Significant Terrain Opening for Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar

10 December 2019
LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Dec. 10, 2019 – This LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Dec. 10, 2019 – This week, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort will continue to open additional terrain prior to the weekend. Each resort has received more than 4-feet of snow in December alone, with Kirkwood receiving more than 6-feet of snow this month. Heavenly will open the California side of the resort on Wednesday, Kirkwood plans to open 100% of skiable terrain beginning Friday, and Northstar plans to add additional terrain on Mt. Pluto.
 
All projected terrain expansions are subject to change. For daily updates on terrain and mountain conditions, visit SkiHeavenly.comNorthstarCalifornia.com, and Kirkwood.com.
 
California is Heavenly
On Wednesday, Heavenly will open the California Lodge base area ahead of schedule, as well as additional terrain and chairlifts. Starting Wednesday, the resort will have more than 50 open trails on more than 1,200 skiable acres. Skiers and riders will have access to terrain off of the Canyon Express, Sky Express, Powderbowl Express and Patsy’s chairlifts. Heavenly’s Aerial Tramway and Gunbarrel Express will also open on Wednesday, providing guests uphill and download access as there will be no skiing or snowboarding access to the base of California Lodge. The resort has received 109-inches of snow so far this season, and now is offering skier services from Heavenly Village, Stagecoach Lodge and California Lodge.
 
100% Send at Kirkwood
On Friday, Kirkwood plans to open the entire mountain and potentially be the first resort in the Tahoe Basin to offer access to 100% of skiable terrain. Kirkwood currently has all terrain on the front-side of the resort open, including famed terrain off Chair 10 with access to the Wall and the family-focused Timber Creek base area. On Friday, the resort will open back-side terrain and the popular Devil’s Corral area. Kirkwood has received more than 10-feet of snow this season, including more than 6-feet of snow to start the month of December, and leads the way for snowfall at California resorts with a total of 125-inches for the season.
 
On Saturday, the resort will host the seventh annual #KirkwoodDeep Rider’s Awards. The free event begins at 4 p.m. and brings together skiers and riders for a night of ski films, friendly competition and community connections. Event details available at Kirkwood.com.
 
True North
Northstar currently has 51 open trails on more than 1,100 skiable acres and has been consistently expanding terrain to begin the season, including top-of-mountain access via the Comstock Express. On Friday, the resort plans to open additional terrain via the Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlift and the resort’s Cross-Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center. Northstar Terrain Parks currently has more than 20 rail features and five jumps across Pinball and Pipeline. On Friday, Northstar will also start the daily tradition of tost, a bubbly experience at Lake Tahoe’s only ski up bar. The resort has received 110-inches of snow this season and will continue to open additional terrain as soon as safe and ready to do so.
 
All projected terrain expansions are subject to change. For daily updates on terrain and mountain conditions, visit SkiHeavenly.comNorthstarCalifornia.com, and Kirkwood.com.
 
California is Heavenly
On Wednesday, Heavenly will open the California Lodge base area ahead of schedule, as well as additional terrain and chairlifts. Starting Wednesday, the resort will have more than 50 open trails on more than 1,200 skiable acres. Skiers and riders will have access to terrain off of the Canyon Express, Sky Express, Powderbowl Express and Patsy’s chairlifts. Heavenly’s Aerial Tramway and Gunbarrel Express will also open on Wednesday, providing guests uphill and download access as there will be no skiing or snowboarding access to the base of California Lodge. The resort has received 109-inches of snow so far this season, and now is offering skier services from Heavenly Village, Stagecoach Lodge and California Lodge.
 
100% Send at Kirkwood
On Friday, Kirkwood plans to open the entire mountain and potentially be the first resort in the Tahoe Basin to offer access to 100% of skiable terrain. Kirkwood currently has all terrain on the front-side of the resort open, including famed terrain off Chair 10 with access to the Wall and the family-focused Timber Creek base area. On Friday, the resort will open back-side terrain and the popular Devil’s Corral area. Kirkwood has received more than 10-feet of snow this season, including more than 6-feet of snow to start the month of December, and leads the way for snowfall at California resorts with a total of 125-inches for the season.
 
On Saturday, the resort will host the seventh annual #KirkwoodDeep Rider’s Awards. The free event begins at 4 p.m. and brings together skiers and riders for a night of ski films, friendly competition and community connections. Event details available at Kirkwood.com.
 
True North
Northstar currently has 51 open trails on more than 1,100 skiable acres and has been consistently expanding terrain to begin the season, including top-of-mountain access via the Comstock Express. On Friday, the resort plans to open additional terrain via the Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlift and the resort’s Cross-Country, Telemark and Snowshoe Center. Northstar Terrain Parks currently has more than 20 rail features and five jumps across Pinball and Pipeline. On Friday, Northstar will also start the daily tradition of t?st, a bubbly experience at Lake Tahoe’s only ski up bar. The resort has received 110-inches of snow this season and will continue to open additional terrain as soon as safe and ready to do so.
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