Northstar California ski resort opens more terrain

Despite no new snow, Northstar California ski resort in Lake Tahoe has opened additional terrain for the Christmas holidays.

Northstar California announced Friday that it has expanded terrain on The Backside that now includes Drifter, a blue run accessible by riding the Tahoe Zephyr Express chairlift. The opening of the run connects the Backside Express chairlift. The new terrain provides skiers and snowboarders with access to The Backside on both intermediate and expert trails.

Northstar California in Lake Tahoe has 18 lifts running that access 41 trails.

With the addition of the new terrain, Northstar now is operating 17 of its 20 lifts that provides access to 41 trails.

Northstar will be celebrating Dec. 31 with the New Year’s Eve Fire & Ice Celebrations. The night includes the outdoor ice skating rink, cabanas, The Who cover band, an ice bar, and warm fire pits. The evening culminates with a fireworks show at 9 p.m. Tavern 6330’ transforms into Club 6330’ where the party continues for adults until 1 a.m.

Also opening more terrain this week was Sugar Bowl. The resort off Interstate 80 and the Donner Summit opened the Disney lift Thursday, accessing four more runs. Sugar Bowl is running nine lifts that have access to 31 trails.

Below is a look at what’s available at the region’s 14 ski resorts.

Alpine Meadows

  • 10 of 13 lifts operating
  • 35 runs open
  • 31-67-inch base, 28-62-inch season snowfall on top
  • Estimated adult lift ticket at window $159 (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located off Highway 89
  • Contact: 800 403-0206, www.squawalpine.com

Boreal Mountain

  • 3 of 6 lifts operating
  • 5 of 33 runs open
  • 18-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket, $74
  • Located off I-80 near Donner Pass
  • Contact: 530 426-3666, www.rideboreal.com

Diamond Peak

  • 6 of 7 lifts operating
  • 8 of 31 runs open
  • 36-48-inch base, 36-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket, $89
  • Located near Incline Village
  • Contact: 775 832-1177, www.diamondpeak.com

Donner Ski Ranch

  • 2 of 8 lifts operating
  • 20-inch base
  • Adult lift ticket $75
  • Located off U.S. 40 near Donner Pass
  • Contact: 530 426-3635, www.donnerskiranch.com

Granlibakken

Sugar Bowl ski resort opened the popular Disney chairlift Thursday, providing access to four more trails.

  • 20 of 28 lifts operating
  • 27 of 97 runs open
  • 18-inch base, 38-inch season snowfall
  • Estimated adult lift ticket at window $125 (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located at South Lake Tahoe
  • Contact: 775 586-7000, www.skiheavenly.com

Homewood Mountain

  • 4 of 8 lifts operating
  • 5 of 67 runs open
  • 7-inch base on top, 37-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket at window $70 (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located on Highway 89 on west shore of Lake Tahoe
  • Contact: 530 525-2900, www.skihomewood.com

Kirkwood Mountain

  • 13 of 15 lifts operating
  • 75 of 86 runs open
  • 26-inch base depth, 42-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket at window $95 (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located off Highway 88 near Carson Pass
  • Contact: 800 967-7500, www.kirkwood.com

Mount Rose

  • 8 of 8 lifts operating
  • 47 of 60 runs open
  • 18-inch average base, 72-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket at window $125
  • Located southwest of Reno, near Incline Village
  • Contact: 775 849-0704, www.skirose.com

Northstar California

  • 17 of 20 lifts operating
  • 41 of 100 runs open
  • 18-62-inch base, no season snowfall total available
  • Estimated adult lift ticket at window, $138 this week (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located off Highway 267
  • Contact: 530 562-1330, www.northstarcalifornia.com

Sierra at Tahoe

  • 7 of 14 lifts operating
  • 18 of 46 runs open, 14 runs groomed
  • 13-39-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket, $104;
  • Located off U.S. 50 near Echo Summit
  • Contact: 530 659-7453, www.sierraattahoe.com

Soda Springs

  • 1 of 4 lifts operating
  • 4 of 13 runs open
  • 20-inch base, 27-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket $50
  • Located near Donner Summit
  • Contact: 530 426-3901, www.skisodasprings.com

Squaw Valley

  • 21 of 29 lifts operating
  • 44 runs
  • 33-69-inch base, 8-64-inch season snowfall (on top)
  • Estimated adult lift ticket at window, $159 (fluid pricing, fixed price not available)
  • Located off Highway 89
  • Contact: 800 403-0206, www.squawalpine.com

Sugar Bowl

  • 9 of 13 lifts operating
  • 21 of 103 runs
  • 29-inch base, 62-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket $115
  • Located off historic U.S. 40 near Donner Pass
  • Contact: 530 426-1111, www.sugarbowl.com

Tahoe-Donner

  • 2 of 5 lifts operating
  • 1 of 14 runs open
  • 4-inch base; 12-inch season snowfall
  • Adult lift ticket $64
  • Located just north of Donner Lake off I-80
  • Contact: 530) 587-9444, www.skitahoedonner.com

 

 

 

 

 

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