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Snow is a welcome sight

Info from resort Web sites and
Alex Close/Sierra SunSkiers and snowboarders wait for Summit Six chairlift to open at Alpine Meadows Sunday at 8:15 a.m. Alpine Meadows has reported 51 inches of new snow at the top of the mountain since late last week.

Mother Nature put to the test Sierra Nevada resorts and their snow-making capabilities during the month of January, which went down as one of the driest on record.

After waiting out the month-long dry spell ” milking thin natural bases while bolstering base depths with man-made snow ” Tahoe-area resorts were treated to a dumping this past weekend, with resorts reporting anywhere between 18 and 65 inches of fresh snow.

Below is a report:

Sugar Bowl

Elevation: 6,883′-8,383′

Storm total: 40″-51″

Base depth: 64″-93″

Trails open: 78

Web site:

Snow phone: 426-1111


Elevation: 6,330′-8,610′

Storm total: 23″

Base depth: 26″-61″

Trails open: 79

Web site:

Snow phone: 562-1330

Alpine Meadows

Elevation: 6,835′-8,637′

Storm total: 18″-51″

Base depth: 42″-105″

Trails open: 80

Web site:

Snow phone: 581-8374


Elevation: 7,701′ summit

Storm total: 51″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 45″-70″

Runs open: 35

Web site:

Snow phone: 426-3666

Squaw Valley

Elevation: 6,200′-8,200′

Storm total: 36″ +

Base depth: 24″-88″

Runs open: 125

Web site:

Snow phone: 583-6955


Elevation: 7,880′ summit

Storm total: 26″

Base depth: 32″-67″

Runs open: 52

Web site:

Snow phone: 525-2900

Diamond Peak

Elevation: 8,540′ summit

Storm total: 14″

Base depth: 40″-70″

Runs open: 26

Web site:

Snow phone: (775) 831-3211


Elevation: 6,255′-10,067′

Storm total: 24″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 48″-68″

Runs open: 56

Web site:

Snow phone: (775) 586-7000


Elevation: 6,640′-8,852′

Storm total: 24″ (past 72 hours)

Base depth: 31″-85″

Runs open: 43

Web site:

Snow phone: 659-7475


Elevation: 7,800′-9,800′

Storm total: 43″-65″

Base depth: 77″-128″

Runs open: 51

Web site:

Snow phone: (877) Kirkwood

Mt. Rose

Elevation: 8,260′-9,700′

Storm total: 18″-24″

Base depth: 30″-44″”

Runs open: 31

Web site:

Snow phone: (800) Ski-Rose

Donner Ski Ranch

Elevation: 7,000′-7,500′

Storm total: 30″-36″

Runs open: 85-100 percent

Web site:

Snow phone: 426-3635

Soda Springs


Storm total: 17″-30″

Base depth: 46″-60″

Runs open:

Web site:

Snow phone: 426-3901

Tahoe Donner Downhill Ski Area

Base depth: 12″-22″

Runs open: 11

Web site:

Snow phone: 587-9444

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