Final weekend of operations for most Lake Tahoe resorts
For most Lake Tahoe ski resorts, this weekend will be the final one of the 2018-19 season.
With Easter aligning with the end of the season, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Diamond Peak, Northstar California Resort and Sugar Bowl Resort are hosting egg hunts and other family friendly events coinciding with the end of season.
Here is a rundown of just some of the area resorts closing after this weekend:
Kirkwood is open today through Sunday after shutting down Monday through Thursday. As of Friday morning the resort reported 590 inches of snow for the season.
Registration for the Easter egg hunt is Sunday at 8 a.m. The hunt starts at 8:30 with prizes awarded shortly after. Families also will have a chance to get a photo with the Easter bunny.
Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Easter egg hunt at Solstice Plaza starts at 10:30 a.m. with a pony hop race afterward.
The resort will officially close for the season after Monday’s customer appreciation day. The day includes $40 lift tickets, with proceeds benefiting local youth recreation and education in South Lake Tahoe.
Customer appreciation day runs from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a limited number of lifts operating. The last run of the season will take place at the top of Grandview at 2 p.m. Last call at the Sierra Pub will be 2:45.
Sierra-at-Tahoe reported a season total of 534 inches at its summit as of Friday morning.
North and West shores
Diamond Peak in Incline Village is going Hawaiian for its final weekend of the season. Saturday will feature a meet and greet with Lila Lapanja from 2-3 p.m. Early happy hour drink specials and live music will follow.
Sunday’s Clif Bar and Easter egg hunt on the slopes gets underway at 9 a.m. More live music and fun will follow throughout the day — the resort’s last of the season.
Diamond Peak has reported 448 inches of snow for the season as of Friday morning.
Northstar soared past its annual snowfall average of 350 inches with a whopping 601 inches of snow for the year. The resort will close out the season with the annual Easter Eggstravaganza.
More than 8,000 eggs will be scattered across the snow at the Village Overlook for an 11 a.m. hunt. Skiers and riders will then have one last chance to hop on the slopes for the final runs of the season.
After being hit with an amazing 624 inches of snow for the year, Sugar Bowl will finish the season out this weekend with the Tiki Pond Skim on Saturday, and Easter activities on Sunday. Sugar Bowl averages 500 inches of annual snowfall, according to the resort.
Boreal Mountain will end regular operations for the season this weekend, after receiving a season total of 586 inches.
The resort’s closing weekend includes the final Feel Good Friday of the season. Guests can ski or ride for a $25 lift ticket and $5 will be donated to the High Fives Foundation, which helps support the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes and provides resources to those who suffer life-altering injuries.
Boreal’s sister resort, Soda Springs, received 542 inches of snow this season, and will end the season after Sunday.
On the West Shore, Homewood Mountain Resort will spin lifts until Sunday, and will have a bonus day for passholders on April 22. Homewood received 610 inches of snow at its summit this season.
Granlibakken also will close its hill this weekend.
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is also open until Sunday. The downhill area has already closed.
Donner Ski Ranch will also remain open until April 28, and will then switch to weekend skiing for as long as conditions allow.
Sierra Sun reporter Justin Scacco contributed to this report. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.