Fresh Foot of Snow Blankets Northstar California

01 November 2013
Snowmaking Efforts are Underway for a November 22, 2013 Resort Opening
Twelve inches of snow fell at Northstar’s summit overnight and, with 10 inches recorded at mid-mountain, mountain managers say the snow is setting a solid base for the ski season, still nearly a month away. Click here to see pictures of the new snow.
“Winter is here,” said Director of Mountain Operations Jim Larmore. “The conditions are allowing us to start making snow a little earlier than we’d planned to. We’re firing up the snowmaking guns today to compliment the natural snow this storm has brought so we can take full advantage of our systems.”
Northstar has the largest snowmaking system on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe,. Scheduled to open Friday, November 22, skiers and riders can look forward to the resort’s reliable early season conditions.
Snowfall is predicted to continue throughout today and tomorrow, with a winter storm advisory in effect throughout the day in the greater Lake Tahoe area.
Those who haven’t yet bought a season pass can still do so at  Featuring the best season pass deal in Lake Tahoe, the Tahoe Local Pass is currently priced at only $479.  A wide variety of pass options at Vail Resorts are still currently available.
Epic Pass Adult: $729
Child: $379
Unlimited access to 12 resorts and five free days at Verbier Switzerland, Arlberg Austria and Les 3 Vallées, France.  Access includes 26 resorts in four countries.
Epic Local Pass Adult: $569
Teen: $429
Child: $289
Access to all Vail Resorts in the US with limited restrictions. $52 pass holder tickets available for purchase during blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood and $65 at Canyons. 
Tahoe Local Pass Adult: $479
Teen: $369
Child: $229
Unlimited access to Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood.
Tahoe Value Pass Adult: $439
Teen: $329
Child: $219
Senior: $329
Access to Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood with limited restrictions.
For the lowest guaranteed price on lift tickets, skiers and riders should buy online in advance.  The 3-day advance purchase is available through any of Vail Resorts’ Official Ticket Outlets and online at   
For the best price on early season lodging, trip planners should book by Opening Day to save up to 30 percent.  Details on all lodging deals and vacation packages can be found here
About Northstar California Resort
Northstar California™ is home 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, 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

About Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)
Vail Resorts, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. The Company's subsidiaries operate the mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone in Colorado; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in the Lake Tahoe area of California and Nevada; Canyons in Park City, Utah; Afton Alps in Minnesota and Mt. Brighton in Michigan; and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company's subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort 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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