Tuesday’s ski and snowboard report for Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood
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. Chains are mandatory over all mountain passes.
Buckle up, be safe and be kind.
Light flurries this morning will soon give way to full blown snow. Cold weather overnight allowed for continued snowmaking.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 19 degrees this morning with wind 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 Olympic Downhill, Groove Park, Cat Track, Powderbowl Park, Ridge Run, Sky Chute,
1 as of 7 a.m. but as of 8:30 a.m. this morning the snow is flying and sticking.
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.
Two inches of snow has fallen and much more is on the way. Sierra-at-Tahoe reports anticipation for the series of storms hitting Tahoe. It was 29 degrees this morning, and 27 degrees at the summit with packed powder conditions. 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 14 trails open.
3 to 4 inches
10 to 16 inches of snow possible today.
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 25 degrees, and snow. As of 7 a.m. this morning Kirkwood reports 3 to 5 inches of fresh snow.
Today’s forecast calls for 1 to 2 feet .
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