LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT
LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT©
DATE: SATURDAY-SUNDAY, MAY 6-7, 2017
FROM: CURTIS FONG – “THE GUY FROM TAHOE”
Good Morning Lake Tahoe Skiers & Riders, If you’re visiting, Welcome to Lake Tahoe! Mixed bag of weather this weekend with chance of rain & snow… Final weekend for Sugar Bowl… Other Resorts open this weekend include Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe, Donner Ski Ranch, Alpine, Squaw & Mammoth. Get your Turns in while you can… Spring Conditions with Machine Groomed & Firm Snow in the Morning, Softening with Day Time Temps… Have Fun & Be Safe!
TODAY’S WEATHER (NWS GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA): Rain, snow likely and slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then rain, snow and slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 8500 to 9000 feet. Snow accumulation up to 3 inches. Highs 46 to 56. West winds around 10 mph. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph in the morning.
TONIGHT: Rain, snow and slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening, then rain, snow likely and slight chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Snow level 7500 to 8000 feet. Snow accumulation up to 5 inches. Lows 25 to 30. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level 7000 feet. Highs 48 to 58. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Ridge gusts up to 65 mph.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress in light layers with a Gore-Tex Jacket or outer Shell. Take a hat or beanie and wear a Helmet for Safety. Also wear Good Sunglasses or Goggles. Don’t forget to use Sunscreen when the sun is out and Stay Hydrated at altitude!
SURFACE CONDITIONS: Surface Conditions are Machine Groomed & Spring Conditions – Skier-Rider Firm Packed Snow Softening.
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 CLOSED. Call Ahead for updates: 1-800-HEAVENLY / www.skiheavenly.com
SIERRA AT TAHOE: (Hwy 50:) Is CLOSED. For more info call: 530-659-7475 / www.sierraattahoe.com
HOPE VALLEY OUTDOORS / CROSS COUNTRY: (Hwy 88/89: Luther Pass – Pickett’s Junction:) Is CLOSED. For more info call: 530-721-2015 / www.hopevalleyoutdoors.com
KIRKWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 88:) is CLOSED: For more info call: 877-KIRKWOOD / www.kirkwood.com
NEVADA & EAST SHORE RESORTS
DIAMOND PEAK: (Hwy 28:) Is CLOSED For more info call: 775-831-1177 / www.diamondpeak.com
*MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE: (Hwy 431:) is Open Thursdays-Sundays till May 29. They report a base of 197”. 3 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4) including NW6, Blazing Zephyr & Wizard. 50 Runs are open (35MG). 4 T-Parks open. (MG & Spring / MCldy / 35F / Lt-Mod Winds). Hosting Renewal Pass Party on May 13. Call Ahead for updates: 800-SKIROSE / www.skirose.com
TRUCKEE AREA RESORTS
NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA: (Hwy 267:) is CLOSED. For more info Call: 530-562-1330 / www.northstarcalifornia.com
TAHOE DONNER SKI AREA: is CLOSED.
TAHOE DONNER XC: is CLOSED. For more info Call: 530-587-9484 / www.skitahoedonner.com
DONNER SUMMIT RESORTS
BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT: (I-80:) Is CLOSED. For more info: 530-426-3666 / www.rideboreal.com
SODA SPRINGS WINTER RESORT: (I-80:/ to Hwy 40:) Is CLOSED. For info Call: 530-426-3901 www.skisodasprings.com
ROYAL GORGE XC: (I-80:/ to Hwy 40:) Is CLOSED. For more info call: 530-426-3871 / www.royalgorge.com
*SUGAR BOWL SKI RESORT: (I-80: to Hwy 40: / Hwy 40 from Truckee: Open) Is Open Fridays thru Sundays thru May 7. They report a base of 89-193”. 5 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4). 51 Runs are open (35MG). (MG & Spring / PCldy / 40F / Lt-Mod Winds). Access will be from the Gondola. For more info: 530-426-1111 / www.sugarbowl.com
*DONNER SKI RANCH: (Hwy 40: / from I-80: / from Truckee:) Is Open Saturdays & Sundays, Starting April 29, until the snow is gone… reporting a base of 118-135”. 4 Lifts & Tows will operate (9-4). 35 Runs are open (10MG). (MG & Spring / PCldy / 40F / Lt-Mod Winds). Tubing Hill is scheduled to open. For more info: 530-426-3635 / www.donnerskiranch.com
WEST SHORE / NORTHLAKE TAHOE RESORTS
HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 89:/ Emerald Bay Road:) is CLOSED. For more info: Guest services: 530-525-2992. Snow Phone: 530-525-2900 / www.skihomewood.com
GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT: (Hwy 89:) Ski & Snowboard Hill is CLOSED. Call Ahead: 530-581-7533 / www.granlibakken.com
TAHOE XC CENTER: (Hwy 28:) Is CLOSED.
TAHOE CITY WINTER SPORTS PARK: (Hwy 28: – Tahoe City) Is CLOSED for the season. For more info: 530-583-1516 / www.wintersportspark.com
*ALPINE MEADOWS: (Hwy 89:) is reporting a base of 100-190”. 3 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (8:30-2)-WWP, with Scott, Sherwood & Summit Six. 59 Runs are scheduled to open (22MG). (MG & Spring / 40F / MCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). Open Sat/Sun thru May 14. Squaw-Alpine Express Shuttle Running between resorts offered. For more info: 530-581-8374 / www.skialpine.com
*SQUAW VALLEY: (Hwy 89:) is reporting n a base of 70-221”. 16 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, with 6 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate from the Base including Aerial Tram & Funitel; Plus, KT22, Red Dog, Squaw Creek turning. 10 Lifts scheduled for the Upper Mtn, including Big Blue, Gold Coast, Shirley, Headwall, Siberia & Granite Chief. 93 Trails open (40MG). (MG & Spring / 37F / MCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). They plan to stay open into June and on 4th of July. 2017/18 Tahoe Super Pass on Sale starting at $499. Purchase now and ski free thru July 4… For more info: 530-452-4335 / www.squaw.com
CENTRAL SIERRA RESORTS
*MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395:) Is reporting a base of 180-320”. 14 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with 13 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, Including Chairs #1, #2, #3 Gondola, #12, #13, #14 & #23, Plus, 2 Lifts turning out of Canyon Lodge. 77 Trails are open (40+MG). 6 Terrain Parks open, plus 2 Half-Pipes open. (MG & Spring / 35F / Cldy/ Mod Winds). They Plan to Stay Open thru July 4. Call Ahead… 888-766-9778 / www.mammothmountain.com
JUNE MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395:) Is CLOSED for the Season. For more info call: 760-934-2224 / www.junemountain.com
DODGE RIDGE: (Hwy 108:) is CLOSED. For more info call: 209-536-5300 / www.dodgeridge.com
BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 4:) (Ebbetts Pass from Markleeville is Closed) is CLOSED. For more info: 209-753-2301 #2 / www.bearvalley.com
BEAR VALLEY XC CENTER: (Hwy 4:) is CLOSED. 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:
Roadways in and around Lake Tahoe are open with NO Restrictions with Exception to below:
R1= Chains or Snow Tires Required:
R2= Chains Mandatory with exception of 4WD with 4 Snow Tires:
Road Construction: Hwy 28 – East Shore from Spooner Junction to Incline Village.
Carry Tire Chains. Call Ahead for updates. Or log on to www.nvroads.com
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