North Lake Tahoe resorts add terrain, lifts

TAHOE CITY, Calif. -- A number of North Lake Tahoe resorts are debuting new terrain and lifts this season.
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe unveiled its new Lookout Express quad chairlift, which serves 200 acres of new expert terrain on North Lookout Mountain.
  • Squaw Valley USA opened its Far East Express chairlift, serving Snow King Peak.
  • A new Far East Guest Services Center features a rental shop, ticket sales, ski school, retail outlets and a guest services information center.

    In addition, Intrawest's development of a Village at Squaw Valley, which kicked off in June, will house more than 600 ski-in/ski-out condominiums and 80 shops and restaurants.

    The first phase of the project, with 139 condominiums and 19 shops and restaurants, is scheduled to open in December, with the next phase set to break ground in the spring.

  • Mount Rose-Ski Tahoe is operating a new Northwest Magnum Express lift, the mountain's first high-speed lift.
  • The resort also invested more than $1 million in snowmaking equipment, now covering 25% of its runs.

    Those who can't decide which Lake Tahoe ski area to visit can use a multiresort, multiday interchangeable lift ticket.

    For additional information on Lake Tahoe ski areas, call (800) 824-6348 or visit

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