Plates for Powder is Back: Buy a Tahoe Plate and Ski for Free
Ski season is almost here, and with it returns the popular “Plates for Powder” program. Individuals who purchase a new Lake Tahoe license plate between November 1st and April 1st in either California or Nevada can receive a free lift ticket to one of 11 Tahoe resorts participating in the program. Now is the time to buy a Tahoe license plate so you can ski for free in Tahoe.
“We are so thankful to the Tahoe ski resorts for coming together to offer free tickets to help ensure more important environmental improvement projects can be completed,” said Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund. “It’s a bonus to get to ski for free and help take care of Tahoe.”
Plate sales and renewal fees generate proceeds that go directly to the California Tahoe Conservancy and Nevada Division of State Lands to fund hiking and biking trails and watershed restoration projects. The Tahoe Fund, a nonprofit dedicated to helping complete more environmental improvement projects, is organizing the program on behalf of the public agencies.
The resorts participating in the promotion include Diamond Peak, Heavenly Valley, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar California, Sierra at Tahoe, Squaw Valley|Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Cross Country, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park and Tahoe Donner.
Information on how to purchase a plate and redeem a free ticket is available here. The promotion is available from now until April 1. Some restrictions apply.
About the California Tahoe Conservancy
Established in 1984, the mission of the California Tahoe Conservancy is to lead California’s efforts to restore and enhance the extraordinary natural and recreational resources of the Lake Tahoe Basin. For more information, visit http://tahoe.ca.gov.
About the Nevada Division of State Lands
The Nevada Division of State Lands provides land and land use planning services to the state, its agencies and its people. The agency holds title to state lands and interests in land and issues leases, easements, permits and other authorizations for the use of state land. The land office also keeps records of all lands that have ever been owned by the state, and provides land records information upon request.
About the Tahoe Fund
The Tahoe Fund was founded in 2010 to work with the private community to support environmental improvement projects that restore lake clarity, enhance outdoor recreation, promote healthier forests, improve transportation and inspire greater stewardship of the region. Through the generous support of private donors, the Tahoe Fund has leveraged more than $2 million in private funds to secure more than $40 million in public funds for more than 25 environmental projects. The projects include new sections of the Lake Tahoe Bikeway, restoration of watersheds, removal of aquatic invasive species, forest health projects, public beach improvements, and stewardship programs.