A powerful storm dropped several feet of snow overnight on Lake Tahoe and Mammoth regions. The snow started Friday afternoon and didn’t let up throughout the night. Skiers and snowboarders couldn’t be more thrilled to see the blanket of snow cover the ground.

Lake Tahoe resorts are reporting almost four feet in the past 24 hours, and around six in the last 72 hours. Mammoth Mountain has also reported three feet in the past 24 hours. These are the measurements California resorts have been waiting for.

Photo courtesy of Sugar Bowl.

You can say [R5R, Alpine Meadows] was the luckiest this St. Patrick’s day, topping the charts will 47 inches. Their base now sits between 80 and 160 inches, which is a significant improvement since last week.

[R67R, Boreal Mountain Resort], [R411R, Soda Springs], [R451R, Tahoe Donner] and [R432R, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort] also reached 40 inches overnight.

Skiers and snowboarders enjoyed the 40 inches of fresh snow at [R132R, Diamond Peak Ski Resort] today. Photo courtesy of Diamond Peak

Several more inches are projected to drop on the Lake Tahoe basin overnight and into tomorrow according to The Weather Channel, but likely much lower numbers. More snow is also expected later on this week. 

The storm hit [R227R, Mammoth Mountain] with 36 inches overnight and [R194R, June Mountain] with 24.

Mammoth Lakes is also expecting to get more snow. According to a winter storm warning, they could be seeing between two and four feet above 7,000 feet.

“Miracle March” has finally arrived, and it’s better late than never. Although it’s been a low snowfall year, with storms like this, the resorts may push late into April.

The [R363R, Sierra at Tahoe] sign blanketed with fresh snow. Photo courtesy of Sierra.