Some Tahoe ski resorts announce extended season

Some Tahoe-area resorts have announced they will extend their closing date this season.

Didn’t hit the slopes enough this year? Don’t worry – some Tahoe-area ski resorts will stay open longer this season.

Heavenly Mountain, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain resorts have announced they will extend their seasons by one additional week. New closing dates for the resorts are April 11 for Kirkwood and April 18 for Northstar and Heavenly.

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe has not settled on a closing date, according to Marketing Director Mike Pierce. He said the resort is typically open until the end of April, and a closing date will be announced in a few weeks.

Other Tahoe-area resorts, including Diamond Peak, Homewood and Sierra-at-Tahoe have announced tentative closing dates of April 11.

Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows is predicting a May 31 closure.

If you go to Heavenly, Northstar or Kirkwood during the extended season, here’s what you need to know:

Heavenly  

Heavenly will offer access to all-terrain levels via the Heavenly Tram, Gunbarrel Express, Patsy’s, Powderbowl Express, Sky Express, Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express. 

Heavenly’s California Lodge and Heavenly Village will be the two open base areas. On-mountain dining will remain open and rentals will be available. Ski and Ride School will offer limited private lessons. 

Northstar 

Northstar will offer access to all-terrain levels via the Big Springs Gondola, Vista Express, Arrow Express, Comstock Express and the Backside Express chairlifts. 

Limited food and beverage options will be available. Rentals will be available at True North, Village Ski and Snowboard and Burton. There will not be any Ski and Ride School lessons offered during the extended season.   

Kirkwood 

The Village and Timber Creek base areas will provide access to all-terrain levels during Kirkwood’s extended season. The rental shops at Timber Creek and the Village will be open. 

Amy Alonzo covers the outdoors, recreation and environment for Nevada and Lake Tahoe. Reach her at aalonzo@gannett.com or (775) 741-8588. Here’s how you can support ongoing coverage and local journalism