Vail Resorts extends season at Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood

Release Date: Mar 9, 2021

Contact(s): Vail Resorts

Logo for Vail ResortsSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – March 9, 2021 – Heavenly Mountain Resort, Northstar California Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort will all extend their seasons by one week, providing skiers and riders with additional opportunity for skiing and riding this season. It is also a way for Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood to say thank you to guests and pass holders, who have been supportive as we have managed through this unique season.

Here are the new closing dates for our resorts: 

  • Heavenly – Sunday, April 18, 2021 
  • Northstar – Sunday, April 18, 2021
  • Kirkwood – Sunday, April 11, 2021 

Terrain offerings for the extended season are subject to change at any time.


Heavenly plans to operate beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain accessed by the Heavenly Tram, Gunbarrel Express, Patsy’s, Powderbowl Express, Sky Express, Heavenly Gondola, Tamarack Express and Dipper Express. 

Heavenly’s California Lodge and Heavenly Village will be the two open base areas.

On-mountain dining (continuing to follow the state of California’s tier guidelines) will include Cal Lodge, Steins, Sky Deck, Tamarack Lodge, Café Blue, and East Peak Lodge.

Rentals will be available at Heavenly Sports at Cal Lodge and Heavenly Village. Ski and Ride School will only offer a limited quantity of private lessons. 

The most up to date information on terrain status can be found on Twitter @HVConditions and through the EpicMix app.  


Northstar will continue to offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain off the Big Springs Gondola, Vista Express, Arrow Express, Comstock Express, and the Backside Express chairlifts during their extended season. 

Northstar will have limited food and beverage options available at the Lodge at Big Springs, Summit Smokehouse, and Starbucks. Rentals will be available at True North, Village Ski and Snowboard, and Burton. There will not be any Ski and Ride School lessons offered during the extended season.

The most up to date information on terrain status can be found on Twitter @NorthstarMtn and through the EpicMix app.  


Both base areas, the Village and Timber Creek, will provide access to beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain during Kirkwood’s extended season. The rental shops at Timber Creek and the Village will be open. 

More information and details will be shared about specific terrain and operations closer to the start of the extended season. The most up to date information on terrain can be found on Twitter @KWconditions and through the EpicMix app.