Monday’s ski and snowboard report for Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood
Good morning. Here is today’s ski and snowboard report for South Shore’s closest ski resorts, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Heavenly Mountain Resort. Snow is forecasted throughout the week.
Snow is already starting to fly at Heavenly Mountain Resort this morning, with already 1 to 2 inches of freshies reported on the slopes. The season is well underway at Heavenly with the opening of California Lodge and several runs above it. More lifts and lodges will open soon. With the promise of deep snow with these series of three storms this week the resort is gearing up to open 20 more trails by the weekend.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 22 degrees this morning with wind gusts that could affect today’s skiing. Call 1800 HEAVENLY or go to http://www.skiheavenly.com for the latest. Lifts open at 9 a.m.
Packed powder, machine-made snow, machine-groomed snow
Continues at Groove, California Trail, Powderbowl Park, Sky Chute, Silver Spur, Lower Stagecoach, Crossover.
1 to 2 inches as of 7 a.m.
On the California side there’s Gondola, Aerial Tram, Gunbarrel Express, Canyon Express, Powderbowl Express, Patsy’s, First Ride. On the Nevada side there’s Tamarack Express, Comet Express, Big Easy, Dipper Express and two surface lifts, Magic Carpet and Mitey Mite as the groomed trails.
Call (800) HEAVENLY or log onto http://www.skiheavenly.com for the latest updates.
Snow, snow and more snow is forecasted today. The resort reports a trace of it as of 7 this morning. It was 28 degrees at last report at the resort’s base and 25 degrees at the summit. Sierra reminds skiers of the upcoming Christmas holiday festivities that begin on the Mountain Dec. 21. Santa will be on the slopes as well as his reindeer, music, snowmen and snowwomen docorating contests and more.
9 to 12 inches
There are 4 lifts are open. They are Easy Rider, Nob Hill, Grandview Express, Wild Mountain Carpet are open
There are 15 trails open.
Periods of snow showers throughout the day, mainly this afternoon.
Call (530) 659-7453 for more information or log onto http://www.sierraattahoe.com for the latest updates.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort is now open from top to bottom. This morning the resort reports a temperature of 22 degrees, with light to moderate winds and light snow showers. As of 7 a.m. this morning Kirkwood reports 2 to 3 inches of fresh snow.
Today’s forecast calls for 8 to 12 inches of snow with a high of 30.
The resort will extend its season pass sale through the week.
15 to 27 inches
Highway 88/Carson Pass on the Tahoe side is open with four-wheel drive or chains required. Highway 88 East/Carson Spur (Jackson side) is open with four-wheel drive or chains required.
Four lifts are running: #1 Snowkirk, #5 Solitude, #6 Cornice Express, and #11 The Reut
There are 7 trails open and 5 trails groomed
Stomping Grounds is open with some features
Cross Country trails are open daily with 8 kilometers of machine groom track in the meadow plus 30 kilometers of snowshoe trails. The hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information call the snowphone at (877) Kirkwood or log onto http://www.kirkwood.com