Powder is here, more on the way | SierraSun.com

Powder is here, more on the way

Alex Close/Sierra SunAlpine Meadows reported 18 to 21 inches of new snow from the recent storm and nine of 13 lifts in operation on Thursday.

After a week that brought skiers and riders their first official powder days, here are the updated snow conditions at Tahoe-area resorts, according to resort officials or resort Web sites as of noon on Thursday.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), Truckee and the North Shore should see mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies at least until Sunday night, when the forecast calls for a 20 percent chance of slight snow showers.

Alpine Meadows

Lifts open: Nine

Base depth: 38-71″

New snow: 18-21″ (storm total)

Squaw Valley USA

Lifts open: 23

Base depth: 56-86″

New snow: 24″ (storm total)

Sugar Bowl

Lifts open: 11

Base depth: 38-60″

New snow: 18-20″ (storm total)

Donner Ski Ranch

Lifts open: 4

Base depth: 20-?”

New snow: 24″ (storm total)


Lifts open: 7

Base depth: 44-59″

New snow: 18″ (storm total)

Soda Springs

Lifts open: 2

Base depth: 42-46″

New snow: 18″ (storm total)


Lifts open: 9

Base depth: 23-48″

New snow: 10-16″ (last 48 hours)

Mt. Rose

Lifts open: 4

Base depth: 20-30″

New snow: trace (last 24 hours)

Diamond Peak

Lifts open: 4

Base depth: 37-56″

New snow: 6-8″ (in the last 24 hours)


Lifts open: 10

Base depth: 48-52″

New snow: 18-24″ (Storm total)

Heavenly Valley

Lifts open: 17

Base depth: 34-48″

New snow: 11-18″ (storm total)


Lifts open: 8

Base depth: 24-55″

New snow: 6-15″ (last 48 hours)


Lifts open: 4

Base depth: 39-47″

New snow: 2″ (last 24 hours)

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