04 December 2020

Kirkwood Now Open for 2020-21 Season; Joins Heavenly and Northstar

Kirkwood Mountain Resort kicked off a successful start to the 2020-21 ski and ride season today. With a winter operating plan focused on comprehensive safety protocols, Kirkwood opened with more than 180 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain.
02 December 2020

Kirkwood to Open for 2020-21 Season this Friday, Heavenly Expands Terrain

Kirkwood Mountain Resort will open for the 2020-21 winter season this Friday, Dec. 4. Opening Day and week-of reservations for Kirkwood began today. Priority Reservation Days for the core season (Dec. 8-April 4) for Kirkwood, Heavenly and Northstar are also available for pass holders. For more information and to make reservations, guests should visit EpicPass.com.
26 October 2020

Snowmaking begins in Tahoe, Opening Days set for Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood

Cold temperatures and dry air have created ideal conditions for making snow in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Heavenly Mountain Ski Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort all plan to take advantage of this week’s cool weather window to build a solid base for the upcoming 2020-21 winter season.
18 June 2020

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort to Open for Summer Operations with Commitment to Employee and Guest Safety

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort today announced they will open for select summer activities in July. Kirkwood Mountain Resort will have human-powered activities (no lift access) available to guests, similar as years past. The resorts shared operating plans as well as their commitment to safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
14 March 2020

Update on Vail Resorts Operations from CEO Rob Katz

As a global operator of 37 ski resorts, Vail Resorts is monitoring the rapidly evolving impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) from all angles. Unwaveringly and without question, our top priority is the health and wellbeing of our guests and employees. We are fortunate to have strong partnerships with the communities where we operate and we are closely monitoring the statements and following the guidance and recommendations from local, state/provincial and federal health agencies on cases of COVID-19.
10 March 2020

Soak up Spring Sun in the #TahoeTrifecta: Bluebird Days, Live Music, Outdoor Après

Spring is nearly here, meaning longer days and more time for the sun to shine. Thanks to a strong start to the winter, with more than 16-feet of snow at each resort, the #TahoeTrifecta (Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood) are well set up to welcome springtime skiing and riding with bluebird days, outdoor après, food and drink specials, and lively events.
09 March 2020

Vail Resorts Takes Precautions for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

All Vail Resorts properties are operating normally. The health and wellbeing of our employees and guests is our top priority. As a part of that commitment, Vail Resorts is closely monitoring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization’s (WHO) statements regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-2019) and following the guidelines from these agencies, as well as from local health departments where we operate resorts in the United States, Canada and Australia.
10 December 2019

Significant Terrain Opening for Heavenly, Kirkwood and Northstar

This week, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort will continue to open additional terrain prior to the weekend. Each resort has received more than 4-feet of snow in December alone, with Kirkwood receiving more than 6-feet of snow this month. Heavenly will open the California side of the resort on Wednesday, Kirkwood plans to open 100% of skiable terrain beginning Friday, and Northstar plans to add additional terrain on Mt. Pluto.
29 November 2019

Fresh Snow Highlights Northstar and Kirkwood 2019-20 Opening Days

Today, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort welcomed the 2019-20 winter season, after each receiving over two-feet of fresh snow in the last week. A winter wonderland of elevated family fun greeted guests at Northstar, while skiers and riders at Kirkwood dropped into their winter flow with fresh snow falling and 7-inches of new snow received in the last 24 hours.
19 November 2019

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort Announce Updates to Start of 2019-20 Season

Heavenly Mountain Resort and Northstar California Resort today announced updated opening days, originally set for Friday, Nov. 22, due to unusually warm November weather that limited snowmaking production. Heavenly will target Wednesday, Nov. 27 and Northstar will target Friday, Nov. 29 to open for skiing and snowboarding. Kirkwood will announce an opening date in the coming days.