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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.

Sierra-at-Tahoe

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 a.m.to 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: http://www.sierraattahoe.com 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, http://www.skiheavenly.com. 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: http://www.skiheavenly.com 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 http://www.kirkwood.com 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: http://www.kirkwood.com or (209) 258-7254.


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