Wednesday’s ski and snowboard report for Heavenly, Sierra-at-Tahoe and Kirkwood resorts
Heavenly hopes to open the California Lodge by this weekend, thanks to last week’s storm and around the clock snowmaking. The resort is reporting “wall to wall coverage” on its open runs, with Orion’s being the groomer’s pick of the day. Tree skiing remains prohibited until further notice. Lifts open at 9 a.m.
Packed powder, machine-made snow, machine-groomed snow
Continues at Olympic Downhill, Lower California Trail, Sky Chute, Ridge Run, First Ride, World Cup, East Bowl, and the tubing area.
Gondola, Tamarack Express, Comet Express, Dipper Express and two Surface lifts, Magic Carpet and Mitey Mite
With gusty winds, lift operations may change. Call (800) HEAVENLY or log onto http://www.skiheavenly.com for the latest updates.
Sierra reports mostly clear skies this morning. 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
Easy Rider, Nob Hill, Grandview Express, Wild Mountain Carpet are open
There are 13 trails open.
Winds range from 15 to 20 mph with mostly clear skies.
Call (530) 659-7453 for more information or log onto http://www.sierraattahoe.com for the latest updates.
Kirkwood reports an early morning temperatures of 26 degrees, with light winds and partly cloudy skies. Highs today are expected to reach 40.
15 to 27 inches
Three lifts are running: #1 Snowkirk, #5 Solitude and #11 The Reut
There are six trails open andfour trails groomed
Stomping Grounds is open with some features
Cross Country trails will remain open mid-week 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 Dec. 16. 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.
Expedition Kirkwood Kickoff Weekend with Lynsey Dyer Dec. 15th-16. Call (209) 258-7360 for details.
For more information call the snowphone at (877) Kirkwood or log onto http://www.kirkwood.com
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