Heavenly Hosts Spring Loaded, March 28-April 5

25 March 2014
South Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. – March 25, 2014 –Spring has officially arrived at Heavenly Mountain Resort, where live music, mountain parties, competitions, and spring fashion litter the mountain with funky fresh entertainment. Co-produced by Tahoe South, Spring Loaded will feature nine days of excitement and sun-filled festivities.
“We are excited to kick off the spring season with these great events for all of our guests to enjoy,” says Pete Sonntag, vice president and chief operating officer of Heavenly. “With spring snow and lively entertainment, Spring Loaded will turn up the heat and bring plenty of fun in the sun to accompany our diverse terrain and high-quality snow conditions.”
Bluebird days and mild temperatures will bring out the enthusiasm in everyone with Spring snow conditions, breath-taking views on the horizon and plenty of high-energy events. These nine fun-filled days will bring beats, rhythm, awesome skiing and riding, and the après that will quickly turn into a wild night full of entertainment.
Unbuckle Après Party – March 28-29, April 2-5, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Join the world-famous Heavenly Angels for Tahoe’s ultimate indoor and outdoor après party at Tamarack Lodge for Unbuckle. The high-altitude, major-attitude party features Mountain Dew drink specials, half-price drinks, food specials, swag giveaways, a live DJ, lots of dancing and lots of Angels.
DJ Cat Afternoon Concerts Presented by Mountain Dew – March 28-April 3
As the doors swing open and the music starts pumping, the party kicks off at Heavenly with our one-of-a-kind DJ cat. Live DJs will be spinning beats and bringing the high energy all afternoon, a perfect segue to Unbuckle. On March 28-29 and April 2-3, the DJ cat concert will take place from 1:00-3:00 p.m., and on March 30-April 1, the party will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Beach Games with the Angels – March 30-April 1, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Challenge the Heavenly Angels to one of the many beach games outside Tamarack Lodge for a chance to win tickets to the Yonder Mountain String Band concert on April 3.
Gunbarrel 25 – March 29, 10:00 a.m.
Bring the endurance on 25 laps on the famous moguls of The Face and East Bowl. Show off those legs of steel at the one-of-a-kind marathon of moguls for a day of challenging, adrenaline-rushing fun. Local freestyle champion Sho Kashima will appear at the event and sign autographs at the awards ceremony celebration.
Wing Loaded – April 2, 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Don’t be chicken. Prove to those buddies of yours that you are the wing-eating champ by taking home the title at Wing Loaded. This chicken wing eating contest at Tamarack Lodge will pack the punches as you pack on the pounds.
Red Bull Snow Warz – April 4-5
Wear your college letters and support the college teams for this invite-only, jam format slopestyle competition in Ante Up terrain park on April 5. Afterwards, mix it up with the collegiate crew at a special Unbuckle après party featuring Red Bull drink specials. Follow @RedbullTAHOE and use #snowwarz to enter your pictures of the journey into the photo contest.
Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser – April 5, 6:00 p.m.
Looking for a way to thank those brave men and women you rescued you or kept you safe on the mountain? Join members of the Heavenly ski patrol in the Heavenly Village for their Annual Heavenly Ski Patrol Fundraiser. Portions of the proceeds will be donated to the Special Olympics, as well as other local non-profits. Cap off the season with the DJ cat and avalanche rescue dogs for a good cause.
Live Music and Film Festivals – March 28-April 5
Get inspired by attending The Wild and Scenic Film Festival on March 27 at MontBleu Casino at 7:00 p.m. Hip soulful band, G Love and Special Sauce will be in Reno at the Grand Sierra Resort Hotel on Friday, March 28. The BANFF Mountain Film Festival will be at Harrah’s Casino on March 31 at 7:00 p.m. Yonder Mountain String Band will be at MontBleu Casino on Thursday, April 3 for some unique rock blended bluegrass music, and ZZ Ward will be heating up Harrah’s on April 5.
Book a Heavenly Spring Vacation!
Heavenly Mountain Resort is the ultimate ski destination, with nine days of lively events, 4,586 acres of prime skiing and riding, and endless dining and nightlife options. Visit www.skiheavenly.comfor details on vacation packages.
2014-2015 Season Passes Now on Sale
The Best of Tahoe resorts, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California and Kirkwood Mountain Resort, again offer the region’s most valuable season pass attributes: simplicity and reliability. The 2014-2015 season pass options offer access to the most terrain and best conditions in the region—with clear details and fewer restrictions compared to other resorts’ season pass options. Starting at $409, with as little as $49 down and the balance due in the fall, Tahoe skiers and riders have until April 13 to secure the best available price for winter 2014-15 season passes.  In addition, pass holders receive myriad benefits, such as six discounted buddy Tickets, six ski-with-a-friend tickets, and unlimited half-priced lift tickets at four Colorado resorts and one Utah resort. Visit epicpass.comto renew or become a first-time pass holder. 
About Heavenly
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.
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “Best Lake in America” by USA TODAY (2012), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife and gaming. That ageless splendor and an emerging economic diversity toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com.


Sally Gunter

Senior Communications Manager
Email: sgunter@vailresorts.com
Phone: 9707543001
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