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Make Planning Your Tahoe Ski Vacation a Breeze

Dec 28th 2010

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As much as Lake Tahoe is known for the terrific skiing and riding (not to mention the majestic lake and record-breaking snowfall this season!), it’s also known as a great ski vacation value. Besides boasting varied terrain, you can find a similar variety in the accommodations.   Whether you seek a slope side condo, well appointed hotel room, budget motel or cozy cabin for a family getaway, you’ll find it here. Coupled with the array of options are a slew of great specials and packages designed to make your vacation both affordable and enjoyable. 

We’ve highlighted a few notable Lake Tahoe ski vacation packages below, though there are plenty more to be found on our packages page

One can’t beat offer comes from Alpine Meadows. Purchase an Alpine Meadows lift ticket for $69 (that's $2 off the normal window rate) and get a room at The Grand Sierra Resort in Reno for free! Package includes one Alpine Meadows lift ticket and one night at the Grand Sierra Resort for $69, and must be booked online without exception. Some restrictions do apply, so be sure to check Alpine’s website for the full scoop.

New to skiing and snowboarding or have a friend who wants to learn to ski or ride? Sierra-at-Tahoe’s got a great deal with its $35 Learn to Ski/Snowboard package, which includes rental equipment, 2.5-hour beginner lesson for adults age 13+, and one limited access lift ticket (terrain parks not included).

Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe is taking advantage of its proximity to the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (25 minutes away) with its new Happy Landings special, where you can ski the same day you fly in and get your 2nd day free! You just need to show your boarding pass at Guest Services when you ski and get the second day's lift ticket free. More information and the fine print can be found at MtRose.com.

You can also ski free at Squaw Valley USA the day you arrive into Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Guests can present a same-day commercial airline boarding pass with a matching photo ID at Squaw Valley’s Season Passes & Tickets office and receive a complimentary lift ticket good for the rest of the afternoon as well as night skiing. More information (including restrictions) can be found at Squaw.com.

Ski & stay packages starting as low as $75 can be found all 7 of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, including Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, Heavenly, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Alpine Meadows, Squaw Valley USA & Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. With options like this, the hardest decision won’t be whether to plan your Lake Tahoe ski vacation, but where you’ll stay!

Found any other great Lake Tahoe ski deals not mentioned here? Post your finds in the comments below – we’d love to hear about them!

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