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Winter Conditions Still Rule in Tahoe!

 

 

Lake Tahoe snow conditions continue to be in fine mid-winter form even with the lengthening days. Temperatures have been downright frigid the past few nights with thermometers bottoming out at just about the (0) zero number! Days have been in the mid 30’s with cloudy and on again off again snow showers. The storm that hit the Lake Tahoe basin earlier in the week left in it’s wake nearly 2 feet at the highest elevations and set the stage for an impressive powder weekend with plenty of stashes still left to be had. Kirkwood claims to have picked up around 28 inches in the past week.

The upcoming week may prove to interesting especially the first part with a cold Gulf of Alaska low forecasted to drop into the Lake Tahoe basin sometime late Monday into Tuesday. Precipitation will not be terribly impressive but the quality should by dynamite! After that things will dry out until another storm rears it’s head next weekend.

If you are considering a late winter ski vacation consider Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways for fabulous deals on Lake Tahoe vacation rental cabins, homes and condos. Pinnacle is offering some serious discounts on most of their properties. Give Pinnacle a call today at 866-407-0245 or book online.

All of us at Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways hope to see you on the slopes the next few weeks!

Enjoy!

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Early Lake Tahoe Snow–September 27, 2014

 

 

September 27, 2014  Snowing at Heavenly, photo courtesy of City of South Lake Tahoe.

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Lake Tahoe Ski and Snow Report 12-14-2012

Lake Tahoe Ski and Snow Report 

 

Mountain Resort Report© From: Curtis Fong – “The Guy From Tahoe” – Friday, December 14, 2012 – As of 7:30am

Good Morning Lake Tahoe Skiers & Riders! Here’s your Mountain Resort Report for your Fresh Snow Friday, December 14th. A Great Friday to get out on the mountain and enjoy the Fresh Snow. Conditions are Great! Expect Mostly Cloudy Skies with a Slight Chance of Snow Showers. Temperatures remain cold and in to the upper 20’s on the slopes with Light Winds. So, Dress warm, in layers with your Good Jacket… Wear a Hat, Beanie or Wear a Helmet for Safety; also, wear Good Goggles today. Surface conditions are primarily Powder, Machine Groomed & Skier/Rider Packed Powder. Ski & Ride with Care! Early Season Conditions Exist! Keep an Eye for Marked and Unmarked Obstacles & Stay on Opened Runs Only.

South Lake Tahoe & Surrounding Area Resorts

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Heavenly Mountain Resort – South Lake Tahoe CA/NV – Checks in reporting a base of 30-53”. 15 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4) with Access from the Heavenly Village Gondola & California Base opening today. Upper Mtn Lifts include Dipper, Comet & Olympic in NV, And, Gunbarrel, Powder Bowl, Canyon & Sky in CA. 40 Trails are accessible (27MG); Plus there’s 13 Terrain Park Features. (Powder, SKRPP, MG & MM / 11F / PCldy / Lt Winds). The Unbuckle Apres Ski Party is scheduled at Tamarack Lodge, 3:30-5:30pm. (Hwy 207)

1-800-HEAVENLY. www.skiheavenly.com

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Sierra-At-Tahoe – on U.S. Hwy 50 () – Is open, reporting a base of 26-68”. 6 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9- 4) with Easy Rider, Nob Hill & Grandview Express to the top of the Front Side; Plus, Short Stuff serving the Backside. 34 Trails are open (22MG). 3 Terrain Parks are open with over 20 Features. (Powder, MG & SKRPP / 19F / MCldy / Lt Winds). They are Hosting their CANucopia Food Drive for El Dorado Food Bank – Donate cans of non-perishable food items. (530) 659-7475. www.sierraattahoe.com

Camp Richardson Mountain Sport Center – on Emerald Bay Road () – will open for cross-country and snow shoeing when conditions permit. (530) 542-6584. www.camprichardson.com

Hope Valley XC Outdoor Center – 14655 Hwy 89 /88 () – at Pickett’s Junction, is open on weekend from 10-4pm with XC & Snow Shoe Rentals. 10km of Skier Packed trails are accessible. (530) 694-2266. www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com

