the woods.
Awards & Accolades AAA Five Diamond Forbes Four-Star Awards Resort, Manzanita and The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe Travel+Leisure: “The World’s Best Hotels” 2013 and “America’s Best Lake Hotels” 2012 Condé Nast Traveler: “Top 50 Ski Hotels” Readers’ Choice Award 2012 U.S. News: “Best Hotels in the USA” and “Best Hotel in Lake Tahoe” 2012
Rates & Packages Visit our website at ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe for information on accommodations and special packages, or contact your travel agent.
John Ascuaga’s Nugget BASE CAMP FOR ALL YOUR HIGH SIERRA SNOW ADVENTURES.
reservations and information 800.803-6918 web janugget.com/ski-packages
At John Ascuaga’s Nugget Resort Casino, located within an hour of 11 world-
class Lake Tahoe ski resorts, luxurious accommodations with panoramic
Type of Property: Luxurious Hotel/Casino/Resort Address: 1100 Nugget Avenue, P.O. Box 30030, Reno, NV 89520 Number of Rooms: 1,400 Room Amenities: Spacious and richly appointed with quality furnishings and linens, wireless Internet, and 24-hour room service. Jacuzzi® tub and wet bar available in some suites Shuttle Service: Free from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport to the Nugget – five minutes away
mountain views await you. The Nugget features eight award-winning, casual to fine dining restaurants that include local favorites like John’s Oyster Bar, along with a Starbucks and seven lounges. Other on-site creature comforts include ®
an indoor atrium pool with nine spas, a fitness club, day spa, and salon. It’s not unusual to catch stars performing in the Celebrity Showroom. And any time of day or night you can take part in non-stop gaming action in the casino and state-ofthe-art arcade. John Ascuaga’s Nugget has been offering the best in food, fun, live entertainment, and world-class events for over 55 years.
Rates & Packages Starting from $89 per person, per night, double occupancy. Subject to availability. •S ki at your choice of 11 Lake Tahoe resorts: Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Diamond Peak, Heavenly® Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California™ Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe® Resort, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl Resort • Relax in our spa with complimentary year-round pool, Jacuzzi, and state-of-the-art health club • Ask about our transportation options
Peppermill Resort Spa Casino The Ultimate Winter Vacation Destination.
reservations and information 800.648.6992 web peppermillreno.com
Whether winter vacation calls for family fun, 24-hour casino action or a restful
retreat, the AAA Four-Diamond Peppermill offers it all.
Type of Property: Four-Diamond Luxury Resort Spa Casino Address: 2707 S. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502 Number of Rooms: 1,623 including the 599 all-suite Tuscany Tower Room Amenities: Custom-made double pillow-top mattresses, 42inch 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
Spacious rooms and suites offer the perfect blend of luxury, technology and thoughtful amenities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, choose from ten unique restaurants offering diverse flavors destined to delight. After a great day on the slopes, kick back at the iconic Fireside Lounge, enjoy live entertainment 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-ofthe-art fitness center allows for prime body conditioning while the award-winning 3-story Spa Toscana featuring Northern Nevada’s only indoor Caldarium with
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heated pool, hot and cold plunges, wet and dry saunas, wrap-around sun deck
Enjoy a Three night stay in a Peppermill Tower room including a $75 Resort Credit to use however you like! • Midweek* (arrivals Sun-Wed) $209 • Weekend* (arrivals Thurs-Sat) $289 • $75 per room, per stay Resort Credit • All taxes and resort fees are additional •D iscounted lift tickets can be purchased at the Regali Bottega Gift Shop (transportation not included) •A dditional nights just $49 per night Sun - Thurs (plus resort fee & tax) / $79 per night Fri & Sat (plus resort fee & tax)
and Secret Garden, offers the ultimate total body relaxation. Make a splash in the pool or play under the mini waterfall, heated year-round 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 square foot Arcade Xtreme. Play around in the 82,000 square foot casino. Make your winter vacation a true holiday at Peppermill Resort Spa Casino.
Customized packages available for groups of 10 or more. *Price per room, based on single-quad occupancy. Management reserves all rights. Valid November 15, 2013 - April 11, 2014 except for 12/28/13 - 1/1/14, 1/23 - 1/27, 2/2 - 2/4 and 2/17 - 19/14. Resort Credit may not be used toward payment of package price, resort fee or taxes.
Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa & Casino Fourth night FREE with a three-night stay.
reservations and information 800.994.9288 or 775.832.1234 web laketahoe.hyatt.com
Fresh off a $20 million transformation, from guestrooms, to restaurants, to
event space, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe is your ideal base camp.
Type of Property: Newly transformed lakefront resort, spa and casino Address: 111 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, NV 89451 Number of Rooms: 398 all-new guestrooms and suites, 24 private lakeside cottages Room Amenities: Contemporary wood, slate and leather Grand Lodge decor, spacious granite and glass baths, all-in-one media hubs…the results of a $45,000 per room or suite transformation Property Amenities: Diamond Peak Sports Shop in the hotel lobby with equipment rentals and direct-to-lift tickets. Ski/snowboard storage, Activities Concierge with discount lift tickets, Stillwater Spa, lagoon-style pool, oversized hot tubs, lounges with live music, casino, four restaurants including the redesigned award-winning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille and lodge-like Sierra Café, complimentary scheduled ski shuttles to Alpine, Diamond Peak, Heavenly, Northstar and Squaw, among others
Our lakefront resort is halfway between Heavenly and Northstar, one mile from Diamond Peak’s lakeview runs and surrounded by 16 ski areas in all. Check with our Activities Concierge about shuttles to Alpine, Diamond Peak, Heavenly, Northstar and Squaw, among others, along with lift ticket discounts. In our lobby, you can also purchase Diamond Peak direct-to-lift tickets, rental gear and lesson packages at the ski area’s Sports Shop. For another great value, book our Diamond Peak Ski & Stay offer: deluxe lodging plus two adult lift tickets from $199* per night. And après-ski? Head for the Stillwater Spa, 24-hour casino, four restaurants (award-winning lakefront Lone Eagle Grille included), lounges with live music, outdoor jetted hot tubs, year-round heated lagoon-style pool, fire pits…
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Wish you had more time? Ask about Snow on Sale to get your fourth night free!
•S now on Sale* - fourth night FREE with a three-night stay •D iamond Peak Ski & Stay* - deluxe lodging plus two adult lift tickets from just $199 per night And ask us about how to earn a free 2014-15 Epic Pass with stays at Hyatts Lake Tahoe, Beaver Creek and Park City. TM
*Snow on Sale valid thru 2013-14 season. Free night must be used on same stay, one per stay. Guest must pay Snow on Sale rate, based on double occupancy, standard guestroom. Diamond Peak Ski & Stay valid 12/1/13-4/15/14. Rate is per room, based on double occupancy. For both offers: reservations required, subject to availability and blackout periods. Not valid for groups or in combination with other offers.Other restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw these offers without notice. © 2013 Hyatt Corporation.
Sands Regency Casino Hotel A GREAT PLACE TO GET AWAY.
reservations and information 866.FUN.STAY web sandsregency.com
Large rooms at small prices. The Sands Regency offers you the best way
to stretch your vacation dollar. Get more for your money when you stay in our
Type of Property: Hotel Casino Address: 345 N. Arlington Avenue, Reno, NV 89501 Number of Rooms: 833 guestrooms with 700 non-smoking Room Amenities: Spacious guestrooms in three connecting towers, hair dryers, Internet access (fee), and complimentary health club with Jacuzzi 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
spacious and comfortable rooms. Keep your body tuned for the slopes and grab a quick workout in our complimentary fitness center or re-fuel in one of three bars or dine in one of four restaurants. 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, bingo and a full-service sports book. Even your taste buds will hit the jackpot. Choose from a wide range of dining 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.
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Only a short drive from the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, we offer you great value
15% off our rack rate when booking your ski package •W e will create your own package with one phone call 866.FUN.STAY (866.386.7829) • Ask about our beginners package • T op quality ski and board rental shop on property with overnight valet service available • Visit sandsregency.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org •S huttle service to select resorts
with ski packages that can be customized to meet your needs.
