It’s been a wonderful March in terms of snow totals, saving a ski season in the Lake Tahoe region that was headed for a very early ending if not for the “Miracle March.”
Storms have hit the Lake Tahoe ski resorts all month and made for some of the best conditions for skiing and snowboarding all season.
The snow totals continued to increase this week with modest storms hitting the Tahoe region. Several resorts are reporting 2 feet of snow and more is on the way this weekend.
The National Weather Service is predicting 100 percent chance of snow on Saturday, which means a Sunday, April Fool’s Day trip to a Tahoe resort might be the best bet this weekend. There is a 30 percent chance of snow today and that dips to 20 percent on Sunday.
Sugar Bowl ski resort has received the most snow overall from this week’s storms, reporting 25 inches of new snow. Coming in a close second was Sierra-at-Tahoe, which has received 2 feet of snow this week.
Mt. Rose ski resort had 12-14 inches over a 12-hour period on Wednesday, but reported no new snow this morning.
Other storm totals this week include:
- Alpine Meadows 19 inches
- Heavenly 8 inches
- Homewood 19 inches
- Kirkwood 18 inches
For skiers and riders who will be taking advantage of the late snowfall and will be continuing into April, this is the ideal time to purchase a season pass for 20012-13. Most ski resorts are now offering discount season passes for next season, which typically include skiing or riding the remainder of this season for free.
Earlier this week, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, which are owned jointly, announced that they will stay open through April, conditions permitting. Both Squaw and Alpine, which are within a few miles of each other off Highway 89 in Truckee, are scheduled to remain open daily for skiing and riding through April 29.
In addition, Alpine ski resort is also slated to stay open Friday through Sunday until May 13.
On Monday, Kirkwood and Heavenly ski resorts announced that they would remain open until April 15, but will expand the season to include the last two weekends in April. Both resorts are owned by Vail Resorts.
Below is a look at the snow report for the previous 24 hours, as reported March 30.
New snow: 7-10″
Snow base: 79-141″
Location: Highway 89, six miles west of Tahoe City
Web site: www.skialpine.com
New Snow: 4-6″
Snow base: 80-100″
Location: Interstate 80 at Donner Summit
Web site: www.borealski.com
New Snow: 5-8″
Snow base: 30-50″
Location: Highway 431, Incline Village
Web site: www.diamondpeak.com
New Snow: 0″
Snow base: 48-85″
Location: Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe
Web site: www.skiheavenly.com
New Snow: 6-18″
Snow totals: 60-81″
Location: Highway 89, six miles south of Tahoe City
Web site: www.skihomewood.com
New Snow: 5-7″
Snow totals, base depth: 162-174″
Location: Highway 88 in Kirkwood
Web site: www.kirkwood.com
New Snow: 0
Snow totals: 54-98″
Location: Mt. Rose Highway in Reno
Web site: www.skirose.com
New Snow: 1-2″
Snow totals: 37-70″
Location: Highway 267 near Truckee
Web site: www.NorthstarCalifornia.com
New Snow: 2″
Snow totals: 45-95″
Location: Highway 50, 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe
Web Site: www.sierraattahoe.com
New Snow: 1″
Snow totals: 30-92″
Location: Highway 89, six miles from Tahoe City
Web site: www.squaw.com
New Snow: 1″
Snow totals: 59-113″
Location: Interstate 80, Norden exit
Web site: www.sugarbowl.com
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- Heavenly, Kirkwood ski resorts extend the ski, snowboard season into late April
- Lake Tahoe ski resorts could receive 3 feet of new snow this week
- Lake Tahoe resorts could receive 3 feet of fresh snow this week
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- Easter break great time to take ski, snowboard lessons
- Roseville snowboarder dies at Sugar Bowl
- Sierra-at-Tahoe skier dies
- Heavenly ski resort opens Killebrew Canyon
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- Ski bus trips to Lake Tahoe ski resorts
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- Heavenly opens new terrain at expert area Mott Canyon
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- Ritz-Carlton offers fine dining at Northstar ski resort
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- Avalanche kills 3 Washington state skiers near Stevens Pass resort
- New jib pipe unveiled at Squaw Valley ski resort
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