Palisades Tahoe, CA, dropped big news on social media this morning, announcing that thanks to over 400” of snow so far this season, and a mega-storm about to dump several more feet, they will be open for skiing and riding through (at least) Memorial Day Monday.
“We received over 44″ of new snow so far in February, meaning we reached our highest season-to-date snowfall total in the last three seasons and officially surpassed our annual average snowfall of 400 inches setting us up for a nice, long spring season.”
– Palisades Tahoe
The resort has received 18” in the last 24 hours and has a 152” base. It received over 14 feet of snow in January when 172” was recorded at the Belmont snow plot on the Palisades side. In the last twenty years, that record has only been beaten once, during the 2016-2017 season, when the January total was a whopping 274”. In third place is the 2007-2008 season, with a January total of 148”.
The latest forecasts are predicting another 8 FEET between now and Wednesday. This weekend is the Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup, where the fastest male skiers in the world will compete in both the Slalom and Giant Slalom this Saturday and Sunday. The mountain operations team has put months of work into preparing the course for athletes and spectators alike.