Tahoe South Press Releases
Tahoe Snowfall Parallels Brady’s Super Bowl Stats
Feb. 1, 2017 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) – As Super Bowl LI kicks off this Sunday, Feb. 5, career Super Bowl stats for Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, are matching up with Lake Tahoe’s super winter. Brady’s average attempted passes (41), plus average passing yards (267), minus interceptions (4) during his six Super Bowl appearances equal Tahoe’s 304 inches of snowfall total this January (https://tahoesouth.com/).
The recent month resulted in a Tahoe touchdown: more than 25 feet at South Lake Tahoe’s ski resorts, guaranteeing great conditions through April and pulling Northern California out of the state’s historic drought. South Shore’s average season totals are 400-500 inches.
While the Atlanta Falcons can expect a torrent of passes from the Patriots’ future Hall of Famer this Sunday, visitors to Tahoe this weekend can expect another 1 to 3-foot, barrage of snow along with the possibility for precipitation the following week.
“Tahoe’s snowfall totals make skiing/snowboarding a sure bet through spring regardless of comparative stats,” said Carol Chaplin, president, and CEO of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Will the Patriots cover the
3-point spread or will the teams exceed the 58 point over/under, I’m not sure, but Tahoe is the destination to ski all morning then catch the Big Game in the afternoon at one of the many traditional parties throughout Tahoe South.”
The Sierra snowpack measurement, which tracks California’s water content taken near Echo Summit in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is at 177 percent of average. A report by the California Department of Water Resources is expected to be released tomorrow and officials anticipate numbers to be even higher.
The U.S. Drought Monitor report released Jan. 26 indicated that the Northern Sierra is out of the drought while 2 percent of California (Southern California) remains in the extreme category. Three months ago, the state’s extreme conditions were at 43 percent, a year ago it was 64 percent. The U.S. Drought Monitor is produced through a partnership between the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. http://droughtmonitor
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 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 websites 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 [email protected].
About the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority
Designated the “America’s Favorite Ski Destination” by USA TODAY readers (Jan. 2014), Tahoe South combines the distinctive appeal of two worlds: spectacular natural beauty and a modern tourism destination with an array of outdoor recreation, entertainment, nightlife, and gaming. Tahoe’s timeless splendor and an emerging economic diversity continue to define its inimitable personality. For information about lodging, recreation and family packages at Tahoe South, call 1-800-288-2463 or log onto www.TahoeSouth.com