Kirkwood, CA Closed Today Due to High Avalanche Danger

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

Kirkwood ski resort in California is closed due to High Avalanche Danger today after receiving 27-37″ of heavy, wet snow.

Carson Spur, hwy 88, is closed just west of Kirkwood due to high avalanche danger as well.

This storm came in up-side-down with snow levels rising throughout the storm.  It rained as high as 8,200-feet at Kirkwood last night.

Kirkwood’s Update Today:

***0554 UPDATE***
Cup’O’Joe in hand with 27″ to 37″ inches of new snow here @KirkwodMtn…

Level set your expectations – We are CLOSED for the day here @KirkwoodMtn
High Avalanche danger conditions exist on the mountain… Ski Patrol and Mountain Operations teams have an enormous amount of snow safety, grooming and lift maintenance tasks to complete… This will take hours to complete…

Current conditions – 27” to 37” of new snow in the past 24hrs… Currently temps have risen to 33@the base with Snain/Rain above 8200’ we have temperatures dropping down to 29 degrees with snow falling… NWS Forecast model – Snow before 10am, then snow showers after 10am. Temperature falling to around 32 by 2pm. Southwest wind 18 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 2” to 4” inches possible.

Roads –
Carson Pass Open, Chain Controls, very slow driving…
***UPDATED 0658*** – Carson Spur – Closed – NO ETO

I will update once again @9am as we dig out my friends,
Stay’n Thirsty,

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