LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT
LAKE TAHOE MOUNTAIN RESORT REPORT©
DATE: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
FROM: CURTIS FONG – “THE GUY FROM TAHOE”
GOOD MORNING LAKE TAHOE SKIERS & RIDERS… IF YOU ARE VISITING, WELCOME TO LAKE TAHOE!
MORE FRESH SNOW IS REPORTED AT RESORTS SO FRESH POWDER CONDITIONS CONTINUE… LAYER UP AND DRESS WARM!
SKI & RIDE WITH A BUDDY IF YOU GO OFF-PISTE. STAY ON OPENED TERRAIN ONLY… DO NOT DUCK CLOSED ROPE LINES… HAVE FUN & BE SAFE!
CARRY TIRE CHAINS AS ROAD CONTROLS ARE POSTED ON MOST HIGHWAYS IN AND AROUND THE LAKE AND TWO HIGHWAYS ARE CLOSED FOR AVALANCHE MITIGATION.
SURFACE CONDITIONS ARE POWDER & MACHINE GROOMED CORDUROY AND SKIER-RIDER PACKED POWDER.
TODAY’S WEATHER (NWS GREATER LAKE TAHOE AREA): Mostly Cloudy with Scattered snow showers. Highs: 24F to 29F. West winds around 10 mph.
TONIGHT: Mostly cloudy with scattered snow showers in the evening. Lows: -2F to 8F. Light Winds.
FRIDAY: Partly Cloudy in the morning then becoming Mostly Cloudy. Highs: 27F to 32F. Light winds becoming West around 10 mph in the afternoon.
WHAT TO WEAR: Dress Warm, in layers with your Good Jacket or outer Shell. Take a hat or beanie and wear a Helmet for Safety. Also wear Good Sunglasses or 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 Powder.
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 1” of new on a base of 131-183”. 26 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with Mtn. Access from all 4 Base Facilities, including the Gondola, California Base, Stagecoach & Boulder Lodges… 13 Lifts & Tows in California-WWP, including Gunbarrel, Powderbowl, Canyon & Sky Express. 13 Lifts will turn in Nevada-WWP, including Boulder & Stagecoach, Comet, Tamarack & Dipper, Olympic, North Bowl & Mott Canyon. 91 Trails are open (47MG) + Killebrew & Mott Canyon. Groove & High Roller T-Parks open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP/ 17F / Cldy-Snow Showers / Lt-Mod Winds). Tubing open (11-4)-WWP. Epic Race open. Complimentary Shuttles running to all open base facilities. (Hwy 207: R1) Call Ahead for updates: 1-800-HEAVENLY / www.skiheavenly.com
*SIERRA AT TAHOE: (Hwy 50: R2) Is reporting 1-2” of new on a base depth of 125-189”. 9 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, including Grandview to the top of the Front Side, Short Stuff on the Back Side and the West Bowl scheduled to open. Expect Delayed openings after Snow Safety. 43 runs open with (25MG). 2 Freestyle T-Parks open. (PWDR, MG & SKR PP / 13F / Cldy /Lt-Mod Winds). Blizzard Mountain open with Snow Play Area & Tubing Hill. 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 R2 – Pickett’s Junction: R2) is open and reports a base of 65-90”. 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: R1/R2 & Closed from Jackson) is reporting 6-8” of new on a base depth of 200-216”. 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 with Delayed opening; Plus Chair #7 & #9 at Timber Creek Lodge to opened. 86 runs are scheduled to open (26MG). T-Parks Closed. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / 12F / Cldy / 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: R1) Is reporting 1” of new on a base depth of 96-144”. 4 Lifts & Tow are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, including Crystal Express to the top, Lakeview, Lodgepole & Schoolhouse Lifts. 31 runs are open (14MG). Terrain Park open. (MG & SKRPP / 26F / PCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info call: 775-831-1177 / www.diamondpeak.com
*MT. ROSE SKI TAHOE: (Hwy 431: R1) Is reporting 1” of new on a base of 216”. 5 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP, including Northwest 6 to the top of Rose Side; Plus, Lakeview, Galena & Wizard Scheduled… Blazing Zephyr on Delayed opening (& Chuter Lift & Chutes Gates are CLOSED). 50 Runs are open (30MG). 2 Terrain Parks closed. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP/ PCldy / 12F / Lt-Mod Winds). Park at Main Lodge on Rose Side. Call Ahead for updates: 800-SKIROSE / www.skirose.com
TRUCKEE AREA RESORTS
*NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA: (Hwy 267:) is reporting 6-11” of new on a base depth of 117-214”. 20 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with access to the Front Side, Back Side & Look Out Mtn. 97 Runs are open. (44MG), Plus all 7 Glades Areas are open. 5 T-Parks open with 101 Features; 18’ Half Pipe & Mini Pipe open, Plus, 3 Kid’s Adventure Parks open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / 24F / PCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). XC Center is scheduled to open (8:30-4) with 23 trails = 32.1 km of groomed tracks. Tubing Center is open (10-4). The Village Ice Rink is scheduled to open (12-9). Call Ahead for updates: 530-562-1330 / www.northstarcalifornia.com
*TAHOE DONNER SKI AREA: is reporting a base depth of 160-185”. 4Lifts & Tow will turn (9-4) with Delayed Opening… 15 runs open (10MG). Mini T-Park Closed. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / MCldy / 12F / Lt-Mod Winds).
