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

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

Conditions are subject to change as storms approach Sierra. Please check individual resort Web sites and snow phones for the latest ski and board lift information.


Lifts and trails: 7 lifts open, 36 trails open.

Forecast: Snow with 20-40 mph winds.

New snow: 2 inches.

Base depth (on trails w/ snowmaking): 21-38 inches.

Surface conditions: Packed powder.

Events: A USASA sanctioned event with Slalom on Saturday and Giant Slalom on Sunday for amateur snowboarders of all ages.

Registration at 8 9:45 a.m. in Aspen Cafe.

Slalom: 11 a.m. on Lower Main (fenced competition area closed to public.)

Giant Slalom: 11 a.m. on Lower Main (fenced competition area closed to public). Awards: will be at 4 p.m. in Aspen Cafe. Call (530) 577-4760 for more information.

Learn to Ride and Ski Week Jan. 6-11. For $25, beginners, ages 13 and over can reserve the Learn to Ride/Ski Package, which includes limited-access lift ticket, equipment rental & a 2.5 hour lesson. The package is available online only.

Tickets/Passes: or (530) 659-7453.

Heavenly Mountain Resort

Heavenly’s Web site this morning reports 3 to 4 inches of new snow so far as of 7:30. For today, the resort plans to operate 23 lifts with skiing and riding on 46 trails in California and Nevada. However, winds will most likely affect lift operations. Call 1-800 HEAVENLY for the latest or go to its Web site, Boulder Lodge is open. Lifts open at 8:30 a.m.

Lifts and trails: 20 lifts open, 36 trails groomed, some lifts on standby

New snow: 3 to 4 inches

Terrain Parks: High Roller, Powderbowl, Groove

Adventure Peak: Sledding, snow bikes

Forecast: Periods of heavy snow with moderate to strong winds.

Base depth (on trails w/ snowmaking): 25-36 inches.

Surface conditions: Powder, packed-powder, machine-made snow, machine-groomed snow.

Snowmaking: None

Tickets/Passes: or 1-800-HEAVENLY.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort

Lift operations subject change because of the wind and weather.

Kirkwood’s 35th anniversary celebration weekend will be this Saturday and Sunday. Subaru Master the Mountain, Marmot 6 Summit Peak Pursuit and an Editor’s Cut of the Tahoe Adventure Film Festival all part of this weekend’s lineup. Ice skating rink now open. Go to for updated weather conditions and events.

Lifts and trails: 5 lifts open, 2 on hold, 3 closed due to wind. 65 trails open, 28 trails groomed, 2 terrain parks open.

New snow: 10 to 12 inches in past 24 hours. More on the way.

Forecast: Heavy snow.

Road conditions: Highway 88 West Carson Pass/Tahoe side, open with 4-wheel drive or chain restrictions. Highway 88 East, Carson Spur/Jackson side, Open, 4 wheel drive or chains. NOTE: Conditions may change at anytime.

High Angle Grooming: Monte Wolfe, Zachary, Sentinel

Open Bowls: Palisades, Sentinel, Wagon Wheel, Eagle, Sunrise

Base depth (on trails w/ snowmaking): 41-48 inches.

Surface conditions: Powder, ski-packed powder.

Expedition Kirkwood: Sign up for the Burton LTR Powder clinic this Friday, Jan. 4. Also, Women’s 1 Day Ski Clinic and All Mountain Snowboarding Clinic on Saturday, Jan. 5. Call (209)258-7360 for details.

Parks and Pipes: To be announced

Tickets/Passes: or (209) 258-7254.

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