Winter Has Arrived!

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11/1/14 The New Month Brings Big Changes To Northstar Winter has arrived! Following an evening of entertaining Halloween activities, Mother Nature treated the Lake Tahoe area to the first winter storm of the 2014/2015 ski season. With high anticipation this week prior to the storm arriving, many weather forecasts called for 6-8 inches of snow around 7000 feet. While this storm didn’t exactly match expectations, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort recorded 5 inches of snowfall and the several inches that Northstar California resort gained was a great sign and has everyone buzzing about the possibility of this being a great snow year following several years of below average snow fall. This first winter storm was also a great reminder to all skiers, snowboarders, snow bikers, snow shoers, and snow tubers that the Northstar California Epic Ski Pass is now on sale. The motto of the pass is “Ski as much as you want, whenever you want,” and this is certainly the most inclusive pass on the mountain. A big bonus of the Epic Pass is that pass holders also gain membership at other resorts not only in the US but also around the world. Some of the great domestic options are Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Park City, and some of the more exotic locations around the world are Niseko United (Japan), Verbier (Switzerland), and Les 3 Vallees (France). In Tahoe, the Epic Pass offers access to Northstar, Heavenly and Kirkwood. Epic Pass holders enjoy unrestricted access with no blocked days to any of the American options, and receive 5 free days at any of the foreign resorts. This pass is expected to rise in cost over the next few weeks, so be sure and reserve the Epic Pass now. Opening Day at Northstar is scheduled for Saturday, November 21st, and we're eagerly awaiting Day 1 of the 2014/2015 season. The snowmaking machines are already hard at work at Northstar and will continue blowing snow throughout the early season in preparation for Opening Day. Keep thinking snow! Photo Gallery

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