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Tahoe winter sports news and reviews

6-12 inches of fresh snow today

Forecast courtesy of Sugar Bowl Cool temperatures this morning are a sign of the approaching cold area of low pressure. Precipitation is moving onshore and snow chances pick up later in the morning and last through early evening.  Accumulations by midnight are still in the 6-12 range, helped along by the high snow ratios due to the very cold air mass. Little or no rise in temperatures today, remaining in the teens.  West to southwest winds to 20 mph with… Read More »

Cold, heavy snow forecast for the holiday weekend

Weather forecast courtesy of Sugar Bowl Resort Cold, Snow Showers Today, Heavy Snow Thursday Night through Sunday. A strong low pressure trough offshore will begin to direct moisture into Northern California on Thursday.  Unlike the latest series of storms, much more moisture will be entrained into this series.  Temperatures will remain cool enough for all snow through the event.  Clouds thicken on Thursday as the moisture slowly approaches.  Snow chances begin sometime during the day, most likely in the afternoon… Read More »

Squaw, Sugar Bowl to open this weekend

Thanks to a series of early snowstorms and advanced snowmaking equipment, two resorts will open this weekend. Squaw Valley will celebrate with an early opening this Friday, November 16th. Scheduled lifts include Exhibition, Red Dog, Resort at Squaw Creek and FirstVenture. Look for part of the upper mountain to open by Thanksgiving. Sugar Bowl opens Saturday with a 18″-26″base, offering skiing and riding from the top of Lincoln to the bottom of Knob Hill. Boreal is now open daily from… Read More »

36 inches and counting

This week’s snow fall has resorts anticipating a prosperous holiday season. As of noon, Wednesday, Alpine Meadows reported 36″ of fresh snow, Sugar Bowl has 34″, Heavenly has 16-20″ and Squaw Valley has received 32″. Heavenly and Northstar plan to open on November 16th, followed by Squaw Valley on November 21. Alpine Meadows will open on December 7th. Boreal has traditionally claimed the earliest opening with a tentative date of October 26th, and snow making has begun. Stay tuned.

Last call

Another season comes to a close this weekend, with all but one resort shutting down as spring sports quickly take over. Expect a light dusting of snow today and sunshine for the weekend. Enjoy closing weekend events Saturday and Sunday at Squaw, Heavenly and Sugar Bowl. If your not quite ready to hang up your ski and boards, Alpine Meadows will remain open May 4-6 and May 11-13 from 8am – 1pm for spring skiing. Enjoy live music and sunshine… Read More »

Want to work at a ski resort this winter?

Tahoe ski resorts are gearing up for another early season. Each year, the resorts hire thousands of winter sports enthusiasts for jobs ranging from retail sales to ski patrol. The perks – ski and snowboard free all season! Job fairs will be held at most of the resorts on Saturday, October 22, with the rest accepting applications online. Below is a list of the scheduled job fairs: Boreal Saturday, October 22, 10 am – 2 pm in the Boreal cafeteria… Read More »

Free lessons and rentals at Sugar Bowl

Sugar Bowl Resort is now offering free ski and snowboard standard rentals and group lessons of any level 7 days a week through the end of the season with the purchase of a general admission lift ticket. Rentals are available at the Mt. Judah and Village rental shops; Lessons are available at Mt. Judah at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and run 2 hours. For complete details and restrictions click here

Resort report, snow levels

The following Tahoe resorts are open: Boreal 58-65″ base / 5 lifts open Sugar Bowl 56-65″ base/ 6 lifts open Squaw Valley 65″ base / 12 lifts open Alpine Meadows 71-99″ base / 4 lifts open Northstar-at-Tahoe 38-56″ base / 10 lifts open Kirkwood 73″ base / 2 lifts open Sierra-at-Tahoe 31-79″ base / 5 lifts open Heavenly 29-50″ base / 15 lifts open