Unbuckle at Tamarack
Unbuckle at Tamarack, rated as the No. 1 après ski party in North America by Forbes and confirmed by CNN Travel, is Lake Tahoe's highest elevation après ski party featuring music, drinking, dancing and the lovely Heavenly Angels - ripping skiers by day and go-go dancers when the sun dips below the Sierra. Après takes place daily from 3:30-5:30 p.m. with half-priced drinks and food specials and, exclusively on Fridays and Saturdays, a guest DJ, the Heavenly Angels, giveaways, and lots and lots of dancing, both inside and outdoors. New this season, check out the themed party weeks surrounding key holidays, like Mardi Gras, Spring Break and many more. So, unbuckle those ski boots and snowboard bindings, and take your après game to the next level!
Heavenly upped the ante in December 2013 by partnering with Aaron Hagar to retrofit a retired grooming machine into a custom-built mobile DJ station, complete with 52 high-output speakers, provided by Kicker Audio, and 1,200 watts of power. The DJ cat will be bringing the party to the mountain in various locations all season long.
Heavenly’s Winter Ignite event series, which spans two weeks, December 4-12. Winter Ignite will jumpstart the 2015-2016 ski and ride season with on-mountain activities such as pop-up DJ Cat parties and Unbuckle après kick-off parties, as well as off-mountain concerts at the casinos and a free headliner concert in Heavenly Village on December 12. Celebrate the start of winter and bring on the snow!
From December 19-31, 2015, Heavenly Holidays transforms the Heavenly Village into a holiday winter wonderland with lights, decorations, magicians, jugglers, ice sculpting, a Ripperoo Parade and more. It all cumulates on New Year’s Eve, with a live band and brightly-lit Gondola that descends over the crowd, signaling the start of the New Year and a festive fireworks show.
Tamarack Tailgate Parties
Don’t be afraid of missing your favorite NFL team play because you’re up on the hill skiing/riding. New this season, the Tamarack Tailgate Parties on Sunday afternoons at Tamarack Lodge will feature drink specials, large TVs showing the games, and the Heavenly Angels. Now there’s no reason to choose between two of your favorite sports.
Heavenly Concert Series
Starting in January, Heavenly will host a series of outdoor concerts at the top of the Gondola, outside Tamarack Lodge. Featuring regional headliners, the Heavenly Concert Series will be from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on select Saturdays throughout the season.
In 2015-2016, Sky Deck will be transformed, undergoing a major re-branding of the outdoor dining deck located near the base of Sky and Canyon Express. Bask in the California sun while you enjoy a cold drink and a delicious meal from the new smokehouse grill.
Under construction in summer 2015 and slated to open in time for winter operations, the new alpine coaster at Heavenly is one major aspect of Heavenly’s new Epic Discovery program. The alpine coaster allows guests on individual sleds to descend on a raised track through the forest and natural rock formations. Located north and west of the existing tubing hill, the alpine coaster will utilize gravity for the descent while giving riders full control of their speed.
Ski The World with One Epic Pass
The Epic Pass continues to be the best value and most popular lift product, offering guests access to 13 resorts in three countries and a savings of over 35 percent compared to single-day lift ticket pricing. The Epic Pass provides skiers and riders with unlimited, unrestricted access to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; Park City and Canyons in Utah; Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe, Afton Alps in Minnesota, Mt. Brighton in Michigan and now Perisher in Australia. Vail Resorts is also pleased to announce a continued partnership with Verbier in Switzerland, offering pass holders up to five free consecutive days when staying at in-resort accommodations. The Epic pass is on sale now for US$769 for adults, at EpicPass.com
High above the sapphire-blue waters of Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Mountain Resort is one of the most unique mountain resorts on the planet. Combining 4,800 acres of off-the-grid terrain and incredible views of Lake Tahoe with high-octane, non-stop nightlife, Heavenly offers a high-energy resort experience like no other. Visitors to Heavenly come prepared to go “all-in” because Heavenly is for those who are up for first chair and are still going strong after last call. Heavenly is a subsidiary of Vail Resorts, Inc., the leading mountain resort operator in the United States. Visit www.skiheavenly.com or call 800-HEAVENLY to learn more.