Tahoe South Press Releases
Winter of Grand Contentment Continues at Tahoe South as New Snowfall Enhances Ideal Conditions
Feb. 18, 2016 (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev.) Two feet of new powder has blanketed Tahoe South adding to an already blockbuster base at Heavenly Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort – and it’s still snowing. The latest storm started Wednesday night providing two feet at area resorts and a foot at lake level. Another 1-3 inches at lake level and 3-7 inches at higher elevations are predicted for Thursday afternoon. Mostly sunny/clear skies are in the forecast through the weekend. (www.tahoesouth.com)
Forecasters are suggesting the El Niño influenced weather pattern will continue through spring. To date, Heavenly Mountain Resort (http://www.skiheavenly.com) has a season total of 287 inches, Sierra-at-Tahoe, (https://www.sierraattahoe.com) 325 inches, and Kirkwood Mountain Resort (http://www.kirkwood.com) is at 322 inches.
As of Feb. 2 Sierra snowpack was at 130 percent of the February average. On average, California’s statewide snowpack is 114 percent of normal for this time of year.
“The storms continue to make positive impacts with both water content and the economy,” said Carol Chaplin, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Visitors, locals, and businesses are smiling with sales well above last year levels. Plus, the forecast calls for more in the ensuing months.”
A fleet of city and state snow removal vehicles around the Lake Tahoe Basin will be keeping the roads clear and safe for travel. Caltrans has current California road conditions at www.dot.ca.gov or 1-800-427-ROAD (7623) or 916-445-7623. For road conditions in Nevada, contact the Nevada Department of Transportation at http://nvroads.com or 877-687-6237.
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 and Heavenly Village webcam.
For real-time updates on events, promotions, packages, conditions and events in Tahoe South, The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority is on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TahoeSouth, Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/TahoeSouth, YouTube: www.youtube.com/LTVA, Instagram: www.instagram.com/tahoesouth and use #tahoesouth to share posts. For Tahoe South information: 1-800-288-2463 or www.tahoesouth.com.
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 toward health and wellness, green business practices and sustainability 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 https://tahoesouth.com