Lake Tahoe Resorts Live Web Cams, Upcoming Events, Snow Report, Trail Maps, Public Transit Options

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Mt Rose is on record as the 1st Tahoe area ski resort to open for skiing/snowboarding on Nov 10 for the 2023/24 winter 😉

Tahoe Rideshare

Need a ride or offer a rideshare? If you are driving with empty seats in your car, offer a ride and get gas money compensation to offset your Lake Tahoe trip expenses. Meet ski, ride buddies in the process; some people made lasting friendships through our rideshare connection. SnowPals’ rideshare forum (since 1999) is over 8k+ members strong: working professionals, college students, retirees, and out of town visitors to Lake Tahoe. Connect SF Bay Area professionals for Tahoe Ride-sharing/carpoolingClick here for details, join us.

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2023/24 Projected Opening Dates Winter Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts Snow Totals, Trail Maps, Live Cams

Palisades Tahoe (aka Squaw Valley USA Alpine Meadows) is open | Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

Alpine Meadows Trail Map | Cam

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Boreal is open. Check their website for night skiing hours. Trail Map | Cam

Heavenly Mountain Resort is open | Trail Map | Live Cams | Conditions

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Sierra at Tahoe opens Dec 2 | Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

Kirkwood opens Dec 1 Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

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Northstar-at-Tahoe is open | Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

Sugar Bowl opens Nov 24 Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

Homewood opens mid-December Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

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Diamond Peak opens Dec 7 | Trail Map | Cam

Mt. Rose is open | Trail Map | Cam | Conditions

Tahoe Donner opens Dec 8 | Trail Map

Donner Ski Ranch opening date TBD | Trail Map

Bear Valley opening date Nov 17 | Trail Map | Cam

China Peak Nov 17 Trail Map

Dodge Ridge TBD | Trail Map | Cam

Soda Springs Nov 24 | Trail Map

Yosemite’s Badger Pass® Ski Area TBD | Trail Map

Mt. Shasta Ski Park Resort TBD Trail Map | Cam | Extended night skiing/riding hours 3:30 PM to 9:00 PM.

New to SnowPals? Join us to expand your circle of ski and snowboarding buddies. Attend our fun informal meetups to connect with skiers, snowboarders and backcountry ski/split-board enthusiasts close to you for Tahoe trips.



Learn to ski, snowboard deals, discounts

New to skiing, snowboarding and looking to find the best learn to ski, ride package deal which includes rentals, lesson and lift ticket? We put together a useful list of the best deals saving you time searching for them (feel free to share this page with family/friends to plan a ski trip to a Lake Tahoe resort).


One Minute Shred the POWDER GOPRO Video Contest Grand Prize Winner & Submit your video entry to our SECOND ROUND Video Contest

Congrats to Achal for winning our grand prize contest giveaway for our 1st round winner:


ROUND TWO SHRED THE POW 1 MINUTE VIDEO CONTEST: with back to back Sierra winter storms delivering mucho powder snow freshies, share with us your POV 1 minute POWDER shredding video!


NORDIC CROSS COUNTRY SKI, SNOWSHOEING AREAS

Granlibakken: is open
Tahoe XC: TBD – opening date TBD
Tahoe Donner: TBD
North Tahoe regional park nordic ski area: TBD; check website for list of areas
Royal Gorge Cross-country ski resort: is open
Other Nordic Ski Areas and snow parks/SNO-parks: TBD, visit goTahoeNorth.com

Granlibakken Resort TBD Trail Map | Cam

Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort TBD Trail Map

Spooner Lake Cross Country Ski Area TBD Trail Map

Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area TBD Trail Map

* Plan a Tahoe getaway: browse/book a Tahoe vacation rental or if you have a season pass, join a ski lease to set a new personal record for most ski and ride days.

* Rideshare to your favorite Tahoe resort and expand your circle of friends for POWDER trips using your Epic/Ikon pass to Utah, Colorado, Whistler, Europe, Japan, South America and other worldwide snow destinations.

Snow-sports Businesses Cross-marketing Opportunities

If you have a snow sports business or a business that compliments well with skiing, snowboarding, and/or our year-round pursuit of an active opt outside lifestyle, about cross-marketing opportunities that is mutually beneficial.

Guest Blog Writers

If you are good with the pen and like to share your experience and wisdom about the A to Z of snow-sports and/or have deep insights about Lake Tahoe in all its seasons, how we can add you as a guest blog contributor.

