HEAVENLY FIRES UP WEST COASTâ€™S LARGEST SNOWMAKING SYSTEM Resortâ€™s Ability to Cover 70 Percent of its Trails in Machine-Made Snow Gives Early-Season Certainty to Skiers and Riders Heavenly Mountain Resort, Lake Tahoe, Calif./Nev. â€“ November 20, 2007 â€“ Under optimum conditions, Heavenly can produce three-and-a-half feet of snow over one acre in an hour. Thatâ€™s enough snow to blanket a football field with eight-and-a-half feet during an average three-hour game. "Itâ€™s comforting to know that when itâ€™s cold, we have snow," said John Wagnon, Heavenlyâ€™s vice president of marketing and sales. "Our guests can be confident that come opening day theyâ€™ll be skiing and riding on the best and most consistent snow surface at Lake Tahoe." Heavenly Mountain Resort announced today that it began making snow last night â€“ the Lake Tahoe snowsports season is just days away if temperatures continue to cooperate. The West Coastâ€™s largest snowmaking system can cover 70 percent of Heavenlyâ€™s trails in machine made snow, giving the resortâ€™s patrons confidence that they will be skiing and riding on the best snow surfaces in Tahoe on Heavenlyâ€™s opening day, scheduled for Friday, November 23.