The storm of the year brought bombardment of powder to the Northern California mountains this week, with the 3-day storm bringing many feet of snow to ski resorts. The Tahoe resorts and Mammoth Mountain were the clear winner, each receiving up to 100 inches.
The impressiveness of this storm wasn’t its size, but rather how hard it snowed in just a 3-day span. From many accounts, the sheer volume of the snow falling in the mountains was a rare sight. Many resorts received three feet of snow in just a 24 hour period of the storm.
For ski resorts, Homewood was the big winner with an exact measurement of 100 inches of brand new snow. Meanwhile, Mammoth Mountain received 133 inches. That’s right – 11 FEET OF SNOW! Let’s take a look at the snow totals for the weekend:
It was an awesome display of nature, seeing how quickly snowpack numbers could change in just a matter of hours. Let’s take a look at some of the best photos/videos of the storm:
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Let’s give it up for Squaw Alpine employees for digging us out of this 7 foot storm. You all work tirelessly putting the mountains back together so that we can shred all-time powder. #THANKYOU | photo 1: Mike Martin of The Arc at Gold Coast | photo 2: @lynk_nation of Ski Patrol heading up to open KT yesterday #mysquawalpine #squawvalley #alpinemeadows
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine