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Lake Tahoe Leading the Country in Snowfall

**Broadcast Quality B-Roll Footage and Storm Photos Available** 

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV (December 24, 2012) – Thanks to another massive Pacific storm system that enshrouded the slopes with over five feet of fresh snow, Lake Tahoe is currently reporting the highest snowfall totals of all major ski destinations in the lower 48 states with summit elevations at the resorts recently surpassing the 240-inch mark. With less than a week of winter officially in the books, Lake Tahoe ski resorts have already recorded more than 50 percent of their average annual snowfall totals making tomorrow's Christmas holiday the second snowiest on record. With forecasters now calling for a perfect blend additional snow and blue skies over the holidays, skiers and snowboarders can expect a climactic week of bottomless powder turns to cap off a memorable December.

The latest round of storms has allowed all seven Ski Lake Tahoe resorts to open 100 percent of their terrain in advance of the Christmas holidays. Already boasting more resorts in close proximity than any other winter destination in North America, the phenomenal mid-winter conditions currently being touted by the Lake Tahoe ski resorts include plentiful options for every ability level with more than 125 chairlifts, 500 runs and 17,500 acres of legendary terrain.

The holiday week will be filled with an impressive array of family-friendly festivals and performances including plenty of Santa sightings on the slopes. Expect the festive atmosphere to slowly ramp up throughout the week before reaching a fever pitch during the action-packed New Year’s Eve celebrations taking place around the Lake Tahoe region. The second annual SnowGlobe Festival is expected to draw upwards of 10,000 party-goers to supplement the massive crowds that traditionally spill out into the Stateline casino corridor to celebrate the stroke of midnight resulting in the biggest slope-side New Year’s Eve block party on the planet.

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

**B-Roll Footage and Storm Photos Available**

The following links are to broadcast quality footage shot during the recent storms at Lake Tahoe resorts. Please feel free to contact Daniel Pistoresi directly at daniel@dispatchco.com or 530.307.9839 with any further story needs including high resolution photos, interview requests or any difficulties associated with downloading footage: 

North Shore Footage

South Shore Footage

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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