Over the last few days Tahoe finally received some precipitation as the “Atmospheric River” slammed into California. As Storm Super Soaker 15′ hit Tahoe on Friday, it began with high winds, power outages, and rock slides, followed by rain, lots and lots of rain. Friday night did see snow up high with Squaw reporting 15″, unfortunately however it got warm and started raining again, not before we got to enjoy skiing off-piste in the new soft snow, skiing off-piste in February, what a concept. The soft snow was short lived however, as today it rained all the way to the top of the mountain. High winds shut down Siberia, and Shirley Lake by noon, and Gold Coast was running at half speed. The skiing was wet and soupy, fun, but wet.
The last push in the storm comes in tonight, and looks to be colder, with 4-8 inches possible above 7000 feet. This snow, on top of the mank up high already could make for some fun skiing over the next couple of days. It’s been nice to finally see something falling from the sky in Tahoe, while it is rain for the most part its desperately needed and welcomed.
- There is new snow up high
- Skiing off-piste
- It rained a lot down low