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Squaw Valley powder day - Photo by Jeff Engerbretson

Five Feet of New Snow in a Week – No Joke!

It’s true. March came in like a lion, and left like a lion, leaving five feet of fresh snow at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts. This latest round of powerful Pacific storms has resulted in the deepest powder conditions of the season. There is plenty of skiing and snowboarding still ahead as the majority of the resorts plan to remain open through Easter weekend, with some even aiming to remain open into the month of May (conditions permitting).

Apr 3rd 2014

Powder skiier at Squaw Valley Feb 2014

Snow update – 45 inches and counting

It’s been a great start to March here, as snow storms dumped 20-45 inches (nearly 4 feet!) of new snow at the Ski Lake Tahoe resorts. If you missed the powder this weekend, don’t fret, as more is in this week’s forecast. Check out some of our favorite photos and tweets below.

Mar 3rd 2014

Snowy lift ride at Alpine Meadows | Feb 27, 2014

Powder Days Are Here Again - 2014 Style

Winter ain’t over yet! Tahoe skiers and snowboarders woke to a winter wonderland this morning, with the ski resorts reporting 6-16 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours, and it's still snowing! This is the first of three storms forecast to hit the Sierra through the weekend.  Can you say powder turns?

Feb 27th 2014

Powder skier at Heavenly 2.10.14

Huge Snowstorm for Lake Tahoe

Snow has arrived at Lake Tahoe – big time! Over the last week, a series of storms dumped 3-8 feet of snow on the ski resorts.

This is great news on so many levels.

First – powder day!

Second – can you say winter snow conditions?

Third – many ski resorts have been able to open more terrain, which means more choice for you.

If you’ve missed the excitement, check out the videos and images below.

Feb 10th 2014

Squaw Valley skier enjoying the new snow | January 30, 2014

New snow + Super Bowl = terrific weekend ahead

Did you hear? The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts received 6-29 inches of new snow (over TWO FEET!) in yesterday’s storm, ensuring fantastic conditions for Super Bowl weekend. Some of the ski resorts are opening up new terrain as well, making this weekend one not to miss!

Jan 31st 2014

snow removal south lake tahoe

Winter Driving Tips at Lake Tahoe

It was a dark and snowy night. The high school parking lot was deserted except for a 1976 Ford Granada turning doughnut after doughnut to Pearl Jam’s Ten. It was the first real snow of the season, and as a new driver, Mom and Dad wanted me to learn how to recover if I lost control on an icy road. It was scary at first, but I’ve been grateful ever since that I eventually got the hang of it.

Dec 12th 2013

New Snow at Sugar Bowl November 2013

Giving Thanks at Sugar Bowl

One of my favorite traditions of the Thanksgiving holiday festivities is when everyone at the table takes a couple quick minutes to tell everyone else at the table what it is they’re thankful for and why.

Nov 21st 2013

Snow at Mt. Rose-SkiTahoe 10.28.13

Over a Foot of New Snow at Lake Tahoe!

The Lake Tahoe ski resorts have received 6-12+ inches of new snow overnight, with up to 6 inches at lake level. More snow showers are forecast today, and we hear there’s a chance for more snow over the weekend.  Can you say stoked?  

While some of us scrambled to find our snow shovels and car window scrapers, the ski resorts were ready, with many of them firing up their snowmaking systems for the season!

If you missed the excitement this morning, below are some of our favorite tweets. Got one we missed? Let us know in the comments.

Oct 28th 2013

Bryan Allegretto Open Snow Tahoe Weather Forecaster

Ask a Local: Bryan Allegretto

Today marks the first post in our new series, “Ask a Local”. There is no shortage of interesting folks who call Tahoe home, and we’re curious what brought them here, why they stay, and where we’re most likely to see them skiing and riding. With winter approaching, we figured we’d things off with local weather forecaster Bryan Allegretto.

Sep 27th 2013

Alpine Meadows snowmaking

New snow + ski resort opening dates

The first winter storm of November arrived yesterday, and Mother Nature has delivered! The Ski Lake Tahoe resorts are reporting between 4-18 inches of snow overnight, with more snow expected through tomorrow. 

Nov 9th 2012