Resorts hold tough but season ending |

Resorts hold tough but season ending

Susan Wood

As the last Tahoe ski resort to remain open after this weekend, Alpine Meadows announced it will close May 13.

On Mother’s Day, moms ski or board free, with the purchase of a children’s or teen-ager’s ticket.

That Sunday is not only mom’s special day, but it’s also Hawaii in Tahoe City.

The resort is throwing its Hawaiian Luau Weekend 2001 with hula hoops, Tiki torches, tropical drink specials and straw hats to keep the burning sun at bay. Alpine Meadows raffle prizes include lift tickets, snowboards, skis and goggles, among other items.

The ski area is also hosting its sixth annual Ski Nautiques/Gates and Wakes Competition May 12.

This event essentially involves skiing and boarding in the morning and wakeboarding or water skiing in the afternoon. It features top athletes in all four activities.

Alpine Meadows sports a 38-inch snow base at the bottom and 96 inches from midmountain up, the resort reported Thursday.

Adult full-day tickets are $25. There’s no half-day price. For children under 12, the price is $6. Teens pay $19. Seniors between 65-69 may get tickets for $16. The above-70 set pays $8.

The last days of skiing at Heavenly Ski Resort and Squaw Valley USA are Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

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