The last few years have seen a steady decline in snowfall and shorter winter seasons throughout California. This has caused trouble for many of the state’s ski resorts. One way to compensate for loss of winter revenue has been for the ski resorts to transform their winter wonderlands into summer parks. Among other activities, turning the slopes into mountain biking trails has been a great way to bring in visitors. One resort in Tahoe is taking the summer fun to another level.
According to a report by SacBee.com, South Lake Tahoe’s Heavenly Mountain Resort has been approved for the additions of zip lining and tree canopy tours. There was some initial opposition by The Sierra Club as they felt that traffic would become more congested during the summer and hurt the overall tourism.
However, the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board didn’t agree with the opposition and sided with Heavenly. This board joined the U.S. Forest Service and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency in approving Heavenly’s summer plans.
Heavenly hopes that these activities will increase the amount of summer visitors by 45%. That equates to 160,000 people.
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