Tahoe Ski Resorts Close As Wicked Weather Slams Sierras

Tahoe Ski Resorts Close As Wicked Weather Slams Sierras

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Tahoe Ski Resorts Close As Wicked Weather Slams Sierras


^Chris Tomer showing the moisture pouring into California

An atmospheric river is currently dumping loads of moisture on the Sierras.

Ski resorts are bracing for heavy snow to fall in the coming days, but a period of downpouring rain and heavy winds is battering the mountains first.

Nearly every resort in the Tahoe region will be closed today due to extreme weather.

Here’s who has announced closures at the time of the writing of this article:

Palisades Tahoe, Heavenly, Homewood, Northstar, Kirkwood, Diamond Peak, Mt. Rose, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, and more are sure to follow.

Again, all of these resorts will be CLOSED today, March 10th.

Palisades Tahoe said in an Instagram post this morning that it’s currently raining up to 8,500 feet, which is around the Gold Coast area.

They’re also reporting wind gusts hit 139mph on the ridgeline.

^Looking wet at the Olympic Valley Base Area 

The heavy rain and wind followed by feet of wet snow to come is just too much of a risk for the resorts to open today.

We wouldn’t be surprised if closures last into the weekend.

OpenSnow is forecasting up to 75 inches of snow for Palisades Tahoe over the next 5 days following this spell of rain.

Here’s hoping that everybody stays safe, that people’s homes remain in-tact, and that Tahoe can brave through this wicked storm.

^It’s looking apocalyptic at the summit of Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe. Taken at 10:20AM ET, 3/10/23

Stay tuned with us here at Unofficial Networks for all news relating to storm battering Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. We’ve got you covered!

Featured Image Credit: Palisades Tahoe

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