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Squaw Valley checks in with a fresh 26" of new snow

New snow, new powder, wonderful skiing and riding!
New snow, new powder, wonderful skiing and riding!
Squaw PR/Jeff Engerbretson

Squaw Valley's Melissa Brouse said in a press release today, February 28, that the storms that blew in this week have been good to Squaw and Alpine Meadows.

Great new snow at Squaw
Squaw PR/Jeff Engerbretson

The storm that started dropping snow on Wednesday night put down a very respectable 26 inches of new snow at Squaw, and 16 inches at Alpine Meadows.

Tomorrow morning the resorts are looking for an additional 8 inches or more on their runs. Keep in mind that this is just the second of the three storm series. The snow is expected to keep up through Sunday night. NOAA predictions indicate that it could keep spitting snow up to Wednesday of next week.

The resorts in the Tahoe area will be busy grooming and shoveling for the next few days. The Ski Patrol will be out early in the mornings making sure that the trails have been checked and re-checked for avalanche danger.

The snow falling at this time is a heavy wet snow, alternating with great powder, which is one of the reasons the Ski Patrol's are so busy checking what the snow is doing.

Skiers and riders have been enjoying the recent, and much needed, series of snow producing storms across our neck of the Sierra. With the added snow on the slopes, the time to ski is now.

Apparently, all of the snow dancing at all the resorts has worked. Ski on!