Kirkwood Mountain Resort – On Hwy 88 () – is reporting a base of 42-50” with the Entire Mtn open. 11 Lifts are scheduled to operate (9-4) with 5 Lifts out of the Mtn. Village including Chair #1, #5, #11, plus Chairs #6 & #10 to the top of the front side. Chairs #2, #3 & #4 will turn to the back side & 2 Lifts will turn at the Timber Creek Base. 72 Trails to open (46MG) + All Bowls are to open including Palisades & Thunder Saddle. They have a Terrain Park open with 7 Features. (Powder, MG & SKRPP / 19F / PCldy / Mod Winds). Kirkwood XC & Snowshoe Center is open with 10km of groomed XC track in the meadow. (877) KIRKWOOD. www.kirkwood.com

North & East Shore / Nevada Resorts

Spooner Lake Cross Country – at the Junction of Highway 28/50 () – at Spooner Lake State Park. After 27 years, Max & Patti Jones have decided not to renew their lease with Nevada State Parks. State Parks report they will try to keep the parking lot plowed but will not be packing or maintaining trails or seeking another operator…
Diamond Peak – Hwy 28 () – in Incline Village – is scheduled to open Dec 20. (775) 831-1177). www.diamondpeak.com

Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – Mt. Rose Hwy 431 () Is open reporting a base of 36-73”. Entire Mtn open with all 7 Lifts scheduled to operate (9-4) including the NW Magnum 6 to the top of the Rose Side; Plus Blazing Zephyr & The Chuter Lift schedule to open at 8:30am on the Slide Side. 41 Trails are open (23MG); Plus all 9 Chutes gates. 2 Terrain parks are open with 9 features. (Powder, MGPP / 13F / MClear / Lt Winds). Don’t miss their Santa Ski Crawl Dec. 15. (800) SKI ROSE. www.mtrose.com

Truckee Area Resorts
Northstar California – On Hwy 267 () – Is open reporting a base of 18-64”. 8 Lifts are scheduled to operate (8:30-4)

including Vista, Tahoe Zephyr & the Comstock Express to the top of the front side; Plus, the Backside Express opening today. 50 trails are open (41MG) + 4 Terrain Parks open with 45 features. (Powder, MG PP / 17F / MCldy / Lt Winds). The Village Ice Rink scheduled to open (12-9pm). (530) 562-1330. www.northstarcalifornia.com
Tahoe Donner Ski Area – 11603 Snowpeak Way () Truckee – Is waiting on more snow to open. Tahoe Donner XC – will open when conditions permit. (530) 587-9484. www.skitahoedonner.com

Donner Summit Resorts
Boreal Mountain Resort – Off I-80 () – at Boreal/Castle Peak Exit – is reporting a base of 36-48”. 6 Lifts & Tows are

scheduled to operate (9-4) including 49er & Cedar Ridge with the Castle Peak Quad & Accelerator Express Quad turning till 9pm. 33 runs are open with Mini Shred Park open with 17 features. (MG PP / 15F / MCldy & Lt Winds). Playland tubing Park open from 10-4pm. (530) 426-3666 #1. www.rideboreal.com /// The adjacent Auburn Ski Club Training Center is open Wed-Sun (8:30-4:30p) on a base of 14”. They have 9 trails open and a total of 6km of Groomed XC Trails open. page1image60120 page1image60280 page1image60440 page1image60600 page1image60760 page1image60920 page1image61080 page1image62840 page1image63000 page1image63160

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Soda Springs Winter Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd. () – Is opening today with tube town, planet kids and Lion’s Head Lift turning for skiing & boarding. (530)426-3901 www.skisodasprings.com

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Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd () in Soda Springs, is now owned and operated by Sugar Bowl. They are planning to open Saturday, Dec. 15. (530) 426-3871. www.royalgorge.com

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Donner Ski Ranch – On Donner Pass Road / Old Hwy 40 () –is opening this Saturday, Dec. 15. (530) 426-3635. www.donnerskiranch.com

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Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd () – is reporting 2-4” of new on a base of 25-68”. 4 Lifts scheduled to operate (9-4) including Christmas Tree & Mt. Lincoln Express. 44 runs are open (31MG). Plus a Terrain Park with 8 Features. Mtn access is from the Gondola. The Judah Base will open Saturday. (Powder, MG PP / 11F / PCldy / Lt Winds). (530) 426-1111. www.sugarbowl.com

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West Shore / North Lake Tahoe Resorts

