North Lake Tahoe, CA…North Lake Tahoe ski resorts report totals nearing six feet of powder after the four-day snow storm. The continuous snowfall finally let up Monday morning allowing for even more terrain expansions leading up to the Valentine’s Day and President’s Day Weekend.
North Lake Tahoe, home to eight major downhill resorts, now offers 285 open trails to skiers and riders; a jump of over 120 trails from before the storm. The number of runs continue to increase as grooming efforts remain constant at each of the resorts.
Weather reports indicate skiers and riders will enjoy partly cloudy days throughout the upcoming weekend which includes Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. Temperatures will remain around 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the day.
Conditions are expansive for beginners looking to learn with adequate time left in the season to progress to intermediate trails. Ample intermediate and advanced terrain is also available throughout the region, offering diverse options for skiers and riders.
Below is a round-up of current conditions and expansions at resorts in the region:
Mt. Rose- Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe is reporting a storm total of 51” which allowed the Slide Bowl side of the mountain to open with many trails measuring 1440 vertical feet. This large part of the resort is full of intermediate and advanced trails. It also led to the opening of the Blazing Zephyr 6 chairlift. In total, the resort is offering five major lifts and 28 trails. Discounted tickets are available online through Mt. Rose ($5 less than at the window).
Sugar Bowl Resort- With a storm total of 61”at Sugar Bowl Resort there are still plenty of fresh lines to explore. The storm allowed for the opening of the much anticipated Disney Express, bringing the total lift count to six, servicing the 56 open runs. The storm has essentially doubled the terrain that Sugar Bowl has for skiers and riders while improving conditions on the runs that had been open all season.
Homewood Mountain Resort- At its summit, Homewood Mountain Resort is reporting a total of 63” of powder. New additions over the weekend and early week include the opening of the Ellis Chair and the addition of The Face, a popular black diamond run. The lakeside resort now offers skiers and riders 22 runs.
Northstar California- Northstar California is reporting snow totals of 55” from the storm which has allowed for significant addition of trails on the 14 lifts that are currently spinning. Of the 68 trails open, 40 are groomed for skiers and riders.
Squaw Valley- Receiving some of the highest amounts of snow from the storm, Squaw Valley is reporting 68” of new powder. Just in time to find the Olympic feeling, Squaw is spinning 15 lifts, offering 33 runs, 24 of which are groomed for skiers and riders.
Alpine Meadows- With a storm total slightly less than Squaw’s, Alpine Meadows still boasts 63” of fresh snow at Upper Mountain. Alpine Meadows is consistently increasing its offers to skiers and boarders now offering 37 trails, 13 of which are groomed on eight lifts and spread across a multitude of terrain. Alpine Meadows has also been adding new jumps to Tiegel, a premiere terrain park.
Diamond Peak- Another lake-view resort Diamond Peak is reporting storm totals of 55” which allowed the resort to offer 100 percent of the main trails over the weekend. The resort is currently reporting 30 runs are open and four out of the six lifts are spinning.
Boreal Mountain- At Boreal Mountain on Donner Summit storm totals reached 60”. The resort has added two lifts to its day skiing offerings, so skiers and riders can explore the terrain of the six lifts open throughout the day. The resort is offering two lifts for night skiing. The Shred jib park has over 25 jibs and jumps that have been newly rebuilt.
About North Lake Tahoe
For more information about North Lake Tahoe, visit www.gotahoenorth.com. And for the best bargains, including lodging, check out the “Cool Deals” tab, which is updated daily. North Lake Tahoe is a 45-minute drive from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, two hours from Sacramento International Airport and just over three hours from San Francisco International Airport. Visitor information centers are located at 100 North Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City and 969 Tahoe Boulevard in Incline Village.