Season of Record Snowfall Continues with Additional Storms on the Horizon
Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – February 17, 2011 – Another classic Sierra snowstorm covered the Lake Tahoe region over the past few days with snowfall measured in feet rather than inches, keeping the region on pace for a record-setting season. Skiers and snowboarders welcomed more than four feet of fresh snow to the slopes of Lake Tahoe in a little less than a 48 hour period leading to bottomless powder turns that look to continue well through the holiday weekend. In fact, powder conditions will only get deeper for destination travelers headed to Lake Tahoe during the upcoming President’s Day Weekend as forecasters are calling for additional accumulations leading into the holiday.
This winter has already seen new monthly snowfall records set earlier this season in both November and December and long range forecasts are now calling for significant storms systems to continue through the remainder of February. This latest round of storms skyrocketed season-to-date snowfall totals near the 400 inch mark, typically the average annual snowfall total for the region, and bolstered base depths that were already amongst the deepest in the world.
Lake Tahoe continues to offer precisely what value-minded travelers are looking for – America’s best ski conditions and the most affordable stay-and-ski packages in the country. With packages starting as low as $65 for lift tickets and lodging, it is clear why Lake Tahoe continues to be acknowledged as the No. 1 winter destination by respected travel websites and tour operators such as Orbitz, Travelocity, TripAdvisor and Rand McNally.
Destination travelers can also take advantage of discount air carriers offering unbeatable fares into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RTIA) located less than an hour from the slopes and yet to experience a closure due to snow. RTIA was recently named the No. 1 airport in the nation in terms of new flights including the recent addition of direct flights from Houston beginning February 17th.
Guests looking to plan a ski vacation to Lake Tahoe can visit the re-designed SkiLakeTahoe.com website to view the latest ski deals and discount packages offered by all seven world-class resorts surrounding Lake Tahoe.
About Ski Lake Tahoe
Surrounding North America's largest alpine lake, the seven resorts that make up Ski Lake Tahoe are Alpine Meadows, Heavenly, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and Squaw Valley USA. 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.