✔ Our first guest author is a resident of SLT: “Eight microbreweries in South Lake Tahoe SLT to choose from but here’s my Fave

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* Caltrans Road Conditions | Road Traffic Live Cams | Chain Control Advisory

* Discount Ski Bus Trips: one day, overnight, private small groups, corporate ski bus trips

* Join Tahoe ride-sharing / carpool to help reduce carbon emissions and share expenses

* North Lake Tahoe Public Transportation Information

Getting around Lake Tahoe Local Transit – linkingTahoe.com

At Lake Tahoe you can enjoy an abundance of local transit options on the North Shore, the South Shore, and everywhere in between. All public transit routes are now FREE to the user!

TART (Tahoe Truckee Regional Transit)
TART provides bus service along the North and West shores of Lake Tahoe, state Route 89 from Tahoe City to Alpine Meadows, Olympic Valley, and state Route 267 to Northstar and Truckee. TART runs at hourly and 30-minute service intervals. Find out when your bus will arrive with real-time information on Next Bus.

TTD (Tahoe Transportation District)
TTD offers daily service within Tahoe’s South Shore with regular connections to the Carson Valley and Carson City, Nevada. You can find out when your bus will arrive with real-time information on Transit.

TART Connect
TART Connect offers a FREE and easy way to leave the car behind. Enjoy curb-to-curb service and connections to North Shore destinations within three different zones. Download the app to book your trip today!

Lake Link
Lake Link is a FREE, on-demand shuttle which takes you to South Shore beaches, trails, entertainment, and nightlife. Catch the service between 7am and 9pm on weekdays and 7am and 10pm on weekends. Download the app to book your ride!

SKI RESORT SHUTTLES
Many of the ski resorts including Heavenly, Northstar, and Diamond Peak, provide free shuttles to get you on the slopes. Check the resort’s website to find schedules and pick up locations.

Mountaineer provides free seasonal transit within Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows for guests and residents. Download the app and call a ride from anywhere to anywhere within the two valleys.

Park, Ride & Recreate!
TART’s winter park and ride program provides free bus service to Olympic Valley and Northstar on weekends and holidays from Late December through mid-March.

TTD’s seasonal (Summer) East Shore Express provides a convenient and affordable way to enjoy a day at Sand Harbor. Learn more about the Park Tahoe Program and park-and-ride rates along Lake Tahoe’s East Shore.

HOTEL SHUTTLES
Many hotels offer free shuttles to major destinations in and around Tahoe. Check your hotel website or speak with a concierge to find out what services they may offer.

MOUNTAIN BIKING SHUTTLES
Flume Trail Mountain Bikes operates a seasonal shuttle, June through October, 7 days a week. The shuttle is FREE with a bike rental, entrance fee for the State Park is included. You can also take one of the hourly shuttles with your own bike. The shuttle goes from Flume Trail Mountain Bikes next to Tunnel Creek Cafe in Incline Village to Spooner Lake State Park. Then, you can ride your bike back to Flume Trail Mountain Bikes via the spectacular Flume Trail. The classic Flume Trail ride is 14 miles back to the shop/cafe and your car.

Flume Trail Bikes also offers shuttles to Tahoe Meadows to access the Tahoe Rim Trail on even days of the month.

Shoreline of Tahoe offers bike rentals and a seasonal shuttle service to several mountain bike trailheads.

Wanna Ride Tahoe operates a mountain bike and hiking shuttle service daily from 7am until 7pm. Priced per person, the service includes gear, snacks, water, and a ride!

* The above transportation information is provided by LinkingTahoe.com

PUBLIC SHUTTLES

TART (Tahoe Area Regional Transit)

Call 530-550-1212. Regular schedules run 7 days / week from 6:30 AM until 6:30 PM. TART service runs along 30 miles of the North Lake Tahoe shoreline including a shuttle between Tahoe City and Truckee via Hwy. 89. Buses equipped with bike racks in summer and ski racks in winter.

Truckee Transit

Call 530-587-751 for information. Buses run from 9 AM to 5 PM, no service between 1:15 to 2:15, Monday through Saturday. Service from Truckee Airport / Downtown Commercial Row / Donner Lake.

Ski Resort Shuttles and Schedules

– Free Ski Shuttle. Call 800-736-6365 for information. Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Homewood resorts: TART service offers weekend and holiday week schedule.

Night Rider Free Night Service

Call 530-546-2912 for information. Free service stopping at all TART public bus stops at night through the summer and winter with variable schedules.

TIMING YOUR BUS

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

There are free public transit fixed route service that covers the city of South Lake Tahoe, Stateline, NV, and Carson Valley.

Visit TART – Transit for the Tahoe Area

Information about the free SLT fare smartphone app, and phone number. This app is for the south shore casino/Heavenly area/east side of the city of South Lake Tahoe.

“Don’t have a smartphone? Call 530-494-0153 to book a ride.”

