As the popular saying goes, “What a difference a day makes.” Or in the case of Lake Tahoe skiing and snowboarding, a storm.
Just a few days ago, locals and visitors were walking the sandy, rocky shores of Lake Tahoe as if it were early summer. The blue skies and bare ground made it look like any other time than the middle of January.
Yet, those familiar with weather in Lake Tahoe know that when a storm does finally hit, it can bring a whole lot of the white stuff with it. And that is just what happened.
The landscape around Lake Tahoe that used to be brown and gray is now nothing but bright white. The way it should be in winter.
Ski resorts that only had a few runs open due to man-made snow are now in full operation – opening up lifts and lines for everyone to take advantage of the abundance of fresh powder.
In the past four days, Diamond Peak reported more than 40 inches of snow. Alpine Meadows reported more than 70 inches of new snow on its peaks in just the past 48 hours.
It may be almost one month into the new year, but it is finally time to go skiing and snowboarding – Natural Style!
For those ready to dust off their boots and leave their buddies in the dust on a double diamond slope, here are the latest numbers of new snow that fell in just the latest storm:
Alpine Meadows – 72 inches
Boreal Ski Resort – 50 inches
Diamond Peak – 24 inches
Heavenly Ski Resort – 48 inches
Homewood – 40 inches
Kirkwood – 48 inches
Mt. Rose – 28 inches
Northstar-at-Tahoe – 37 inches
Sierra-at-Tahoe – 47 inches
Squaw Valley – 60 inches
Soda Springs – 40 inches
Sugar Bowl – 52 inches
As they say, “if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”
It sure took a whole lot of minutes into the ski season for it to change, but considering there is now several feet of fresh powder on the ground, it’s pretty safe to say most people are finally liking the Tahoe weather.