There is less than one month left in the "plates for powder" program for this ski season.

The program, which closes April 1, gives a free lift ticket to individuals who purchase a new Lake Tahoe license plate in either California or Nevada.

Participating resorts include Diamond Peak Ski Resort, Heavenly Mountain Resort, Homewood Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Northstar, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, Tahoe Cross Country, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park and Tahoe Donner's Downhill and Nordic.

"It is not too late to take advantage of this amazing snow and offer," Amy Berry, CEO of the Tahoe Fund, said in a statement. "Buying a California or Nevada Tahoe plate supports the environment and gets you on the hill for free."

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, organizes the program on behalf of the public agencies.

Information on how to purchase a plate and redeem free tickets is available at