Spring Forward at Lake Tahoe South Shore with Significant Snow, Breathtaking Scenery and Sultry Nights

March 25, 2010 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – Pencils down at Lake Tahoe. It’s time for Spring Break and outdoor recess is in session (http://www.TahoeSouth.com). Beach parties on the snow are heating up Lake Tahoe South Shore slopes as skiers and riders celebrate with mild temps, brilliant blue skies and legendary spring skiing.

The destination is gliding into spring with infinite outdoor recreation, an array of dining options, non-stop nightlife, entertainment and upscale resorts amenities combined with the timeless beauty of the lake. Here are the top four reasons to experience South Shore’s affordable and effortless spring ski vacation:

Reason #1: Spring Break Sleepover without Breaking the Bank
The memories are priceless. The value is what will leave you smiling. Visitors can Ski/Ride for FREE with the entire family at Aston Lakeland Village Resort starting at $199 per night Sun. – Fri. including a spacious one-bedroom townhome with loft, full kitchen, fireplace and private balcony deck. Package includes two adult lift tickets and two children’s lift tickets (ages 5-12). 1-800-822-5969 or www.lakeland-village.com<http://www.lakeland-village.com>.

Families can take advantage of spring ski packages, hideaways and the latest deals at: www.TahoeSouth.com<http://www.TahoeSouth.com>.

Reason #2: Bikinis and Boardshorts: Beach Party on the Snow
South Shore offers beach-style parties with great conditions at area ski resorts and 24-hour nightlife with celebrated entertainment along the casino corridor:

Kirkwood Mountain Resort<http://www.kirkwood.com/> is continuing one of the wildest and longest running Spring Break celebrations in Tahoe with Kirkwood Jammin’ XVII, April 2-4. The lifeguard tower and giant pond is where competitors show off their skills at snow volleyball and pond skimming. Skiers can jam to live music by Strive Roots and tip back tasty treats from the Ice Bar. College students can ski or ride at Kirkwood for just $39 every day from now through the end of the 2010 winter season.

Spring Fiesta has landed at Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort<http://www.sierraattahoe.com/> with a jam-packed event line-up and deals galore. High spirits and revelry are pushing into high gear with live music, competitions, and fun in the sun during Nitro & Vonzipper Highlander Competition, March 27; Telegrass Festival, April 3-4; Red Bull Butter Cup Finals, April 10; and Salsa Showdown, April 11. Visitors can Ski/ride for FREE this spring starting March 29 with the purchase of 2010-11 Double Whammy(r) season pass.

At Heavenly Mountain Resort, Spring Loaded ’10 begins March 26, and includes two weeks of concerts, events, rail jams and pond skimming. It concludes with the annual Gunbarrel 25 Race on April 3, where skiers and riders challenge each other to complete 25 laps on Gunbarrel, North America’s toughest black-diamond bump run. Mogul masters will take their chances in competition against South Lake Tahoe legend, Glen Plake. 1-530-542-5133 or www.skiheavenly.com<http://www.skiheavenly.com>.

The South Shore Room at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe keeps 2010 rockin’ with The Dan Band, April 3; Pablo Cruise, April 10; Drinkin’ Singin’ Swingin’: Salute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. & Dean Martin, April 16-17; Dave Mason, April 24; Jonny Lang, May 1; Sammy Hagar and the Wabos, May 7-8; Louie Anderson, May 15; ABBACADABRA – The Ultimate ABBA Concert, May 28-30; and Blue Oyster Cult, June 12. Details: 1-800-HARRAHS, www.SouthShoreRoom.com<http://www.SouthShoreRoom.com> or www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com<http://www.TotalRewardsTahoe.com>.

MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa’s lineup of entertainment is bringing the mountains to the casino corridor with Salomon’s Backyard Bang Rail Jam featuring Thrice, March 27. There’s passion for adventure action and travel when The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour makes its inaugural Lake Tahoe stop with action-packed big-screen stories, April 5. Details and tickets: www.montbleuresort.com<http://www.montbleuresort.com> or 1-888-829-7630.

Reason #3: Got Snow? Tahoe is a National Leader with over 400 Inches
Several inches of new snow dusted South Shore ski resorts last night, with more snow in the forecast early next week<http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=South+Lake+Tahoe&state=CA&site=REV&textField1=38.9333&textField2=-119.983&e=0>. The storms came, stayed and creating a substantial snowpack at area resorts leaving visitors another month to get out on the slopes.

Heavenly Mountain Resort is extending the winter season another week to April 25, 2010. Heavenly’s snowpack is as deep as 100 inches on key trails, setting up the resort for consistent spring skiing and snowboarding conditions through April.

For complete South Shore Tahoe ski resort season closing dates, 2010/11 season pass information, conditions, and events visit www.skiheavenly.com<http://www.skiheavenly.com>, www.sierraattahoe.com<http://www.sierraattahoe.com> and www.kirkwood.com<http://www.kirkwood.com>.

Reason #4: Springtime Melt Equals Thundering, Towering and Rip Roaring Waterfalls
The snow from this year’s impressive winter storms will soon transform the area into a waterfall lover’s haven. Spectacles include Lower Eagle Falls, Upper Eagle Falls, Cascade Falls, Horsetail Falls, Lower Glen Alpine Creek Waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls and Upper Truckee Falls.

The hills are beckoning with 300 miles of trails to choose. Scenic hikes<http://www.tahoesouth.com/visitors/recreation.php?s=10&l=2> guide explorers through colorful meadows and under towering pines featuring the natural beauty of mountainous terrain and breathtaking views of Lake Tahoe. There’s a multitude of easy, moderate and difficult excursions available throughout the basin including Tahoe Rim Trail, Mt. Tallac/Glen Alpine Trail and Angora Lake.

For real time updates on events, promotions, conditions and what’s happening in South Lake Tahoe, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Twitter:http://twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe and on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth. For information about Lake Tahoe South Shore, call 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit www.TahoeSouth.com<http://www.TahoeSouth.com>.