Skiing at Lake Tahoe isn’t just about the ski resorts. While I’m a huge fan of them, and have spent many memorable days on their respective slopes, I’m also a passionate backcountry skier (who appreciates a good deal).
As such, I’m a donor and supporter of the Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC), a local non-profit that promotes safe backcountry travel through regular avalanche advisories, education and events. Most importantly, it provides the only daily avalanche forecast in the region, an incredibly valuable resource for backcountry users.
SAC has partnered with many Lake Tahoe area ski resorts this winter to raise money through its SAC Ski & Ride Days. Discounted lift tickets are available online, with all of the proceeds going directly to support the continued operation of this regional avalanche center.
This season’s fundraisers include the following dates at the Lake Tahoe ski resorts:
•$50 lift tickets to Northstar California valid on, January 29th-31st
•$35 lift tickets to Homewood Mountain Resort valid on February 3rd-8th
•$45 lift tickets to Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows valid on February 3rd-8th
•$50 lift tickets to Heavenly Ski Resort valid on February 5-7th
•$35 lift tickets to Mt Rose-Ski Tahoe valid on March 3-10
•$50 lift tickets to Kirkwood Mountain Resort valid on March 5-7th
•$35 lift tickets to Sugar Bowl valid on Sunday, March 17th
•$35 lift tickets to Sierra-at-Tahoe valid on any Sunday-Friday (except holidays)
In addition to lift ticket savings, each SAC Ski & Ride Day will feature Q & A sessions with professional avalanche forecasters. Skiers and snowboarders can demo avalanche safety gear, and learn about avalanche conditions and items related to backcountry travel and recreation.
Support the Sierra Avalanche Center by purchasing SAC Ski & Ride Day lift tickets here. And feel good knowing that your terrific deal is helping sustain this important resource.