Northstar California Resort to host and#8216;Sand#8217;moresapaloozaand#8217; | SierraSun.com

Northstar California Resort to host and#8216;Sand#8217;moresapaloozaand#8217;

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Amy Edgett/Sierra SunConnor Vaughan and Aubriel Ford ice skate one afternoon in the Village at Northstar, where the Sand#8217;moresapalooza is slated to occur.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Northstar California Resort is calling all sand#8217;mores enthusiasts to participate in Sand#8217;moresapalooza in the Village at Northstar this weekend. An event first at Northstar, Sand#8217;moresapalooza will feature a sand#8217;mores eating contest, sand#8217;mores stacking contest and#8212; to see who can build the largest sand#8217;mores stack and#8212; and a mass sand#8217;mores roast around the fire pits in the Village at Northstar. Resort guests are invited to participate in the festivities, scheduled to take place in the afternoon on Sunday, Jan. 15.

and#8220;Our guests continue to tell us that theyand#8217;re enjoying being here thanks to the amount of terrain we have open on the mountain, as well as the variety of activities available for them to enjoy in the Village at Northstar,and#8221; said Bill Rock, chief operating officer at Northstar. and#8220;We thought it could be fun to take advantage of the fire pits that surround the skating rink in the Village at Northstar and the sand#8217;mores tradition thatand#8217;s been developed at Northstar. With the activities we have planned, we have to warn you and#8212; this is going to be fun to watch, and it will get messy!and#8221;

Sand#8217;mores Eating Contest, 3:30 p.m. on the Village Stage. The festivities will kick off with a sand#8217;mores eating contest. Featuring the and#8220;6,310and#8217; Sand#8217;moresand#8221; from TCand#8217;s Pub in the Village at Northstar, contestants will be timed on the quantity of sand#8217;mores theyand#8217;re able to consume. Dubbed the and#8220;nachos of sand#8217;mores,and#8221; the 6,310and#8217; Sand#8217;mores contain piles of grahams, marshmallows, chocolate, all melted, with dollops of ice cream on top. Three rounds of contestants featuring different age groups will have two minutes each to consume as much as they can before a winner is named.

Sand#8217;mores Stacking Contest, 3:45 p.m. on the Village Stage. Those who think they have stacking skills are invited to test their abilities in the sand#8217;mores stacking contest. The largest tower of sand#8217;mores created in three minutes will take the prize, with contestant teams of two required to stack in order and#8211; graham, chocolate, marshmallow, graham, and so on and#8211; until time runs out!

Village Sand#8217;mores Roast, 4 p.m. throughout the Village at Northstar. All guests in the Village at Northstar Sunday afternoon will be invited to participate in the Village Sand#8217;mores Roast and#8212; possibly the largest sand#8217;mores roast to ever take place in North Lake Tahoe! Complimentary sand#8217;mores-making materials will be distributed to resort guests so they can take part in the sand#8217;mores tradition at Northstar around one of the 12 fire pits in the Village at Northstar.

Guests can sign up to participate in the sand#8217;mores eating and sand#8217;mores stacking contests starting at 2:45 p.m. Sunday by the stage in the Village at Northstar. Contest participation will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. All resort guests are invited to participate in the Village Sand#8217;mores Roast. Sand#8217;mores-making materials will be provided to all interested guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Known for its high concentration of fire pits, variety of activities and family friendly atmosphere, Northstar has become a favorite of those looking to reconnect with family and friends in the mountains. For more information about the Sand#8217;moresapalooza activities this weekend, visit http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.

Thanks to continuous investments in its snowmaking system, Northstar offers the most open terrain and incredible snow conditions, featuring more than 25 open trails and#8212; more than 15 miles of trails and#8212; accessed by 15 lifts, more than 20 terrain park features, lift-served snow tubing, snowshoeing and more. The resort continues to open additional terrain for skiers and riders to enjoy, and has offered top-to-bottom skiing and riding since before the Thanksgiving holiday. For the most up-to-date conditions information, visit http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.

The most economical way for skiers and riders to enjoy Northstar this season is to take advantage of the Lowest Price Guarantee on lift tickets. When purchased seven days in advance online at http://www.snow.com/lifttickets or through Vail Resorts Central Reservations, guests are guaranteed the price will be the lowest available for that day and#8212; and significantly lower over the holiday period and#8212; compared to the window rate.

For more information about Northstar, visit http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com or call 1-800-GO-NORTH (466-6784).

Northstar is host to a base area village featuring unique shops and restaurants, a conference center, 9,000 square foot outdoor skating rink, movie theaters, on-site lodging, special events and more. Northstar offers 97 ski trails spread across 3,170 acres, award-winning terrain parks and snow sports including alpine and Telemark skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and tubing. Summer activities include mountain biking, golfing, scenic lift rides for sightseeing and hiking, horseback riding, fly-fishing and more.

Northstar is located on Highway 267, just six miles north of Lake Tahoe and six miles south of downtown Truckee. Visit http://www.NorthstarCalifornia.com.