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Push is on to spread word about snow depth at South Shore ski resorts

The New Year brought a series of storms delivering up to 11 feet at South Shore Lake Tahoe ski resorts Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe.


“This snowfall delivers a guaranteed ski base depth making way for a record breaking ski season,” said Patrick Kaler executive director of Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Ski conditions today and throughout the week will be fantastic with all the fresh snow, open roads and clear blue skies.”


For the most up-to-date information on snow fall, ski conditions, mountain base depths and roads, please check area ski resort Web sites or call snow phones: 

Heavenly Web Cams or call (775) 586-7000

Kirkwood Web Cams or call (209) 258-3000

Sierra-at-Tahoe Web Cams or call (530) 659-7475

Please check Caltrans Web site for up-to-minute road conditions:

http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist3/departments/mtce/chaincontrlmp.htm or call 1-800-427-7623 or 916-445-7623. For road conditions in Nevada, check with Nevada Department of Transportation: http://www.nevadadot.com, call (877) 687-6237.


The Ski and Ride School offers special all-day powder clinics designed to unlock the secrets of finding and conquering the pow. Includes a lunch credit, but no snow snorkel. Lessons starting at $115 and does not include lift ticket. Info: http://www.skiheavenly.com


Powder skiing and riding can be intimidating to some people and that’s why Kirkwood and Burton Snowboards have partnered to create a first-of-its-kind powder progression program. The “Learn to Ride Pow” program is designed for new riders who want to experience deep powder. For dates, times and info visit: http://www.kirkwood.com


This week through Jan. 11 learn to ski/ride packages are available at Sierra and participants will receive a limited-access lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and a 2 1/2 hour beginner lesson for only $25. Packages must be purchased online and 24-hours in advance. Info: http://www.sierraattahoe.com or call 530-577-4760.


For information about lodging and ski packages plus headliner entertainment, winter activities, events, visit http://www.BlueLakeTahoe.com.


For information about South Shore Lake Tahoe, call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit http://www.BlueLakeTahoe.com.

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