Northstar California™ Resort to Host ‘S’moresapalooza’ This Weekend

12 January 2012
Resort Guests Invited to Participate in a Mass S’mores Roast, S’mores Eating and S’mores Stacking Contests in the Village at Northstar™ This Sunday
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Jan. 12, 2012 – Northstar California Resort is calling all s’mores enthusiasts to participate in S’moresapalooza in the Village at Northstar this weekend. An event first at Northstar, S’moresapalooza will feature a s’mores eating contest, s’mores stacking contest – to see who can build the largest s’mores stack – and a mass s’mores roast around the fire pits in the Village at Northstar. Resort guests are invited to participate in the festivities, scheduled to take place in the afternoon on Sunday, January 15.
“Our guests continue to tell us that they’re enjoying being here thanks to the amount of terrain we have open on the mountain, as well as the variety of activities available for them to enjoy in the Village at Northstar,” said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar. “We thought it could be fun to take advantage of the fire pits that surround the skating rink in the Village at Northstar and the s’mores tradition that’s been developed at Northstar. With the activities we have planned, we have to warn you – this is going to be fun to watch, and it will get messy!”
Sunday’s S’moresapalooza activities include:
S’mores Eating Contest
3:30 p.m. on the Village Stage
The festivities will kick off with a s’mores eating contest. Featuring the “6,310’ S’mores” from TC’s Pub in the Village at Northstar, contestants will be timed on the quantity of s’mores they’re able to consume. Dubbed the “nachos of s’mores,” the 6,310’ S’mores contain piles of grahams, marshmallows, chocolate, all melted, with dollops of ice cream on top. Three rounds of contestants featuring different age groups will have two minutes each to consume as much as they can before a winner is named.
S’mores Stacking Contest
3:45 p.m. on the Village Stage
Those who think they have stacking skills are invited to test their abilities in the s’mores stacking contest. The largest tower of s’mores created in three minutes will take the prize, with contestant teams of two required to stack in order – graham, chocolate, marshmallow, graham, and so on – until time runs out!
Village S’mores Roast
4:00 p.m. throughout the Village at Northstar
All guests in the Village at Northstar Sunday afternoon will be invited to participate in the Village S’mores Roast – possibly the largest s’mores roast to ever take place in North Lake Tahoe! Complimentary s’mores-making materials will be distributed to resort guests so they can take part in the s’mores tradition at Northstar around one of the 12 fire pits in the Village at Northstar.
Guests can sign up to participate in the s’mores eating and s’mores stacking contests starting at 2:45 p.m. on Sunday by the stage in the Village at Northstar. Contest participation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All resort guests are invited to participate in the Village S’mores Roast. S’mores-making materials will be provided to all interested guests on a first-come, first-served basis.
Known for its high concentration of fire pits, variety of activities and family friendly atmosphere, Northstar has become a favorite of those looking to reconnect with family and friends in the mountains. For more information about the S’moresapalooza activities this weekend, visit
Thanks to continuous investments in its snowmaking system, Northstar continues to offer the most open terrain and best snow conditions in North Lake Tahoe, featuring more than 25 open trails – more than 15 miles of trails – accessed by 15 lifts, more than 20 terrain park features, lift-served snow tubing, snowshoeing and more. The resort continues to open additional terrain for skiers and riders to enjoy, and has offered top-to-bottom skiing and riding since before the Thanksgiving holiday. For the most up-to-date conditions information, visit
The most economical way for skiers and riders to enjoy Northstar this season is to take advantage of the Lowest Price Guarantee on lift tickets. When purchased seven days in advance online at or through Vail Resorts Central Reservations, guests are guaranteed the price will be the lowest available for that day – and significantly lower over the holiday period – compared to the window rate.
For more information about Northstar, visit or call 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784).
About Northstar California Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit
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Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resort properties of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone mountain resorts in Colorado, and the Heavenly Ski Resort and Northstar California in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort property and hotel company, manages casually elegant properties. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is and consumer website is

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