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Looking ahead: Lake Tahoe ski resorts begin announcing 2010-11 season-pass deals

Matt Welch
Sierra Sun

Sun File PhotoDiamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village is among a slew of local resorts offering 2010-11 early bird specials.

LAKE TAHOE and#8212; Numerous Lake Tahoe ski resorts are offering early bird specials on season passes for 2010-11.

JMA Ventures, which owns both Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and Homewood Mountain Resort, has announced its 2010-11 season pass prices, starting with the $339 Midweek-Plus-Sunday pass, which is valid at both mountains and valid on Saturdays before Dec. 25, 2010 and after March 12, 2011. The two mountains also offer a slightly and#8220;filteredand#8221; adult pass for both mountains for $459, with several blackout dates at Alpine, and an and#8220;unfilteredand#8221; dual mountain pass for $699.

Squaw Valley USA’s season passes start at $369 for the bronze pass and go up to $1,599 for the platinum pass. Prices last until May 9.

Boreal Ski Resort will offer adult anytime passes for $239 and night passes for $129. The prices are valid until April 4.

In Incline Village, Diamond Peak Ski Resort is offer full adult passes for next season at a cost of $454 with beginner passes costing $109, only valid for the Lodgepole and Schoolhouse lifts.

In South Lake Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resort will offer its Heavenly pass for $339. The pass is blacked out Nov. 26 and 27, Dec. 27-31 and Feb. 19-20, 2011.

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Northstar-at-Tahoe and Sierra-at-Tahoe resorts have announced their Double Whammy passes, including the unlimited, which costs $699 before April 30, and the limited pass, with 10 blackout dates at Northstar, which costs $459 before April 30. The Northstar Monday-Friday pass is $269 and the Sierra Sunday-Friday pass is $199.

Royal Gorge Cross Country’s passes will cost $375 if purchased before June 15 and $425 if purchased between June 16 and Sept. 15. Children’s passes are $125 before June 15 or $140 before Sept. 15.

In Tahoe City, Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area’s 2010-11 season passes cost $219 for adults and $49 for dogs.

Kirkwood Ski Resort, Mount Rose Ski Resort, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area have not yet released their rates for next season.