Originally Posted by ChuckT
We are thinking of going to Tahoe for a couple days this Xmas and would like to check the condition there with local bears. Does this recent storm mean there will be enough snow for some off piste attempts
? Secondly, do the resorts in the area pretty much have the same amount of snow or are some surer bets than others? Thanks for your help
Yes, this storm is enough for off piste. But, it will still be thin which is normal for Dec. Depending how you feel about new skis, you would probably not what to use brand new skis yet.
With this storm snow amounts look fairly consistent from north lake to south lake. Alpine Meadow is reporting 53" and Kirkwood is reporting 58". Interestingly, Heavenly is only reporting 22".
Best bets are probably Squaw, Kirkwood and Alpine.
If you are just looking to ski blue cruisers, NorthStar and Heavenly would be the better call. Both have good snow making systems. So, the blue cruisers should have good enough coverage to not worry about your skis.