Tioga Pass & Sonora Pass CLOSE Due to Large Snowstorm

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We wish Tioga Pass looked like this right now. Photo form a big snow year on Tioga Pass.
We wish Tioga Pass looked like this right now. Photo form a big snow year on Tioga Pass.

Somewhere around 1-2 feet of snow fell on both 9,945′ Tioga and 9,624′ Sonora passes and they’re both still experiencing snowfall today.

In response to this, Cal Trans has closed both of the passes indefinitely.

Tioga Pass signage.
Tioga Pass signage.

“This was one of the best storms Mono County has had in the last couple years…and it’s May! Here are some snow totals as of 9 am. Tioga, Sonora, and Monitor Passes are currently closed, check with CalTrans for the latest.” – NOAA Reno

Chute Out in Ellery Bowl. Yesterday.
Chute Out in Ellery Bowl off Tioga Pass on Tuesday.

Tioga and Sonora had record early openings this year on April 17th, 2015.

Reports have been coming in that Sonora Pass still has some decent skiing off the road. ¬†We drove Tioga pass 2 days ago and there really wasn’t anything worth skiing from the road.

Josh Daiek skiing scary lines off Sonora Pass in 2014.
Josh Daiek skiing scary lines off Sonora Pass in 2014.

Once these passes open again (we’re guessing Tuesday/Wednesday), there might be some good skiing from the road in both locations.

Josh Daiek skiing scary lines off Sonora Pass in 2014.


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