The snow storm on Friday (Dec. 6) was a welcome site to Lake Tahoe ski resorts, which received more than 2 feet of fresh powder at some locations.
See the Snow Report below.
Heavenly gets 18 inches of powder
The Lake Tahoe snow storm added 12-18 of fresh snow at Heavenly ski resort. The resort has a solid start to the season with 24 inches at base level and 30 at the summit. Heavenly is expected to open two more lifts today – Comet and Big Easy.
Kirkwood ski resort reported the most snow of any Lake Tahoe resort, getting 32 inches at its summit. Kirkwood, which had 24 inches of new snow dumped on its base, is located off Highway 88 in Kirkwood.
The six other ski resorts that are currently open – Sugar Bowl, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Boreal Mountain, Mt Rose, Northstar California, Squaw Valley – all received more than a foot of snow at its base level and more at their summit.
Opening day at Sugar Bowl
The Lake Tahoe snow storm was especially pleasing for one Lake Tahoe ski resort. Sugar Bowl ski resort received quite the opening-day gift – 18-22 inches of snow! The resort, which opened for the 2013-14 season this morning, will have three lifts operating with access to 11 trails.
“It's beautiful up here. We could not have asked for much better conditions for opening day,” Sugar Bowl spokesperson John Monson said. “The temperatures are very low, so it was a light, dry blower of powder, just how skiers and riders like it. It's an incredibly festive atmosphere today. Everyone is back sliding on snow!"
The National Weather Service is calling for a 90 percent chance of snow today in the Lake Tahoe region. But the snowfall will only be modest, likely 2-4 inches.
Temperatures will remain chilly today with a high in the Lake Tahoe region in the low 20s. The daytime and evening temperatures will be creeping upward. By Tuesday the forecast for daytime temperatures is 45 degrees, yet the lows are being reported as close to zero.
Below is the Snow Report for Saturday morning.
New Snow: 16"
Snow depth: 18"
Location: Interstate 80 at Donner Summit
New Snow: 12-18"
Base snow depth: 24-30"
Location: Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe
New Snow: 24-32"
Snow depth: 24-32"
Location: Highway 88 in Kirkwood
New Snow: 14-16"
Snow depth: 16-24"
Location: Mt. Rose Highway in Reno
New Snow: 18"
Snow depth: 18-29"
Location: Highway 267 near Truckee
New Snow: 16-18"
Snow depth: 16-18"
Location: Highway 50, 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe
New Snow: 10-15"
Snow depth: 18-22"
Location: Highway 89, six miles from Tahoe City
New Snow: 18-22"
Snow depth: 18-22"
Location: Interstate 80, Norden exit