Our fingers are crossed that March is going to deliver some serious snowfall, as it can often be our stormiest month in Tahoe. Over the next 48 hours, we could receive 8 inches or so of fresh snow, which should help combat this past week’s wildly warm temperatures and give the slopes another refresh. Skiing and snowboarding have been super fun lately, and another small storm will certainly help to continue that trend. (If you don’t believe us here, check out our new near-daily conditions blogs, writtten by Tahoe locals who call our mountains home.)
- Thursday night: Snow begins with limited accumulation.
- Friday morning: Possibly heavy snow at times with some wind gusts. Accumulation of up to 4 inches.
- Friday night: Possibly heavy snow at times. Accumulation of up to 5 inches.
- Saturday morning: Accumulation of up to 3 inches. Chance of snowfall falls to 50%.
- Saturday night: Cloudy and cold with temperatures in the teens.
- Sunday morning: Clear and sunny with temperatures hovering around freezing.
- Sunday night: Cold and clear
Temperatures warm to the forties again heading into next week. This snow will help, but we have had warm temperatures and therefore quite a bit of snowmelt. After tonight, obstacles including rocks will be covered with a “low tide of snow” so be sure to ski with caution off-piste. Closures are more likely than openings after this storm cycle.
What to Expect for Lifts & Terrain
- Winds are unlikely to impact operations, but Friday afternoon and Saturday morning would be the likeliest to see any impacts.
- Sherwood and Lakeview are hanging on by a thread. The summer road is very melted out (about halfway across). By the end of next week, it is likely that these lifts will close.
- Alternates to Mountain Run such as Sunnyside are starting to get very exposed. Soon, Mountain Run will be the only main artery running from summit to base. Downloading the Funitel will also be an option.
- Headwall Base area, including Spring Bowl, are getting bare. Groomers are going to see what they can do in that area tonight.
- In a few weeks, we are hosting the US Freestyle Mogul Championships on Red Dog. We will be making snow on Red Dog starting tonight with 6 fan guns. Red Dog will also be partially closed this weekend for a U14 Slalom Championship event.