November 1, 2011(Tahoe City, Calif.) – Tahoe’s original ski resort, Granlibakken (http://www.granlibakken.com), near Tahoe City, is lodging central in 2012 with various ski and stay packages for seven area resorts.
“How much more warm weather and sunshine can we take,” laughed Kay Williams, deadpanning over last season’s epic seven-month winter and 700+ inches of snow. “Sure, various ski resorts like to be the first to open or last to close, but we want folks to know that we’re ready with early-season offerings.”
The resort’s popular and affordable stay and ski packages include lodging and lift tickets at Squaw Valley USA, Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort, Alpine Meadows, Homewood Mountain Resort, Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose or Sierra-at-Tahoe with rates starting at $139 mid-week, $156 on weekends. There’s also the resort’s famous hot buffet breakfast – heavy carbs optional, and comfortable amenities.
Located on 74 secluded acres on the northwest corner of the lake. Accommodations range from cozy lodge rooms to studios with fireplaces and kitchens to one to eight bedroom townhomes. The lift ticket is exchangeable for a $50 credit for on-site amenities at the Lighthouse Spa or the Tahoe Cross Country Center to explore miles of historic cross country ski trails.
Lighthouse Spa offers a menu of wellness packages including therapeutic massage, skin care, spa manicure-pedicures, holistic body treatments, body waxing and health consultations from a staff of professional therapist.
Granlibakken, home to the 1932 Olympic ski jumping trials maintains its rustic charm delivering a high-tech vacation headquarters for families, groups and travelers: free Wi-Fi throughout the resort and transportation from the Reno-Tahoe airport. Situated on 74 forested acres, the property feels quiet and secluded, yet is located one mile from downtown Tahoe City.
Guests can stay onsite for Granlibakken’s Ski and Sledding Hill. A lift ticket to ski or snowboard is $25 for adults, $15 for kids a saucer and all day access is $10. Skis, snowboards, XC skis and snow shoes are all available for rent in the Granlibakken Rental shop. Complimentary lift access to the historic cross country skiing at Paige Meadows at the top is also available. Delicious homemade Mexican food is available at the Ski Hut Snack Bar.
Known for its flexible conference space and group amenities, Granlibakken also provides meeting and conference groups a meet and Ski Package with meeting space, lodging, lift ticket to seven Lake Tahoe resorts, plus three meals per day and a group cocktail hour, from $195 per person.