South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – December 20, 2013 – Heavenly Mountain Resort will open the California side of the resort on Saturday, December 21, expanding open terrain to include Ridge Run, Patsy’s, Maggie’s, Skyline Trail, Sky Chute, and the beginner areas of the Enchanted Forest and DMZ near the California Main Lodge. With the opening of Skyline Trail and California Trail, guests will be able to ski and ride to and from the California side to the Nevada side and access top-to-bottom skiing and riding on the Nevada side. With the California opening, the resort will operate 19 lifts, accessing 17 trails and 13.5 miles of skiable terrain.

The Heavenly Ski and Ride School will offer both adult and children’s lessons out of the California Main Lodge.

“The storm that came through Thursday delivered 4” of quality natural snow along with really cold temperatures that allowed us to maximize the power of our massive snowmaking system. That blast of natural and machine-made snow gets us the California side,” said Pete Sonntag, vice president and chief operating officer of Heavenly. “Looking at the holidays starting next week, Heavenly is in a great position with the best snow surface conditions in Tahoe and now expanded terrain.”

Heavenly’s holiday celebrations kick off this weekend with the first days of Heavenly Holidays. These 12 festive days in the Heavenly Village will include Santa’s Workshop Snow Globe (Dec. 20-24, 2:00-7:00 p.m.), Ice Skating Spectacular (Dec. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.), Fear-No-Ice Sculpting Exhibitions (Dec. 28-30, 7:30 p.m.) and an all-in New Year’s Eve Celebration (Dec. 31, 6:00-9:00 p.m.). 

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Heavenly Mountain Resort is the ultimate holiday destination, with 12 days of vibrant events, 4,800 acres of prime skiing and riding, and endless dining and nightlife options. Visit www.skiheavenly.com for details on vacation packages.

About Heavenly

High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.