Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (December 26, 2013) - Lake Tahoe resorts are ready to ring in the New Year with additional open terrain, family-friendly festivities, massive music festivals and the biggest slope-side block party on the planet. In addition to great early season skiing and snowboarding, the region is anticipating tens of thousands of revelers will once again gather in the Stateline casino corridor to collectively celebrate in an unforgettable party atmosphere unlike anything found at any other winter destination.
Lake Tahoe resorts welcomed more fresh snow during last week's storms along with cold temperatures ideal for snowmaking, resulting in additional chairlifts and a wider variety of terrain being opened in advance of the holidays. Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are now boasting top-to-bottom skiing and snowboarding with miles of ready-to-carve corduroy and numerous cutting-edge terrain parks, affording picture-perfect views of Lake Tahoe. The forecast is now calling for blue skies and moderate temperatures allowing for clear roads and glorious Sierra sunshine on the slopes.
Destination guests can also expect a festive holiday atmosphere at the modern mountain villages complete with twinkling lights, holiday decorations and seasonal attractions such as evening snowcat tours and snowshoe stargazing treks. Ongoing capital improvements at the Lake Tahoe resorts expand the fun-filled diversions for the non-skier such as ice skating rinks, tubing parks, mini-snowmobile trails, treetop canopy tours, ziplines and bungee trampolines.
Families can take advantage of numerous "East Coast Toasts" taking place at 9:00pm PST at the resorts allowing the little ones to sip some sparkling cider and still be in bed at a reasonable hour. The resorts will also be putting on elaborate torchlight parades, firework shows and gondola ball drops, many of which allow parents and children to participate themselves providing for a truly memorable ski vacation. For more details on the family-friendly New Year's Eve celebrations planned at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts, please visit the Event Calendar on SkiLakeTahoe.com.
For more adventurous crowds, Lake Tahoe has long been synonymous with 24/7 nightlife and big-name entertainment with Vegas-style gaming available at the regional casinos located on both shores of Lake Tahoe. The ski resorts have also upped the ante in terms of award-winning daily après ski parties offering high-energy happy hours complete with drink specials, DJs and go-go dancers as well as new, modern slope-side bars that allow guests to upload helmet-cam footage directly to wall-mounted, flat-screen TVs.
The region will also be welcoming back the annual SnowGlobe Music Festival on the three nights leading up to New Year's Eve with this year's lineup to include Beats Antique, Gramatik and legendary rap superstar Snoop Lion (aka Snoop Dogg) as well as a "big air" skiing and snowboarding demos between the main stages. The action will climax on New Year's Eve itself with numerous after parties planned at the nightclubs in the Stateline casino corridor as tens of thousands holiday revelers spill out into the streets to celebrate the stroke of midnight.
For complete details on booking a winter getaway to Lake Tahoe including discounts on lift tickets and lodging packages, please visit SkiLakeTahoe.com to conveniently access resort profiles, weather forecasts, real-time snow reports and the latest happenings at Lake Tahoe ski resorts.
About Ski Lake Tahoe
Surrounding North America's largest alpine lake, the collection of resorts that make up Ski Lake Tahoe are Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Homewood, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar California, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, Squaw Valley and Sugar Bowl. 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 nine resorts, all offering unparalleled scenic vistas of panoramic mountain and lake views, are conveniently located near the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. For further information on how to book airfare, lodging, lift tickets and transportation for Ski Lake Tahoe resorts and their travel partners, visit www.SkiLakeTahoe.com.