Considering that this is the last week of skiing for this season, the storm that blew in last night is making this last week pretty wonderful. Squaw, Alpine Meadows, and Kirkwood are the only resorts open for skiers to take advantage of this late season snowfall.
The storm is expected to continue through the night. A new very welcomed blanket of snow will greet skiers who are planning to make the trip to the high country for those last runs. Early birds will do so in fresh powder.
Here is what Melissa Brouse, of the Squaw and Alpine PR Team, had to say today, Friday, April 25:
"Both mountains are still open, making Squaw and Alpine the only North Lake Tahoe resorts to currently offer skiing and riding. Squaw Valley is slated to stay open through Sunday, April 27. Alpine Meadows is currently open, and scheduled to stay open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays into May.
Skiers and riders looking to take full advantage of the new snow and spring activities can purchase their 2014-15 Tahoe Super Pass and ski and ride for free for the rest of this season. The Tahoe Super Pass starts at just $349, with limited quantities available at that reduced price. With fresh snow on the slopes and an extended season at Alpine Meadows, the $349 season passes will likely sell out by the end of the weekend. For more information, visit www.TahoeSuperPass.com."
Up at Kirkwood, the word is that the top has 20" and the base 14" of new powder. Powder hounds have till the end of this weekend to take advantage of that wonderful new white gold that this storm has graced the slopes with.
Travelling up into the mountains remains a winter like venture, and motorists are reminded to carry chains, and to pay close attention to road conditions.
Powder hounds have this one, last chance to carve their way through fresh, wonderful, powder. The snow continues to fall, as low as 4,000 feet, where it is starting to stick. That is wonderful news not only for skiers, but for the forests, rivers, and lakes in the high country.