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Snow Bunnies Rejoice: Some Tahoe-Area Ski Resorts Remain Open Into Summer

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Heavenly Lake Tahoe

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After record-breaking snowfall in the Lake Tahoe area this past winter, some resorts have announced that they will remain open for skiing and snowboarding well into the summer season.

Capital Public Radio has compiled a guide to summer skiing and snowboarding opportunities below:

Resorts with extended seasons:


Squaw Valley - The resort is poised to have the longest ski and snowboarding season of any venue in the Lake Tahoe area. It is slated to close on July 4.

Mount Rose - The season at Mount Rose will officially end on Memorial Day, May 29. On April 23, the resort will change over to a Thursday-Sunday schedule. 

Sugar Bowl - Sugar Bowl will continue its season until May 7. 

Resorts with regular seasons:

HeavenlyThe resort is open seven days a week through April 23, temporarily closed from April 24-27, and will re-open on April 28. Heavenly's last day of the season will be April 30.  

Sierra-at-Tahoe - The season is scheduled to end on April 23. The resort will have a customer appreciation day on April 24. 

Northstar California - The resort will remain open through April 30. 

Boreal - Boreal's season runs through April 23. 

Diamond PeakThis resort, located on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, continues operations through April 23.  

Soda Springs - Open from Thursday to Sunday, Soda Springs closes for the season on April 23. 

Resort(s) with potential for an extended season: 

Donner Ski RanchThe ski ranch is open only on weekends. As of press time, the resort is temporarily closed, but will reopen on April 29. The resort has announced plans to remain open until an unspecified date ... or until the snow is gone. 

Morgan Cherry

Intern, Digital News

Morgan Cherry is a senior journalism major and communications studies minor at Sac State. She has served as a staff writer and copy editor at The State Hornet.   Read Full Bio 

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