Several more Lake Tahoe ski resorts will be ending the season this weekend. And they will be going out in style with fresh snow and most likely ideal conditions. As much as 4 inches fell in the Lake Tahoe region Friday (April 22).
That’s great news for resorts like Sugar Bowl, which will be shutting down for the 2015-16 season Sunday. Sugar Bowl and other open Tahoe resorts (Heavenly, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Mt. Rose) expect to have fresh snow and sunny skies. Sugar Bowl will be running lifts will from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday with live music as a cool sendoff for skiers and snowboarders.
It’s been a great season for all Lake Tahoe ski resorts. Many of them opened in time for the Thanksgiving crowd and kept their lifts running for skiing and snowboarding far into April.
Below are closing dates for Lake Tahoe ski resorts
Boreal Mountain – The resort off Interstate 80 closed April 17.
Donner Ski Ranch – The family-owned ski resort is closed after experiencing a bounce back season with lots of snow for skiers and snowboarders.
Granlibakken – The ski and snowboard hill shut down April 17.
Heavenly Mountain – With good conditions, Heavenly decided to push its closing date back one week to Sunday, April 24. Gunbarrel is closed for the season, but there is still enough terrain open to enjoy some spring skiing. The 2016-17 season passes cannot be used this spring, but the price of a daily lift ticket can be deducted from the cost of a pass if you purchase it on the same day.
Homewood Mountain –The popular resort with the great views of Lake Tahoe closed April 10.
Kirkwood Mountain – Closing day was April 17.
Northstar California – The family-friendly resort had more than 450 inches of snow this season, which concluded April 17.
Mammoth Mountain – The resort plans to remain open at least through Memorial Day
Mount Rose – The first Lake Tahoe-area resort to open this season, Mt. Rose will be one of the last to close, shutting down its lifts for good May 8. The 2016/2017 season passes will allow skiing this spring.
Sierra-at-Tahoe – The resort off Highway 50 closed April 17.
Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows – The North Lake Tahoe resorts will stay open into May; no firm closure date announced.
Sugar Bowl: Closing day is Sunday, April 24.