Saturday ski and snowboard report for Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood resorts |

Saturday ski and snowboard report for Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood resorts

Good morning. Here is Saturday’s ski and snowboard report for South Shore’s closest ski resorts, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Heavenly Mountain Resort. With cold weather and a snowpack that hasn’t melted off much since last week, Kirkwood and Heavenly have expanded their operations beginning today.

Expedition Kirkwood, an event that kicks off the ski season with workshops, live music and appearances by Lynsey Dyer will happen today and Sunday at the resort. Click onto the Kirkwood links below for more information.

Be safe, be kind and have a great weekend.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is now open from top to bottom. Lifts 6, 7, and 9 will open this morning as well as the Timber Creek area. Sign up for Expedition Kirkwood teaser clinics with Lynsey Dyer both today and Sunday at the Village Plaza at 9 a.m. Early season conditions exist, please ski/ride with caution.

Call (209) 258-7360 for details.

For a detailed list of events click here to read more:

This morning the resort reports a temperature of 23 degrees, with light to moderate winds and partly cloudy skies. Today’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies.

The resort encourages skiers and boarders to get their season pass before prices increase on Monday.

15 to 27 inches

27-38 inches

Six lifts are running: #1 Snowkirk, #5 Solitude, #6 Cornice Express, #7 TC Express, #9 Bunny, and #11 The Reut

There are 10 trails open and eight 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.

A Skate Ski clinic will be held on Sunday. The clinic is open to all levels of skiers. Come and learn all about the new natural movements of skate skiing. The cost for the clinic is $30 ($10 equipmental rental). Call (209) 258-7248 for reservations or more information. 

For more information call the snowphone at (877) Kirkwood or log onto

Clear skies and cool temperatures are forecasted today. It was 23 degrees this morning at the resort. 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.

10 to 14 inches

Four lifts are open. They are Easy Rider, Nob Hill, Grandview Express, Wild Mountain Carpet are open

There are 14 trails open.

Cold this morning but warming. Layer up.

Call (530) 659-7453 for more information or log onto for the latest updates.

Today marks the opening of the California Lodge and several runs above it. To get the day started, groomers have chosen The Face as their pick of the day. It is now possible to ski and ride from Nevada to California, however, not in the reverse. Shuttles to the Gondola are running.

Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 23 degrees under partly cloudy skies, and moderate winds. Lifts open at 8:30 a.m. Stay tuned as a new set of storms will approach the Sierra beginning Monday promising more snow and with it, more trails opening.

21-24 iches.

Packed powder, machine-made snow, machine-groomed snow

Continues at Ridge Run, Lower Downhill, Top of Powderbowl, Top of Gondola, Pepi’s.

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 for the latest updates.

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