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Skier Comments & Photos from the Northern California Slopes

What are the ski conditions like right now at ski resorts in Northern California? Read commentaries and see photos from fellow skiers and riders sharing their on-mountain experiences. Check back daily for new user-generated firsthand reports from your favorite Northern California ski areas to see ski conditions, new snow and general stoke from the slopes along with images. Firsthand reports from Northern California are submitted via the OnTheSnow Ski & Snow Report App. Download the free app to be part of the conversation.

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Don't ski after 11am. Ridiculously dangerous. Almost lost my nuts. They should open upon sunrise at 6am.
New Snow : 16
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Spring skiing break with live music
New Snow : Spring Snow80
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Marko's phone
Northtar backside
New Snow : Packed powder0
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Heysmilinsteve
temps 43 today overcast with warm front coming. snow very wet and slow. make sure you wax correctly. started light rain at 4pm @ 7k ft, light snow above 8500ft. suppose to get colder by friday.
New Snow : 0" Wet Snow48
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anonymous
Backside!
New Snow : 64
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anonymous
stellar day @heavenly
New Snow : 0
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iPhone
Great day. No crowds. Great conditions..
New Snow : 2" Packed powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Sneaker Pow day
New Snow : 7" Powder0
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Jim's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Sneaker day
New Snow : 0
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Tricia's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
Great day skiing the 58's and a run down the palisades. Thanks Steve for being up to anything, enjoyed it!
New Snow : 0
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Heysmilinsteve
spring snow wet corn near the bottom and Fire on the Mountain it was more like cold corn snow. wax is a must.
New Snow : 0" Spring Snow64
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Kirkwood8 months ago
Fantastic spring conditions on Sunday March 17th The mountain was in great shape
New Snow : Spring Snow80
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anonymous
3/14-15 Beatiful weather, no crowds, snow in great shape. Firm but not scratchy at all and cold enough so it never got heavy, clumpy or sticky. As good as a non powder day gets!
New Snow : 0
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Matt Kerstein’s iPhone
Been having a blast here at NorthStar! Beautiful conditions since Sunday! New snow last night!
New Snow : Hard Packed80
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Rossiter
A little icy under the groomed surface, made holding an edge tough on steeper slopes. Nice in the afternoon.
New Snow : 64
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Anonym
Sugar Bowl Resort8 months ago
New Snow : 0
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Elsa Wheat’s iPhone
Heavy snow, low visibility Tues.
New Snow : 12" Wet Snow0
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anonymous
took about an hour after 9 am for red dog to open with K22 opening around noon. very heavy, very wet - rain at the bottom. tons of fresh heavy snow - still had a blast
New Snow : 24" Wet Snow64
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Tyler Hendrickson
This app doesn't allow me to put in 40" but they got it last night! They got 12" they day before when I took this picture.
New Snow : 25" 0
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Phil
Sugar Bowl Resort9 months ago
super day skiing, and great photo opportunities too !
New Snow : 80
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Phil
Sugar Bowl Resort9 months ago
what a wonderful day. perfect weather. excellent snow. little or no waiting in line.
New Snow : 80
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anonymous
Unbelievable conditions yesterday! Fresh pow on the groomers and in the glades. morning fog gone by noon. minimal to no lines. Epic!!
New Snow : 4" Powder80
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anonymous
Kirkwood9 months ago
Roads are closed. Fortunately trapped here ;). One lift open today for the afternoon, deep pow!
New Snow : 9" Powder80
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Ken Doe
Ski China Peak9 months ago
Thank you On The Snow, for posting the actual base depth at this resort. management here has a real problem with the truth. their base depth report is over 100 in!! according to their own website
New Snow : 32
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Rossiter
Skied on Monday 2/11 and it was FANTASTIC! Tons of powder, super dry and light. Bluebird day...one of my favorite ever.
New Snow : 80
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Dodge Ridge9 months ago
Today was insane. Chair Eight was untouched and thigh to hip deep with DRY LIGHT BEAUTY. When dodge is good It’s amazing, we’re Tahoe is usually skied up within the first hour at the pockets and powder to be found everywhere for days.it’s extremely good where are most places in Tahoe or speed up within the first hour he still has pockets of beauty into the afternoon and if you’re smart? Beyond.
