Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort Extends Season Through April

Northstar at Tahoe, Vans Cup 2007. Photo: Transworld SNOW.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – With abundant snowfall during the 2007-2008 ski season, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort announced Monday, March 24, the extension of its season through the month of April, weather and conditions permitting. To celebrate the season, the resort has created a line up of special events, coupled with great lift ticket and lodging discounts, to make it easy for skiers and snowboarders to stay and play at Northstar® Resort this April.

To commemorate the resort’s 35th Anniversary, a special $35 lift ticket rate will be offered April 14 through closing day. A special $15 tax relief lift ticket also will be offered for tax day April 15, and must be pre-purchased online (available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-serve basis). With great lift ticket offers throughout April, guests have easy access to more than 2,400 acres of terrain at Northstar Resort, as well as numerous special events that celebrate sun, snow and springtime.

Pinball Rally – April 6. Northstar Resort’s Pinball Rally amateur freestyle event series is open to all ages with a $10 participation fee. April 6 will feature the grand finale event, with divisions including men/women, skiers/riders, 14 and under, and 15 and over, all with the chance to win medals and raffle prizes donated by event sponsors. Registration will take place 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the day of the event, and will be located at the top of the Big Springs Gondola in the Main Street Expo area.

The Launch – April 7-10. Thirty of the world’s top mini-shredders will converge on Northstar Resort for the inaugural Superpark Launch event. Snowboarder magazine is creating an extension of its World Famous Superpark gathering. Superpark Launch will be a three-day photo and video shoot for the magazine’s January 2009 issue. In addition to the main feature, Snowboarder also will use the photos from Superpark Launch for its monthly Minor Threat Trick Tip column.

Retro Tuesday – April 8, 15 and 22. Retro Tuesdays are back on the skating rink at Northstar Resort through April. Guests are bound to see roller skaters donning bell bottoms, psychedelic shirts and retro wear for this weekly showcase of skill and style on the skating rink.

Red Bull Snow Warz – April 12. The 3rd Annual Red Bull Snow Warz competition is an infusion of skiing and snowboarding on a slopestyle course as collegiate skiers and snowboarders convene at Northstar Resort for this annual contest of skills. Teams of four to six riders will compete on an innovative slopestyle course and receive points based on style, magnitude and overall difficulty of tricks performed. Additional awards are given for Best Trick, Best Rail Rider, The Charger (someone who is charging everything), Innovation, Best Yard Sale and other surprise categories. There is no entry fee and schools can enter more than one team. Registration begins on April 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The competition begins on April 12 at 10 a.m.

Spring It On – April 19. A day-long event filled with excitement and on-mountain activities including a pond skimming competition, barrel jumping, long jump contest, infinity box contest and much more. Guests can enjoy the view of all of these crazy competitions from the Day Lodge at the top of the gondola. The activities continue in the Village at Northstar ™ with live music, a barbecue on the Overlook, drink specials and roller skating.

Earth Day – April 20. Hybrid vehicles park for free at Northstar Resort on Earth Day. The resort also will match an optional $2 Green Tag contribution by the guest for a total donation of $4, which would offset the carbon emissions to and from the Bay Area.

Jeremy Jones Harley Ride – April 25. Pro-rider, and Northstar Resort team athlete, Jeremy Jones will be on hand to showcase last year’s Harley Ride video. Watch the show while enjoying a barbecue on the Overlook, skateboard demonstrations will take place on the skating rink and there will be live music, giveaways, drink specials and Jones will be signing autographs.

Snow Golf Tournament – April 26. Some days you can have it all and on April 26 snow sport enthusiasts can make a few turns and then swing the clubs at Northstar Resort’s Snow Golf Tournament. In addition to taking a few swings and walking the links in April, each guest who purchases a lift ticket on April 26 will receive a bounce back coupon valid for a discount on summer golf at Northstar Resort’s 18-hole golf course, restrictions apply.

Spring Lodging Packages from $79 Per Person
Special spring lodging offers begin at $79 per person, per night. Guests also receive two lift tickets (per bedroom, per day), a $10 breakfast coupon valid at The Lodge at Big Springs (two per bedroom, per stay) and $5 off demo equipment (two per bedroom, per stay). Lift tickets also can be exchanged for a $25 gift card. The offer is based on quad occupancy in a two bedroom, one bathroom condominium with a two night minimum stay mid-week. This special offer is valid daily from March 30 through the end of the ski season.

For reservations or more information on special lift ticket offers, special events or lodging specials at Northstar Resort this spring, please call 1.800.GO.NORTH™ (466.6784) or visit the official site HERE.