Presidential Decree: Snow Ideal for Tahoe Trip

February 13, 2012

Abraham Lincoln once said, “Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”

While he was talking about life in a metaphorical sense, with a small storm currently hitting Lake Tahoe and another coming Wednesday, that right place may be on the slopes of a local ski resort.

After a record dry December and mostly sunny days in January, Old Man Winter has decided to wake up from his extra long nap.

The storms rolling through aren’t very big, but a slow, steady stream of snow showers is finally leaving behind the fresh powder skiers, snowboarders, sledders, and snowman builders have been anticipating.

With sunny skies expected after the next storm rolls through, Lake Tahoe is shaping up to be the ideal place to be for the upcoming Presidents’ Day holiday weekend. That is double good news for all those who opted to skip going to the mountains over the Christmas break due to lack of snow.

The current storm, which is expected to leave 4 to 9 inches of snow behind, comes on the heels of a small disturbance that moved through a few days ago that left 3 to 12 inches. The storm later in the week will only add to those welcoming totals.

As George Washington said, “Truth will ultimately prevail when there is pains to bring it to light.”

The truth of the matter is with optimal weather expected and fresh snow on the ground, doing anything else but heading to Lake Tahoe for the Presidents’ Day weekend might be a pain too much to bear.

Lake Tahoe Ski Resort Conditions (and climbing)

Alpine Meadows – 26-58″/12″ new

Boreal Ski Resort – 29-36″/8″ new

Diamond Peak – 30-40″/4″ new

Heavenly Ski Resort – 25-35″/6″ new

Homewood – 33-46″/8″ new

Kirkwood – 52-58″/12″ new

Mt. Rose – 28-46″/6″ new

Northstar-at-Tahoe – 26-34″/5″ new

Sierra-at-Tahoe – 39″/9″ new

Squaw Valley – 26-41″/8″ new

Soda Springs – 24-30″/8″ new

Sugar Bowl – 19-38″/8″ new

For first-rate Lake Tahoe and Truckee accommodations, feel free to visit Goldfish Properties at or call 1-800-948-7311.