Heavenly and Northstar Announce Update to Start of 2016-17 Season
South Lake Tahoe and Truckee, Calif./Nev. –Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 – Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort announced today that the resorts will set new target opening days from Friday, Nov. 18 to Wednesday, Nov. 23. Shops, restaurants and activities in Heavenly Village and The Village at Northstar will open Friday, Nov. 18; Heavenly will offer scenic gondola rides and Ridge Rider Coaster tours Saturday, Nov. 19 and Sunday, Nov. 20.
“Heavenly and Northstar are committed to providing the best snow surface conditions at Lake Tahoe, and the added days for preparation will help to deliver the high-quality Opening Day ski experience that our guests expect,” said Pete Sonntag, senior vice president of mountain division and chief operating officer of Heavenly Mountain Resort. “National Weather Service shows an approaching trend for cold temperatures and snow, and our teams will continue to make snow at every opportunity. We’re looking forward to continuing with Opening Day preparations and for a terrific ski season.”
Kirkwood will continue with ski season preparations and looks forward to announcing its opening day as soon as possible following Heavenly and Northstar opening days. Heavenly and Northstar will provide daily updates prior to Opening Day at, and via respective social media channels.
Season passes to the Best of Tahoe resorts, Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain, are available for the ski season. With the recent addition of Whistler Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada, all 2016-2017 Epic Pass holders will receive five free days of skiing and snowboarding at Whistler Blackcomb. Tahoe Local Passholders will receive five free days in Colorado and Utah this winter season with holiday restrictions.  Visit EpicPass.comfor all Epic Pass options and purchases.
About Best of Tahoe Resorts
Collectively, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort offer guests unmatched variety, the highest standard of guest service, the most terrain with 10,270 skiable acres, and access to the region’s finest snow surface conditions through state-of-the-art snowmaking and acclaimed natural snow depth. The Best of Tahoe resorts, subsidiaries of Vail Resorts, Inc., represent the essence of Lake Tahoe’s most famed characteristics – including Heavenly’s unrelenting, high-energy party atmosphere, Northstar’s renown for relaxed California luxury and Kirkwood’s prized bounty of authentic, big-mountain terrain and prodigious snow depth. Each resort’s unique characteristics complement one another and combine to offer skiers and riders the Best of Tahoe experience.

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