The post on the Alpine Meadows ski resort website summed up last three days in the Lake Tahoe region. Snow, and plenty of it.
“Alpine Meadows has received over 72 inches of snow in the last 72 hours. And it’s still snowing!”
As of 4 p.m. today (Jan. 23), Alpine had received two feet of new snow at its lower level and 34 inches on the upper mountain in a 24-hour period, making for terrific conditions for skiing and snowboarding.
Every ski resort in the Lake Tahoe region had recorded more than two feet of snow since Sunday morning.
The winter storms arrived Friday in the Lake Tahoe region and have dumped more than 4-6 feet of snow at most ski resorts.
Tuesday should be a great powder day in Lake Tahoe. According to the National Weather Service in Reno, the weather is expected to be partly cloudy on Tuesday, with temperatures in the mid-30s with very little wind. On Wednesday, the highs go to the low 50s on a partly sunny day that should be wind free.
It was a very difficult start to the season for Lake Tahoe ski resorts. They relied almost exclusively on snow-making capabilities until last week.
The driest December in more than a century in Lake Tahoe came during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, which are the resorts’ busiest time of the season. In nearby Reno, it was the driest December since 1883 with not a trace of snow.
Below is a look at the snow report for Jan. 23. Note that some totals were taken this morning, while others were reported in the afternoon:
New snow: 24-34″
Snow totals: 20-26″
Location: Highway 89, six miles west of Tahoe City
Web site: www.skialpine.com
New Snow: 18-24″ (reported Monday morning)
Snow totals: 19-27″
Location: Interstate 80 at Donner Summit
Web site: www.borealski.com
New Snow: 24″
Snow totals: 50-60″
Location: Highway 431, Incline Village
Web site: www.diamondpeak.com
New Snow: 14-16″ (reported Monday morning)
Snow total, base depth: 25-35″
Location: Ski Run Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe
Web site: www.skiheavenly.com
New Snow: 13-24″
Snow totals: 26-36″
Location: Highway 89, six miles south of Tahoe City
Web site: www.skihomewood.com
New Snow: 18-24″
Snow totals, base depth: 44-46″
Location: Highway 88 in Kirkwood
Web site: www.kirkwood.com
New Snow: 22-26″
Snow totals: 26-39″
Location: Mt. Rose Highway in Reno
Web site: www.skirose.com
New Snow: 24-29″ (reported Monday morning)
Snow totals: 18-28″
Location: Highway 267 near Truckee
Web site: www.NorthstarCalifornia.com
New Snow: 17-22″ (reported Monday morning)
Snow totals: 22-47″
Location: Highway 50, 12 miles west of South Lake Tahoe
Web Site: www.sierraattahoe.com
New Snow: 22-28″
Snow totals: 30-36″
Location: Highway 89, six miles from Tahoe City
Web site: www.squaw.com
New Snow: 18-24″
Snow totals: 30-45″
Location: Interstate 80, Norden exit
Web site: www.sugarbowl.com
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