The Latest Lake Tahoe Snow Totals & Ski Conditions
We had such an overwhelming time of snow this last week. Every day and every night the snow just came coming!
Lake Tahoe was inundated with snow. With a rain storm in between colder cells hitting the area, Tahoe was pounded with weather, and unfortunately our infrastructure was compromised. Some areas of Lake Tahoe are still without power after weeks now, cell service and streaming seems to be weaker (than normal), trees can be seen strewn across the sides of roads, after heavy machinery had to go out to move them. There was significant damage by trees falling across power lines, homes, and unfortunately most tragically, on a car sitting in traffic. We mourn the loss of this local woman who passed away in the accident.
Here’s a video of a few moments from January 2.
Visit OnTheSnow to check out the current Lake Tahoe snow report, updated daily with new snow, base depth, number of lifts open, number of acres open and weather conditions for Lake Tahoe ski resorts. For the best Lake Tahoe skiing, click through to each ski area’s full set of webcams before heading to the mountains.
Click the weather icon for your ski resort of choice to see a powder forecast, or visit each mountain’s “Full Report” for more skiing and snowboarding information, including the official snow report for that ski resort. To have a look at the ski area overview, click the resort name of interest. Lake Tahoe snow reports are sourced directly from the ski resorts.
And now after a few days of respite, we are back at it again with another few storm cycles to hit Lake Tahoe. On Monday it began with rain, and then turned to snow around 11:00 am. It snowed about 7 inches during the day, and then another 7 or so inches overnight. First heavy, it turned to a nice light snow by the morning of January 19th. With scattered snow flurries and sunshine throughout the day Thursday, we were truly thankful for a little rest again, because the storm wasn’t over!
Starting Friday it began to come down heavily again, with every 12 hours dropping in perhaps 7 inches. The skiing on Friday and Saturday was phenomenal. Waist-deep in sections. Squaw Valley had only the lower mountain open, and lift lines were quite long, but the skiing was just so good, no complaints!
Today, January 22, we awoke to blistering wind, and heavy snow. It continues to snow, but by Tuesday Jan 24, we are to see at least a week of calmer weather here in the area.
See weather report here.