Images: Kirkwood Mountain Resort

24 Hour Snowfall: 0″ | Storm Total: 50″ | Base Depth: 46″

California ski areas are hoping for a big year, after the end of November started delivering significant storms and rampantly building the snow pack.

Ski areas across the Golden State, from Big Bear to Sugar Bowl opened their chair lifts to impressive early season conditions this year. As consistent snowfall continued throughout the closing weeks of November, Kirkwood Mountain Resort fared extremely well from all the recent storms. The ski area south of Lake Tahoe, saw a cool 46″ of snow across a 7 day period.

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With all the new snowfall, skiers and riders should be getting antsy for some more famed Kirkwood terrain to open soon. Currently the resort is is offering 850 acres of available terrain, skiers are even finding sweet turns off the classic Chair #10 on the expert icon run ‘The Wall’.

More snowfall is headed to Kirkwood and the California Sierra later this week, with the ski season still only in the earliest stages. Overall the optimism is high for a memorable season of powder skiing in California, where hit or miss winters have plagued local ski bums in the recent past.

Related: Big Snow Totals Across The West | Intermittent Accumulations Forecasted This Week [Powderchasers]

While a large majority of the major ski resorts have opened for the 2018-2019 season, opening day is still around the corner for many regional ski areas. Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana will open December 6th, along with Washington’s Summit at Snowqualmie on December 7th.

Terrain & Lift Status:

  • 7 Lifts open
  • 40+

Find up to date conditions here: Kirkwood Snow Report

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