Fall Event Line Up at Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort Includes North Lake Tahoe Annual Favorites

22 August 2011
Lake Tahoe Music Festival, Pacific Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, Autumn Food & Wine Festival and Popular Mountain Bike Events Round Out Summer in the Mountains
TRUCKEE, Calif. – Aug. 22, 2011 – As the fall season approaches, there’s no shortage of special events on tap at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort near Lake Tahoe, California. In addition to ongoing resort activities such as downhill and cross-country mountain biking, hiking, golfing, roller skating, horseback riding and more, visitors to North Lake Tahoe won’t want to miss out on upcoming events that include:
Lake Tahoe Music Festival: Michael Bolton, Aug. 25 – The Village at Northstar will serve as host to the final concert of the 29th Annual Lake Tahoe Music Festival on Thursday, Aug. 25 featuring a performance by Grammy award-winning recording artist, Michael Bolton. General admission ($45) and preferred tickets ($70) are still available for this intimate performance. To purchase tickets, please visit www.northstarattahoe.com.
Pro Gravity Tour, Aug. 26-28 – This season, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort will welcome the return of the 2011 Pro Gravity Tour, a pro mountain bike “gravity” event sanctioned by USA Cycling.
Wine Walk, Aug. 27 – A summer favorite, the Village at Northstar Wine Walk series will conclude Saturday, Aug. 27 featuring Ferrari-Carano winery. Open to guests ages 21+, the Wine Walk will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tickets include wine tastings and light food at a variety of stations throughout the Village at Northstar and a commemorative wine glass. Tickets are available for purchase for $25 online or at the Tickets & Season Pass office in the Village at Northstar in advance, or $30 at the door.
Arts & Crafts Festival, Sept. 2-4 – Labor Day weekend, North Lake Tahoe area visitors are invited to enjoy the Pacific Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in the Village at Northstar featuring more than 60 professional artists who will showcase their collectible work in a variety of different media including jewelry, sculpture, paintings, ceramics, photography and more.
Autumn Food & Wine Festival, Sept. 9-11 – The Village at Northstar welcomes the return of a fall favorite – the 26th Annual Lake Tahoe Autumn Food & Wine Festival. Visitors will enjoy three full days of food, a grape stomp, wine walks, seminars, cooking demonstrations, live music, kids activities and more, culminating with the grand tasting on Sunday, Sept. 11. For more information, visit www.GoTahoeNorth.com.
Tara Llanes Classic, Sept. 24-25 – Severely injured while racing in Colorado in 2007, professional mountain bike racer, Tara Llanes has not only made impressive strides in her own recovery, but has created an organization to help offset the hospital bills for other mountain bike athletes recovering from serious injury. Proceeds of the Tara Llanes Classic support the Tara Llanes Road to Recovery Fund and the Reeve-Irvine Research Center to find a cure for spinal cord injury. In addition to the mega DH race, this year’s event will include a cross-country race, kid’s race, bike clinics, a film premiere, raffles and more.
For those interested in visiting Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort this fall, Stay & Play lodging packages start at just $80 per person, per night and include activities such as golf on Northstar Resort’s 18-hole golf course, mountain biking lift tickets or paddling on Lake Tahoe. For more information or to book a Northstar Resort vacation, visit www.northstarattahoe.com or call 1.800.GO.NORTH (466.6784).
For Northstar Resort’s complete calendar of events, please visit www.northstarattahoe.com.
About Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 95 ski trails spread across 3,000 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-at-Tahoe Resort 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 www.northstarattahoe.com.

About Vail Resorts
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-at-Tahoe Resort 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 across the United States and in the Caribbean. 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 www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.


Jess VanPernis
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