HEAVENLY’S “SNOWED-IN” COLLEGE WEEKEND, THE DAN BAND CONCERT AND LEGENDARY GUNBARREL 25 HIGHLIGHT A LINE-UP OF SPRINGLOADED EVENTS

Spring at South Shore Lake Tahoe: Parties, Concerts, and On-Mountain Events
Make-Up the West Coast’s Coolest Spring Party…SpringLoaded 2010

Heavenly Mountain Resort, Calif./Nev. – March 24, 2010 – Heavenly Mountain Resort released the 2010 SpringLoaded event schedule today. A wide-range of activities are scheduled for the SpringLoaded weeks, including the legendary Gunbarrel 25, on-mountain concerts and two days of pond skimming.

SpringLoaded will return to Heavenly March 26 through April 10, 2010. Heavenly’s annual spring break skiing and riding celebration is filled with California sunshine, Heavenly’s famous spring conditions, the infamous pond skimming contest…plus much, much more. Off the mountain there’s non-stop action with world-class entertainment, après-ski parties, and the South Shore’s 24-hour nightlife. Highlighting this year’s event, Harrah’s Showroom will host The Dan Band on Saturday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m.; tickets are available at www.harrahslaketahoe.com.

“Spring skiing and activities have been celebrated at Heavenly for over 50 years,” said John Wagnon, Heavenly’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The conditions are always outstanding and the sunshine is always abundant. The events we host just keep growing and becoming more of a draw for skiers and snowboarders from as far away as the U.K. and Australia. SpringLoaded is always a big hit with people searching for those perfect spring days, college kids looking for non-stop fun and families seeking that last getaway of the season.”

Heavenly’s SpringLoaded weeks will kick-off with the Heavenly Snowed-In College Weekend March 26 through 28. Two days of pond skimming at Adventure Peak, the Salomon Backyard Bang Rail Jam in the Mont Bleu parking lot and an evening concert with Orange County-based prog-emo group Thrice and Kandi Coded featuring snowboarding legend Jamie Lynn. Packages including two nights lodging and two days of Heavenly lift tickets start at just $186 per person based on quad occupancy. Lodging available at Blue Lake Inn, Big Pines or Horizon Hotel and Casino located one block from the Heavenly Gondola. For complete information and to book this package call 1-800-HEAVENLY.

The Pond Skimming Championships of Tahoe will take place on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28 at the top of the gondola’s Adventure Peak pond. The events are free to enter and open to all levels of skiers and snowboarders who aren’t afraid to get wet! Registration will be held each day at the pond beginning at noon and is open to the first 50 competitors. The events will begin at 1:00 p.m. Bring the family to watch as skiers and snowboarders attempt to cross the 60-foot pond. Cash and prizes will be given to the best pond skimmers and costumes.

Saturday, April 3, 2010, Glen Plake will host Heavenly’s sixth-annual Gunbarrel 25 mogul marathon on North America’s toughest black-diamond bump run – Gunbarrel. The event is designed to incorporate Plake’s passion for freestyle skiing with Heavenly’s legendary spring bumps. The event is open to all advanced skiers and riders. There are multiple categories including skiers (male/female), snowboarders (male/female), under 16 (boy/girl), other (monoski, teleski, etc.); the top male and female finishers completing the most laps in the allotted time will receive the Ironman and Ironwoman awards. This is an opportunity to enjoy a spring day on the mountain with one of the industry’s most prominent ski icons.

The Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser Beach Party will be held on top of the Gondola parking garage on Saturday, April 10 beginning at 4:30 p.m. Live music will be performed by local bluegrass sensation Blue Turtle Seduction and The Devastators. Entry is a $10 donation and proceeds benefit the Special Olympics, Bob Tara Memorial Fund, and the Heavenly Professional Ski Patrol Fund. Dress in your beach best and join the party; there will be beer, wine and raffle prizes.

2010 Heavenly Spring Loaded Event Schedule
March 26 – April 10 – Heavenly Spring Loaded
March 26 – 28, 2010 – Heavenly Snowed-In College Weekend
March 26
- Fish Taco Friday at Riva Grill on the Lake; 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
March 27
- Pond Skimming Championships at Adventure Peak; registration at noon, event at 1 p.m.
- Sound Kitchen at Heavenly’s Cal Bar; 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
- Live music at Heavenly’s Adventure Peak; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- Salomon Backyard Rail Jam at Mont Bleu; 5:00 p.m.
- Thrice concert with Kandi Coated f. Jamie Lynn at Mont Bleu; 7:00 p.m.
- After party with DJ Greyboy at BLU in Mont Bleu; 11:00 p.m.
March 28
- Pond Skimming Championships at Adventure Peak; registration at noon, event at 1 p.m.
- Concert at Heavenly’s Adventure Peak; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
April 2
- Fish Taco Friday at Riva Grill on the Lake; 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
April 3
- Gunbarrel 25 with Glen Plake at California Lodge; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- Concert at Heavenly’s Adventure Peak; 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
- The Dan Band at Harrah’s Showroom; 7:30 p.m.
April 9
- Fish Taco Friday at Riva Grill on the Lake; 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
April 10
- Live music at Heavenly’s Adventure Peak; 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
- Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser on top of the Gondola parking garage; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Heavenly Spring Packages

Spring at Heavenly Means the BOGO is back! Just $59 for Lodging & Lift!
The wait is finally over and the always popular Spring BOGO is back! Stay two nights and ski two days for the price of one, starting at just $59 per person, per night! Tons of snow on the mountain, spring skiing and deal this cheap, does it get any better then this? Available midweek 3/30/10 – 4/16/10. http://bit.ly/ctL4x8

Spend Spring in the Mountains for just $75
Spend two nights at Big Pines Mountain House, Lakeside Inn & Casino or Blue Lake Inn and ski or ride two days at Heavenly, and you’ll get the third night and day free! This incredible peak season deal is even valid over weekends. Prices start at just $75 per person, per day!
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About Heavenly
Heavenly Mountain Resort is a world-class destination offering guests a one-of-a-kind combination of scenic beauty and exhilarating on-snow experience. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. In addition to Heavenly, Vail Resorts, Inc. owns and operates the Colorado mountain resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone, and the Grand Teton Lodge Company in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Company’s subsidiary, RockResorts, a luxury resort hotel company, manages casually elegant properties across the United States and Caribbean. Vail Resorts Development Company is the real estate planning, development and construction subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc. Vail Resorts is a publicly held company traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: MTN). The Vail Resorts company website is www.vailresorts.com and consumer website is www.snow.com.

For more information on Heavenly Mountain Resort, please visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY.