9,943′ Tioga Pass, CA Will OPEN from East This Friday at Noon

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Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane
Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane

***UPDATE:

Caltrans just announced that Tioga Pass will NOT OPEN tomorrow due to snowy weather:

Tioga Pass, CA Will NOT OPEN Tomorrow as Scheduled | Opening Delayed Due to “Storm Activity”

*** article from April 26th:***

Highway 120 will OPEN to 9,945′ Tioga Pass in Yosemite, CA from the east only this Friday, April 29th at noon. 

This is huge news for backcountry skiers as Tioga Pass being open allows easy access to some of the best skiing in California/The Lower 48.

Hopefully the coming storm this week doesn’t push things back.  But, maybe the storms will make it a powder day on Friday…

Get some!

Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane
Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane

“Anticipated opening of California State Route 120 West to the east Yosemite National Park Entrance Gate is scheduled for Friday, April 29th at noon.

Mono County – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has been working on clearing snow, removing rocks, and repairing the road to open State Route 120 West to the east Yosemite Park entrance gate. It is anticipated that the road will reopen from winter closure on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at noon, weather and safety permitting. Caltrans’ number one priority is safety for the traveling public and highway maintenance crews. State Route 120 west will remain closed at the Yosemite Park entrance.

This partial opening is dependent upon favorable weather and verification that the highway is safe for users. If the area is impacted by inclement weather Caltrans may not be able to open the highway as anticipated. Please check local highway conditions before planning to use SR 120 west.

For the latest highway information please visit the Caltrans QuickMap site at quickmap.dot.ca.gov or call the Road Condition Hotline at 1-800-427-ROAD (7623).” – Caltrans, today

Looking up at the lines off the Dana Plateau on Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane
Looking up at the lines off the Dana Plateau on Tioga Pass, CA on April 21st, 2016. photo: sheila romane

FORECAST for TIOGA PASS:

Image: noaa, today
Image: noaa, today
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA - MAY 12 2011: Yosemite National Park road crews work to clear snow off the road on May 12 2011. The snowpack in the Sierra Neveda was 178 percent of normal. Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, CA – MAY 12 2011: Yosemite National Park road crews work to clear snow off the road on May 12 2011. The snowpack in the Sierra Neveda was 178 percent of normal. Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times)

 


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