In California right now, everyone is talking asking when 9,943′ Tioga Pass in Yosemite, CA will open for the season. Tioga Pass allows access to some of the best skiing and riding in California.
Caltrans has been working on clearing the road since April 18th, 2016. The hoped to open it last Friday, but a storm changed those plans. We’ve got our fingers crossed for next week.
“Park road crews have been plowing the Tioga Road since April 18. Crews have plowed to Tenaya Lake, however, there is still no estimated opening date. Crews still need to plow the full width of the road, as well as side roads. Safety considerations (e.g., avalanche zones, icy road conditions), additional road work, hazard tree removal, continuing snowy weather, and very dense snow are all factors affecting when the road might open.”