Silver Legacy Resort Casino Go Big in the Biggest Little City.
reservations and information 800.MUST.SEE (800.687.8733) web silverlegacy.com
Go Big with us at Silver Legacy Resort Casino! Our exciting casino, located in the heart of downtown Reno boasts every amenity for a perfect getaway. We welcome you to experience top-name entertainment in the Grande Exposition Hall, laughs in Catch-A-Rising-Star Comedy Club, six delicious restaurants, 85,000 square feet of exciting gaming space, 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, offering adult frozen and specialty drinks. Relax in newly appointed guestrooms that exude comfort and sophistication. Additionally, Silver Legacy
Fast Facts Type of Property: Premier Resort Hotel Casino Address: 407 N. Virginia Street, P.O. Box 3920, Reno, NV 89505 Number of Rooms: 1,720 Room Amenities: California King or 2 Queens and spa suites, in room coffee, wireless Internet access, hair dryers, ironing boards, voicemail, in-room movies and 24-hour room service Property Amenities: Northern Nevada’s tallest structure reaching 400 feet above downtown Reno, health spa, massages and spa packages, salon, full-service business center, shopping, and six distinct restaurants. Grande Exposition Hall, Catch-A-Rising-Star Comedy Club, Aura Lounge, Drinx Lounge, and RumBullions Island Bar. Shuttle Service: Airport shuttle
is connected to Eldorado Casino and Circus Circus Casino via indoor walkways,
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forming Northern Nevada’s largest entertainment resort complex under one roof.
Customize your own package starting at $75:* • 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, Cafe Sedona, Sips Coffee & Tea, or Fresh Express Food Court • Free airport shuttle • Valet and self-parking
All this is just minutes away from world-class skiing and snowboarding!
*Prices are per person, based on two skiers per room. Offer valid November 2013 through April 2014, 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. For more information visit: silverlegacy.com
Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort Tahoe’s premier lakefront condominium resort.
Reservations 866.774.2924 web astonlakelandvillage.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Condominium resort Address: 3535 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax: 530.544.0193 Number of Rooms: 260 rooms ranging from five-bedroom townhomes to spacious studios 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: Complimentary deluxe continental breakfast during ski season, Wi-Fi, on-site ski and board shop, sauna, fitness room, heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, and free parking Shuttle Service: Free private shuttle, one mile to casinos, Heavenly Mountain Resort, and around town—free shuttle to most other major ski resorts
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Nestled on 19 scenic acres on the pristine south shores of Lake Tahoe, Aston Lakeland Village offers spacious accommodations ranging from five-bedroom townhomes to studios, deluxe continental breakfast during ski season, on-site ski and board shop, heated pools and complimentary shuttle service to nearby casinos, restaurants, shopping, and Heavenly Resort. With its breathtaking, inspirational setting and year round mountain and lake activities, Aston Lakeland Village Beach & Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe presents the perfect site for ski groups, family retreats, wedding receptions or reunions.
First Tracks $219* per person; Opening thru 12/20/2013: • Two nights lodging in a deluxe studio • Two lift tickets daily at choice of four ski resorts** Tahoe Sampler $329* per person; 1/2/2014 thru 3/31/2014: • Three nights in a one-bedroom suite • Two lift tickets daily at choice of four ski resorts** *Price is per person. Taxes and fees not included. Based on availability and double occupancy. Holidays excluded. ** Some restrictions apply. Visit AstonHotels.com for reservations.
Beach Retreat & Lodge Perfect balance of recreation and relaxation.
Reservations 800.972.8558 information 530.541.6722 web tahoebeachretreat.com Fast Facts
Type of Property: Lakefront Resort Hotel Address: 3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 262 Room Amenities: Our 262 rooms are spread out across five threestory buildings, and each has a balcony or patio, a gas fireplace, king or two double beds, hair dryer, iron, coffee maker, iPod clock radio, and complimentary wireless. Property Amenities: Located right on seven acres on the Lake, we feature a private beach, two on-property restaurants, a 1,000-ft. pier, fire pits throughout, and an outdoor hot tub. The Boathouse Restaurant on the pier features live entertainment, lunch and dinner, and our restaurant and bar right off of the lobby is the perfect spot for relaxing with the family after a day on the slopes.
Rates & Packages Packages include Ski and Stay, Romance, and Family Fun in the Snow and Sun. Rooms start at $99
Just 1.5 miles from Heavenly, the Beach Retreat is the year-round spot to enjoy Lake Tahoe. Each room has a fireplace and a balcony or terrace. With fire pits scattered throughout the property, winter cocktail menus and gorgeous lake views, this is the perfect way to toast a day on the slopes. Right on top of the longest pier in Tahoe, the Boathouse Restaurant features live music, daily specials and Sunset Sippers.
