Snow storms have been very few in the Lake Tahoe region this winter. So there was considering rejoicing today (Feb. 27) when Tahoe ski resorts received up to1½ feet of snow over a 24-hour period that began on Sunday night.
The weather forecasters early Sunday were reporting only 1-2 inches from the storm for skiing and snowboarding. Thankfully, they were way off in their prognostications.
North Lake Tahoe ski resorts are reporting up to 1½ feet of new snow in the last 24 hours at their upper elevations. And Mother Nature isn’t done yet. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting a chance of snow all week with skies clearing for the weekend.
A winter storm watch is forecast from late Tuesday night into Wednesday evening. That storm is expected to bring a foot or more of snow above 7,000 feet, with up to 10 inches at the lower levels. There is also a chance of snow both Thursday and Friday, while the weekend should return to sunny weather.
Mt. Rose ski resort received 10-12 inches of light powder snow overnight, then had another 6 inches on Monday, for a total of 1½ feet of new snow in less than a 24-hour period.
Kirkwood ski resort is reporting 6-12 inches of snow and more expected tonight. Sugar Bowl ski resort received 10-14 inches of new snow, while Squaw Valley ski resort was reporting 8 inches.
The new snow is falling just in time for Leap Day – which Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Diamond Peak ski resorts are all offering $29 lift tickets on Wednesday, February 29.
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