Storm hampers operations at Lake Tahoe ski resorts |

Storm hampers operations at Lake Tahoe ski resorts

Some chairs at Heavenly Mountain Resort are on wind hold Tuesday, Feb. 7.
Courtesy Abby Hein / Heavenly Mountain Resort

Strong winds in the region are posing problems ski resorts around Lake Tahoe.

After multiple attempts to open Tuesday, Sierra-at-Tahoe announced that it will close for the day.

“Mother nature has shown her strength yet again,” the resort tweeted just after 9 a.m.

As of 9:30 a.m., Gunbarrel, the Tram, DMZ, First Ride, Patsy’s and Powderbowl on the California side of Heavenly Mountain are open, according to Anna Jacobson, senior communications coordinator for Heavenly Mountain Resort and Kirkwood Mountain Resort. There is a wind hold on Canyon and Sky.

On the Nevada side of Heavenly, Boulder is open and Stagecoach is expected to open soon. There was a wind hold for North Bowl, Olympic, Dipper, Comet and and Mott.

Gondola, Tamarack and Big Easy are on wind hold, as well, according to Jacobson. There is no access to the top of the Gondola area.

At Kirkwood, crews are working on opening chairs 5 and 7, but as of 9:30 a.m. there was no exact estimated time of opening.


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