Epic Skiing in Tahoe
Tahoe is just halfway through the ski season, but we have 95% of average snowfall on the upper mountains, with more storms moving in. Measurements on Mount Rose Wednesday show 191% of normal snow pack, making January 2017 the most historic weather month in 36 years. This is great news on many fronts, including relief from the drought, with Lake Tahoe rising from the addition of 2.6 feet of water stored from recent storms.
It is also good news for skiers, and the businesses that benefit from the influx of winter sports enthusiasts. North Lake Tahoe resorts have great conditions. Squaw received 18" in the last storm, with a total of 167" for the season. Northstar had 13" in the last storm, with a season total of 145". Reports from local and visiting skiers I've talked to range from "epic", unbelievable", and "the best of my lifetime". These photos from Squaw last weekend show the beauty of the area and amazing amounts of snow there.
More information on this years storms and the current water and snow levels can be fund on a variety of sites, including the following;