Let the Snow Begin: Sugar Bowl Conditions Update + Photo Tour

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Christmas Tree and Mt. Lincoln Express rising into the clouds
Christmas Tree and Mt. Lincoln Express rising into the clouds

As a much needed storm makes its way into Tahoe, the skiing at Sugar Bowl is still hangin’ tough with ripping groomers and some rickety off piste skiing.  First thing this morning there was around a half inch of new snow coating the groomers, making for some really fun hot laps.  Unfortunately the Judah side of the mountain is still closed, but with a few inches of fresh snow on tap over the weekend Sugar Bowl will hopefully be able to reopen operations from the Judah side of the resort.

Hopefully with the coming storm we'll be seeing less of this stuff...
Hopefully with the coming storm we’ll be seeing less of this stuff…

This morning clouds were rolling in and out, and intermittent snowfall produced around a half inch of new snow livening up the groomers and trying to soften the off piste.  Midday brought sunshine and a brief period of warming before the clouds rolled back in, and the snow is now starting to try and fly again.

Sugar Bowl forecast

For the first time since December its starting to look like we may get accumulating snow at lake level in Tahoe, with the possibility of up to 12″ in areas above 7,000 feet.

Photo Tour

The cloud layer was hanging out right around the Palisades in the AM
The cloud layer was hanging out right around the Palisades in the AM
Tahoe problems... Keep off the grass
Tahoe problems…
Sugar Bowl groomers are always good for a shifty
Sugar Bowl groomers are always good for a shifty
The top of Mt. Judah could certainly use a fresh coat of paint
The top of Mt. Judah could certainly use a fresh coat of paint
Storm clouds rolling in on Donner Summit, en route to Sugar Bowl
Storm clouds rolling in on Donner Summit, en route to Sugar Bowl
Snow on the window of the Gondola cabin this morning
Snow on the window of the Gondola cabin this morning

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