LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT
LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT©
DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017
FROM: CURTIS FONG – “THE GUY FROM TAHOE”
Good Morning Lake Tahoe Skiers & Riders, If you’re visiting, Welcome to Lake Tahoe!
Shaping up to be a Great Day to hit the slopes with Fresh Snow and Partly to Mostly Cloudy Skies with lingering Snow Showers… Winter Conditions with Fresh Powder and Machine Groomed… Have Fun & Be Safe!
TODAY’S WEATHER (NWS GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA): Mostly Cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the morning. Highs: 40F to 50F. Southwest winds around 10 mph..
TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy. Lows: 19F to 29F. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light.
SUNDAY: Mostly Cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Snow level rising to 6500 feet. Highs: 43F to 53F. Light winds becoming southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph in the afternoon.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress warm layers with a Gore-Tex Jacket or outer Shell. Take a hat or beanie and wear a Helmet for Safety. Also wear Good Goggles and warm gloves. Don’t forget to use Sunscreen & Chapstick when the sun is out and Stay Hydrated at altitude!
SURFACE CONDITIONS: Surface Conditions are Powder, Machine Groomed & Skier-Rider Packed Snow…
SAFETY MESSAGE: Stay on designated Opened Trails only. Keep an Eye Out for Marked and Unmarked Obstacles. Slow Down and observe safety signs on trails with high concentration of skiers and riders… Know the Code! Do not Ski or Ride above your ability level… Always stay in control. Be able to avoid objects and people in your Path! Please stop to side of the run where it is safe and always check uphill for skiers and riders before restarting down hill. If you go off-piste, always ski & ride with a buddy!
IF YOU VENTURE IN TO THE BACK COUNTRY “KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!” For more info: http://sierraavalanchecenter.org
SOUTH SHORE LAKE TAHOE & SURROUNDING AREAS
*HEAVENLY MOUNTAIN RESORT: Is reporting 5” of new on a base of 131-183”. 26 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (8:30-4), with Mtn. Access from all 4 Base Facilities, including the Gondola, California Base, Stagecoach & Boulder Lodges… 13 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn in California, including Gunbarrel, Powderbowl, Canyon & Sky Express. 13 Lifts will turn in Nevada, including Boulder & Stagecoach, Comet, Tamarack, Dipper, Olympic, North Bowl & Mott Canyon. 91 Trails are open (60MG) + Killebrew & Mott Canyon. High Roller & Groove T-Parks open. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 23F / PCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). Tubing open (11-4). Epic Race Course Open. Complimentary Shuttles running to all open base facilities. (Hwy 207:) Additional Parking at Hard Rock Casino with shuttles… Call Ahead for updates: 1-800-HEAVENLY / www.skiheavenly.com
*SIERRA AT TAHOE: (Hwy 50:) Is reporting 9” of new on a base depth of 111-202”. 10 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (8:30-4), including Grandview to the top of the Front Side, Short Stuff on the Back Side and the West Bowl scheduled to open. 44 runs open with (31MG). 6 Freestyle T-Parks & ½ Pipe open. (Powder MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 30F / MCldy / Lt Winds). Snow Shoe Trails, Tubing Hill & Snow Play areas are open today. Never Summer & Moment Ski Demos today as well as the Sierra Ski Ranch Revival – Wooden Long Boards Competition… Complimentary Shuttles are running from So Shore… For more info call: 530-659-7475 / www.sierraattahoe.com
*HOPE VALLEY OUTDOORS / CROSS COUNTRY: (Hwy 88/89: Luther Pass – Pickett’s Junction:) is open and reports new snow on a base of 48-60”. The Yurt is open (10-4) at Pickett’s Junction for XC & Snowshoe rentals. 10 miles of Groomed XC & Snowshoe trails available and over 30km of Skier-Packed trails including Red Lake & Carson Pass areas. There are no fees to access trails in Hope Valley, but donations are gladly accepted… For more info call: 530-721-2015 / www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com
*KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 88: R2) is reporting 6” of new on a base depth of 210-230”. 11 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, including, Chairs #1. #5, # 11, #6 & #10 on the Front Side out of the Village; Chairs #2, Vista Tow, #3 & #4 to the Back Side; Plus Chair #7 & #9 at Timber Creek Lodge to turn. 86 runs are scheduled to open (30MG). Bandit T-Park open & (Outlaw T-Parks Closed). (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 22F / MClear / Lt-Mod Winds). Kirkwood XC Center is open with 60KM of trails including Meadow loop & Schneider Camp. Call Ahead for updates: 877-KIRKWOOD / www.kirkwood.com
NEVADA & EAST SHORE RESORTS
*DIAMOND PEAK: (Hwy 28:) Is reporting 8” of new on a base depth of 96-144”. 4 Lifts & Tow are scheduled to operate (9-4), including Crystal Express to the top, Lakeview, Lodgepole & Schoolhouse Lifts. 31 runs are open (21MG). 2 Terrain Parks open. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 34F / Cldy / Lt Winds). Hosting Last Tracks & Silver State Vertical Drop on Saturday. Open thru April 23. For more info call: 775-831-1177 / www.diamondpeak.com
*MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE: (Hwy 431: R1) They are reporting 1” of new on a base of 215”. 7 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP, including Wizard, Galena & Flying Jenny at the bottom. Plus, Northwest 6 to the top of Rose Side; and Blazing Zephyr to top of Slide Side. Chuter Lift & Chutes Gates are on Delayed opening today. 50 Runs are open (41MG). 3 Terrain Parks open. (MG & SKR Pkd Snow / MCldy / 27F / Lt-Mod Winds). Hosting Pink Fest on April 1. Call Ahead for updates: 800-SKIROSE / www.skirose.com
TRUCKEE AREA RESORTS
*NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA: (Hwy 267:) is reporting 3-8” of new on a base depth of 71-181”. 17 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with access to the Front Side, Back Side & Look Out Mtn. 98 Runs are open. (75MG), Plus all 7 Glades Areas are open. 5 T-Parks open with 121 Features… 18’ Half Pipe open, Plus, 3 Kid’s Adventure Parks open. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 27F / MCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). XC Center is scheduled to open (8:30-4) with 23 trails = 32.5 km of groomed tracks. Tubing Center is Closed (12-4). The Village Ice Rink is scheduled to open (4:30-9). Spring it On… Pond Skimming Event scheduled for April 1. Call Ahead for updates: 530-562-1330 / www.northstarcalifornia.com
*TAHOE DONNER SKI AREA: is reporting a base depth of 160-175”. 5 Lifts & Tow will turn (9-4). 18 runs open (14MG). Mini T-Park open. (MG & Packed Snow / Cldy / 31F / Lt Winds).
*TAHOE DONNER XC: is OPEN (8:30-5:00) is reporting a base of 55”. 39 Trails = 50 km are open for XC Skiing & Snowshoeing. Fat tire biking on Hold & Dog trails open with ticket. ( Cldy / 31F / Lt Winds). Hosting Skogsloppet Race today & Annual Tour D’Euer on Sunday, March 26. For more info Call: 530-587-9484 / www.skitahoedonner.com
DONNER SUMMIT RESORTS
*BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT: (I-80:) Is reporting 13” of new on a base depth of 180”. 5 Lifts are scheduled to operate (9-4), Including Accelerator to the Top, plus, Castle Peak turning till 9:00pm. Nugget, 49er & Flying Dutchman on back side turning… 26 Runs open (8MG). 5 T-Parks open plus ½ Pipe. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / PCldy / 33F / Lt-Mod Winds). Woodward Tahoe Training open daily. For more info: 530-426-3666 / www.rideboreal.com
*SODA SPRINGS WINTER RESORT: (I-80: / to Hwy 40:) Is open Thurs-Mondays… They are Open today… reporting 13” of new on a base of 100-180”. 2 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate (10-4) including Lion’s Head Chair & Crystal Bowl. 14 Trails open (5MG). Plus, Planet Kids, Tube Carousel & Tube Town are open. (Powder, MG & SKRPkd / Cldy / 29F / Lt-Mod Winds). Mini Snowmobiles & Sleigh Rides are open. Call Ahead. 530-426-3901 www.skisodasprings.com
*ROYAL GORGE XC: (I-80: / to Hwy 40:) Is scheduled to open (8:30-4) and reports 12” of new on a base of 70”. 31 Groomed Tracks open = 42Km of groomed trails open. (MCldy / 24F / Lt Winds). They are North America’s Largest Cross Country Skiing Resort offering 8 distinct Trail Systems, 9 different Warming Huts over 6000 Acres of terrain. 530-426-3871 / www.royalgorge.com
*SUGAR BOWL SKI RESORT: (I-80: to Hwy 40: / Hwy 40 from Truckee:) Is reporting 8” of new on a base of 120-223”. 12 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4), including Lincoln, Christmas Tree, Disney, Nob Hill, Disney, Judah & Jerome Hill. 86 Runs are open (51MG) (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / Lt Snow / 30F / Lt-Mod Winds). Access will be from the Judah Portal & Gondola. Planning to Stay Open thru April 23. For more info: 530-426-1111 / www.sugarbowl.com
*DONNER SKI RANCH: (Hwy 40: from I-80: / from Truckee:) Is reporting 6” of new on a base of 118-135”. 7 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4). 35 Runs are open (15MG). (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / Lt Snow / 29F / Lt-Mod Winds). Old School Days Tues-Thurs with $40 Lift Tickets. Tubing Hill is scheduled to open today (10-4). For more info: 530-426-3635 / www.donnerskiranch.com
WEST SHORE / NORTHLAKE TAHOE RESORTS
*HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 89: / Emerald Bay Road:) is reporting 2-9” of new on a base depth of 108-220”. 7 Lifts & tows are scheduled to turn (9-4) including, Madden Chair, (Ellis Chair, Quail Chair on delayed opening) & Old Homewood Express. 61 runs are open (29MG). (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / MClear / 30F / Lt Winds). Open through April 16. For more info: Guest services: 530-525-2992. Snow Phone: 530-525-2900 / www.skihomewood.com
*GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT: (Hwy 89:) Ski & Snowboard Hill is open (9-4:30) Fridays thru Mondays… Ski Hill is Open today… They report 1” of new on a base of 48”. They have 2 Beginner Tows and Terrain open. Their XC Trails, Sledding & Snow Play are Open daily. (9-4:30). (MG & Pkd Snow / Cldy / 31F / Lt Winds). Open thru April 17. Call Ahead: 530-581-7533 / www.granlibakken.com
*TAHOE XC CENTER: (Hwy 28:) Is open (8:30-5) and reports 4” of new on a base of 70”. They have 55Km of Groomed trails for Classic XC, Ski Skating & Snowshoeing. Plus, 3 Dog Trails and 3 warming huts open. ( PCldy / 40F / Lt Winds).
