Looking for discounted ski and snowboard gear? This might be a good place to find some Labor Day Weekend bargains.
Northstar California Resort will host its annual “Blizzard” Ski & Snowboard Sale Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, during which guests can shop through The Village at Northstar to save up to 70 percent on apparel, skis and snowboards, boots and more.
Additionally, Labor Day marks the final opportunity to receive a 2014-15 season pass at the early rate. HeavenlyMountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort offer season pass choices starting at $409 with six “Buddy” tickets. The Tahoe Local, Tahoe Value, and Epic season passes offer access to the most terrain and best conditions in the region with fewer restrictions than other resorts’ season pass options.
“Labor Day holiday weekend is exciting at Northstar,” said Bill Rock, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Northstar California Resort. “With so many fun activities, the huge tent sale offering amazing deals and the season pass early-rate countdown, it’s a festive atmosphere and the best place to get ready for another great ski season.”
Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee.
Labor Day Weekend sale
The annual tent sale offers savings up to 70 percent on brands such as Salomon, Marker, Atomic, Völkl, Technica, Lange, Patagonia, The North Face, Scott, Smith, Spyder, Ugg Australia, Sorel, and many others. Blizzard sale hours are Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 30, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Monday, September 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Throughout the holiday weekend and Blizzard Ski & Snowboard Sale, Labor Day festivities at Northstar include:
Season Pass Early-Rate Sale – The Village at Northstar Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Labor Day is the last chance for skiers to purchase a season pass to the Best of Tahoe resorts at the lowest guaranteed price while having access to the most terrain in the region.
Offering access to Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, the Epic, Tahoe Local or Tahoe Value season passes. Season passes may also be purchased at EpicPass.com and NorthstarCalifornia.com.
Live Music on The Village Stage:
- Friday, Aug. 29, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Natalie Gelman
- Saturday, Aug. 30, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Tim Snider
- Sunday, Aug. 31, 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. – Matthew Szlachetka
Friday Fun Nights – Friday, Aug. 29, 5-8 p.m.
Family and friends gather in The Village at Northstar for complimentary kids’ activities while parents enjoy special cocktails and wine varietals while relaxing in the cabanas around the skating arena.
Pumps on Pedals – Friday, Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m.
The weekly women’s MTB ride for all ability levels, Pumps on Pedals invites women of all ages to join in the Friday ride at Northstar, receive complimentary coaching and tips, followed by Bikes & Brews social hour.
Northstar Wine Walk – Saturday, Aug. 30, 3-6 p.m.
Visit The Village at Northstar for the summer monthly Northstar Wine Walk. The ‘Sonoma Sampler’ features E.&J. Gallo Winery varietals pouring tastes such as MacMurray Russian River Pinot Noir in addition to J Rose, Mauritson Saugivnon Blanc, Butter Chardonnay, Stemmler Vin Gris, and many others.
Guests receive a commemorative wine glass to use at nine unique tasting stops throughout The Village. Savory bites, cheese plates and chocolate pairings are offered at several stations throughout the event. Tickets are available online or at the NorthstarSeasonPass office in The Village for $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the Wine Walk.
Northstar Brew Walk – Sunday, Aug. 31, 3-6 p.m.
Beer connoisseurs are invited to sample several craft beers throughout The Village during the Northstar Brew Walk. More than seven stops will feature beers from breweries such as Rubicon Brewery, Anderson Valley Brewing and Great Basin Brewing, featuring favorite crafts such as India Pale Ale, Sweet Grass APA and Milk Stout.
Guests are invited to wind down and lounge on The Overlook for the final stop of the Brew Walk to enjoy live music from Arnold Micham from 4-7 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the NorthstarSeasonPass office in The Village for $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the Brew Walk.
Tahoe Star Tour – Saturday, Aug. 31, 8:15-10:45 p.m.
Learn about the Sierra Nevada’s constellations, stars, planets, and vast celestial map during the Tahoe Star Tour, which includes a guided narration of the sky. View the sky through high-powered Celestron telescopes and relax with friends and family while sipping cocoa and roasting S’mores. Reserve tickets at NorthstarCalifornia.com.
For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.