Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Is On Track To Beat 35 Year Old January Snowfall Record

Chris Wallner | | WeatherWeather
Squaw Valley Buried. Image: Squaw Facebook Page
Squaw Valley Buried. Image: Squaw Facebook Page

Squaw Valley received 27″ of snowfall in the past 24 hours and 126″ in the first 10 days of January as of Tuesday, January 10th, 2016. Both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows have remained closed since Sunday due to heavy snow, avalanche danger, and high winds that have lead to white-out conditions.

Digging out. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page
Digging out. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

Throughout the past 45 years, Squaw Valley has received 70″ of snow in January on average. The ski resort has already received 126 inches in the first 10 days of 2017, which is 181% of the January average. In January of 1982, Squaw Valley received 175″ of snow, which is the most in January on record, according to Snows Best.

Squaw Valley Has The Goods. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page
Squaw Valley Has The Goods. Image: Squaw Valley Facebook Page

In the first 10 days of January, Squaw Valley has received 72% of that record January snowfall. Up to 18″ of snowfall is expected to fall by Thursday Night, along with multiple storms that are expected to hit the area next week. This January is looking like a record-breaking one for Squaw Valley.

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  1. was there in 1958 when the avalanche came down headwall and took out the top bull wheel of the ‘then’ Squaw One Lift.

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