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Mountain Notes

Special Announcement - the ski area will be closed today for safety reasons. We have received 30-40 inches of heavy wet snow, causing hazardous avalanche conditions on the highway as well within the ski area boundaries. Our plans are to be open tomorrow at our regular times. The good news, WE ARE BURIED!!!!

AND STILL SNOWING
This is an off the chart storm. It has been raining for 2 solid days, The Truckee river is flooding everywhere. HWY80 west into CA is closed!!
I guess there is a bad mudslide. So no travel west on HWY 80 for some time. HWY 431 closed due to avalance danger.
post #2 of 41
Squaw Valley is closed today as well. CHP reports a mud slide on route 89 near Alpine Meadows. Route 80 is closed from Truckee to the Nevada border due to flooding or a slide. Here in Truckee at 6500 feet it is raining torrentially. National Weather Service is calling for 17" of snow at 7400 feet today, but my outdoor thermometer is telling me it's 50 degrees. People living along the Truckee River are being warned to move valuables to higher ground.
post #3 of 41
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Originally Posted by MTT
Mountain Notes

Special Announcement - the ski area will be closed today for safety reasons. We have received 30-40 inches of heavy wet snow, causing hazardous avalanche conditions on the highway as well within the ski area boundaries. Our plans are to be open tomorrow at our regular times. The good news, WE ARE BURIED!!!!

AND STILL SNOWING
This is an off the chart storm. It has been raining for 2 solid days, The Truckee river is flooding everywhere. HWY80 west into CA is closed!!
I guess there is a bad mudslide. So no travel west on HWY 80 for some time. HWY 431 closed due to avalance danger.
So it looks like those Chutes will be open the first of March,eh.
post #4 of 41
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Originally Posted by sierra
Squaw Valley is closed today as well. CHP reports a mud slide on route 89 near Alpine Meadows. Route 80 is closed from Truckee to the Nevada border due to flooding or a slide. Here in Truckee at 6500 feet it is raining torrentially. National Weather Service is calling for 17" of snow at 7400 feet today, but my outdoor thermometer is telling me it's 50 degrees. People living along the Truckee River are being warned to move valuables to higher ground.
Alpine is closed due to 'high winds and heavy precipitation' - with a base at ~6800 feet, guess they're getting rain at the base...
post #5 of 41
Looks like Heavenly and Kirkwood are open today, but a lot of the chairs are on hold because of high winds. I read that there were 90-100 mph winds at the peaks, wow! This is some storm!!

We're going to be there from 1/7 thru 1/14, so maybe all of this crazy weather will be gone by then, and we'll be able to take advantage of the thick base layer that's being applied now....

What do you Sierra locals think?
post #6 of 41
It's raining TORRENTIALLY here in Gardnerville, NV.

Looking up at heavenly, it's socked in. Nevada side is closed.

Last night it was raining at the base of kirkwood.

Snow levels should drop this afternoon. Still heavy snow though
post #7 of 41
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Verdi Golf GONE

We had a beatifull golf course that ran along the river in Verdi.

I snaped a couple pic's from the old Verdi Toll bridge, the river is insane!! But 5 of 9 holes of Crystal Peaks Golf are gone. Rapids where pristene fairways used to exist

8th Tee and fairwayBefore
post #8 of 41
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Today

8th hole from other direction today, You cannot get to the tee box it is a solid 6 iron from the river back to the Tee box
post #9 of 41
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Verdi River from Old Verdi Bridge 12-31-2005 09:00

Here is a nice river pick, about 15 feet higher than normal, And the wierd thing is how fast the water is moving
post #10 of 41
Was at the Rose on 29th, it was a beautiful day. But on the 30th, everything got turned around.
post #11 of 41
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Originally Posted by sierra
Squaw Valley is closed today as well. CHP reports a mud slide on route 89 near Alpine Meadows. Route 80 is closed from Truckee to the Nevada border due to flooding or a slide. Here in Truckee at 6500 feet it is raining torrentially. National Weather Service is calling for 17" of snow at 7400 feet today, but my outdoor thermometer is telling me it's 50 degrees. People living along the Truckee River are being warned to move valuables to higher ground.
It is a BAD Slide that covers both 80 West and East. The local news is saying that it is gonna take two days to clear it. There are no Cars trucks or Trains passing betwwen Reno and Truckee. (Thats a big deal)

You can stand in the HWY in front of Boomtown !! Never seen it before
post #12 of 41
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Snow update Mt. Rose

They may be closed but are updating the snow totals

Snow ConditionsBase Depth:55-86New Snow:
(12 hours)48-60" Storm Total:48-60" Season Total:110-162" Rose Side:
Closed East Bowl:Closed Chutes:Variable Conditions
post #13 of 41
Great job keeping us updated on the situation in Tahoe this morning MTT. This storm has been huge, and more is on the way. I was glad to see it had snowed substantially this morning at Kirkwood, after raining most of the night. Most of the ski areas are closed this morning. As we approach noon, both the Kirkwood and Sierra webcams are a white-out with no one skiing.

