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Winter Storms Freshen Up the Slopes at Lake Tahoe Resorts, More on the Way for Presidents' Weekend

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


The resorts are ready to show off the mid-winter conditions with miles of open trails, freshly groomed corduroy, cutting-edge terrain parks and plenty of powder stashes awaiting destination travelers headed to the region. Off the slopes, guests can expect a party atmosphere with a number of special events, big-name acts and live concerts slated for the upcoming holiday periods to supplement Lake Tahoe's legendary 24/7 nightlife and Vegas-style gaming options.

 

Recently named one of the top 45 places to visit in 2012 by The New York Times, Lake Tahoe is in the midst of a major transformation designed to enhance the guest experience thanks to close to $100 million in capital improvements being undertaken by the seven world-class resorts. With plenty of winter still ahead, the timing could not be better to book an unbeatable stay-and-ski package starting as low as $79 to experience firsthand all the new resort developments. Last season, lifts in Lake Tahoe were turning as late as Fourth of July Weekend thanks to more than 500 inches of snow that fell during the latter portion of the season.

 

Yet to experience a closure due to snow, the recently remodeled Reno-Tahoe International Airport is not expecting the impending storms to significantly affect travel to the region this weekend. RTIA continues to add new nonstop service and daily departures from key regional hubs such as Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Boston. Discount air carriers are currently offering one way fares for as low as $69 and the "Bags Fly Free" policy of the dominant provider Southwest Airlines continues to resonate well with value-minded skiers and snowboarders.

 

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 online 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:

Heavenly Mountain Resort or copy and paste this address directly in browser: http://files.me.com/vail.resorts/1uyw7h.mov
Kirkwood Mountain Resort or copy and paste this address directly in browser: https://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=batch_download&send_id=137...
Squaw Valley or copy and paste this address directly in browser: http://www.tahoemediacenter.com/120215_svsnow
 

 

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.

Lake Tahoe, CA & NV (February 15, 2012) - Recent winter storms have delivered a pleasant powder surprise with more than two feet of fresh snow being reported at higher elevations at Lake Tahoe area ski resorts. A series of similar cut-off lows are expected to hit the region over the course of the upcoming Presidents' Day holiday bringing a perfect mix of comfortable temperatures, sunny skies and intermittent snow showers to bookend the three-day weekend.

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