POWDER: Lake Tahoe ski resorts report up to 3 feet of fresh snow
It may have a ways to go before becoming “Miracle March,” but the month got off to a great start Thursday, when Tahoe-area resorts received nearly 3 feet of new snow.
Kirkwood Mountain Resort received 3 feet of new snow in 24 hours, Kevin “Coop” Cooper, senior communications manager for Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain resorts, tweeted Friday morning. In the same tweet, Cooper said Heavenly reported 30 inches of new snow.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort in Incline Village reported receiving 28 inches of snow in 48 hours on Friday morning — although most, if not all, of that fell Thursday and Friday morning.
Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 22 inches of new snow at its summit in 24 hours Friday morning. The resort reported 20 inches at its base. The slim discrepancy between the summit total and base total shows how low snow-level has dropped during this storm.
Buenos Dias my friends,
24hrs snow totals:
•KirkwoodMtn – 36”
•HeavenlyMtn – 30”
•Northstar – 26”
Expect delayed openings at both HeavenlyMtn and KirkwoodMtn #TrustInMountainOperations
— Coop@KirkwoodMtn (@KirkwoodMtnCoop) March 2, 2018
Here are some preliminary snow totals from the past 24 hours as of 7 AM.
Additional snow accumulations of 8 to 14 inches, with localized amounts up to 20 inches are expected in the greater Lake Tahoe area with the heaviest snowfall rates most likely. pic.twitter.com/c8WEKBmVcJ
— NWS Reno (@NWSReno) March 2, 2018
A winter storm warning remains in effect until 10 a.m. Saturday.
This story has been updated to include snow totals from Kirkwood and Heavenly Mountain resorts.