*TAHOE DONNER XC: is OPEN (8:30-5:00) is reporting 12” of new on a base of 65”. 34 Trails are open for XC Skiing & Snowshoeing. Fat tire biking on Hold & Dog trails open. (MCldy / 12F / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info Call: 530-587-9484 / www.skitahoedonner.com
DONNER SUMMIT RESORTS
*BOREAL MOUNTAIN RESORT: (I-80: R2) Is reporting 3” of new on a base depth of 261”. 3 Lifts are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, Including Accelerator to the Top, plus, 49er & Cedar Ridge scheduled to turn. 30 Runs open (8MG). T-Parks open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / MCldy / 18F / Lt-Mod Winds). Woodward Tahoe training open daily. For more info: 530-426-3666 / www.rideboreal.com
*SODA SPRINGS WINTER RESORT: (I-80: R2 to Hwy 40: R2) Is open Thurs-Mondays and open this President’s Week… They are reporting 1-2” of new on a base of 100-135”. 2 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (10-4) including Lion’s Head Chair & Crystal Bowl. 13 Trails open (3MG). Plus, Planet Kids, Tube Carousel & Tube Town are open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / MCldy / 18F / Lt-Mod Winds). Mini Snowmobiles & Sleigh Rides are open. Call Ahead. 530-426-3901 www.skisodasprings.com
*ROYAL GORGE XC: (I-80: R2 to Hwy 40: R2) Is open (8:30-4). They have 20” of new on a base of 70”. 18 Tracks = 24Km of groomed trails open. (PCldy / 14F / Lt-Mod 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: R2 to Hwy 40: R2/ Hwy 40 from Truckee: CLOSED) Is reporting 6-7” of new on a base of 147-236”. 9 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)- WWP. Scheduled lifts include… Lincoln, Summit Chair, Christmas Tree, Disney, Nob Hill, Disney, Judah & Jerome Hill. 94 Runs are open (41MG) (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / PCldy / 16F / Lt-Mod Winds). Access will be from the Judah Portal & Gondola. For more info: 530-426-1111 / www.sugarbowl.com
*DONNER SKI RANCH: (Hwy 40: R2 from I-80: R2/ from Truckee: CLOSED) Is CLOSED TODAY… reporting a base of 118-135”. 0 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4). 0 Runs are open (0MG). (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / PCldy / 16F / Lt-Mod Winds). Old School Days Tues-Thurs with $40 Lift Tickets. Tubing Hill is Closed today (10-4). For more info: 530-426-3635 / www.donnerskiranch.com
WEST SHORE / NORTHLAKE TAHOE RESORTS
*HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 89: R1/ Emerald Bay Road: CLOSED) is reporting 1-2” of new on a base depth of 96-203”. 5 Lifts & tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP, Madden Chair, (Ellis Chair & Old Homewood Express on HOLD). Quail Chair to turn. 57 runs are open (18MG). T-Parks Closed. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / PCldy / 18F / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info: Guest services: 530-525-2992. Snow Phone: 530-525-2900 / www.skihomewood.com
*GRANLIBAKKEN RESORT: (Hwy 89: R1) Ski & Snowboard Hill is open (9-4:30) Fridays thru Mondays… & open President’s Week. They have 3” of new on a base of 52”. 2 Beginner Tows and terrain are closed. Their XC Trails, Sledding & Snow Play are open daily. (9-4:30). (MGPP / MCldy / 15F / Lt Winds) Call Ahead: 530-581-7533 / www.granlibakken.com
*TAHOE XC CENTER: (Hwy 28:) Is open and reports 2” of new on a base of 70”. They are grooming out trails for Classic XC, Ski Skating & Snowshoeing. Call Ahead. Plus, 3 Dog Trails and 3 warming huts open. (MClear / 13F / Lt-Mod Winds).
