Lake Tahoe Backcountry Report: The Most Beautiful Ski Lines in Tahoe After a 100″ Storm

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report and all photos from February 19th, 2019

Lake Tahoe just saw a 105″ storm.

Lake Tahoe has seen a record 246″ of snow in February so far.

Tahoe has seen over 500″ of snowfall already this season.

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

Yesterday, we hiked up and skied a mountain the grows directly out of Lake Tahoe.

This was a zone that is only really skiable in the biggest snow years in Tahoe:  2011, 2017, 2019.

The views, all day, were simply stunning.

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

You start and finish the day here on the beach.

The snow is still deep, dry, and fluffy in Tahoe due to the cold temperatures that we continue to see daily.

You know you’re in a special place when you ski from a daring summit to a cushy beach against the bluest water on Earth and there are one-horse open sleighs ripping around the beach full of giggling children.

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

Tahoe is pretty tough to beat…

Especially this year.

We’ll let the photos do the talking on this one.

If you’re interested in skiing the Tahoe Backcountry, please contact Alpenglow Expeditions for a guide and all the local knowledge.

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

FORECAST:

Note:  NOAA and others are currently talking about a ferocious Atmospheric River storm that may impact Tahoe with enormous amounts of snow early next week…

image: noaa, 2/21/19

“Longer range models (ECMWF shown here) leaning towards another atmospheric river set up next week… One moderate prolonged pattern early in the week and perhaps another stronger one Thursday into Friday. Stay tuned.” – Rob Mayeda, NBC Bay Area, 2/20/19

PHOTOS:

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

 

Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains
Lake Tahoe. image: snowbrains

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