California ski resorts saw a TON of snow and wind in the past 24 hours… and some rain up to 8,000-feet. All that glorious new powder is ruined, but this is an extremely high quality base building event.
Kirkwood is closed for the day due to avalanche danger.
Sierra-at-Tahoe is closed today due to safety concerns.
Nearly all Tahoe ski resorts are running very limited operations due to very high winds today.
This storm brought Tahoe to 121% of average snowpack to date today and raised Lake Tahoe 1.92″ or 64 billion gallons. This storm very likely drifted snow in up to 10-feet deep on ridge tops. Expect Squaw’s Main Line Pocket, Palisades, and Granite Chief Peak to be good to go once the sun comes out and the winds die down.
As of 9:30am at 8,700-feet at Squaw Valley, the temperature is 32ºF and the wind is gusting at 80mph.
- Kirkwood = 37″ [Closed today due to avalanche danger]
- Squaw Valley = 36″
- Heavenly = 36″
- Northstar = 34″
- Alpine Meadows = 34″
- Dodge Ridge = 33″
- Sugar Bowl = 31″
- Boreal = 28″
- Mt. Rose, NV = 24″
- Bear Valley = 16″
- Sierra-at-Tahoe = 14″ [Closed today due to safety concerns]
- Mammoth = 13″
- Homewood = 11″
- Diamond Peak, NV = 9″