Alpine Meadows Ski Resort – Hwy 89 () – is reporting a base of 26-56”. 6 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4) including Roundhouse & Summit Six. 14 Trails are open (10MG) plus 12 terrain park features (Powder, MG PP / 13F / PCldy / Lt Winds) The Squaw / Alpine Free Shuttle is operating so you go back & forth. (530) 581-8374. www.skialpine.com

Squaw Valley USA – Hwy 89 () is reporting a base of 6-68”. 15 Lifts & Tows are Scheduled to operate (9-4) with 6 Lifts from the bottom, including the Aerial Tram, the Funitel & Red Dog; Plus, 9 Lifts up top, including Shirley Lake, Siberia & Granite Chief. 30 Runs are open + 15 Terrain Park Features. (Powder, MG PP / 13F / PCldy & Lt Winds). (530) 452- 4335. www.squaw.com

And, for XC Skiing or Snow Shoeing & Ice Skating, The Resort at Squaw Creek has their Ice Rink open – Weather Permitting. (530) 583-6300 ext 6631. www.visitsquawcreek.com

Central Sierra Resorts
Mammoth Mountain – off Hwy 395 () – Entire Mtn is open, reporting a base of 66-78”. 23 Lifts are scheduled to operate

(8:30-4) with 13 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, 8 Lifts out of Canyon Lodge & 2 Lift from Eagle Lodge. 155 Trails are opened (76MG) + 7 Terrain Parks with 41 features. (Powder, MG & SKR PP / 15F / MClear & Lt Winds). Volcom Peanut Butter Rail Jam tomorrow. (888) 766-9778. www.mammothmountain.com
June Mountain – June Lakes Loop () Will be closed this winter. (760) 934-2224. www.junemountain.com Yosemite/Badger Pass – on Badger Pass Rd () – Scheduled to open as conditions permit. They picked up 8” of new snow.
Dodge Ridge – Pinecrest, CA on Hwy 108 () – Is scheduled to open when conditions permit. (209) 536-5300. www.dodgeridge.com
Bear Valley Mountain Resort – Hwy 4 () – Will open December 20. (209) 753-2301 #2. www.bearvalley.com
Bear Valley XC – is open weekends with a 4-8” base. 5-10Km of groomed trails are accessible for XC & Snow Shoeing. (209) 753-2834. www.bearvalleyxc.com

So, there you have it, All Roads are open with no restrictions. Buckle Up & Drive Safely. For updates on Roads, Call 5-11. For updates on this Reports, Please visit my Website at BikeandSkiTahoe.Com. Have a Fun & Safe Day on the Mountain… It’s Curtis Fong, TGFT … And, that’s your Mtn. Resort Report.