– Public bus service from and to South Lake Tahoe Airport
Tahoe Transportation District (TTD) has a bus stop located at the airport. The bus stop is on route 18X N.B. and E.B.

– BlueGO
BlueGO is a service of the South Tahoe Transit Authority, operated by the Tahoe Transportation District (TTD). BlueGO provides fixed route, demand response, sky shuttles, seasonal trolley service, and commuter express routes on the south shore of Lake Tahoe and to the Carson Valley.

– BlueGO operates seven days a week, 24 hours a day. For more information, please visit the Tahoe Transportation District website: https://www.tahoetransportation.org/transit/south-shore-services.

– Shuttle Service to & from Reno/Tahoe international Airport
South Tahoe Airporter
(530) 544-5289
http://southtahoeairporter.com

South Tahoe Express
This luxury bus shuttle service offers nonstop service between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and South Shore casinos and hotel properties. There are 8 daily departures each way from Reno between 5:45 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. and from South Shore beginning at 3:30 a.m. and ending at 11:15 p.m. Purchase tickets through your travel agent, the Welcome Center at the Reno Airport and South Shore Casinos. $27.50 per person, each way. $49.00 round trip. Children 4-12 travel for $15.50 each way or $28.00 round trip with paid adult. CALL 866-898-2463

Amador Stage Lines
Busses for Airport Transfers, Casino Trips, Convention Event Shuttles, Golf Outings, Government contracting, Parties, Party Bus, Ski shuttles, Sporting events, Weddings, Reno ~ Lake Tahoe Bus Trips. 635 Ferrari-Mcleod Blvd. Reno, NV 89512 | 775-324-4444

Heavenly Ski Resort
During the ski season, this resort offers FREE fixed route shuttle service to most South Shore lodging properties. The shuttle runs between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Call for designated stops. 530-541-7548

Sierra At Tahoe Ski Resort
During the ski season, this resort offers FREE fixed route shuttle service to most South Shore lodging properties. The shuttle runs between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. daily. Call for designated stops. 530-541-7548

Please contact us if any of the above information is out of date or is incorrect; advance thanks. We rely on your feedback to provide Lake Tahoe area transportation options that are clear and accurate.

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Would you like to sleep and let a professional driver drive you to your favorite Tahoe resort? Book a discount SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski bus trip: one day and overnight bus trips. Enjoy a full day of skiing or riding; sleep on the way to Tahoe and watch movies on the return while enjoying complimentary snacks and drinks.



* Extreme cool POWDER Van Adventure shoutout to Chris Benchetler’s fluid style as a skier (athlete and an artist) and his journey to ski fresh powder as he travels around the West Coast USA visiting various powder destinations.

GoPro: Chasing POWder AdVANture with Chris Benchetler in 4K


* What’s it like to ski/ride Japan’s famous dry champagne powder?



This season pass gives you two days of skiing / riding in Japan among 18 other resorts across Alberta, Australia, British Columbia, Chamonix (France) and Valle Nevado (Chile), California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, New Zealand, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming. For 2018/19 season, this pass enables you to go where there’s POWder galore!


Caltrans Road Conditions, Road Traffic Live Cams, Highway Patrol Traffic Incidents Report, Chain Control Advisory, Tahoe Seven Day Weather Forecast

* Check to see when the next snow storm is in the forecast. Browse traffic and road webcams. Check Caltrans live feed.

* WINTER DRIVING TIPS

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/winter.html

* CHAIN CONTROLS

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cttravel/chain-controls.html

* Roads, Traffic – Check Current Highway Conditions

http://www.dot.ca.gov/cgi-bin/roads.cgi

* LIVE TRAFFIC CAMS

http://www.dot.ca.gov/video/

* CHP Traffic Incident Information

http://cad.chp.ca.gov/

* TAHOE ROAD LIVE CAMS

http://newtoreno.com/ca-i80-webcams-donner-summit.htm

* NORTH TAHOE LIVE CAMS

https://tahoetopia.com/webcams

* SOUTH TAHOE LIVE CAMS

https://tahoesouth.com/lake-tahoe-web-cams/

* Tip: before you drive to Tahoe, check Current California Highway Road Conditions & Traffic; Enter Highway Number(s)

Check weather forecast:

On the Beyond Tahoe Snow Destination ‘Bucket List’: where can you ski and ride at midnight, soak in a hot mineral water pool, then follow that up with soju shots and BBQ eats? Dragon Valley, South Korea – site of the 2018 Winter Olympics.

