“As of 5am, our 7-day storm total was resting at 6 feet. It has kept snowing since that last report.” –Palisades Tahoe

LAKE TAHOE, California — After a monster storm blew through Palisades Tahoe forcing the resort to close operations, they plan to reopen today with a resting total of 6 feet fresh snow. This is still a tentative plan with no guarantees but they hope to get a few lifts going on both mountains by 9am.

If you plan on heading up to Palisades please ride with a friend. While powder skiing is what all lay in bed dreaming about, the reality of riding in super deep snow can be dangerous and you should always use the buddy system on days like today (keep your friends in line of sight). Be safe and fun out there.

OPERATION UPDATE:

Palisades Tahoe plans to open tomorrow, Monday, March 4th. It is our goal to have a few lifts going at both mountains by 9am, but this is not a guarantee. We have to see what happens overnight, and delays are always possible. When we put out predictions for the next day, they are our best guess, not a promise. Mother Nature often has her own plans, but here is what we are hoping for tomorrow:

  • At Alpine, we plan to open RoundhouseTreeline CirqueMeadowSubway, and the Big Carpet. If conditions allow, we may add more chairs throughout the day.
  • At Palisades, we plan to start the day with Resort ChairFirst VentureFar EastRed Dog, and KT-22. As usual, we will plan to get the rest of the mountain open in waves:
    • If the clearance on Tower 4 of the Funitel is not an issue, we will then aim to add the Funitel for Mountain Run.
    • Following the Funitel, the next wave of chairlifts would be Big BlueShirley LakeBailey’s BeachMountain MeadowBelmont, and the Aerial Tram.
    • The final wave would be Siberia and Gold Coast. We do not expect to have Headwall, Emigrant, or Granite Chief tomorrow.
  • Our base area snow removal teams have been putting in very long hours to try to get all of our parking lots clear. This has been very difficult with the constant snowfall. Please be patient and kind while finding a parking spot tomorrow.

Though there were some doubts on Thursday whether or not we were going to get the storm of the season, the weather forecast proved to be accurate. Bryan Allegretto of OpenSnow called for 5-8 feet of snow on the upper mountains by Monday, and as of 5am, our 7-day storm total was resting at 6 feet. It has kept snowing since that last report.

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