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Eldorado it’s what’s inside.
Reservations 877.670.3673 web www.eldoradoreno.com/skivacation Fast Facts
Number of Rooms: 815 beautifully appointed rooms including Reno’s best suites – non-smoking rooms available Room Amenities: Suites: complete kitchen, dining area, spacious living room with sleeper sofa, large closets, WiFi and in-room valuables safe. Hotel rooms: king bed or two double beds— in-room coffee maker, WiFi and valuables safe—complimentary wireless Internet Property Amenities: Nine restaurants, showroom, nightclub, microbrewery, martini bar, wine bar, 24-hour room service, WiFi, boutiques, convention center, valet parking, heated seasonal outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, ski shuttles, snow conditions hotline and discounted lift tickets Shuttle Service: To and from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Shuttles available to Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California and Squaw Valley – Charges may apply
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When the last run of the day ends, the fun just begins at the Eldorado. Sleep? That can wait until after your ski vacation! There’s too much to do with nine tempting restaurants, sensational nightlife, cool shows and hot casino action! Don’t miss the martini bar, microbrewery, Cin Cin wine bar and BuBinga Lounge. Located just a short drive from world-class skiing and riding. Be a winner…stay at the Eldorado Hotel Casino…Come See What’s Inside!
• You’re the boss! Create the ski vacation that’s perfect for you • Packages starting from $69 per person •W hat 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
Forest Suites Resort at Heavenly Village At the heavenly® mountain resort gondola.
Reservations 800.822.5950 web forestsuites.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Resort/Condo-Style Suites Address: 1 Lake Parkway, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Fax: 530.544.3135 Email: email@example.com 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 microwave, coffee maker and mini refrigerator and valuables safe—complimentary high speed wireless Internet Property Amenities: On-site wedding chapel, meeting facilities, Xbox Game Lounge, fire pits and complimentary hot American breakfast Shuttle Service: Casino and ski resort shuttle service available
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Location, Location, Location! Spacious one - and two-bedroom suites located in the heart of the Heavenly® Village, only steps from the Heavenly® Mountain Resort Gondola and the Nevada casinos. Nightly midweek wine and cheese reception, two seasonal pools, two hot tubs, fitness center, massage therapy studio, hot breakfast buffet, ski rental and repair shop, cocktail lounge, Xbox Game Lounge, laundry facilities, free covered parking, and daily guest activities (such as movie nights, exercise classes, and fire pit marshmallow roasting).
• Hotel rooms from $149/night • One -and two-bedroom suites with kitchen from $189/night • Ski/snowboard packages from $229/person*—spacious onebedroom suite with full kitchen, hot breakfast buffet, and high speed wireless Internet • L ift ticket choice of Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, or Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort ®
Visit forestsuites.com for more special rates and packages *Price is per person based on double occupancy—some restrictions apply.
Granlibakken Resort your affordable family winter resort.
Reservations 877.543.4768 web granlibakken.com Fast Facts 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, Ski Hill and Sledding Hill. Address: 725 Granlibakken Road, Tahoe City, CA 96145 Amenities: Outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, On-site Ski/ Sledding Hill, lessons, rental shop. Treetop Adventure Park, Day spa. Access to ungroomed XC/snowshoe trails, backcountry skiing. Full kitchens and fireplaces in many rooms. Hot buffet breakfast, Cedar House Pub. Shuttle to/from Reno Tahoe International Airport by reservation. No Resort Fee.
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Granlibakken is Tahoe’s family winter vacation spot – Lodging, hot buffet breakfast and special rates for skiing and sledding. Snowman building, outdoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna, Treetop Park. Free parking. No resort fee. • Ski and Sled all day for only $60/day for a family of four lodging at Granlibakken. • Beginner lessons $70 including equipment and lift. • Private beginner lessons $85. • Stay-over until Monday for 1/2 off lessons.
