Friday’s ski and snowboard report for Kirkwood, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Heavenly
Heavenly Mountain Resort begins the day announcing that Stagecoach lodge is open today. The resort now has skiing and riding from the top to bottom with access to California and Nevada and then back again, according to its Web site. The Groomer’s pick of the day is Joe’s Chute. Heavenly urges riders to stick to the designated trails today. Tree skiing and boarding is prohibited at this time.
Packed powder, machine-made snow, machine-groomed.
Groove, Cat Track, Canyon, Break Over, Joe’s Chute, Stagecoach, TOG, The Face, DMZ.
California side: Aerial Tram, Gondola, Gunbarrel Express, Sky Express, Powderbowl Express, Patsy’s, First Ride, Surface Lifts (2); Nevada side: Tamarack Express, Comet Express, Dipper Express, Big Easy, Surface Lifts (2), Stagecoach Express
As of 6:06 a.m. it was a chilly 7 degrees, with clear skies, light to moderate wind. Today should be sunny skies with highs in the mid-20s.
Call (800) HEAVENLY or log onto http://www.skiheavenly.com for the latest updates.
With three feet of fresh snow this week, all 2,212 feet of vertical are open, Sierra-at-Tahoe reports this morning on its Web site.
Today kicks off a week of activities leading up to Christmas and New Years. Santa will be on the slopes today handing out candy at Broadway, Sugar N’ Spice and The Lodge. Snowman/Snowwoman building begins today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Snowplay/Tubing area.
23 inches at the base, 42 at the summit.
Easy Rider, Nob Hill, Grandview Express, West Bowl Express, Wild Mountain Carpet.
Aspen and Aspen West, Upper Main, Broadway, Echo, Marten, Upper Snowshoe, Lower and Upper Sugar n’ Spice, Lower Sleighride, Corkscrew, Ego, Royal Trial, Spur. For full report go to http://www.sierraattahoe.com.
It was 18 degrees at 6:50 this morning. Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with a high near 33 and light wind. Bring sunscreen and goggles.
Call (530) 659-7453 for more information or log onto http://www.sierraattahoe.com for the latest updates.
With four feet of snow in four days, Kirkwood plans to have all its lifts operating on Saturday. This week’s storm brought over 50 inches to Kirkwood. More advanced terrain is open on Chair 6 and resort operators are optimistic to have Chairs 2,3,4 and 10 open this weekend, according to the resort’s Web site this morning.
Timber Creek day lodge and lifts 7 and 9 will open today. Kirkwood is scheduled to open the rest , include Chairs 2, 3, 4, and Chair 10 “The Wall” Saturday.
Powder, machine-groomed packed powder, skier packed-powder.
30 trails open, 8 trails groomed
Highway 88 West (Tahoe side) Open with four-wheel drive or chain requirements; Highway 88 East, Carson Spur (Jackson side) Open, with four-wheel drive or chain requirements.
Snowkirk, Solitiude, Cornice Express, TC Express, Bunny, The Reut
Stomping Grounds (Chair 5) Open with some features, other areas such as Adventure Land and The Playground will open Saturday.
To open Saturday
Cross Country trails are open daily with of machine groomed track and skating lane in the meadow plus 30 kilomters of snowshoe trails, with much more opening soon! The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sign up for our upcoming Full Moon Treks taking place Saturday and Sunday. Call (209) 258-7248.
Call (209)258-3000 for the snowphone or 877 KIRKWOOD. For current updates go to http://www.kirkwood.com.
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