Skiers have enjoyed snowfall for several days this past week, which resulted in about 12-18 inches around Lake Tahoe and 27 inches in Mammoth Lakes. Resorts are expanding open terrain all around thanks to the new snow. Skiing and snowboarding conditions are improving continuously.
Mammoth received a whopping 27 inches over the storm. They opened up chair 23 for pow-slashing pleasure.
Conditions at Mammoth just keep getting better and better. Photo by Mammoth Mountain
Kirkwood now has lifts on the frontside and blackside open, as well as three new terrain parks open. There is a total of 2,300 acres for your skiing pleasure. The Cross Country Center out at Kirkwood was also able to add 10,000 more feet, for a total of 55,000 for skating and snowshoeing.
Boreal Mountain Resort was able to open up the Cedar Ridge chair allowing access to Sunrise Blvd and Mariposa for the first time this season. They also were able to open up their mini-pipe on South 40 run and their 22-foot Superpipe.
Boreal's new 22' halfpipe. photo courtesy of Boreal
Heavenly Ski Resort conditions are great, and they were able to open up more black diamond terrain such as Milky Way Bowl.
Sugar Bowl was able to open up more terrain and now has 80 runs open, including Strawberry. They currently have nine lifts running and 27 terrain park features open.
Mt Rose was able to open up chutes including gates Beehive, Millertime, Cutthroat and Lowball. They were also able to build jumps with two different size lips on West Ramsey's.
Chute are open at Mt. Rose. Photo courtesy of Mt Rose.
According to the National Weather Service, more snow is expect for Lake Tahoe and Mammoth Lakes on Saturday evening, as well as later in the week. Keep doing those snow dances.