*TAHOE CITY WINTER SPORTS PARK: (Hwy 28: – Tahoe City) Will continue to be operated by Tahoe XC with TCPUD. They are CLOSED for the remainder of the season. For more info: 530-583-1516 / www.wintersportspark.com
*ALPINE MEADOWS: (Hwy 89:) is reporting 8-9” of new on a base of 139-209”. 10 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP, including Summit Six, Roundhouse, Lakeview, Kangaroo & Sherwood. 60 Runs are open (25MG). (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 32F / PCldy / Mod Winds). Squaw-Alpine Express Shuttle Running between resorts offered. For more info: 530-581-8374 / www.skialpine.com
*SQUAW VALLEY: (Hwy 89:) is reporting 4-9” of new on a base of 114-243”. 23 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, with 12 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate from the Base including Aerial & Funitel for access to upper mountain. KT22, Far East, Red Dog & Squaw Creek scheduled to turn. 10 Lifts scheduled for the Upper Mtn. including Big Blue, Emigrant, Shirley, Granite Chief, Headwall & SIberia. 109 Trails open (43MG). (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 27F / PCldy / Mod Winds). Snow Tubing & Mini Snowmobiles Open (11-4). For more info: 530-452-4335 / www.squaw.com
CENTRAL SIERRA RESORTS
*MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395:) Is reporting 10-12” of new on a base of 170-330”. 24 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with 13 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, Plus, 7 Lifts turning out of Canyon Lodge, and 3 lifts out of Eagle Lodge. 133 Trails are open (66MG). 7 Terrain Parks open, plus 3 Half-Pipes open. (Powder, MG & SKRPP / 27F / MCldy / Mod-Strong Winds). Call Ahead… 888-766-9778 / www.mammothmountain.com
*JUNE MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395:) Is reporting 6-8” of new on a base of 24-120”. 6 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4). 41 trails open. 2 Terrain Parks open. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / 34F / MCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info call: 760-934-2224 / www.junemountain.com
*DODGE RIDGE: (Hwy 108:) is reporting 7” of new on a base of 72-112”. 10 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP. 69 Trails are open (45MG) + T-Park open with 11 features. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / Cldy / 34F / Lt Winds). For more info call: 209-536-5300 / www.dodgeridge.com
*BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 4:) – (Ebbetts Pass from Markleeville is Closed) is reporting 9” of new on a base depth of 149”. 8 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, accessing the Front Side, Backside & Village Side. 57 Trails open (25MG) + 3 T-Parks open. (Powder, MG & SKR Pkd Snow / Cldy / 29F / Lt-Mod Winds). Open thru April 23. For more info: 209-753-2301 #2 / www.bearvalley.com
*BEAR VALLEY XC CENTER: (Hwy 4:) is open (9-4:30) reporting 9” of new on a base depth of 96-102”. 35 trails are open = 63km of Groomed Track & Skating lanes. Sledding & Tubing Areas are open (9-4) with 2 hour sessions. Meadow Café is open (11-3). (PCldy / 29F / Lt Winds). For more info: 209-753-2834 / www.bearvalleyxc.com
**CONDITIONS REPORTED AS OF 8:00AM AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WIND AND WEATHER.
CURENT ROAD CONDITIONS:
All Roadways in and around Lake Tahoe are open with No Restrictions.
Carry Tire Chains. Call Ahead for updates. Or log on to www.nvroads.com
R1= Chains or Snow Tires Required: Hwy 431 Mt. Rose
R2= Chains Mandatory with exception of 4WD with 4 Snow Tires: Hwy 88 Carson Pass
Buckle Up and Drive Safely… Always Carry Tire Chains unless you drive a 4WD or AWD Vehicle with Snow Tires. You can call 5-11 for updates or directly to both Caltrans and NDOT or source updated information at their websites.
CALIFORNIA: 800-427-7623 / www.dot.ca.gov
NEVADA: 877-NV-ROADS or 5-1-1 / www.nvroads.com