Meet and Play Package from $195/person – Three delicious meals, meeting space, hospitality hour, skiing/boarding at choice of resorts or treetop park or $60 day spa credit. Adventure Package from $150/person – Choose to play in the treetops or relax in the day spa or ski at one of 8 resorts including Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Homewood, Northstar, Sugar Bowl. Includes lodging and hot buffet breakfast. Restrictions apply
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel With everything Tahoe to the right, left, front and center.
reservations: 800.988.9895 information: 530.544.5400 web: tahoeresorthotel.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Hotel Resort Address: 4130 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 400 Suites Room Amenities: Renovated two-room suites offer a bedroom and living room, 2 TV’s & remotes, sofa bed, well-lit dining/work table, fully stocked bath, refrigerator, microwave oven, coffee maker, wireless Internet availability, room service, and more. Property Amenities: Free breakfast buffet every morning, Heated Indoor Pool, Whirlpool, Fitness Center, Free Happy Hour every evening, Heavenly Ski/Snowboard Shop, resort lift tickets at front desk, Valet Parking (fee), Airport transportation, Ski Shuttle. Shuttle Service: Walking distance to Heavenly’s high-speed Gondola. Ski Shuttles daily during operating months (weather dependent).
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In the middle of Lake Tahoe is the aptly named Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. More impressive than its nine-story profile and 400 two-room suites is the location -- just steps from the tables and showrooms, shops, restaurants, and a gondola that ascends the slopes of Heavenly. Plus, it’s moments from snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding, and ice-skating. Whichever adventure you choose, there’s a free buffet breakfast to get you on your way and a free happy hour awaiting your return. Stay and play in the middle of Lake Tahoe.
Introducing Dynamic Flexible Packaging* • Book your comfortable two-room suite (Best Rate) • Free Breakfast Buffet included • Free Happy Hour every night • Add lift tickets from 5 world-class Lake Tahoe ski resorts • Add additional amenities that you choose from a list of options Call 1-877-497-8483 *Restrictions apply.
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Marriott Grand Residence Club Lake Tahoe ®
LUXURY ON THE SOUTH SHORE.
Reservations and Information 800.845.5279 web marriott.com Fast Facts
Type of Property: Luxury Mountain Condominiums Address: 1001 Heavenly Village Way, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Number of Rooms: 199 Room Amenities: Spacious studio, one-, two- and three-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. ®
Mourelatos Lakeshore Resort Relax. Enjoy. Cherish.
Reservations 800.2.RELAX.U (800.273.5298) Information 530.546.9500 web mlrtahoe.com Fast Facts Type of Property: Lakefront Boutique Motel Address: 6834 N. Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista, CA 96148 Number of Rooms: 32 Room Amenities: Our spacious Studio Suites feature lake views, full kitchen or wet bar, outdoor patio, HD cable, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, and property-wide wireless Internet. Vaulted ceilings and fireplaces 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 the North Tahoe Regional Park. Less than 30 minutes away from Northstar California, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe and Homewood Ski Resorts!
Escape to the lake for an on-the-lake winter getaway minutes from North Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Leave the ski resorts behind for a relaxing retreat on the lake. With plenty of open space for young families, MLR is centrally located along Tahoe’s North Shore, and is surrounded by year-round recreation and an abundance of great dining. The Mourelatos family invites guests to relax, enjoy and cherish Lake Tahoe with them this winter and all year long.
Rates & Packages Ski & Family packages available with discounted lift tickets For reservations, packages, or more information, call 800.2.RELAX.U or visit MLRtahoe.com
Resort at Squaw Creek Where every adventure can be celebrated—sun or snow!
Reservations and information 800.497.9348 web skiatsquawcreek.com 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 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 skiatsquawcreek.com ™
Resort at Squaw Creek sits at the base of the magnificent peaks of Squaw Valley. 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
Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging in the village at northstar and at Old greenwood. ™
Reservations and information 855.209.0609 web tahoemountainlodging.com/guide Fast Facts
Type of Property: Luxury Condominiums, Villas, Townhomes, Cabins, and Private Homes Address: 4001 Northstar Drive, Truckee, CA 96161, 13051 Fairway Drive, Truckee, CA 96161 Number of Rooms: 72 slopeside, luxury condominiums in The Village at Northstar™ and 25 private homes, villas, townhomes, and cabins at Old Greenwood 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 Steps from the Northstar California gondola, Tahoe Mountain Resorts Lodging represents the largest luxury nightly lodging collection in the Village at Northstar . Convenience, luxury and value all in a slopeside setting. Ice-skating, shopping, children’s activities and a variety of dining experiences outside your door. Looking for a more secluded winter escape, visit Old Greenwood, Lake Tahoe’s premier four season resort community minutes from the historic town of Truckee, Northstar California and Squaw Valley. ™
Slope-side suite rates only, starting as low as $159 per night Ski/snowboard packages available: • Your choice of studio, one, two, three, or four-bedroom • Two breakfasts per person • T wo 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. Offers subject to change.
