SPRING FORWARD INTO DEEP SNOW, EVENTS, NIGHTLIFE AND DEALS
AT SOUTH LAKE TAHOE “Corn” Snow, Sunny Skies, Competitions, Clinics and Concerts Highlight Springtime Activities

March 19, 2009 (South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev.) – The first week of March delivered 8 feet of snow to South Lake Tahoe, providing ideal spring riding conditions for the remainder of the season at the area’s three resorts: Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood. South Shore’s famous corduroy in the morning and soft “corn” snow in the afternoon combined with Tahoe’s renowned nightlife and entertainment support the area’s excellent shred rating. “It’s time to party,” said Carol Chaplin, Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority executive director. “To celebrate the nice weather and the end of the ski season, area resorts are hosting a lively event line up.”

Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort is finishing the ’08 – ‘09 season strong with a calendar full of fun, sun and savings. Spring Fiesta includes Ride Green Day, a day of eco-focused activities, April 1;  April 4 – 5; wine tastings with El Dorado County vintners and College Weeks with DJs and lift ticket deals. The Spring Fiesta celebration wraps up with the 2nd Annual Salsa Showdown with taco eating and homemade salsa contests, April 11. Details: www.sierraattahoe.com or call 530-659-7453

Spring lodging specials abound through March with South Shore’s “Kids Are Free” promotion, with savings exceeding $250 per child at South Lake Tahoe lodging properties, recreational outlets and restaurants. For a complete list of participating hotels, motels and vacation rental properties, as well as restaurants and activities, visit www.BlueLakeTahoe.com. Offers vary, check individual links for details.

Harrah’s Lake Tahoe will be hosting Rock Band Nights – an interactive music video game – from 8 – 11 p.m. on March 27, April 3, 10 and 17. Bands can register at http://www.harrahs.com/rockband or onsite. The winner will have the opportunity to participate in the Atlantic City regional competition, May 7.

The MontBleu Theatre showroom features Atmosphere, April 21. Details: www.montbleuresort.com.    At the Horizon Casino, Carnival Cabaret is a fanciful flourish of female impersonators back by popular demand through April with nightly performances, Wednesday through Monday at 8 p.m. Details: www.horizoncasino.com.

With warmer weather approaching, vintage sternwheeler boats offer a relaxing day on North America’s largest alpine lake. The 500 passenger Tahoe Queen, departs from Run Marina in the heart of South Lake Tahoe. The ‘Queen’ is popular for a sunset cruise and buffet or weekend dinner/dance sightseeing cruises. The M.S. Dixie II paddle wheeler, voted “Best Boat Cruise” at Tahoe for more than 10 years, departs from Zephyr Cove Marina, and hosts scenic dinner, dinner/dance, and sightseeing cruises. Details: www.zephyrcove.com or 775-589-4906.

Reflecting the destinations national appeal and residents’ passion for the environment, the popular South Lake Tahoe Earth Day Festival is, Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa. Families can learn about ways to counteract global climate change through recycling/composting, alternative energy, water conservation, sustainability and reducing ecological footprints. Live music, educational booths, conservation activities, culture, food and A Kid’s Zone will include storytelling, face painting, hands-on activities, bouncy house and an eco-friendly costume parade.   For information about lodging packages, headliner entertainment, spring activities and events, visit www.BlueLakeTahoe.com. The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Twitter: http://twitter.com/SouthShoreTahoe, for real time updates on events, promotions, conditions and what’s happening in South Lake Tahoe.