Tahoe South Press Releases
South Lake Tahoe Receives More Than a Foot of Powder; Bluebird Conditions, Clear Roads for the Weekend
Jan. 25, 2018 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – Tahoe South area ski resorts received 14-16 inches overnight and 4-6 inches at lake level with another foot possible overnight in upper elevations. Storm totals from the past week exceeded 2-3 feet. A winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26. Clear, dry roads and sunny skies with high temps in the upper-40s – low-50s are in store for the upcoming weekend. (http://tahoesouth.com/).
Camp Richardson Resort opened their Mountain Sports Center for cross-country skiing and snowshoe operations today, Jan. 25. Camp Richardson is recognized as a “Top Destinations on the Rise” by TripAdvisor's Travelers’ Choice (2015), with a slate of family activities including snowshoe and cross-country trails and tours, sledding, snowball fights, building snowmen or just relaxing by the outdoor fire pit. (www.camprichardson.com)
“The storm doors have opened and we’re reveling in the champagne powder conditions,” said Carol Chaplin, president and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “We’re looking forward to our two snowiest months ahead and anticipate our snowpack to continue to increase throughout April.”
The Sierra snowpack measurement which tracks California’s water content will occur Feb. 1, 2018 near Echo Summit in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Frank Gehrke, chief of the Snow Surveys Program for the California Department of Water Resources, anticipates the measurement to significantly increase from January’s numbers.
“It only takes 1-2 storms to be back above average,” said Gehrke during the recent Operation Sierra Storm TV meteorologist conference in South Lake Tahoe.
Current snowfall video and photos conditions taken Thursday, Jan. 25 are available:
- Heavenly Mountain Resort: https://vailresorts.box.com/
- Kirkwood Mountain Resort: https://vailresorts.box.com/
- Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort: https://sierraattahoe (credit: Matt Bombino); video: https://sierraattahoe.
During snowfall, a fleet of city and state snow removal vehicles work around the Lake Tahoe Basin to keep roads clear and safe for travel. Check Caltrans www.dot.ca.gov and Nevada Department of Transportation http://nvroads.com and www.tahoeroads.com for current road conditions, including temporary closures.
For the most up-to-date information on snowfall, mountain base depths and road conditions in South Lake Tahoe, check area ski resort web sites and cams or call snow phones Heavenly: 775-586-7000; Sierra-at-Tahoe: 530-659-7475; Kirkwood: 209-258-3000.
Contact: Jenn Boyd or Phil Weidinger, Weidinger Public Relations, 775-588-2412 or firstname.lastname@example.org.