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The Ridge Tahoe Resort ski in/ski out skier express to heavenly®.
Reservations 800.334.1600 web ridgetahoeresort.com Fast Facts
Type of Property: Ski in/ski out resort with one- and two-bedroom condos/deluxe hotel rooms Address: 400 Ridge Club Drive, South Lake Tahoe, NV 89449 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Amenities: Ski in/ski out Skier Express to Heavenly’s Stagecoach chairlift. On-site ski shop, discount lift tickets, health club, full-service spa, restaurants, movie theater, multiple hot tubs and indoor/ outdoor pool
Rates & Packages • T he Ridge Tahoe offers ski in/ski out access to Heavenly’s Nevada side via the Stagecoach chairlift, with luxurious and comfortable condominiums featuring stunning Sierra views — room rates start at $99 nightly with a variety of affordable ski and spa packages • F or reservations or more information, call 800.334.1600, mention the word “Epic” when making your reservation to receive complimentary breakfast during your stay, or visit our website at www.ridgetahoeresort.com
The Ridge Tahoe is a deluxe, full-amenity hotel/condominium resort perched atop a mountain ridge on Heavenly® Mountain Resort’s Nevada slope. On-property Hilltrac Skier Express direct to Stagecoach lift. Complimentary shuttle to casinos. Condominiums have a kitchen and fireplace, with a king bed in the bedroom and a sofa sleeper in the living room. Hotel rooms have king bed, coffee maker, TV, and DVD player. Tons of amenities and fun for the entire family!
Squaw Valley Lodge Legendary Location—Ski-in/Ski-out at Squaw Valley.
Reservations and Information 855.222.8956 web thesquawvalleylodge.com Fast Facts
Type of Property: Ski-In/Ski-Out 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
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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.
• T he Squaw Valley Lodge offers a selection of lodging and ski packages throughout the winter season—no additional resort fees added at Squaw Valley Lodge • Rates start at just $166 per night* with additional promotions and discounts available throughout the season—check thesquawvalleylodge.com for promotional offers—join the Granite Chief Club online at thesquawvalleylodge.com to receive the best room rates year round *Listed rate promotion Buy 2 Nights get 3rd Night FREE. Some restrictions apply. Tax not included. Subject to change and availability.
Vacation Resorts International
Tahoe’s best kept Secret.
Reservations and information 866.4MY.VACATION (866.469.8222) web 8664myvacation.com 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 Mention this ad and receive up to 25% off, based on availability, when staying 2 or more nights.
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, oneand 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 zephyrcove.com 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) Shuttle Service: Zephyr Cove offers pick-up and drop-off from most major lodging properties for snowmobiling and Lake Tahoe Cruises ®
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. ®
Rates & Packages The Cabins at Zephyr Cove offers special lodging packages throughout the season
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Inn by the Lake Reservations 800.877.1466 Information 530.542.0330 web innbythelake.com
Are You true blue?
Fast Facts Type of Property: Unique Resort Address: 3300 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 Amenities: Mini refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, private balcony, flat-screen HDTVs, fitness room, outdoor bi-level spa tub, free parking, Bear Beach Café, Tahoe Bowl, Lane 17 Sports Bar, 11th Frame Diner, free wireless Internet, fully equipped Event Center Call for special rates and ski packages.
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. ®
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Tahoe’s only ridgeline snowmobile tours
Zephyr Cove Snowmobile Center takes you to the top. Reaching 9,000 feet above sea level, it’s an exhilarating ride through powder snowfields to breathtaking Big Blue views. And with a fleet of more than 90 snowmobiles, clothing rentals and hotel shuttle transportation we’re ready to accommodate individuals and groups.
LakeTahoeSnowmobiles.com • 775.589.4908 •
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 a narrated daytime cruise to Emerald Bay with snacks and drinks available. By nIght, cruise with signature cocktails, gourmet dining and dancing.
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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.
Reno Tahoe Skier and Boarder Winter Vacation Guide P.O. Box 20935, Reno, Nevada 89515-0935
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