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Lake Tahoe ski resorts have extended their operations well into the spring following record snowfall in February.

Skiers and riders rejoice! More than 50 feet of snow has fallen so far this season and the mountains could even get a bit more. An extended season has been announced by the area’s resorts, which means more bang for your buck for season pass-holders.

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will operate lifts in Squaw through July 7, which is just 8 days shy of their latest closing date ever on July 15, 2017. Last year, Squaw closed following Memorial Day weekend. Alpine Meadows will operate into May with its schedule dependent on both weather and the construction of a high-speed chair lift that will replace Hot Wheels.

The serious

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Snowsport enthusiasts are patiently waiting for the powder to fall on Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts. Here’s all that’s new for the 2018/2019 season.

Believe it or not, ski season has begun in the Tahoe region and the hopes for another long and strong winter are high. Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe opened limited terrain the weekend of October 19 for season-pass holders and plans to reopen to the public this weekend (October 26) with limited terrain. Mt. Rose is usually the first to open due to its area-high base elevation of 8,260 feet.

Last year we had a weaker snow season overall in the greater Reno-Tahoe area, but Mt. Rose still had 324 inches of snow which allowed its skiers to carve and glide down its 1,200 acres from October to the end of April. During the

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The fall views in Lake Tahoe are absolutely stunning this time of year and we have the best hikes to enjoy a picnic and the views.

The best hikes end with aged cheese, cured meats and other delicious picnic items. Before the snow begins to flurry, fall is a great time to get out and enjoy all the diverse beauty of the Sierra Nevada. The many different colors and the crisp, clear air pair perfectly with the clear blues of Lake Tahoe’s waters (and of course a snack). No matter your hiking level, the five below range in distance and difficulty so there is a hike here for you!

Lake Margaret

The hike to Lake Margaret is an out-and-back trail of about 4.6 miles. Located in the El Dorado National Forest, there are large granite rocks all along the

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Lake Tahoe has water so deep it could sink the Empire State Building and you still wouldn’t see the top. Combined with the surrounding tall mountains and ski resorts make Tahoe a winter paradise.

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Tahoe’s ski areas are all within easy reach of one another, our top three each have a distinct look, personality and audience. What’s great about those three is that they are all operated by Vail Resorts and can be ridden with one Epic Pass. Next month is the Epic Pass’s 10th anniversary and the program now offers access to 46 ski resorts in seven countries around the world!

There’s still time to get your Tahoe mountain high. Most resorts won’t close until early April (if not later, depending on the late season alpine

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Where there is snow, there is fun to be had. We have compiled a list of the best places to sled and learn to ski with the whole family!

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Tahoe’s major resorts have expert instructors which gives parents the opportunity to fly down the black diamond runs while kids learn snow-play skills and mountain etiquette. Each resort has programs directed towards different age and ability levels – and lessons for the parents too!

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows

Squaw Kids and Alpine Kids are two programs offered by the resort that set out to entertain and teach children in a supportive and secure atmosphere. Full day lessons with lift tickets and rentals run at $289. The base of Squaw Valley is also home to

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Lake Tahoe received seven feet of snow in just seven days.

Heavenly Ski Resort and Squaw-Alpine Meadows both received over 80 inches in the seven days totals that began on Valentine’s Day. The winter snow total for Heavenly is now approaching 550 inches.

Vail Resorts announced on February 22 in a press release that both Heavenly and Northstar will be extending their scheduled closing days by at least a week this year. The resorts will close April 30.

Other resorts in the area are even more ambitious. Squaw-Alpine plans to stay open until the Fourth of July this year. The large resort has seen some 565 inches of total snowfall this season – that’s over 47 feet.

“In 2017 alone, since January 1, we’ve had 460 inches,” said Sam Kieckhefer, a

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The snowpack of Lake Tahoe is reaching record-breaking numbers.

In just 5 days, Lake Tahoe saw 8 feet of snow. At 7,000 feet, meteorologists say that 237 inches have fallen this month alone. This beats the 1973 record of 159 inches of snow that fell in ALL of January that year. Overall, the snowpack at this elevation has gotten 80% of the season average. Since we’re only 43% of the way through the ski season, snow enthusiasts are excited.

There’s even more snow at higher elevations and the legendary ski resorts that surround the lake on all sides. So far this winter, Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is boasting over 461 inches of snow. The average snow that Mt. Rose sees in a season is typically around 350 inches. The resort lies at a base elevation of 8,260

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Lake Tahoe area ski resorts are ramping up for a big winter.

Last season, chairlifts in Tahoe were turning for nearly seven months making one of the longest ski season in recent memory. This year resorts around the area are ready for another big season with ongoing capital improvements, new VIP services and air service.

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport will be adding additional air service with nonstop flights this winter from New York, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, Long Beach and other major gateway cities. Did you know that the airport has never experienced closure due to snow? This is good news for all the ski bums trying to get here, or for locals trying to get away for the holidays. In addition, The Reno-Tahoe Airport has recently undergone

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