Sugar Bowl, CA Conditions Report: 47″ of Snow in 7-Days

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
Spak slashing one at the top of Crow's Peak today.
Spak slashing one at the top of Crow’s Peak today.

Sugar Bowl ski resort got the most snow from our recent storms with a 7 day total of 47″ of new snow.  Sugar Bowl averages 500 inches of snow per year, so just this past week gave them 10% of their average annual snowfall.  Not bad.

Sugar Bowl for the win with 47 inches of new snow in the past 7 days
Sugar Bowl for the win with 47 inches of new snow in the past 7 days

Sugar Bowl was skiing great today.  We headed out into the newly opened terrain beneath the new Crow’s Peak Chair and found 2-foot deep, blower powder on everything.

Crow's Peak Chair looking ready today
Crow’s Peak Chair looking ready today

The powder is holding up very well at Sugar Bowl and it’s going to be added to tomorrow.  NOAA is forecasting 3-6 more inches of snow for Sugar Bowl tomorrow.

Spak getting deep for the camera today above the Crow's Peak chair
Spak getting deep for the camera today above the Crow’s Peak chair

Sugar Bowl is a different world compared to what you’re used to in Tahoe.  At Sugar Bowl, there are no lift lines, few people, lots of terrain, and the most snow in Tahoe.  That’s a good combination.  Sugar Bowl also has the gnarliest in-bounds terrain in Tahoe:  The Palisades.

Crow's Peak chair looking snowy today
Crow’s Peak chair looking snowy this morning.

There were only two tracks coming down from the summit of Mt. Judah today and it looked very deep up there.

Tomorrow, Sugar Bowl will open the Crow’s Peak Chair (access to copious amounts of untracked terrrain) and the Judah Express.  On Saturday, they’ll be opening the Summit Chair (access to the fresh snow up on Judah).  It’s gonna be a good weekend at Sugar Bowl.

The trees tell the story.  Strawberry Fields today.
The trees tell the story. Strawberry Fields today.

Happy Hanukah & Merry Christmas!

SUGAR BOWL FORECAST:

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