=== SoCal – Southern California’s/Eastern Sierra Ski Resorts ===

Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort  opens November 10, 2023 | Trail Map | Cam

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Mountain High Resort (located in the San Gabriel Mountains in Los Angeles County in California) opening date TBD | Trail Map | Cam

*All opening dates posted above are based on snowfall and could change. Check with the resort directly before you go for the most updated information.

Map of Lake Tahoe Area Ski Resorts

map source: unofficialnetworks.com

For a detailed listing of Tahoe ski resorts, check out our handy guide to all the Lake Tahoe area ski resorts! It’s the fastest way to scan lift ticket prices and compare the resorts to find the perfect one for you.

Looking to join a Tahoe ski lease? Browse our listing, or list yours.

Looking to buy gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Sale.

Save up to big on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for an REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

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SnowPals’ Annual SHRED THE POW ONE MINUTE POV VIDEO CONTEST

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SHRED the POWder One Minute POV Video Contest Submission

Page last updated: February 8, 2024

After 10 days of atmospheric river snow storms to Lake Tahoe resorts, the gloom and doom of November to late January is no longer, there’s elation in the air so SnowPals.org would like to invite you to join in the fun by participating in our annual Tahoe powder skiing, snowboarding POV video contest to win prizes for sharing your BLISS OUT shredding time.

First prize: Winner’s choice of omakase dinner set with SnowPals.org’s CFO (Chief Fun Officer) at Sushi Sam’s Edomata (218 E. 3rd Avenue), where Osamu Sugiyama has presided over the 10-seat sushi counter since the early ’90s. REVIEW: SUSHI SAM’S EDOMATA, SAN MATEO, CA or enjoy a wine, whiskey or sake flight with SnowPals’ CFO at Vintage Wine Merchants with delectable appetizers at Santana Row, West San Jose CA.

Second prize: Round-trip Ski Bus Day Trip of your choice to any Tahoe resorts (includes: A round-trip bus ride from SF Bay Area to any resorts on the Tahoe Ski Bus calendar, light on bus breakfast, and apres ski snacks, hot cocoa, adult drinks; gift cert expires 4/10/2024). In addition, you’ll receive a $25 resort credit for food or apres ski drinks to enjoy.

Third prize: $25 e-gift card for your choice of Starbucks Coffee, Peet’s Coffee or Philz’s Coffee. Why? Because waking up at 4am to get to Tahoe, we need that steaming hot black liquid aphrodisiac to get eyes wide open for the drive to Tahoe.

Tip: kick it up a notch by using a free online video editing software to edit and add music to your video before you upload it; ie. https://clipchamp.com/en/video-editor/

How to submit your 1 minute of shredding (skiing/riding) pow video to the contest:

1) Upload your one minute video to Twitter/X, Instagram, or Facebook; then make sure to tag SnowPals and at least one friend to be officially entered into the contest.

Alternatively:

Upload to YouTube and include this tag line:

SnowPals.org SHRED THE POW CONTEST VIDEO ENTRY” as part of the description of your video. Remember to include the date and resort or high Sierra backcountry you recorded this video at. Bonus points for detailing the description of the lift access/trail(s) you took to get to this alpine downhill skiing/riding run.

Instructions on how to upload your video to YouTube

2) to send us the direct YouTube link/URL to where your video is posted.

By submitting your video to SnowPals’ contest, you agreed to give SnowPals permission to share your video.

The SnowPals Team will pick the top three videos, from which we will run a poll for viewers to select the winners. The poll to pick the winners will run from March 1, and will conclude on March 7 at 11:59 PM PST. Winners names will be announced on March 8 before midnight on SnowPals’ X / Twitter feed.

View videos of our 2020 Ski/Ride POWDER Contest Winners

Powder skiing/snowboarding video contest selection process/rules:

One video entry per person. Videos must be recorded between Feb 1, 2022 until present day. Your one minute video recording must be at a Lake Tahoe/ Sierra Nevada ski resort or Sierra mountain backcountry. Videos must show a skier or snowboarder engaging in skiing/riding powder snow: either first person point of view POV recording (GoPro) or by a ski/ride buddy who has recorded you skiing/riding powder using an iPhone/smartphone.

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Get the inside scoop on Tahoe money saving tips such as which resorts to go for lift ticket deals, free birthday lift ticket, learn to ski, snowboard package deals, apres ski happy hour venues, etc at

http://www.snowpals.org/deals/daily-tahoe-tips/

* Join our fun informal happy hour meetups organized by SnowPals members to connect for Tahoe ridesharing (share expenses, help reduce impact to our environment, expand your contacts for ski & ride buddies).

* Plan a Tahoe getaway: browse Tahoe vacation rentals or those with a season pass, join a ski lease to set a new personal record for most ski and ride days.

