Image from Sugar Bowl‘s parking lot.
Following a depressing few months, Tahoe finally got the goods. Many skiers and riders are reporting that yesterday, March 30, was the best day of the season! The storm dropped 2-5′ of good wintery snow until Sunday morning when the skies cleared making for an epic bluebird powder day. With conditions like this it’s not surprising that half of California’s population made it out to the hill. The lines were long just about everywhere, and for good reason. Up until this latest storm cycle Tahoe had received less than 200″ of snowfall on the season. For many skiers and riders this weekend marked the first powder turns and face shots of the season.
Storm Totals: (as reported on resort’s official websites)
Sugar Bowl Resort: 56″
From the snowfall totals it seems that the resorts on the Sierra’s western crest received the brunt of the storm with Sugar Bowl Resort reporting a whopping 56″ storm total.
Squaw Valley: 45″
The skiing and riding at Squaw Valley was so good yesterday that the resort kept KT-22 & Funitel running till 4:30pm.
Sierra-at-Tahoe was clearly the winner of the South Lake Tahoe resorts with storm totals of 40″.
Alpine Meadows: 29″
Somehow Alpine Meadows is reporting 16 less inches of snowfall than Squaw but we assure you that the skiing was just as good.
Kirkwood Ski Resort: 20″
Message from Kirkwood, “Hope you all had a wonderful day, I must say it was my best day of the season hands down… Cold Smoke, Fresh lines & a few good friends…”
Sunday was a beautiful day at Heavenly to enjoy the new snow and the views.
The best news of all is that it’s not over!
…ADDITIONAL SIERRA SNOW EXPECTED LATE TODAY…
ANOTHER LATE SEASON STORM WILL MOVE INTO THE SIERRA LATE TODAY
INTO TUESDAY MORNING…BRINGING MODERATE AMOUNTS OF SNOW TO THE
SIERRA. THIS SYSTEM WILL BE COLDER…SO SNOW LEVELS SHOULD DROP TO
ALL VALLEY FLOORS BY TONIGHT.
…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS
AFTERNOON TO 5 AM PDT TUESDAY…
* TIMING: SNOW WILL BEGIN THIS AFTERNOON WITH HEAVIEST SNOW THIS
EVENING INTO TONIGHT.
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS: 3 TO 6 INCHES…WITH 5 TO 10 INCHES ABOVE
7000 FEET AND UP TO A FOOT ALONG THE CREST.
* IMPACTS: SNOW WILL PRODUCE REDUCED VISIBILITY ALONG WITH SLICK
ROADS. EXPECT CHAIN CONTROLS AT TIMES TONIGHT INTO EARLY TUESDAY