Lake Tahoe South Shore 2016-17 ski season down to final 2 weeks |

Lake Tahoe South Shore 2016-17 ski season down to final 2 weeks

J.P. Kelsey |

With a little help from the latest snow, some area resorts are adding several more inches for the season. Sierra-at-Tahoe reached 604-inches; Kirkwood, 677-inches; and Heavenly, 648-icnhes. The 24-hour totals were 11-inches, 12-inches and 10-inches, respectively. These were the totals as of Thursday, April 13, and are expected to increase by several inches. With fresh powder and operations winding down for the season this month, now is the time to get on the mountain for your adventure fix.
Sierra's final day of full operations will be April 23, and there will be limited operations April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for customer appreciation day. Proceeds from the $35 ticket sales on customer appreciation day will benefit local youth and recreation programs.
Kirkwood will wrap up first, having its last day of full operations on Sunday, April 16. Heavenly will have full operations until Sunday, April 23, but will open again the weekend of April 28 through 30. Operations end for the season after April 30.
Heavenly will offer a round of pond skimming on Saturday, April 15, for those who brave getting a little wet. Registration will be at noon and the event begins at 1 p.m.
Kirkwood recently introduced its "Boxzilla" feature, where a series of boxes have been placed on the slopes for jumps and tricks. The boxes will be in place through Sunday, April 16.

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