I-80 at Kingvale traffic camera shows it has finally turned to snow.
The I-80 at Truckee scales shows zero traffic and wet conditions.
post #14 of 41

Cold Front Has HIT

Finally the cold front has come through and we're getting snow. Hit around 11:45 here in Truckee. Snow, while not heavy, is sticking

By the way I80 is closed between Truckee and Reno due to a mud slide. Trains appear to be held too. That explains the lack of activity at the Truck Scales. 89 between Truckee and Tahoe City had a slide too.
post #15 of 41
U.S. 50 has just been closed from Pollock Pines to Meyers due to landslide concerns. This means there is now no trans-Sierra route except the vulnerable Hwy 88. Heavy snows on the passes following the heavy rain will cause delays. If you can get to skiing tomorrow, should be a great day once the avy control work is completed.
post #16 of 41
Thanks for the update guys and hope it stays snow for the rest of the storm.
post #17 of 41
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I was just thinking, If I was in Reno for a ski vacation i would sure hate to be stuck in a gloomy Motel 6 along HWY80? Wonder how Gpaul is doing?
post #18 of 41
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Originally Posted by MTT
Wonder how Gpaul is doing?
Can I use the four most satisfying words in the English language - "I told you so" when I warned him that weather would shoot his precise plans full of holes :

At least his plans have him heading south on 395, through the wind tunnel, to Mammoth later next week. Plus we highlighted Mt. Rose as more than acceptable skiing (even if it's closed today) Bummer about our advice about N* and Homewood being bad weather resorts :
post #19 of 41
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Originally Posted by TruckeeLocal
Can I use the four most satisfying words in the English language - "I told you so" when I warned him that weather would shoot his precise plans full of holes :

At least his plans have him heading south on 395, through the wind tunnel, to Mammoth later next week. Plus we highlighted Mt. Rose as more than acceptable skiing (even if it's closed today) Bummer about our advice about N* and Homewood being bad weather resorts :
South on 395 is closed!! in a few differnt places. He is ?? F word. The next few days might be pretty good. Mt. rose might even be epic for an offpiste skier, but not what GPaul is looking for.
post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by MTT
South on 395 is closed!! in a few differnt places. He is ?? F word. The next few days might be pretty good. Mt. rose might even be epic for an offpiste skier, but not what GPaul is looking for.
Not when I last checked. But see http://www.nevadadot.com/traveler/roads/winter/ for the latest : What a mess. Now 431 is effectively closed !
post #21 of 41
Here's the latest scoop from the Sierra Sun newspaper:

Interstate 80 from Truckee east to the Nevada stateline will be closed for at least 48 hours due to a massive landslide.

The slide ripped across the interstate at about 3 a.m. Saturday five miles east of Truckee. It trapped six big rigs and four Caltrans vehicles, according to Shelly Chernicki, a Caltrans spokeswoman. Everyone in the area at the time was rescued and no injuries were reported, but the vehicles are now stuck in the rugged Truckee River Canyon.

The debris slide started on the west side of the interstate and took out 300 to 400 feet of the center barrier. It has blocked both sides of the roadway. It will cost about $5 million to clean up the slide, officials said.

There are no detours currently available.

“We’ve had previous slides, but nothing of this magnitude,” Chernicki said. “Emergency repairs won’t start until the hillside stabilizes.”

Highway 89 south was closed at about 8:15 a.m. from West River Street in Truckee south due to a debris slide near Cabin Creek Road. Officials are not giving an estimated time for Highway 89 to reopen.

Highway 89 north is closed from Truckee to Sierraville due to flooding, Chernicki said.

The closure of I-80 has caused a back-up of big rigs on Highway 267 south in the Martis Valley as they attempt to travel eastward.

At 5:35 a.m. Saturday, the National Weather Service’s forecast was for heavy rainfall to continue through the afternoon. Rain totals so far in region are from 4 to 7 inches. Rainfall totals are predicted to be 6 to 10 inches by the afternoon with “significant” runoff expected to continue later into the day.

Snow levels are forecasted to be 7,500 feet, lowering to 6,500 feet later in the day with accumulations of 8 to 12 inches and up to 24 inches above 8,000 feet.

The Truckee river is raging and close to, but not reaching, the 1997 high water mark. Not much snow yet here at 6500 feet, but at least its snowing and no longer raining. Very high winds still hammering us.
post #22 of 41
Hey Sierra - check out the comments on the jet crash articles in the Sierra Sun. It's amazing how the pilots are responding. They're attacking anyone and everyone. What should they have done ? Started a collection for the families of the deceased (pilots give up some of their money : ) and created some sort of forum for the community to send their sympathies, thoughts, and prayers.
post #23 of 41
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Got it/

See Mt. Rose pic of the day, its been snowing and 100 mph since
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OOH, AHH ! That's taken at the BASE of Mt. Rose : Now if only we could get there :
post #25 of 41
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If i understand correctly it has snowed an additional 20" since the pic was taken, AND ITS STILL SNOWING. The only thing lower than that deck @ Mt Rose is the loading area for the Chuter chair
post #26 of 41
Nice to see that after the misery there will be some payoff for the Tahoe faithfull. Have a good New Year out there.
post #27 of 41
Okay, update time.

The water on the deck here (Gardnerville) is now frozen.

It was light flurries about a half hour ago.

Kirkwood's gonna kick SO MUCH ass tommorrow.
post #28 of 41
Its nice to see so much snow at the Rose, but are you sure that Mount Rose Highway going to be open?
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by jackwan1
Its nice to see so much snow at the Rose, but are you sure that Mount Rose Highway going to be open?
It'll be a bluebird day, at least tomorrow morning. No problems, except I-80 being closed and 89 threatened with mud-slides
Oh, and whatever carnage the flatlanders cause trying to drive on icy roads in their SUVs
post #30 of 41
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Oh yea 431 will probably be closed

Hear that; everyone should drive 395 to US50 west direct to South Lake Tahoe!!
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