Hello Skiers and Boarders,
It is pretty gray today as a cloud cover has moved into the Tahoe Area. Temperatures remain in the low thirties to high thirties on the mountain with winds at the ridge blowing at 50 miles per hour late this morning.
The past few days have been perfect sunny spring weather on the hill. Generally speaking grooming has been well done making early morning corduroy laps fast and fun. As the morning moved closer to afternoon runs that receive sunshine softened into lovely creamy spring snow. Sunspot, South Face, Sherwood Trails, Lakeview, and Scott were very enjoyable.
According to the weather gurus everything is about to change. Beginning this evening storm number one is due to move through the area. This appears to be the warmer storm with snow levels beginning between 6500 to 7000 elevation. Heavy snow is predicted on Saturday with snow levels dropping to 6000 feet and below. Winds on Saturday do not appear to be extremely high if I am reading the forecast correctly. 1 to 2 feet of snow may fall with this first wave above 7000 feet. The second wave of weather will be much colder and should arrive Sunday evening continuing into Tuesday. Snow levels will drop to the valley floor (Reno) with colder air to follow most of next week. According to the National Weather Service Lake Tahoe could receive 2 to 3 feet of snow with 3 to 5 feet above 7000 feet. I would imagine this heavy a snow fall with blizzard conditions will impact travel in the area and most likely will impact ski area operations (but you never know until you go).
At some point this coming week there should be some great skiing
A photo I took from my deck this morning shows the blue ski receding this morning and cloud cover moving into the area.
Enjoy your day,