Friday’s ski and board report for Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra-at-Tahoe |

Friday’s ski and board report for Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra-at-Tahoe

This report is for Friday, Feb. 22, 2008.

10 lifts operating, 65 trails open, 37 trails groomed, 5 terrain parks open.

Light snowshowers. Highs in the low 30s.

Highway 88 West/Carson Pass on the Tahoe side is open with chains or snowtires required; Highway 88/Carson Spur on the Jackson side is open with chains or snowtires required.

4 to 6 inches.


Kirkwood Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center has more than 80 kilometers of groomed trails for skating, classic and snow-shoeing. Snowshoe Shuffle on Sunday, Feb. 24. Call (209) 258-7248 for details. 

Powder, machine-groomed packed, skier-packed powder.

Live Music on Saturday with Rick Metz at the Wall Bar from 1 to 5 p.m. Kirkwood Cup Freeride Series continues Sunday with a Halfpipe event. Rossignol All Mountain Ski Clinic, Burton All Mountain Snowboard Clinic on Saturday. Call (209) 258-7360 for details.

Call 877-KIRKWOOD or for updates or (209) 258-7254.

Heavenly reports fetching 5 to 6 inches of snow overnight, according to its Web site. Groomer’s picks of the day are Ridge Run on the California side and Comet on the Nevada side.

28 lifts open, four terrain parks open plus sledding, tubing hill, snowshoeing, snowbikes.

Partly sunny, slight winds highs in the 30s.

5 to 6 inches overnight, 6 to 7 inches in the past week.

78-100 inches.

Powder, packed powder, machine-groomed powder.

Season’s first JackPot Rail Jam event will be on Saturday, 5 p.m. on World Cup at the California Base. This event will guarantee the top 10 star participants a spot in the JackPot Rail Jam Series Finals to be held on April 12.

The JackPot Rail Jam will be held under the lights on World Cup and will feature the Smith limo as the feature. Registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Race Department Office at the California Lodge. The event is limited to the first 50 participants to sign up, so morning registration is suggested. The entry fee is $5 and the event is open to any skier or rider with the guts to attack the Smith limo, helmets are required to participate. There is $700 purse, with cash being awarded to the best participants in each category: men’s skiing, men’s snowboarding, women’s skiing, women’s snowboarding and best overall trick. or 1-800-HEAVENLY.

9 lifts, 48 trails open.

Occasional snow showers, mainly between 10 am and 4 pm with a high near 36. 2 to 4 inches of accumulation possible.

“With some new snow to freshen things up a bit we are back to wonderful tree skiing and riding!”

5 inches.

54-110 inches.

Powder, machine groomed, packed powder.

Saturday and Sunday is the USASA Slopestyle contest. The event is open to amateur skiers and snowboarders of all ages. All competitors under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the liability wavier. For more information please call 530-577-4760 or log on to or (530) 659-7453.

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