Snow Report December 7, 2012

Mountain Resort Report©
From: Curtis Fong – “The Guy From Tahoe” – Friday, December 7, 2012 – As of 7:30am
Good Morning Lake Tahoe Skiers & Riders! Here’s your Mountain Resort Report for your Friday, December 7th. Shaping
up to be a Great Day to get some turns in… Expect Mostly Sunny to Partly Cloudy Skies with temperature in to the mid
40’s on the slope and Light Winds. Possible Ridge Gusts up to 50mph in the afternoon. Dress in layers with a Jacket…
Wear a Hat, Beanie or Wear a Helmet for Safety; also, wear Good Sunglasses or Goggles. Don’t forget the Sunscreen…
Surface conditions are Variable but primarily Machine Groomed Snow & Skier/Rider Firm Packed Snow with Packed
Powder on upper elevations. Ski & Ride with Care! Early Season Conditions Exist! Keep an Eye for Marked and
Unmarked Obstacles & Stay on Opened Runs Only.
South Lake Tahoe & Surrounding Area Resorts
Heavenly Mountain Resort – South Lake Tahoe CA/NV – Checks in reporting a base of 36-50”. 10 Lifts & Tows are
scheduled to operate (9-4) with Access to the mountain is from the Heavenly Village Gondola with Tamarack, Dipper &
Comet Express operating on the upper NV side. And, today opening Canyon Express on Upper CA side accessible
from the Gondola with 5 more trails to open. 32 Trails are accessible; Plus 13 Terrain Park Features on CA Trail. Sky
Express will operate ONLY for return access back to NV side & Gondola. (MG Snow & PP / 24F / MClear / Lt-Mod
Winds). Unbuckle Apres Ski Party at Tamarack Lodge 3:30-5:30pm.
1-800-HEAVENLY. www.skiheavenly.com
Sierra-At-Tahoe – on U.S. Hwy 50 () – Is open, reporting a base of 14-60”. 6 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-
4) on the front side with EZ Rider, Nob Hill & Grandview Express to the top; Plus, 2 Surface Lifts. Plus, Backside opens
today with Short Stuff. 32 Trails are open (21MG) with Terrain Park Features on Snowshoe and on Broadway. (MG &
SKRPkd Snow / 32F / MClear / Lt Winds). (530) 659-7475. www.sierraattahoe.com
Camp Richardson Mountain Sport Center – on Emerald Bay Road () – will open for cross-country and snow shoeing
when conditions permit. (530) 542-6584. www.camprichardson.com
Hope Valley XC Outdoor Center – 14655 Hwy 89 /88 () – at Pickett’s Junction, is open on weekend on a base of 6-12”.
The Yurt is open from 10-4pm with XC & Snow Shoe Rentals. 10km of Skier Packed trails are accessible. (530) 694-
2266. www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com
Kirkwood Mountain Resort – On Hwy 88 () – is open, reporting a base of 38-48”. 5 Lifts are scheduled to operate (9-4)
out of the Mtn. Village. Chair #1, Chair #5 & #11; Plus, Chair #6 & Chair #10 to the top of the front side. 39 Trails
(16MG) & 3 Bowls are to open. (MG & SKRPP / 28F / PCldy & Lt Winds). Kirkwood to open Entire Mountain on
Saturday with all 11 Lifts, including Timber Creek Base & The Backside. Kirkwood XC & Snowshoe Center is open
for retail (trails Closed). (877) KIRKWOOD. www.kirkwood.com
North & East Shore / Nevada Resorts
Spooner Lake Cross Country – at the Junction of Highway 28/50 () – at Spooner Lake State Park. After 27 years, Max
& Patti Jones have decided not to renew their lease with Nevada State Parks. State Parks report they will try to keep
the parking lot plowed but will not be packing or maintaining trails or seeking another operator…
Diamond Peak – Hwy 28 () – in Incline Village – is scheduled to open December 13, conditions permitting. They report
a snow depth base of 6- 18”. (775) 831-1177. www.diamondpeak.com
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe – Mt. Rose Hwy 431 () Is open reporting a base of 36-71”. 3 Lifts are scheduled to operate (9-4)
with the Ponderosa Lift & the NW Magnum 6 to the top of the Rose Side; Plus Blazing Zephyr schedule to open at 8:30
on the Slide Side. 37 trails are open (27MG). (MG & SKRPkd Snow & FP / 29F / MClear / Lt Winds). (800) SKI ROSE.
www.mtrose.com
Truckee Area Resorts
Northstar California – On Hwy 267 () – Is open reporting a base of 18-60”. 7 Lifts are scheduled to operate (8:30-4)
with the Arrow Express & the Comstock Express the top of the front side and Today, Zephyr Express will open with 4
more trails. 34 trails are open (26MG) + Terrain Park has been rebuilt with 22 features. (MG & SKRPkd Snow / 26F /
MClear / Lt Winds). The Village Ice Rink scheduled to open (12-9pm). (530) 562-1330. www.northstarcalifornia.com
Tahoe Donner Ski Area – 11603 Snowpeak Way () Truckee – Is waiting on more snot to open. Tahoe Donner XC –
