It might be hard to fathom just how much snow is on the ground in Lake Tahoe for those of us looking at green grass through rain-soaked windows.
We would be thrilled if even a dusting of white appeared on the tips of trees, and meanwhile, Lake Tahoe is completely buried in feet of glorious snow.
Palisades Tahoe’s snow reports thus far have been downright dreamy: 57 inches in the last 7 days, 156 inches since January 1st, and 357 inches on the season.
The resort is reporting a 100+ inch base. Not too shabby for January.
For context, Palisades Tahoe averages about 400 inches in an entire season. To say they’re ahead of schedule is an understatement.
Still having trouble putting that into perspective?
Just check out the photo below posted by mogul and freestyle skiing legend Jonny Moseley:
Okay, so that’s not Jonny Moseley digging out the stop sign, but he did take the picture!
It really puts Tahoe’s insane start to the season into perspective, right?
The fact that a local has to physically dig out a stop sign for road safety is kind of comical.
Palisades Tahoe was expecting another 7-11 inches overnight, but has yet to report at the time this article was published.
A high pressure system is expected to follow, meaning Tahoe should see a break in snow, but ya never know with this season.
Stay tuned here at Unofficial Networks for all news related to Palisades Tahoe and all ski resorts in the Lake Tahoe region. We’ve got you covered!
Header Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Palisades Tahoe, Mountain Ops team members Hunter Lamer & Marcus Morgan