Skiers, boarders rejoice after latest series of storms (w/video)
Over the weekend, another 2 feet of new snow blanketed the South Shore Lake Tahoe ski resorts bringing the week’s total to more than 5 feet. The new snow adds to the love that has been in the air this February, for excellent conditions with sunny skies and deep packed powder.
January brought record snowfall of 19 feet to South Shore. The Sierra snowpack is up 123 percent of normal this time of year and ski resort snow totals are up approximately 25 percent from this time last year. In addition, each of the resorts Heavenly Mountain Resort, Kirkwood Mountain Resort and Sierra-at-Tahoe current base depth each exceed 100 inches.
“Epic skiing and riding conditions just keep getting better,” said Patrick Kaler, executive director of the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority. “Who could ask for a better ski vacation with all this great snow here in South Shore? It’s great for visitors, locals and business.”
For the most up to date information on snow fall, mountain base depths and roads, please check area ski resort web sites and cams, or call snow phones:
Heavenly Web Cams – 775-586-7000
Kirkwood Web Cams – 209-258-3000
Sierra-at-Tahoe Web Cams – 530-659-7475
Women’s Ski/Ride Clinics:
Heavenly’s one-day women’s workshops, March 12, 22, and 26, provide a ratio of 5 students to 1 pro. These clinics are designed to be non-competitive with plenty of personal attention, and will be grouped according to ability level. Call 1-800-HEAVENLY or visit http://www.skiheavenly.com.
Kirkwood’s two-day clinics, March 15-16, are designed by women for women and allow participants with similar goals and reservations to work together to overcome challenges. Certified instructors provide tips on technique, reading a slope and terrain selection. Call 209-258-7360 or visit http://www.kirkwood.com.
Sierra-at-Tahoe offers a 3-day camp March 9 – 11, for women with guest coach/speaker specializing in off-piste/backcountry. Guest coaches include a personal trainer, equipment specialists, a former U.S. Ski Team tuner, regional team members, and back country specialists. Call 530.659.7453 or visit http://www.sierraattahoe.com
For information about headliner entertainment, winter activities, events and lodging visit http://www.BlueLakeTahoe.com.
For information about South Shore Lake Tahoe, call the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority, 1-800-AT-TAHOE (1-800-288-2463) or visit http://www.BlueLakeTahoe.com.
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