NORTHSTAR-AT-TAHOETM RESORT TO OPEN FOR SKIING AND RIDING SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2009
Popular North Lake Tahoe Resort Will Offer Best Opening Day Conditions Since Winter 1994-95 Season

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2009 – Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, recently ranked among the top 10 resorts by the readers of Transworld SNOWboarding and among the top 20 in the nation according to the SKI magazine reader poll, today announced it will officially open for skiing and riding for the winter 2009-2010 season on Saturday, November 21.

Early season snowfall and consistently cold temperatures have allowed Northstar® Resort to run North Lake Tahoe’s largest snowmaking system, creating some of the best early season skiing and riding conditions at the North Lake Tahoe resort since the winter 1994-95 season. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a significant storm system to move into the area on Friday, with the possibility of up to a foot of snow accumulation in high elevations.

“Spend Thanksgiving weekend with us and enjoy affordable early season lodging specials, live music, and either a sit down holiday dinner at Baxter’s Bistro and Lounge, or Turkey Day take out from Earthly Delights!”

The resort will kick off the season operating four chairlifts; The Big Springs Express Gondola, Arrow Express, Vista Express and The Big Easy quad chairlifts will begin daily operations from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., providing access to beginner and intermediate ski trails. A variety of terrain park features including boxes and rails will also be offered. Early season lift tickets are available for $45 for adults and young adults, and $19 for children ages five through 12 (under five ski for free).

Additionally, ski and snowboard lessons will be offered for adults and children through the resort’s Ski & Snowboard School. Rental and demo equipment will be available, food and beverage locations at mid-mountain, as well as shopping, dining and ice skating in the Village at Northstar will also be open.

Monday through Friday, from November 30 through December 18, Northstar Resort invites first-timers ages 13+ to learn to ski or ride for just $25. This offer includes a two and a half hour lesson, all-day lift ticket accessing beginner terrain and rental equipment. This package, normally $99, can be purchased in advance online at www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com, or on the day of at the resort’s rental equipment shop, and is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The resort’s scheduled winter season is November 21, 2009 through April 18, 2010, weather and conditions permitting. For the latest snow conditions, upcoming event information, and opening day updates for Northstar Resort, visit www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com or call 530.562.1330.

Spend Thanksgiving weekend with us and enjoy affordable early season lodging specials, live music, and either a sit down holiday dinner at Baxter’s Bistro and Lounge, or Turkey Day take out from Earthly Delights!

About Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort
One of the finest year-round mountain resorts in North America, Northstar Resort is host to a new base area village featuring 35 unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot skating rink, on-site lodging, special events and more. A winter sport enthusiast’s paradise, Northstar Resort offers 92 ski trails spread across 3,000 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. For more information, call 1.800.GO.NORTH (1.800.466.6784) or visit www.NorthstarAtTahoe.com.