Sierra-at-Tahoe is one of the most amazing skiing and snowboarding resorts in Lake Tahoe. It is approximately 12 miles from South Lake Tahoe via Route 50, and is housed within the Eldorado National Forest. Sierra is a mid-sized ski area that is well known as a family-oriented resort. If you’re a complete beginner, you may want to check out the amenities at Sierra as it is perfect to learn the basics of winter sports.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort
Kirkwood Mountain resort is a year-round resort in Kirkwood, which is also located south of Lake Tahoe. It is one of the region’s biggest resorts, and is well known for having one of the biggest snowfalls and selection of skiing terrains. Kirkwood is popular for its cliff drops and cornices due to the fact that it has a 3.2-kilometer ridgeline at its peak.
Heavenly Mountain Resort
Heavenly Mountain Resort is located on the California-Nevada border in South Lake Tahoe. It has a whopping 4,800 acres of slopes, with approximately 33% of them developed for skiing. It boasts the highest elevation among the aforementioned resorts, with a peak elevation of 3,069 meters, and a peak lift-service elevation of 3,060 m. On average, it accumulates a total of 360 inches of snow every year, making it home to the U.S.’ largest snowmaking system.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has a promotional offer for these three resorts. The current package states that guests can visit all three resorts and stay for one night at Hard Rock for only $135 per person, per night.
Hotel and casino establishments seem to be upping the ante in promoting their services amid tough economic times. According to CNN, the start of the year wasn’t too kind to casinos, with Nevada’s establishments alone losing about $500 million in revenues this year. Online casinos are obviously to blame, what with enticing promos such as free shopping coupons or bonuses that go as high as $300 and a slew of rollover jackpots that are available to players whenever they make a deposit. In order to stay relevant, hotel and casinos are giving away huge discounts to their services, and this “skiing and stay” package is an example of this strategy they are currently employing.
There are other Lake Tahoe Ski Resorts such as Homewood, Northstar, and Donner Ski Ranch. If you’ve already visited the resorts included in Hard Rock’s vacation package, perhaps you can visit the aforementioned resorts instead.
This is a guest contributed post from Ronald Davis
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