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Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood Resorts Announce Extended Ski Season
28 February 2019

Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood Resorts Announce Extended Ski Season

After record-breaking snowfall throughout the Lake Tahoe region in February, the Best of Tahoe Resorts, including Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced plans today to extend the 2018-19 ski and snowboard season. Plans may change based on weather, conditions or US Forest Service approval.
Vail Resorts Announces Mountain Division Leadership Changes
19 February 2019

Vail Resorts Announces Mountain Division Leadership Changes

Vail Resorts today announced a number of leadership changes to take place in its mountain division this spring. Doug Lovell, vice president and chief operating officer of Vail Mountain will retire from his position effective May 1, 2019. Beth Howard, vice president and chief operating officer of Beaver Creek Resort, will succeed Lovell, while Nadia Guerriero, vice president and general manager of Northstar California Resort, will be promoted to vice president and chief operating officer at Beaver Creek Resort to succeed Howard. These changes will also occur on May 1, 2019, and the search for Guerriero’s replacement at Northstar will begin immediately.
Northstar California’s Summit Smokehouse Re-Opens With a Fresh New Look
07 December 2018

Northstar California’s Summit Smokehouse Re-Opens With a Fresh New Look

The Summit Smokehouse at Northstar California re-opens Dec. 14, 2018, weather permitting, after being renovated physically and conceptually to focus on a creative menu with simple, hand-crafted ingredients. The concept extends beyond the kitchen into the beverage station, which most notably hosts no single-use cups in alignment with the company’s Commitment to Zero.
Rusutsu, Japan Joins the Epic Pass for the 2019-20 Winter Season
03 December 2018

Rusutsu, Japan Joins the Epic Pass for the 2019-20 Winter Season

Vail Resorts today announced a long-term alliance with one of the most renowned resorts in the world for deep powder and tree skiing, Rusutsu Resort, located in Hokkaido, Japan, just 90 minutes from Sapporo and New Chitose Airport. Beginning with the 2019-20 season, the Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at the three unique, interlinked mountains that make up Rusutsu Resort.
Vail Resorts Introduces Emma, Your Epic Mountain Assistant, the World’s First Digital Mountain Assistant to Provide Real-Time Information to Skiers and Snowboarders
13 March 2018

Vail Resorts Introduces Emma, Your Epic Mountain Assistant, the World’s First Digital Mountain Assistant to Provide Real-Time Information to Skiers and Snowboarders

Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN) today introduced Emma, your Epic Mountain Assistant, the world’s first digital mountain assistant to help guide guests while on their ski and snowboard vacation at nine of the Company’s resorts. Emma is an interactive mountain assistant who uses artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) to answer a wide range of guests’ questions about their ski vacation. Emma will debut for the 2018-19 winter season at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Park City in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Tahoe; and Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada.

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The Bike Park Opens Early

The Northstar Bike Park is opening early this year! With recent rain (and a bit of snow), the dirt is wet and loamy, making for what could be the best opening conditions ever. We’ve be running Village Express (Big Springs Gondola is currently undergoing a retrofit, and will re-open in mid-June) as well as Zephyr ...

2014-15 February Snow Report

Tuesday February 17, 2015 Here at Northstar California Resort our snowmakers and snow surfaces team work hard to provide our mountain with the best conditions possible, regardless of what Mother Nature sends our way. Along with our natural snowfall, we ensure quality snow surfaces with the use of our state-of-the-art snowmaking systems on every zone of the ...

Northstar Gear Guide

As you prepare for your trip, we know you’re on the hunt for the best gear to make sure you look and feel good in any weather. That’s why we’ve put together this custom gear guide, featuring gear that’ll give you the best possible experience at Northstar. Read on to learn the ins and outs of each piece ...

Direct Flights from NYC to Tahoe!

On January 13th, JetBlue announced it would offer direct flights from JFK International Airport in New York to Reno-Tahoe International Airport. This will be the first time daily non-stop service has ever been offered between these locations, creating a new thoroughfare for New York skiers to access Lake Tahoe and Northstar. This flight, which has ...

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