After last nights storm, Squaw Valley has surpassed the 500″ mark for the year! As of this morning, the official snowfall total for the season is 520″ at High Camp and 314″ at the base, compared to 487″ at Snowbird, and 459″ in Jackson Hole. The season got off to a great start with 290″ of snow falling by new years, and although we suffered through a painful dry stretch that lasted all of January, and the first half of February, winter has returned with vigor, with another 230″ falling in the last four weeks, and no end in sight, for at least the rest of the month.
“We are not done yet as the jetstream remains aimed at CA as we get into the heart of this snowy 2 week period. Another colder storm is set to push in on Friday with the heaviest snow Friday night into Saturday. There is another storm behind that coming in just to our South Sunday & Monday. Friday into Saturday we could see 1-2 feet of snow on the mountains and up to a foot at lake level. Several more inches possible as we get the Northern edge of the storm Sunday & Monday… The storms for Wednesday and Friday of next week are still on track as well. These are colder storms as well and could bring us some decent snows. We should have quite a few resorts above 600 inches by the end of the month.” BA, tahoeweatherdiscussion
600″ by the end of March!!! Are you ready for Chimney Bowl, because that might be where we’re headed. In the epic winter of ’05-’06 Squaw received 628″ for the season, and that mark may be in jeopardy this year, let’s keep our fingers crossed. Either way, the skiing will be fabulous this weekend, so get out there and enjoy it!