Kirkwood, Heavenly and Sierra-at-Tahoe: Conditions optimal for weekend skiing
This ski and snowboard report is for Friday, March 7, 2008. All resorts expect optimal spring-like conditions this weekend on the slopes. Last month’s storms set a perfect foundation for late-winter skiing and snowboarding.
10 lifts, 65 trails open, 41 groomed.
All five in operation.
136 to 165 inches.
Machine groomed and skier packed powder, hard pack, packed powder, softening.
Mostly clear with a high of 48.
Telemark Festival Saturday and Sunday. Two-day ski and snowboard clinics March 15th and 16. Limited lodging packages still available. Call (209) 258-7360 for details.
Kirkwood Cross Country Ski and Snowshoe Center has more than 80 kilometers of groomed trails for skating, classic cross country and snow-shoeing. Full Moon Snowshoe Trek on Saturday, March 15. Call (209) 258-7248 for details.
Spring season pass sale – $229. Purchase online at http://www.kirkwood.com.
9 lifts open, 50 trails.
Sunshine, temperatures approaching 55 and light winds.
60 to 125 inches.
“Put on your sunscreen today.”
The Double Whammy season pass gives you all season access to Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort and Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort. Purchase the 2008-09 Double Whammy season pass now and ski/ride from March 24 through the end of this season for free! “Hurry, prices increase after April 30,” according to the Sierra-at-Tahoe Web site.
The Ralston Cup, a slopestyle and slalom snowskate event will be held Saturday and is open to all. The cost is $20 for youth and amateur class and $30 for open class. Registration is in the Aspen Cafe from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Prizes include Snowskates, gear, and cash prizes. Free demos available through Ralston Snowskates.
Saturday is the new date USASA Superpipe competition. Open to amateurs of all ages. Register between 8:00 – 9:45 a.m. in the Aspen Cafe. Call (530) 577-4760 for more information.
http://www.sierraattahoe.com or call (530) 659-7453.
29 lifts, five terrain parks, sledding, tubing hill, cross country, snowshoeing, snow bikes. Lifts open at 9 a.m.
Cruise over to Adventure Peak to check out Heavenly’s latest “lift”, the Heavenly Flyer. It’s a zip line that soars at speeds up to 50 mph above the trees.
Big Dipper on the Nevada side and Mombo Meadows on the California side.
78 to 100 inches.
Packed powder, machine-groomed snow.
Sunny with increasing clouds, light to moderate winds and temperatures in the mid-40s.
Go to http://www.skiheavenly.com or phone the snowline at (775) 586-7000.