Northstar-at-Tahoe aims to open for the season Nov. 21. Cold temperatures in late October allowed the resort to fire up snowmaking guns weeks earlier than usual and bump up the targeted opening date.
"Thanks to the cooperation of Mother Nature, this is the earliest we've turned our snowmaking system on in the past 15 years," said John Loomis, Northstar's Director of Operations. "The cold temperatures in the forecast will permit us to continue our snowmaking efforts and offer guests access to a wide variety of terrain once we open."
Northstar-at-Tahoe's extensive snowmaking system allows for coverage on 50 percent of the resort's terrain. New snowmaking lines were added last summer to the beginner instruction area and the ski-in/ski-out access to the Ritz-Carlton Highlands.
The resort also invested for this winter in three new grooming machines. One of the machines - a so-called "Beast" - is designed to reduce the time and fuel needed to maintain the snow surface.
Northstar plans to operate daily Nov. 21 through Apr. 18, conditions permitting. The resort will announce details on early season operation schedules and services prior to opening day.
Skiers and riders who book their lodging by Dec. 15 can stay for $99.75 per person per night. The offer, which is based on double occupancy, includes two lift tickets per room per night.
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