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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.

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Warm your spirits this holiday season with these six festivals in Tahoe and Mammoth.

South Lake Tahoe

Heavenly Holidays: A festival on the mountain! This fun celebration features a 16-foot interactive snow globe where the kids can get their photos taken with Santa. There will also be sleigh rides, ice sculptures, music and a New Year’s celebration with an outdoor concert, a gondola “ball drop” and fireworks.

December 18th – 31th @ Heavenly Village

SnowGlobe Music Festival: This uber popular event will feature three days of music in the heart of Tahoe. A New Year’s Eve celebration will kick off too as dozens of world-class musicians appear on multiple stages. Catch acts such as Above & Beyond, Diplo, Eric Prydz, Rezz,

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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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North Lake Tahoe is a stunner in all seasons and summer will not disappoint.

Lake Tahoe is known for it’s clear, summer nights and skies full of twinkling stars. Northern Nevada is blessed with more than 300 days of sunshine a year and this translates into blue-bird days followed by silver-studded night skies. When you see the stars reflected on the surface of the lake’s still, deep waters you will be stunned into silence. The sight is treasured by many and would enhance anyone’s love of astronomy. The universe holds so much beauty and you can join one of the many Lake Tahoe stargazing tours this summer to drink it all in.

Tahoe Star Tours has dates beginning on June 14 and running all the way through the summer until September 1. When you sign up,

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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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Find the adventure that suits your soul in Lake Tahoe.

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Divided between California and Nevada is Lake Tahoe, or as the indigenous Washoe Indians called it “The Lake of the Sky”. Whatever activities you’re into, the area holds adventure every day of the year. With the dozens of world-class resorts, terrain parks and backcountry for skiing, snowboarding and other snow bunny fun, winter is just a starting point for adventure-seekers. There’s also countless hiking trails for trekkers, mountain bikers and more – and we haven’t even gotten to the actual lake yet. Boat, sail, wakeboard, SUP, waterski and even surf on Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters.

Snow lovers rejoice! At the north end of Lake Tahoe,

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Over the weekend, the Tahoe Sierra ski resorts welcomed fresh powder to their slopes.

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Those resorts are counting down to the 2017-18 season. Sugar Bowl reported the most snowfall of 14” and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows was close behind at 12”. Boreal up at Donner Summit had 7” of powder and Mt. Rose reported 3-4”.

Lake Tahoe is more than just a ski destination – it’s a way of life. The beautiful alpine lake has produced many famous athletes. Olympic gold medalist Julia Mancuso grew up in Squaw Valley, also known as Olympic Valley and host of the 1960 Winter Games. She is the country’s most decorated female Olympian alpine skier and used to pass the Olympic rings that adorn the ski area entrance every other day on

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Reno-Tahoe has been chosen by the largest U.S. Bicycle Industry Trade Show as its new home.

Interbike is America’ leading cycling trade show and has recently created its very own Interbike Marketweek. The consumer festival will begin with a weekend getaway at the breathtaking Northstar California Resort in Lake Tahoe, followed by a trade-focused OutDoor Demo and moving into the Interbike trade show which will take place in Reno.

“We’re extremely excited about this move for a multitude of reasons,” said Pat Hus, Vice President of Interbike. “For the first time in a very long time, we’ve been able to hit the reset button on Interbike and OutDoor Demo and give the industry something new and fresh that we couldn’t do in our previous locations. With

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Lake Tahoe got so much snow, people are talking about skiing all summer into next season.

Andy Wirth, CEO of Squaw Valley, has proposed that the resort stay open through the Fourth of July weekend – if not all the way into the 2017-18 winter season. After the most snow in more than 20 years, some of the Lake’s ski resorts saw more 700 inches of snowfall.

“I’ll drop something on you that you may not be expecting,” Wirth told Truckee Tahoe Radio on April 15. “We are actually considering staying open through the summer and fall so it becomes the ’16-17-18 season. We’re taking a hard look at that. Maybe we spin Shirley [a lift on the mountain’s back side] through the summer, ‘cause there’s so much snow up there.”

August skiing at Squaw is

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