Snowstorm brings 10 inches of fresh powder to Squaw Valley; 11 inches to Northstar; 5-8 inches in Truckee
An overnight storm dropped nearly a foot of snow on local ski resorts, in turn paving the way for a good weekend on the slopes in Truckee and Tahoe.
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows said Friday, Jan. 19, that the resort received 10 inches of fresh powder overnight. The base stands at 47 inches at the resort, which is located on Squaw Valley Road.
Boreal Ski Resort also said Friday that it received 10 inches of snow overnight. The base for the ski resort, which sits off Interstate 80 west of Truckee, stands at 24 inches.
“Feel good Friday is this Friday, January 19th! Come shred 9-9 for only $25 on all of the fresh snow we have,” the resort said in a statement on its website. “What sounds better than a $25 powder day?”
Northstar California Resort, which sits off State Route 267 in Truckee, said it received 11 inches of snow overnight. The resort’s base stands at 48 inches.
Sugar Bowl | Royal Gorge said Friday it received 10 inches of snow at the summit. The base for the resort, which is located on Sugar Bowl Road in Norden, stands at 31 inches at the summit.
Locally, in Truckee, residents said snowfall totaled between 5 and 8 inches depending on their location.
Heavenly Mountain and Kirkwood Mountain resorts reported 7 inches of new snow in 24 hours, bringing the total base depth at both resorts to 31 inches. Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 7 inches at the base and 9 inches at its summit.
The overnight storm also led the California Department of Transportation to require chains on all vehicles, except four-wheel drive vehicles with snow tires on all four wheels on Interstate 80 from Kingvale in Placer County to the Donner Lake interchange in Nevada County.
No restrictions are being reported for State Route 267. Chains or snow tires are required on State Route 89 from Truckee to Sierraville.
More snow is in the forecast with the National Weather Service Office in Reno calling for 1-3 inches on Friday evening. The high for Friday in Truckee should be near 32 degrees with a low around 15 degrees.
This story will be updated.