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A Record-Breaking Season

Mar 24th 2011

Heavenly powder snowboarding

No doubt you’ve heard plenty about how much snow the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts have received this season. What you might not know is that many of the ski resorts have broken previous snowfall records, most of which included April snow totals. Put simply, this season is already showing signs of being a record-breaker, and there’s still another month left! This week's storm cycle will continue until tomorrow, with another storm forecast to leave up to 4 feet at the upper elevations by late Friday!
With this much snow, you can be sure that Lake Tahoe has some of the best spring skiing conditions in North America, and best values, with spring passes at an affordable $99 as well as stay-and-ski packages starting as low as $49 per person.
Plus, many of the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are extending their season to the end of April (some into May). So there is still ample time for you to get out here to experience the record breaking Lake Tahoe winter of 2010/11!
Year to Date Snow Totals

  • Alpine Meadows – 748 inches (164% of the season average). Only 4 winters during the past 40 years have been snowier, and all those years included April totals.
  • Heavenly – 452 inches (129% of the season average); third best season
  • Kirkwood – 662 inches (132% of the season average)
  • Mt. Rose-Ski Tahoe – 482 inches (137% of the season average)
  • Northstar-at-Tahoe™– 584 inches (167% of the season average), the most snowfall in 25 years!
  • Sierra-at-Tahoe – 662 inches (138% of the season average). This is the most snow the resort has received in the past 20 years!
  • Squaw Valley USA – 631 inches (140% of the season average). This much snow has only happened three times since 1970, and this amount of snow has never occurred before April.  

Photo courtesy of Heavenly Mountain Resort

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