Pray for snow requests were heard loud and clear as Mother Nature dropped 8-12 inches of snow at Tahoe South resorts in the last 24 hours and it’s still snowing.

Snow on the lifts were a welcomed sight at Kirkwood Mountain this morning. Photo: Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Snow on the lifts were a welcomed sight at Kirkwood Mountain this morning.
Photo: Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Visit our ski shop and secure a pair of snowshoes to explore Lake Tahoe for the day. Or sign up for one of our guided snowshoe tours available as weather permits this winter.

The arrival has secured plans for more trails and terrain access at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood. Snowmaking efforts and December storms laid the foundation for quality conditions with top to bottom coverage. With a break in the high pressure ridge the outlook for more snow on the way looks better every day.

What’s on the radar

Looking ahead, ski resorts are gearing up for upcoming Valentine’s and President’s Day weekends as well as events, parties and competitions.

Heavenly Mountain Resort: High Roller trail is open with ski-through access to lower High Five. Located on Heavenly’s California side, this area is accessible via Sky Express and will feature groomed, rolling terrain. The opening of High Roller to High Five adds 16 acres and over a mile to Heavenly’s skiable terrain.

Sierra-at-Tahoe will host a special Winemakers Luncheon that includes Madroña Vineyard‘s varietals paired with mouthwatering entrees from 360° Smokehouse BBQ. The luncheon is $20 and is Friday, January 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Super Bowl Sunday at Sierra Resort – shred in the morning and then catch the game in The Sierra Pub with food and drink specials, games and prizes. Complimentary shuttles to South Lake Tahoe are available.

The California Repercussions (a.k.a. the Reapers) are a 45-70 piece band who will perform while skiing down the slopes off of Broadway run. The group will play rock-n-roll, pop, and jazz, and even some traditional band music Saturday, Feb. 15.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort: Lake Tahoe’s popular race series, the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, returns Feb. 22-23 with ski and snowboard competition in its purest form. The race is head to head action four at a time, top to bottom, down a wide open course over natural terrain and snow conditions.

The following weekend is the fourth stopover of the Swatch Freeride World Tour Feb. 28 through March 1. Sixty of the best big mountain skiers and snowboarders in the world will be at Kirkwood for the event, challenging themselves on the Kirkwood’s permanently closed section known as “The Cirque.” The competition can be viewed via live webcast at

February and March offer moonlight snowshoe tours and Expedition Kirkwood camps.

How will you enjoy the new snow during your stay at The Ridge Tahoe?

Nestled on a spectacular Sierra Nevada ridge above Lake Tahoe, and overlooking the breathtaking and beautiful Carson Valley, this 11 acre hotel resort offers year-round vacation rentals with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations. Complimentary Health Club, Indoor Sports Complex, Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Pools and Jacuzzis, Restaurant, Deli, Market, Full Service Spa and more are all on-site. Complimentary shuttle service whisks guests 5 miles to Lake Tahoe and casino nightlife.

The Ridge provides a variety of great Lake Tahoe lodging options with choices perfect for family vacations or romantic getaways. Options include deluxe hotel rooms, one and two bedroom condominium suites with full kitchens.

Summer offers an exciting array of activities on property and on Lake Tahoe. Our pool, spa, tennis courts, rock climbing wall and hiking trails are all a few minutes from your front door. Just down the hill are Lake Tahoe’s beautiful beaches, boating, paddleboarding and kayaking

. In the winter our Skier Express provides ski in / ski out access to Heavenly Ski Resort’s Stagecoach Chairlift. The Ridge Ski Shop can satisfy your entire ski and snowboard needs onsite, so you can quickly hit the slopes. We also offer a variety of classes and indoor activities when the weather doesn’t cooperate or you’re not up for tackling the great outdoors.

The Ridge’s expansive property is an ideal venue for weddings, meetings and reunions. We have a variety of meeting and gathering spaces that can accommodate groups from 10 – 200.

For your wedding day we have ceremony sites with breathtaking views and the experienced staff to help make it the perfect day. For your business meetings we have all the A/V and technical resources you require to maximize your productivity. For family reunions our variety of lodging choices and countless onsite activities make it the perfect location to bring everyone together.