Pettit Gilwee
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February 28, 2012
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Tahoe welcomes 1.5 feet of new snow, more on the way

LAKE TAHOE — The storm door has opened.

North Lake Tahoe ski resorts welcomed up to 1.5 feet of new snow during the last 24 hours at higher elevations. Mother Nature continues to deliver with a series of storms forecasted to hit the region this week, with as much as three additional feet of snow possible. The National Weather Service is calling for clear, sunny skies by end of the week.

“This is the perfect storm,” said Andy Chapman, chief marketing officer of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association. “It charged in, leaving a ton of snow on mountain and at lake level and is predicted to blow out by Friday. That’s great news for many of our guests who will be headed to North Lake Tahoe this weekend.”

It’s also great news for the producers of the 31st Annual SnowFest!, North Lake Tahoe’s 10-day winter carnival scheduled to kick off Friday. Festival attendees will be treated to some of the winter’s best ski and snowboard conditions in addition to Opening Ceremonies (March 2) with fireworks and a laser light show, Tahoe City Parade (March 3), 22nd Annual Gar Woods Polar Bear Swim (March 3), Rahlves’ Banzai Tour KT-22 Banzai (March 3-4), Bridgetender’s 4th Annual Rib Fest (March 9), Kings Beach Parade (March 10), Ta-Hoe Nalu Arctic Standup Paddle Board Race (March 11) and the River Ranch Annual Snow Sculpture Contest (March 11)

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 28, 2012 02:39PM Published Feb 28, 2012 02:38PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.