* Book a SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski resorts SKI BUS trip: one day, overnight trips; also makes a great gift for holidays, birthdays, etc.

* Rideshare to your favorite Tahoe resort and for those who are holders of Epic Pass, Ikon Pass, Mountain Collective Pass, or other multi-resort season pass, connect for POWDER trips to Utah, Colorado, Whistler, Europe, Japan, South America and other worldwide snow destinations.

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Stunning Pano Lake Views at Diamond Peak by Incline Village Nevada on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe

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Stunning Panoramic Lake Views at Diamond Peak by Incline Village Nevada on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe

“Diamond Peak is a ski resort in the western United States, located within minutes drive to Incline Village, Nevada at Diamond Peak is located at 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451. Near the northeast shore of Lake Tahoe, the resort has 6 chairlifts, 27 runs, and 14 open glades/tree skiing on its 655 acres of terrain.” – Wikipedia

Hours:

Open ⋅ 9 AM to 4 PM Daily, check DiamondPeak.com website for holiday hours, snow report, trail map, live resort cams, lift tickets/season pass, special offers, rentals and ski, and snowboarding lessons. Read more about Diamond Peak.

SnowPals’ Exclusive Partnership with Diamond Peak Discount

Discount promo code exclusive to SnowPals.org – use “ SNOWPALS ” at checkout to take an additional $5 off the already-discounted online price of one-day lift tickets (for a total savings of $15 off window rates) when used at the online store. *The discount is blacked out during our holiday “peak” periods including Jan. 13-15 & Feb. 17-25, but otherwise works every day of this season (valid on 1-day tickets only).

There’s a place to enter discount codes during the checkout process.

Phone: (775) 832-1177

Resort Stats:

Top elevation: 8,540 ft (2,603 m)
Number of trails: 30
Lift capacity: Crystal Express – 4 Lakeview Quad – 4 Lodgepole – 4 Ride Run – 2 Red Fox – 2 School House – 1
Vertical: 1,840 ft (561 m)
Skiable acres: 655 skiable acres diamondpeak.com
Longest run: 2.5 miles (4.0 km)
Lift system: 6 chairlifts 1 surface lift
Skiable area: 655 acres (2.65 km2)

“Diamond Peak is located above Incline Village, Nevada, on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The Tahoe area offers the highest concentration of ski resorts in North America, from world-famous names to hidden gems like Diamond Peak (known for breathe-taking pano lake view runs perfect for photography with loved ones too); Diamond Peak is a community-owned resort known for having Tahoe’s best view, best value, and a friendly atmosphere that skiers and riders looking to avoid the long lines on weekends/holidays and the big corporate resorts aloofness.

Feel free to reach out to Diamond Peak resort, ski patrol, and our Human Resources department for any questions and inquiries. We look forward to connecting with you!” – Diamond Peak

Diamond Peak YouTube Channel

Address: Diamond Peak is located at 1210 Ski Way, Incline Village, NV 89451

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Saving the Planet One Rider At A Time

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By Vicki Olds, aka Shibumi – “Snowpals Reporter At-Large”

SnowPals is making a difference; saving our planet and particularly the Lake Tahoe Basin, one ride-share at a time.

“Did you know there are 1 billion cars in the world?  Unfortunately, we’re set to double this in the next 10 years.  Each shared car takes 13 cars off the road (on average).  You can make a difference by sharing a car.”  — getaround.com

Since 1999, SnowPals members have ride-shared from the Bay Area to Lake Tahoe and back at least 5,100* times (this is a conservative estimate*).  For an average 400-mile round-trip to/from Tahoe in a vehicle that gets 28 miles per gallon average highway miles will burn 14.3 gallons of gas.  A gallon of gasoline burned releases 20 pounds of CO2 into the air.  By carpooling, each rider, in addition to the driver, represents 14.3 gallons of gasoline saved from being burned — or 286 pounds of carbon dioxide per round trip!

“Let’s break down how CO2 is produced: a gallon of gasoline weighs about 6 pounds. Roughly 90% of that mass is carbon or about 5.5 pounds.  When that carbon is burned one atom of carbon, C, combines with two molecules of oxygen, O2, to form carbon dioxide, CO2.  One molecule of CO2 weighs about 3.5 times as much as an atom of carbon, so that 5.5 pounds of carbon burned results in about 20 pounds of CO2.”

— U.S. Energy Information Administration, http://www.eia.gov/tools/

High Five yourself, SnowPals’ rideshare participants.  Together we have saved the planet from 1,458,600 pounds of carbon dioxide pollutants!

