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Resorts ban smoking on property

Local resorts have banned smoking on their mountains for the summer.

Due to the high threat of forest fire at Lake Tahoe, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort have also banned smoking, as well as instituted other precautionary measures, including banning vehicles from parking on vegetation and banning open flames, such as lighters and stoves, and fireworks.

At Heavenly, smoking is prohibited in all areas of the mountain, including all activities related to the Gondola, Tamarack Express and Adventure Peak, as well as weddings and special events at the Aerial Tram and Lakeview Lodge.

At Northstar, smoking is prohibited in all areas of the mountain, including all facilities at the resort. Smoking is only allowed in designated areas within the Village at Northstar.

At Kirkwood, smoking is prohibited in all areas of the mountain, including all company facilities at the resort.

“We want everyone to enjoy their time on the mountain, but with the extremely dry conditions we wanted to be very aggressive in protecting our mountain communities,” Pete Sonntag, Heavenly’s general manager, stated in a press release.

Any guests who witness smoke or fire on the mountain are asked to immediately call 911 or notify an employee who can alert mountain dispatch.

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