*TAHOE CITY WINTER SPORTS PARK: (Hwy 28: – Tahoe City) Will continue to be operated by Tahoe XC with TCPUD. Open for Ice Skating, Sledding & Dining… XC Trails & Snowshoe Trails are open and Dogs trails are open. The Ice Rink is open, Sunday-Thursdays (12-9pm) Friday-Saturday (10am-10pm). For more info: 530-583-1516 / www.wintersportspark.com
*ALPINE MEADOWS: (Hwy 89: R1) is reporting 3-4” of new on a base of 156-238”. 13 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP. Including Summit Six, Roundhouse, (Lakeview, Sherwood & Alpine Bowl on Delayed opening). Call Ahead. 81 Runs are open (34MG). (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / 16F / PCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). Squaw-Alpine Express Shuttle Running between resorts offered. For more info: 530-581-8374 / www.skialpine.com
*SQUAW VALLEY: (Hwy 89: R1) is reporting 2-5” of new on a base of 138-243”. 23 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP. 13 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate from the Base including KT22, Red Dog, Far East & Squaw Creek. Aerial Tram & Funitel open to access upper-mountain. 8 Lifts scheduled for the Upper Mtn., including Siberia, Shirley on delayed opening. 48 Trails open (14MG). (PWDR, MG & SKRPP/ 31F / PCldy / Lt-Mod Winds). Snow Tubing & mini Snowmobiles to open (10-4). For more info: 530-452-4335 / www.squaw.com
CENTRAL SIERRA RESORTS
*MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395: R1) Is reporting a base ranging from 200-350”. 24 Lifts & Tows scheduled to operate (8:30-4)-WWP, with 13 Lifts out of the Main Lodge, Plus, 8 Lifts turning out of Canyon Lodge, and 3 lifts out of Eagle Lodge. 101 Trails are open (64MG), Plus 7 Terrain Parks open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / 6F / Cldy-Snow / Lt-Mod Winds). Call Ahead… 888-766-9778 / www.mammothmountain.com
*JUNE MOUNTAIN: (Hwy 395: R1) Is reporting 1” of new on a base of 68-138”. 7 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP. 41 trails to open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / 2F / Snow-Cldy / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info call: 760-934-2224 / www.junemountain.com
*DODGE RIDGE: (Hwy 108: R2) is reporting 2” of new on a base of 83-132”. 12 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to turn (9-4)-WWP. 69 Trails are open (36MG) + T-Park open. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / PCldy / 22F / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info call: 209-536-5300 / www.dodgeridge.com
*BEAR VALLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT: (Hwy 4: R2) – (Ebbetts Pass from Markleeville is Closed) is reporting 12” of new on a base depth of 167”. 7 Lifts & Tows are scheduled to operate (9-4)-WWP, on Delayed opening accessing the Front Side, Backside & Village Side. 53 Trails open (11MG) + 2 T-Parks Closed. (PWDR, MG & SKRPP / Lt Snow / 12F / Lt-Mod Winds). For more info: 209-753-2301 #2 / www.bearvalley.com
*BEAR VALLEY XC CENTER: (Hwy 4: R2) is reporting 4” of new on a base depth of 108-114”. 35 trails are open = 57km of groomed track & Skating lanes. Sledding & Tubing Areas are open (9-4). (Cldy / 16F / Lt-Mod 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 Requiring R1 or R2 Restrictions or are CLOSED.
Carry Tire Chains. Call Ahead for updates. Or log on to www.nvroads.com
R1= Chains or Snow Tires Required: Hwy 207-Kingsbury; Hwy 50 Spooner Summit; Hwy 28 East Shore; Hwy 89 West Shore DL Bliss to Tahoe City; Hwy 89 Tahoe City to Truckee; Hwy 395 South to Mammoth
R2= Chains Mandatory with exception of 4WD with 4 Snow Tires: Hwy 50 Echo Summit; Interstate 80; Hwy 88/89 Luther Pass;
CLOSED: Hwy 89 Emerald Bay Road; Hwy 88 Carson Spur
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