To calculate how much carbon pollution you contribute to the planet, annually, use the energy calculators at Infinite Power (gee, those Texans are really serious about oil): http://www.infinitepower.org/calc_carbon.htm

Plus, think about how much you have saved in gasoline expenses by offering to share your vehicle with a snow rider or two.  At 5,100 SnowPal ride-shares, times 14.3 gallons, times the price of a gallon of gas … that’s no small change.  In fact, that would be $218,790 in total per snow season that did not go to Big Oil if you had paid $3/gallon at the pump.

And, how many of us have made friends along the way?  Or shared a meal and a drink, or two, after the slopes … That’s the non-tangible perks of ridesharing so we at SnowPals encourage you to rideshare / carpool to and from Lake Tahoe resorts as much as possible and to forward this piece to folks you know who goes to Tahoe often but mostly drive solo – advance thanks in helping us preserve our natural environment for ourselves and for generations to come.

* Median of 15 ride-shares/wk; with New Snow this shoots up to 30-35 ride-shares/week.  We’re saying that at least 4x/season when there’s a surge of snow riders looking for new snow.

Help keep our planet green, save money and expand your circle of friends by joining SnowPals to ride share to Tahoe area ski resorts and snow destinations beyond (SnowPals members’ in past years joined forces and resources to organize ski and snowboard trips via carpooling/ride sharing to Colorado, Utah and even British Columbia ski resorts).

Are you a local business? Please consider partnering with us to help increase awareness of SnowPals’ rideshare / carpool to help people pool resources to drive together to and from Lake Tahoe.

SnowPals’ mission is to enable SF Bay Area residents to pool resources to ride share/carpool to Tahoe resorts to reduce impact to our environment. We kick off the ski season with annual Kickoff Parties around the SF Bay Area.

We invite businesses to partner with us to help bring awareness to our ride-sharing offerings, and to encourage people who might otherwise drive solo to use our services to make new friends and to reduce their carbon footprint.

Individually we each can make slight carbon footprint reductions, and together we can make significant reductions that will help preserve our natural environment. Please consider partnering with SnowPals and we can also help local businesses with its marketing exposure.

For more about our ride-share program, please see: http://www.snowpals.org/info/tahoe-rideshare/

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Tahoe Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package Deals

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2017 – 2018 Ski Season Tahoe learn to ski and snowboard package deals and discounts for beginners to advanced

Lake Tahoe ski resorts offer learn to ski and snowboard deals and discounts for skiers and snowboarders through out the ski season with a few Tahoe resorts offering deals good on weekends and holidays.

Gather family and friends together to take advantage of these deals and introduce them to learn an enjoyable snow sports that will last a lifetime; plan a getaway; browse and book a Tahoe vacation rental.

Skiing and snowboarding can be an expensive sport especially for beginners without any gear but that doesn’t have to be true if you take advantage of Tahoe ski resorts introductory and promo deals. Discount learn to ski and snowboard package deals include ski / snowboard lessons, beginner’s lift ticket, and equipment rentals.

The Learn to Ski and Snowboard promos offer great value deals for children and adults who are first-time skiers to get started skiing and riding down powdery Tahoe scenic slopes without breaking the bank.

For last minute lift ticket deals, browse discounts at:

Best Tahoe learn to ski and snowboard deals:

(1) Boreal’s TAKE 3, RIDE FREE
Recognized as one of the country’s best beginner programs , this pre-paid package automatically enrolls you into the Take 3, Ride FREE program and includes (3) Single Day Half Day Lesson Packages and a FREE 2017-18 Season Pass on your fourth visit! What we like about Boreal Mountain resort is the fact that it is easy to get to with quick access off of Highway 80 on Donner Summit plus an added bonus of night skiing.

(2) Homewood’s $69 adult ski and snowboard first-timer packages
Homewood Mountain Resort offers the best learn to ski/snowboard deal in the Lake Tahoe region – for just $69. Sunday through Friday, non-holiday, first-timers will receive a half-day lesson package which includes an all-day equipment rental (helmet not included in package but available at an additional cost) and beginner lift ticket – It’s everything you need to make your first turns on snow!

Simply purchase your Learn to Ski or Learn to Ride package online, at least 2 days in advance of your desired lesson date to receive the special $69 price all season long.

What we also like at Homewood is their incredible lake views; skiing and riding down Homewood slopes gives you a breathe-taking view of the lake. Very beautifully scenic for a first timer. Romantic setting no less. 😉

(3) Learn how to ski or snowboard for just $99 when you book in advance at Alpine Meadows any day for ages 13+ thru March 30, 2018.

