29 inches, or 2.5 feet, of snow fell at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, CA in the last 24 hours. Average January snowfall is 72 inches, and as of Wednesday, they are at 94 inches, so nearly two feet ahead of average with plenty more on the way. The current base is 134″ and season snowfall to date is 216″.
- Related: NOAA: California Storm Upgraded | Blizzard Warning Issued | 34-78″ of Snow Forecast Next 3-Days
The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through Thursday morning and a winter storm warning through early Friday morning. In the interests of safety, it is recommended you look at the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows app, the national weather service and at CalTrans road conditions and closures before visiting the resort. With heavy snow and high winds, lift operations will be impacted. This is only the 5th blizzard warning issued by NOAA for the Sierra Nevada in the last ten years.
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High winds affected upper mountain lifts at both Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows yesterday, and patrollers are currently working hard to perform avalanche control on the lower mountain at Squaw Valley. Lower mountain terrain at Alpine Meadows is currently open.
We encourage riders to use the deep snow safety tips. Ski and ride with a partner and always maintain visual contact with your partner.