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, Jan. 18, 2008

The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend arrives with great ski and board conditions. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 30’s and sunny blue skies today, according to Heavenly’s Web site. Winds may affect lift operations this morning. Call 800-HEAVENLY or check for updates. Groomer’s picks are Big Dipper in Nevada, and Ridge run in California. Terrain parks open today are Comet, Powderbowl, or Groove runs. Lifts open at 9 a.m.

The Cal Marching Band comes to Heavenly today. Live performances:

9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Adventure Peak at the top of the Gondola;

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Adventure Peak at the top of the Gondola; 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Heavenly Village, Gondola area

22 lifts open, 41 trails groomed, 5 terrain parks open.

Sunny with light winds and temps in the mid-30s.


58-80 inches.

Packed powder, machine-groomed snow. or 1-800-HEAVENLY.

Boasting the largest base depth in Lake Tahoe, Kirkwood is now taking advantage of its high angle grooming capabilities to flatten its entire upper mountain, according to its Web site. Guests can expect smooth corduroy off of Chairs 4, 6 and 10 in addition to over 28 groomed runs on the lower mountain. Kirkwood’s grooming crews have also been busy this week putting the finishing touches on the resort’s halfpipe, Skier/Boarder X Course and three existing terrain parks.

7 lifts open, 3 lifts on hold, 65 trails open, 28 trails groomed, 4 terrain parks open.

Sunny, high of 35.



Skier-packed powder, machine groomed, hard pack.

Expedition: Kirkwood Women’s Snowboard Clinic, Saturday, (209) 258-7360

Expedition: Kirkwood Women’s Ski Clinic, Saturday, (209) 258-7360

Expedition: Kirkwood Telemark Clinic, Sunday, (209) 258-7360

Live Music at Bub’s Pub on Saturday with “5 O’Clock Charlie”

Live Music at Bub’s Pub on Sunday with “Deep Fryed Mojo”

Kirkwood Cup Freeride Series – Giant Slalom, Sunday

Last Minute Lodging Deals (209) 258-7000 or (209) 258-7254.

UC Berkeley’s Big Band will be on the slopes and in the base area rocking big sound with their acoustic instruments during MLK weekend.

Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 19 to 20

8:30 a.m.: Band arrives

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: Base area/ticket windows

1:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.: Ski down Broadway and concert at the base

3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.: Ramp for a farewell

8 lifts open, 47 trails open.

Sunny with a high of 33.


48-82 inches.

Machine groomed, packed powder. or (530) 659-7453

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