First time lesson package includes everything you need

+ Beginner lift ticket
+ Equipment rental (skis, boots, poles -or- snowboard, boots)
+ 2.25 hr beginner lesson

The advantage of learning to ski or snowboard on non-holiday weekdays is you’ll get more personal attention and with less folks at the resort, you basically have the whole mountain to yourself – less people on the slopes.

(4) Donner Ski Ranch offers perhaps the best deal all-around; even on weekends and holidays, the price is the same: adults, youths, and seniors can sign up for the learn to ski or snowboard deal package for $99 while child (ages 7-12) package is $79. Why pay the high price of big mountain resorts when you only need a bunny hill to learn on?

Designed for first-time skiers and beginners, our Learn to Turn package includes a restricted lift ticket, granting access to beginner terrain on the front of the mountain via the skiing moving carpet and chairlifts #4 and #6, ski or snowboard equipment rental package, and a 1.5 hour group lesson.

LESSON TIMES

9 am, 10:30 am, 12:30 pm, 2 pm

Lift tickets and rentals valid for full-day skiing and riding.
Anyone who purchases a Learn to Turn package may use the moving carpet to practice on one’s own prior to his/her lesson. Visit the ticket window to secure your space. Lessons will be offered on a first come, first served basis.

Looking to buy gear, skis, snowboard or snow sports clothing? REI is having their REI’s Winter Clearance Sale.

Save up to 50% on Cold Weather Clothing and Footwear. Plus Save 50% off or more at REI Garage! Shop early for the best selection. Free U.S. Standard Shipping on all Skis and Snowboards. Earn a $100 REI Gift Card when you apply for an REI Mastercard. Browse clearance sale items.

Discounted ski bus trips: check out the one day and overnight ski bus trip deals. Sleep on the bus, have a fun day of skiing and snowboarding and watch movies on the return bus ride.

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Cheapest Tahoe Lift Ticket Deal

 

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pic from Squaw Alpine resort

January 2016 brings back to back storms with over 4 feet of new snow in 7 days and more snow in the forecast; it’s the best snow in five years so get to your favorite Tahoe resort and enjoy skiing/riding or learn a fun new snow sport since it’s the most snowfall record in years; gather some family and friends together for a getaway(browse our list of Tahoe vacation rentals). Here are some great lift ticket discounts and deals..

What’s the cheapest Tahoe resort lift ticket deal?

For college students, if you are free to go skiing/riding on Fridays, Boreal offers the cheapest/best lift ticket deal at only $15. Ski and ride from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, enjoying the area’s closest ski resort right off Highway 80. Available for only College students and active duty military at Boreal. Must have valid I.D.

Not a college student? You can still get $25 lift tickets on Feb 5 and March 18, dubbed as FEEL GOOD FRIDAYS

Only $25 for anyone with $5 of that going back to either High Fives Foundation and Truckee Humane Society. Make sure to head to the Boreal Bar for an awesome after party with music, good times, and food specials.

Discounted ski bus trips: If you’re looking for a discounted ski bus from the SF Bay Area to Tahoe ski resorts, check out the discounted one day and overnight ski bus trips with pick-ups around the Bay Area. Sleep on the bus, have a fun day of skiing and snowboarding and watch movies on the return bus ride. You can add a learn to ski or snowboard package or book a round trip bus ride only if you already have a lift ticket or season pass.

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Tip: SF Bay Area Hyundai is running a promo where you get two free lift tickets to Bear Valley ($140 value) with any test drive.

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Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) Discount Lift Tickets in the Tahoe Area:

“Purchase a ticket and enjoy a day of skiing or riding all season long, non holidays. All proceeds benefit backcountry avalanche forecasting in the Lake Tahoe Region.

Sierra Avalanche Center has partnered with Tahoe’s top resorts to offer SAC Ski and Ride Days. Each of the participating resorts have donated lift tickets or trail passes to the Non Profit to support educational programs and the avalanche advisory.  When you purchase a lift ticket through SAC your money goes directly toward Know Before You Go avalanche safety education across the Lake Tahoe region.

SAC SKi & Ride Days are a great way to support our mission and enjoy a day of skiing or riding at your favorite Tahoe resort. Look for the yellow ticket button on the home page to learn about participating resorts and details. Once we sell through our supply the link will be inactive for purchase.” – updated on 1/14/16

Discount Lift Tickets to Homewood Mountain Resort

12/09/2015 to 04/24/2016

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Discount Lift Tickets to Sugar Bowl Resort – SOLD OUT

12/09/2015 to 04/17/2016
Sugar Bowl Tickets have SOLD OUT. Thanks so much for supporting usSupport the Sierra Avalanche Center by purchasing a discounted lift ticket for a day of skiing or riding…
Lift Tickets for Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood – TEMPORARLIY SOLD OUT

