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post #1 of 15
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How is Tahoe at this time?
post #2 of 15
im heading out there next weekend... i was wondering the same thing. kirkwood/heavenly do not have many trails open, but it seems snow is in the forecast. will the crowds be out of control with only a few lifts operating?
post #3 of 15
We got about two feet on the North shore last week and this next week it is supposed to snow all week, how much, dunno? It has been cold and the resorts have been making as much snow as possible. Northstar has a good bit open and said they will be opening backside this weekend. We are still looking for that 4-6 footer to spread the love!
post #4 of 15
thanks bud... i will be there wed-sun so hopefully the snow will exceed expectations. keep us posted on the conditions. it is my first time to tahoe, so i am up for going anywhere!
post #5 of 15
Teejaytee-it's been marginal up until now, but the weather report is looking promising. It's looking like a small storm Sunday night, a bigger one on Tuesday and yet another on Thursday. Any inconvenience caused by the storms should be more than made up for by the improvement in the conditions.

Stay posted for what areas get the most snow, because that is where you will want to go. Two areas that tend to receive more than their fair share of snowfall are Sugar Bowl and Kirkwood.

From the National Weather Service 12/13/07 -

Upper ridge rebuilds a bit late Saturday and
Sunday before another Pacific frontal system approaches the coast
Sunday afternoon and evening. This is not expected to be a
significantly strong system with forecast models splitting it apart
as it comes inland Monday as it GOES up against western U.S. High
pressure.


A stronger Pacific storm system is forecast to finally hit norcal
around Tuesday of next week. Current models would bring moderate
precipitation to entire County Warning Area on Tuesday and Wednesday. 06z run of the
GFS has actually strengthened this system from the 00z run. Latest
GFS keeps storm door open for one more system on Thursday before
building strong upper ridge over eastern Pacific and West Coast by
the end of next week.
post #6 of 15
Two weekends ago was horrible.

Last weekend was tolerable, if boring.

This weekend will be marginal.

Hopefully, it'll begin to look a lot like Christmas soon.
post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by teejaytee View Post
thanks bud... i will be there wed-sun so hopefully the snow will exceed expectations. keep us posted on the conditions. it is my first time to tahoe, so i am up for going anywhere!
Hey it will be heads and tails better than Snowshoe skiing!! Northstar has some of the most terrain open at the moment so if you are in Northshore area come and look me up on Sunday at Northstar ski school, mid mtn.

have fun!
bud
post #8 of 15

Squaw is thin today

Squaw has thin coverage, is hard packed with patches of what they call ice out here in the west. The only runs open today were Red Dog, Lakeview, Mountain Run and, marginally, Gold Coast. Good carving practice, and better than sitting on the couch, but I wouldn't go too far out of my way to visit until we get three feet of our beautiful Sierra dense material.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by alexzn View Post
How is Tahoe at this time?
It's a little chilly; you might want to bring a wetsuit.
post #10 of 15
Tahoe is crap.

Avoid until 4 feet+ are possible.
post #11 of 15
Check out the forecast for the next seven days! It looks promising, finally!
post #12 of 15
NOAA forecaster Jordan is getting excited...
Quote:
LATEST QPF NUMBERS SUGGEST UP TO 2 FEET OF SNOW FOR
JUST ABOUT ALL THREE OF THE SIERRA ZONES. ONCE AGAIN...THIS COULD BE
CONSERVATIVE AND WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED TO SEE 30 INCH TOTALS BY
TUESDAY NIGHT.
...
SHOWER(S) TAPER OFF TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING...HOWEVER ANY
CLEARING OR BREAK IN THE PRECIP WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS THE NEXT WAVE
BEGINS DROPPING DOWN THE PACNW COAST WEDNESDAY. DETAILS ARE STARTING
TO CLEAR UP REGARDING THIS STORM...WHICH IS LOOKING TO BE EVEN MORE
SIGNIFICANT THAN THE TUESDAY STORM. THIS STORM IS SLOWER-MOVING WITH
BETTER UPPER FORCING AND MORE COLD AIR WHICH WILL ADD UP TO BE
ANOTHER BIG SNOW PRODUCER FOR THE SIERRA. SNOWFALL RATES WILL
INCREASE OVER THE NRN SIERRA AND THE LAKE TAHOE REGION BY WEDNESDAY
AFT/EVE AND OVER MONO COUNTY WEDNESDAY NIGHT. ANTICIPATE ANOTHER
ROUND OF WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR THIS SYSTEM.
post #13 of 15
Let's hope they're right!!!! This upgraded forecast for the Thursday storm should put all of the Tahoe resorts in excellent shape for the holidays.

Nice link Alpinedad, I've added it to my bookmarks. Chrisc, it looks like time to start planning your trip.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by couloir8 View Post
This upgraded forecast for the Thursday storm should put all of the Tahoe resorts in excellent shape for the holidays.
I don't know that I'd go that far. But it sure beats what we've got on the ground right now -- far too much of which is simply that, ground.

The 6-10 day and 8-14 day precipitation outlooks remain promising, though:


post #15 of 15
Well, today's the day to be out there. Sugar Bowl is reporting 24" to 34" of new snow with a base of 36" to 50".

And I'm stuck in the office...
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