We received 191 inches of snow in March, bringing our season total to 692 inches. That’s 173% of our annual season average of 400 inches! This is the 3rd largest March snowfall we’ve seen in the last 22 years.
This was a February to remember at Palisades Tahoe! Our month-long total was 132″, bringing our season total to over 500″. We hope you enjoyed powder turns, skiing and riding Silverado, and the historic Stifel Palisades Tahoe Cup this month.
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.
We heard the occasional scraping of hardpack buried about a foot under the snow’s surface, but saw some significantly deeper turns being had in the trees and wind-protected zones.
The mountain picked up an additional 2-4 inches at the base and 7 inches up top Wednesday. That brings the storm total to 9-13 inches at the base, and 23 inches up top! That is pretty much what we were expecting from this storm. The season total now stands at 32-36 inches.
The next storm moves into northern CA Tuesday afternoon/evening and lasts into Wednesday. Then clearing out Wednesday night. The big story for Tuesday will be strong winds with ridgetop gusts to 100+ mph and 70+ mph for Wednesday. We will see increasing clouds through the afternoon on Tuesday.