LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT
LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT©
DATE: MONDAY, APRIL 24, 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 Monday with Rain, Snow Showers and Strong Gusty Winds that will Hamper the operation of Upper Mountain Lifts at those resorts that remain open… Take the Gore-Tex Jacket today! Have Fun & Be Safe!
TODAY’S WEATHER (NWS GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA): Cloudy. Snow likely along and west of Highway 89, with scattered showers elsewhere. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch with up to 3 inches near the crest. Snow level near valley floors. Highs: 42F to 52F. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. Ridge gusts up to 90 mph.
TONIGHT: Cloudy with scattered showers. Lows: 26F to 36F. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the evening. Ridge gusts up to 60 mph.
MONDAY: Mostly Cloudy. Highs: 48F to 58F. Light winds becoming north around 10 mph in the afternoon. Ridge gusts up to 55 mph.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress in light layers with a Windproof-Waterproof 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 Close April 24-27 to Reopen April 28-30. They report a base of 131-183”. 7 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, with Mtn. Access is from the Gondola with Tamarack & Dipper. 0 Trails are open (0MG). (MG & Spring / 30F / Cldy / Mod-Strong Winds). (Hwy 207:) Call Ahead for updates: 1-800-HEAVENLY / www.skiheavenly.com
*SIERRA AT TAHOE: (Hwy 50:) Is Open for their Final Day with Customer Appreciation Day with proceeds to benefit local youth recreation & education. They report a trace of new on a base depth of 110-211”. 2 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (10-2), including Easy Rider & Grandview to the top of the Front Side. 24 runs open with (14MG). 2 Freestyle T-Parks & ½ Pipe open. (MG & Spring / 30F / Snow / Lt-Mod Winds). Snow Shoe Trails open today.. Unlimited 2016/17 Season Pass on Sale for $329. 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 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: R1) is Closed Mid Week to reopen Thursdays-Sundays till May 29. They report a base of 225”. TBD Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (10-2). 0 Runs are open (0MG). (MG & Spring / MCldy / 36F / Mod-Strong Winds). 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 Closed Mid week to reopen for two more weekends, Fri-Sunday thru May 7. They report a base of 113-217”. 0 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4). 0 Runs are open (0MG). (MG & Spring / MCldy / 35F / Lt 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 CLOSED Mid-Week to Reopen Saturday & Sunday, Starting April 29, until the snow is gone… reporting a base of 118-135”. 0 Lifts & Tows will operate (9-4). 0 Runs are open (0MG). (MG & Spring / Cldy / 35F / Lt-Mod Winds). 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 1” of new on a base of 128-208”. 8 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4), with Roundhouse, Subway & Hot Wheels… (Scott, Sherwood & Summit Six on WIND HOLD). 28 Runs are scheduled to open (16MG). (MG & Spring / 30F / Snow / Lt-Mod Winds). Open Daily thru April 30 then 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 5” of new on a base of 92-245”. 21 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4), with 10 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate from the Base including (Aerial Tram on WIND HOLD) & Funitel; Plus, KT22, Far East, Red Dog, Squaw Creek turning. 11 Lifts scheduled for the Upper Mtn, including Big Blue, Gold Coast & Shirley. (Emigrant, Headwall, Siberia & Granite Chief on WIND HOLD). 64 Trails open (42MG). (MG & Spring / 32F / Snow / 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”. 11 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with 10 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, Plus, 1 Lifts turning out of Canyon Lodge. Strong Winds are affecting Lifts this morning. Call Ahead. ? Trails are open (?MG). 6 Terrain Parks open, plus 2 Half-Pipes open. (MG & Spring / 26F / Cldy-Snow / Mod-Strong 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: Hwy 431-Mt Rose Summit
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