Lake Tahoe, CA – Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort announced a new partnership today by launching 2011/2012 season passes which access both mountains. Additionally, pass holders can access Homewood Mountain Resort* at Lake Tahoe’s west shore, Red Lodge Mountain Resort (Red Lodge, Montana), and Durango Mountain Resort (Durango, Colorado).

Alpine Meadows Unfiltered and Kirkwood Premium** 2011/2012 season pass holders now have access to more than 9,000 acres of terrain, more than 9,900 feet of vertical descent, and 386 designated trails.
“The new partnership is the ultimate way for avid skiers and riders to access the best of both the north and south shores of Lake Tahoe,” said Deanna Gescheider, regional vice president of marketing and sales for Alpine Meadows. “The added value of access to five unique, world-class resorts is a phenomenal benefit to our guests,” she added.

Riders can access five resorts by purchasing either an Alpine Unfiltered ($699 for adults); or a Kirkwood Premium ($499 for adults) season pass, plus a $200 upgrade fee. The Unfiltered and Premium season passes are the resorts’ signature all-access season passes; all of which are available for adults, children, teens, seniors, and families at SkiAlpine.com.

Alpine Meadows early-bird season pass rates extended
Additional benefits including the five-resort offer have allowed for a two-week extension to the Alpine Meadows early-bird season pass prices for 2011/2012. Early season passes will be available until Monday, May 30.

Alpine Meadows financing option: pay $100 now; pay the balance later
Alpine Meadows Season pass purchasers can visit SkiAlpine.com to pay $100 of any season pass on or before May 30. The remaining balance will be automatically charged to the stored credit card October 31.
For purchasing and additional information about Alpine Meadows Unfiltered and Kirkwood Premium season pass options, rates, upgrades, and benefits beyond access to five resorts during winter 2011/2012, visit SkiAlpine.com.

About Alpine Meadows Ski Resort

Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows Ski Resort blends an authentic mountain experience with cutting-edge technology to enhance the guest experience. Focusing on online savings programs, Alpine Meadows offers guests everyday ticket savings with adult prices starting at $50 for winter 2010/2011. Alpine is situated in the picturesque Tahoe National Forest and offers skiers and snowboarders 2,400 acres of terrain. With 14 lifts, more than 100 trails, and majestic views of Lake Tahoe, Alpine Meadows is accessed via Interstate 80, 45 miles west of Reno, NV and 200 miles east of San Francisco, CA. Alpine Meadows’ parent company is San Francisco, California based JMA Ventures, LLC. JMA is a full service real estate investment firm, serving as managing member of over $500 million in existing projects. Visit SkiAlpine.com or call 530-583-4232 for more information about Alpine Meadows.

About Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is one of the nation’s top year-round family destination lifestyle resorts. Located just 177 miles from the Bay Area along scenic Highway 88, its base elevation of 7,800-feet assures skiers more annual snowfall than any other Tahoe resort. Kirkwood is recognized by winter purists and national media alike for the quality of its snow and terrain variety. Known for its pristine beauty and action-packed expeditions and events, winter fun includes skiing, snowboarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, sled dog tours, and backcountry expeditions. An ideal location for weddings and corporate meetings, the Kirkwood Village includes boutique shopping, live music and dining. Resort real estate ranges in size from condominiums and townhomes to luxury slopeside residences. For more information about Kirkwood Mountain Resort, log on to www.kirkwood.com or call 209.258.6000.