will open when conditions permit. (530) 587-9484. www.skitahoedonner.com
Donner Summit Resorts
Boreal Mountain Resort – Off I-80 () – at Boreal/Castle Peak Exit – is reporting a base of 29-41”. 4 Lifts & Tows are
scheduled to operate with The Nugget Chair & Kids Carpet (9-4) & the Castle Peak Quad & Accelerator Express to the
top (9am-9pm). 22 runs are open with 17 Terrain Park features. (MG & SKRPkd Snow / 33F / MClear & Lt Winds). Play
Land Tubing Park open from 10-4pm. (530) 426-3666 #1. www.rideboreal.com
Soda Springs Winter Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd. () – Has Scheduled Dec 14 as Opening Day and plans to
have Tube Town, Planet Kids and Lift access for skiing & boarding. (530)426-3901 www.skisodasprings.com
Royal Gorge Cross Country Ski Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd () in Soda Springs, is now owned and
operated by Sugar Bowl. XC Snowshoeing Season Passes are available for $299. Will open when conditions permit
(530) 426-3871. www.royalgorge.com
Donner Ski Ranch – On Donner Pass Road / Old Hwy 40 () – Needs 6” more inches of snow to open… (530) 426-3635.
www.donnerskiranch.com
Sugar Bowl Ski Resort – Off I-80 () on Donner Pass Rd () – Is open thru Sunday. They report a base of 18-80”. Access
to the mountain is from the Gondola with 4 Lifts scheduled to operate (9-4); Nob Hill, Disney, Christmas Tree & Mt.
Lincoln Express to the top for top to bottom skiing & riding. 31 runs are open (23MG). Plus a Terrain Park with 8
Features. (MG FP Snow / 32F / MClear & Lt Winds). (530) 426-1111. www.sugarbowl.com
West Shore / North Lake Tahoe Resorts
Homewood Mountain Resort – On Hwy 89 () – 6 miles South of Tahoe City, is planning to open on Dec. 14, conditions
permitting. (530) 525-2900. www.skihomewood.com
Granlibakken Ski & Snowboard Hill – Hwy 89 () – Tahoe City – The Ski & Snowboard Hill will open when conditions
permit and scheduling Dec. 16 as opening. (530) 581-7533 www.granlibakken.com
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area – 3 miles E. of Tahoe City on Hwy 28 () – Will open when conditions permit. (530) 583-
5475. www.tahoexc.org
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort – Hwy 89 () – is Open today. They report a base of 19-46”. 6 Lifts & Tows are scheduled
to operate (9-4) including Roundhouse, Summit Six & Alpine Bowl. 12 Trails open (7MG) plus 12 terrain features (MG
Snow / 32F / PCldy / Lt Winds) The Squaw / Alpine Free Shuttle will operate so you go back & forth. (530) 581-8374.
www.skialpine.com
Squaw Valley USA – Hwy 89 () is open reporting a base of 4-60”. 14 Lifts are Scheduled to operate (9-4) with 5 Lifts
from the bottom, including the Aerial Tram & the Funitel; Plus, 3 Surface Lifts; 9 Lifts are scheduled for the Upper
Mountain, including Shirley Lake, Siberia & Granite Chief now open. 28 Runs are open. (MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 26F /
MClear & Lt Winds). (530) 452-4335. www.squaw.com
And, for XC Skiing or Snow Shoeing & Ice Skating, The Resort at Squaw Creek has their Ice Rink open – Weather
Permitting. (530) 583-6300 ext 6631. www.visitsquawcreek.com
Central Sierra Resorts
Mammoth Mountain – off Hwy 395 () – Is opening the Entire Mtn today, reporting a base of 54-78”. 23 Lifts are
scheduled to operate (8:30-4) with 13 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, 8 Lifts out of Canyon Lodge & 2 Lift from Eagle Lodge.
153 Trails are opened (70MG) + 5 Terrain Parks with 33 features. (MG & SKR PP / 30F / Clear & Lt Winds). (888) 766-
9778. www.mammothmountain.com
June Mountain – June Lakes Loop () Will be closed this winter. (760) 934-2224. www.junemountain.com
Yosemite/Badger Pass – on Badger Pass Rd () – Scheduled to open on Dec 14, or as conditions permit. They picked
up 8” of new snow.
Dodge Ridge – Pinecrest, CA on Hwy 108 () – Is schedule to open in early December, conditions permit. They received
12” of new. (209) 536-5300. www.dodgeridge.com
Bear Valley Mountain Resort – Hwy 4 () – Will open December 21, or when conditions permit. They report 29” of new
from this storm. (209) 753-2301 #2. www.bearvalley.com
Bear Valley XC – will re open on Dec. 8. (209) 753-2834. www.bearvalleyxc.com
So, there you have it, All Roadways & Mtn Passes around Tahoe are open. Call 5-11 for updates on Roads. For updates
on this Reports, Please visit my Website at BikeandSkiTahoe.Com. Have and a Safe Day on the Mountain… It’s Curtis
Fong, TGFT … And, that’s your Mtn. Resort Report.
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