New Snow : 15" Powder0
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anonymous
sooo deep and so fun!
New Snow : 80
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snowmanshreds
Alpine was amazing. The sun came out and they opened lifts throughout the day! Insane Powder!! I suppose any mountain is awesome on a 6 foot deep pow day though
New Snow : 80
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Clay iphone 6
Powder powder powder powder!! Sendy day at Squaw. Freezing cold and windy, upper mountain was closed for most of the day. KT22 was skiing fantastic. New snow on top of a sun crust from last week.
New Snow : 6" Powder0
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anonymous
Saw the question about huge base but only partially opened. The answer is avalanche risk. Tons of snow last week. Even more this week. It's wet and heavy. Also with this blizzard winds at top were over 100mph. Mid mountain was 60mph and that was even a little sketchy. most days they've opened late, and closed early on some. I get the safety emphasis, but delays are poorly posted. Still the skiing has been great, hence the 4 stars. But also agree with past below about $$$. I'm skiing on ikon pass, but I'd be a little pissed to drop $169 for a shortened day on a partially opened mountain.
New Snow : 64
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Excellent day to teach without the support harness. Snow was so soft.
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed80
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anonymous
Great day yesterday, sunshine after the storm, great skiing off granite. Got a bit warm towards the afternoon, sunny facing aspects a bit crusty today.
New Snow : 48
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roysee
This was January 6th after 16” reported. Got early turns and lines. This run was at Jibboom. EPIC.
New Snow : 15" Powder80
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Elmer Jr's iPhone
Dodge Ridge10 months ago
Perfect pow wow!
New Snow : 13" Packed powder0
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BC on the slope again
went dec 18,19,20...all 3 days amazing...season tickets is already worth it...after a life time waiting for the opportunity...the runs open were enough for us...no wait ,great conditions....
New Snow : 0
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anonymous
Great snow, great weather, terrible staff! It took 10 -20 minutes per person to get a ticket outside, it looked like the same wait inside, one person working the outside windows, two inside. None of the staff knew what was open and what was closed. They have so called mountain ambassadors standing around talking to their friends. Today it was a joke! Waste of money and time.
New Snow : 16
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beto
Ski China Peak11 months ago
early season conditions thin some areas but great overall only four lifts open no lines every little people on the mountain on sunday
New Snow : 0" Machine Groomed64
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Johnny
Northstar
New Snow : 80
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Heysmilinsteve
if you knew where to go there were some good areas to be had
New Snow : 2" Powder64
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Heysmilinsteve
Heavenly Sky Trail 9,800ft 12/7 milky way bowl has limited coverage but snow is Cold and fast. stagecoach opened on Nevada side yesterday and California is Opening on Saturday
New Snow : 0" Variable Conditions48
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Tricia's iPhone
Sugar Bowl Resort11 months ago
Hard to ski down with views like this from the top...
New Snow : 80
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Mark’s iPhone
Dodge Ridge11 months ago
Excellent conditions on Sunday, no lines, back side closed until ski patrol verifies the runs.
New Snow : 4" Powder80
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Mark’s iPhone
Dodge Ridge11 months ago
Epic start to the season last Sunday, lots of Snow and no crowds. Backside closed for now until ski patrol verifies the runs, or more people come. Up to finance lift operations.
New Snow : 0
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Ken Doe
Ski China Peak11 months ago
China Peak open for WEEKEND ONLY as of December 1st. As of Dec 4 until Dec 15, open WEEKENDS ONLY!
New Snow : 0" Packed powder48
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fvesce1365
Sierra-at-Tahoe11 months ago
best opening day
New Snow : Powder80
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BC on the slope again
1 week ago...opening day...had a blast!!...didnt think a storm could come soon enough...it came..
New Snow : 0
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zike
Snowed heavily till 2pm then turned to sleet and rain. Snow gives good control but is not very fast. About 12 features on the one run that's open.
New Snow : 3" Packed powder64
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Dr.Jones
8:32am Heavenly will not open today due to high winds again.
New Snow : 0
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SLT Boarder
1 run open, great sno but save your dough
New Snow : Packed powder48

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