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Cornice Express Chairlift at Kirkwood

Kirkwood, CA Chairlift DERAILS Saturday

The Cornice Express chairlift (chair 6) was derailed at Kirkwood ski resort near South Lake Tahoe, CA on Saturday.  The cause of the derailment was a huge gust of wind … Read More

They Olympic Games at Squaw Valley in 1960

Do You Want the Olympics in Tahoe? | Andy Wirth to be Chair of 2022 Tahoe Olympic Bid Committee

“Andy Wirth, Squaw Valley CEO and President, was chosen to serve as interim chair of the committee at this incipient stage of the groups formation.  In the coming weeks we’ll … Read More

Joshua Plack

The Line of the Week !! – The Photographer’s Route

The Line of the Week
 Squaw Valley USA The Photographer’s Route -He’s gotta get down too After milking early ups turns, airs and terrain at Squaw Valley the other morning, … Read More

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100 mph Winds & 2-4 Inches of Snow in Tahoe Tonight and Tomorrow

Tahoe will be getting a small, windy storm tonight and tomorrow.  Up to 100 mph winds and 2-4 inches of snow. The image on the left shows a satellite … Read More

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Tahoe Storm This Week | 100 mph Winds and a Few Inches of Snow

Tahoe is gonna get at least one more storm.  Maybe more.  How many more you think we’ll get in Tahoe? Tahoe is lookin’ at some big wind and not much … Read More

Miracle March drapped onto Eagle’s Next and KT-22 @ Squaw Valley

Tahoe More Than DOUBLES Season’s Snowfall in March | Tahoe @ 80% Of Average Snowfall To Date

Miracle March.  Is it just another overly handicapped piece of the bro-brah lexicon?  Most years = yes.  This year = no.  In a season where it damn near didn’t snow … Read More


Power Outage CLOSES Homewood Yesterday | Homewood Will Be UNTOUCHED POWDER Today | $25 Tix 4 Other Pass Holders

from our friends at Homewood Ski Resort: All of Tahoe’s West Shore experienced a power interruption from about 1 a.m. yesterday morning until late this afternoon; and Homewood was unable … Read More

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8”-16” of Snow & 100mph Winds for Lake Tahoe Today | Winter Weather Advisory | HERE IT COMES…

Lake Tahoe is under a winter weather advisory that is forecasted to bring 8-16 inches of new snow above 7,000 feet today and tonight.  Winds will be ripping with this … Read More


Powder Alert – West Coast, Rockies, and Northeast

A storm is currently approaching the West Coast as you can see below on the satellite.  The low will come onshore in Oregon on Saturday bringing snow to the Cascades … Read More

weekend weather in lake tahoe, ca

Weekend Forecast for Lake Tahoe Region | Winter Storm Watch & Wet/Windy Saturday

Looks like a windy and wet saturday and a powdery snowy sunday.  Noaa’s got more details: Winds will strengthen Friday night becoming strong and gusty on Saturday ahead of … Read More

squaw weather lake tahoe

Winter Weather Watch for Lake Tahoe | 12”+ Above 7,000 Feet By Saturday

Miracle March is working out, huh?  166 inches in March at Squaw?  Before March 1st, Squaw had only gotten 142” all season.  We have more than doubled our annual snow … Read More

Squaw sold upwards of 30,000 season passes for the 2011-12 season and with the discounted pass prices again for next year, we may be in store for more of this in the future. KT line on March 17th, 2012.

Squaw/Alpine Release 2012-13 Season Passes | Cheap Again, Are You Stoked?

With Northstar/Heavenly/Kirkwood 2012-2013 season passes on sale for a few weeks now, we knew it couldn’t be long before Squaw/Alpine would release their next year season passes to the public. … Read More

Eric Bryant on Hanging Snowfield, Palisades- Squaw Valley USA

The Line of the Week !! Hanging Snowfield, Palisades

The Line of the Week
 Squaw Valley USA Hanging Snowfield Who says Squaw Valley gets skied off fast on powder days? You just gotta relax and choose your lines carefully. … Read More


Squaw Valley & Alpine Closing Dates

Here’s a press release straight from the horse’s mouth: Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows Scheduled to Stay Open Daily Through April 29 Resorts announce that Squaw and Alpine are scheduled … Read More


March Isn’t Quite Finished With Tahoe/Another Foot or Two This Week

March has not been a bad month, especially compared to the prior 4 months.  Many of the resorts will end up more than doubling what had fallen all season in … Read More

Squaw Valley forecast this week

Snow Everyday This Week in Tahoe | Is Winter Back?

  Snow everyday in the forecast for a week?  This is one of the only weeks of this winter that has had a forecast like this.  As of right now, … Read More

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This Weekend’s Weather @ Lake Tahoe | Winds to 45mph and Up to 6” of Snow

We’re gonna let Noaa do the talking on this one. The trough for the weekend has continued to slow its progression inland and is digging further south in the … Read More

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Weekend Weather Forecast for Lake Tahoe | Gusty Saturday, Snowy Sunday

This weekend will have some interesting weather.  A gusty Saturday followed by a snowy-ish Sunday.  We all have our fingers crossed for a few more inches of snow and that’s … Read More

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Skier Rides AVALANCHE a LONG Way in Tahoe Backcountry Yesterday

This video is of a skier riding a small wet avalanche on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, CA a long way while wearing a helmet cam yesterday, March 20th, … Read More

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Man Found in Donner Summit, CA Train Tunnel | “He Was Black Like He’d Been Dipped In Tar”

Lake Tahoe had two skiers missing from Sugar Bowl ski resort over the weekend.  In response to the skiers being missing, Search & Rescue asked the Union Pacific railway to … Read More

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Today’s Avalanche Advisory for Lake Tahoe = MODERATE

We know that a lot of backcountry skiers are going to want to get out there this week.  We are more than just a little freaked out from our last … Read More


Tahoe Picked Up the 8 Feet, Even More Snow to Come in March?

Last Monday we looked at the forecast possibility of up to 8 feet of snow on the mountains West of the lake and we got it.  The top snowfall totals for Tuesday-Sunday … Read More

Cornice II Bowl @ Squaw Valley sitting on 97 Inches ‘o’ fresh today

*UPDATED* Tahoe Resorts’ BIG Storm Totals | March 12th-19th = 109 Inches!!

TAHOE SKI RESORTS’ STORM TOTALS – MARCH 12th – 19th, 2012: #1 – Alpine Meadows = 88”- 109″ #1 – Kirkwood = 90” – 109″ #2 – Squaw Valley = … Read More

Squaw Valley’s Eagle’s Nest/McConkey’s prime on St. Patrick’s Day

Tahoe Ski Resorts’ BIG Storm Totals

LAKE TAHOE SKI RESORT STORM TOTALS – MARCH 12-18th, 2012 #1 – Alpine Meadows = 69.5” – 84″ #2 – Squaw Valley  = 26.5” – 80” #3 – Sugar Bowl … Read More

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In-Bounds Avalanche @ Kirkwood Ski Resort Sends Skier to Hospital

An in-bounds avalanche occurred at Kirkwood ski resort in South Lake Tahoe, California today, March 18th, 2012.   IN-BOUNDS AVALANCHE DETAILS: – Avalanche occurred in Sentinel Bowl at 2:14pm – … Read More

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15”-24″ @ Squaw Overnight | Before & After Photo

Squaw got 15 inches of new snow at the base overnight and 24 inches on the upper mountain.   The upper mountain storm total is 72 inches. It’s currently 15F at High Camp & 22F at the base. There … Read More