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Winter Snowstorms Extend Lake Tahoe's Ski Season

Nearly Two Feet of New Snow Freshens Up Slopes, Ensures Ideal Spring Conditions

Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (April 3, 2012) - Bucking the current trend of higher-than-normal spring temperatures across the country, cold spring temperatures and a series of winter storms have enabled the seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts to offer outstanding spring conditions and extend the ski season while other destinations are counting down their final days. Another round of winter storms dropped nearly two feet of fresh snow on the slopes over the weekend and consistent, powerful winter storms brought over 150 inches of new snow to the region in March - more than doubling the seasonal snowfall total to date. Travelers can take advantage of unbeatable stay-and-ski packages at discounted spring prices and enjoy some of the best conditions of the season and the countless spring festivals, competitions and activities taking place through the remainder of the season.

Capitalizing on the incredible conditions, the majority of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts have announced they will be extending their seasons with most aiming for the end of April and a few continuing operations into May. Last season, lifts were turning in Lake Tahoe as late as Fourth of July.


The spring skiing scene in Lake Tahoe is legendary for its comfortable temperatures, sunny skies and party atmosphere both on and off the slopes. This season is no different with spring-themed festivals, live concerts, spectator-friendly competitions and high-energy special events planned throughout the remainder of the season.


A typical spring day at Lake Tahoe resorts might consist of freshly groomed corduroy runs in the morning and an afternoon of legendary Californian "corn snow" followed by a sunset boat ride on the lake itself - a totally unique experience of snow, sun and cobalt blue water. The forecast for the first part of April is calling for a nice balance of fresh powder followed by sunny skies, which should provide for ideal weather conditions during the action-packed calendar of springtime events at the resorts.


Destinations guests can book stay-and-ski packages starting as low as $79 per person for lift tickets and lodging at a number of slope side properties. Discount airfare is also available into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport with one-way fares as low as $69 and the "bags fly free" policy of the dominant carrier Southwest Airlines continues to resonate well with skiers and snowboarders.


For complete details on booking a spring getaway to Lake Tahoe, please visit SkiLakeTahoe.com to conveniently access resort profiles, weather forecasts, real-time snow reports, webcams and online discounts on both lift tickets and lodging.


About Ski Lake Tahoe
Surrounding North America's largest alpine lake, the seven resorts that make up Ski Lake Tahoe are Alpine Meadows, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and Squaw Valley. Lake Tahoe boasts over 300 days of sunshine a year, and the region has some of the highest annual snowfall amounts in North America. The seven resorts, all offering unparalleled scenic vistas of panoramic mountain and lake views, are located less than an hour from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. For further information and to directly book travel, lodging and transportation for Ski Lake Tahoe resorts and its travel partners, visit www.SkiLakeTahoe.com.


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