Lake Tahoe, CA/NV…The 2013/14 Winter season is here and many of the resorts are open and more terrain is being opened daily. This last storm put a fresh coat of white on the area’s resorts but unfortunately didn’t add much for those resorts in need of mother nature rather than man-made to get the season rolling. Just a bit of a cautionary note as the bases are still slight so stay on marked trails and were they were able to lay down a man made base.
If you are planning a family vacation early season is a great time for everyone to take some lessons and get those skills tuned up. Typically the beginner and moderate terrain is the first to open and can provide a good experience to learn on. With good weather in the forecast you can actually have a better family vacation and get those new to wintersports up and running and happy easier under these conditions than after an epic Sierra Nevada dump of feet of snow.
Squaw is reporting 2″ of New Snow and a 22″ Base.
Diamond Peak is open with stunning views of Lake Tahoe. Diamond Peak has very good snow making
equipment and crews. They are reporting a 24″ to 36″ base.
Sugar Bowl is open with a 22″ to 36″ Base
Boreal Their lifts are turning from 9am to 9pm everyday. They are reporting a 34″ base.
Northstar is reporting a 18 inch base and 15 lifts running. Northstar has good snowmaking equipment and early season they can open a good portion of their moderate terrain.
Homewood is opening with a 20″ base
Alpine Meadows is open with a 20 – 21″ base.
Mt. Rose is open from top to bottom with a 16″ to a whopping early season 39 inch base.
Heavenly is reporting 10 of 30 lifts running.
Sierra at Tahoe has 8 bull wheels turning on a 27″ base
Kirkwood is Open with a 12 – 18″ base!
Donner Ski Ranch has tubing open but not quite enough snow to crank up the chairs yet.
Tahoe Donner has a limited amount of beginner terrain open with a 6-10″ base.
More resorts will be opening soon.