California Ski Resort Snow Totals + Photo Tour | Up to 37″ of New Snow

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Heavenly, CA yesterday. photo: heavenly
Heavenly, CA yesterday. photo: heavenly

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.

image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, today
image: noaa, 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.

Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 10.09.28 AM Screen Shot 2015-12-22 at 10.09.36 AM24 HOUR SNOWFALL TOTALS IN CALIFORNIA:

  • 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″

PHOTO TOUR:

Squaw

Squaw Valley, CA today. photo: squaw
Squaw Valley, CA today. photo: squaw
Squaw Valley, CA yesterday. photo: squaw
Squaw Valley, CA yesterday. photo: squaw

Kirkwood

Kirkwood, CA at 8:13am today.
Kirkwood, CA at 8:13am today.

Boreal

Boreal, CA today. photo: boreal
Boreal, CA today. photo: boreal

Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl, CA today. photo: sugar bowl
Sugar Bowl, CA today. photo: sugar bowl

Northstar

Northstar, CA today. photo: northstar
Northstar, CA today. photo: northstar

Mt. Rose, NV

Mt. Rose, NV today. photo: rose
Mt. Rose, NV today. photo: rose

Mammoth

Mammoth, CA today. it doesn't rain at Mammoth.... photo: mammoth
Mammoth, CA today. it doesn’t rain at Mammoth…. photo: mammoth

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