01/01/2016 to 04/17/2016
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2016 Skiing for Schools Tahoe

The participating resorts are offering skiers and snowboarders special discounted lift tickets and the opportunity to support education. One hundred percent of the lift ticket proceeds go to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities for our local students. Please see listings below for ticket details.  Updated: 1/14/16

Homewood

$50 lift tickets valid Sunday – Friday, all season, non-holiday (Dec. 19 – Jan. 3; Jan 16-18; Feb. 13-21; Mar. 25-28). Tickets will email instantly.
Click here for tickets

Tahoe Donner Downhill

$30 lift tickets valid Sunday – Friday, all season, non-holiday (Dec. 18 – Jan. 3; Jan. 15 – 18; Feb. 12 – 20).
Tickets on sale here Please allow up to 24 hours for ticket to be mailed. Tickets also available at Tahoe Dave’s

Tahoe Cross Country

$15 trail passes valid Sunday – Friday, all season, non-holiday (Dec. 26 -Jan. 2; Jan. 16-17; Feb 13-14). Passes at Alpenglow in Tahoe City, or email .

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows

$75 lift ticket valid from April 1 to end of season. Tickets go on sale March 1.

Northstar

$106 lift ticket valid all season, no restrictions. Online tickets are sold out. Thank you for your support!

Sugar Bowl

$50 lift ticket valid all season, non-holiday (Dec. 19 – Jan. 3; Jan 16-18; Feb. 13-21). Tickets are no longer available. Thank you for your support.

Royal Gorge

$15 Trail pass valid all season, non-holiday (Dec. 19 – Jan. 3; Jan 16-18; Feb. 13-21). SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support.

Tahoe Donner Cross Country

$15 trail passes valid Sunday – Friday, all season, non-holiday. SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support.

Purchase downhill ski tickets in advance at Tahoe Dave’s (Truckee, Kings Beach, Tahoe City).  Purchase cross-country passes in advance at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City.  A limited supply of tickets are sold on a first-come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts.  Tickets are not refundable. All Skiing for Schools proceeds are donated to Excellence in Education through your lift ticket purchase and the generous support of participating ski resorts. The Foundation would also like to acknowledge both Northstar and Squaw /Alpine for their generous $15,000 cash contributions in addition to the discounted lift tickets provided.  

For more information, please call 530-550-7984

 

Special lift ticket deals and promos for Tahoe visitors:

SQUAW VALLEY | ALPINE MEADOWS

Fly & Ski Free at Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Guests arriving by airplane can ski or ride the afternoon for free (and evenings during night operations). Present your same-day commercial airline boarding pass with a matching photo ID at the Guest Services & Sales Center at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows and receive a complimentary afternoon lift ticket valid from 12:30 – 4pm.

SIERRA-AT-TAHOE

Fly in and ski or ride free that same day at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort! Must present same day boarding pass and a valid I.D. to receive complimentary lift ticket. Lift tickets are valid Sunday-Friday, non-holiday* are non-transferable, not for resale and cannot be combined with any other offers or promotions.
*Holiday Dates include December 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016; January 16-18, 2016; February 13-20, 2016.

HEAVENLY

Fly & We’ll Buy at Heavenly
Fly into the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and ski that afternoon, for FREE! After all, Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong well after last call. You come here to go all in, and worry about sleep later. Present your boarding pass and photo ID at the Guest Service office to receive your free afternoon lift ticket, valid same-day from 12:30 – 4:00 pm.

KIRKWOOD

From the Plane to Powder!
Flying into Reno to enjoy the legendary snow and terrain at Kirkwood? Don’t throw away your boarding pass, bring it to the guest service office located in the Village Plaza the same day as your flight and we’ll set you up with a FREE half-day lift ticket! Please bring a photo ID with your boarding pass to redeem your half-day ticket which is good from 12:30 – 4:00 pm.

NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA

Flying? First Runs Are On Us at Northstar California
Flying to Northstar through the Reno-Tahoe International Airport? Show us your boarding pass from the same day and enjoy a half-day lift ticket on us. There’s no better way to shake out your travel legs than with an afternoon on the slopes. To redeem, simply show your boarding pass and photo ID at the Guest Service office to receive your free afternoon lift ticket, valid same-day from 12:30 – 4:00 pm.

MT. ROSE-SKI TAHOE

Ski the Day you Fly for only $37!
Present your boarding pass the day you arrive in Lake Tahoe (the day your flight arrives) and receive a $37 lift ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the Guest Services Office. Offer is valid non-holiday*.
*void holiday periods: December 19, 2015 – January 3, 2016; January 16-18, February 13-14, 2016.

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