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March 26, 2012
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Heavenly, Kirkwood extend seasons

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced Monday that, following recent storms, they plan to extend their ski and snowboard seasons.

"It's no secret that this has been one of the most challenging seasons on record," said Pete Sonntag, Heavenly's general manager, in a statement. "So we wanted to reward all the pass holders who stood by us this season, and create more opportunities for them to realize even more value from what was already the best pass product on the market."

Heavenly's closing day was slated for April 15, but the resort will now stay open Friday through Sunday the weekends of April 20 - 22 and April 27 - 29, weather and conditions permitting. Kirkwood will keep the same weekend-only schedule as long as snow conditions will support skiing and snowboarding, according to the statement.

Heavenly's operation will include the Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express, with a limited expert-only operation at Gunbarrel Express. Kirkwood plans to operate Chair #6, Cornice Express, and Chair #10, Wagon Wheel. For a full rundown of extended operations at Heavenly and Kirkwood, visit or

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Mar 26, 2012 07:32PM Published Mar 26, 2012 07:28PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.