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500 Club: 7 NorCal Ski Resorts have Surpassed 500 Inches of Snowfall this Winter

The winter of 2019 has seen a flurry of blizzards that have slammed the Tahoe area for the past few months. The many photos of walls of snow show a story of a busy winter in the Sierra Nevada, but the numbers tell a story of a winter like we haven’t seen in years.

Tahoe Weather released an updated snowfall report yesterday and it included seven different resorts in the 500 Club – as in 500 inches of snowfall. One resort has even reported over 600 inches. See the incredible numbers:

The mind-boggling snowfall numbers show that most Tahoe ski resorts are inching closer to their snow totals from the entire 2016/2017 season, with months of snow left. Comparing this season with the drought winter of 2010/2011, the mountains have already surpassed that season entirely.

Squaw Valley, following their snowiest month ever in February, holds the top spot on the season with just over 600 inches. Homewood, Northstar, Sugar Bowl and Boreal follow along in the mid-500’s. Alpine Meadows measures in the low 500’s and Kirkwood rounds out the 500 Club as the only representative on the south side of Tahoe.

Snow is expected in the Tahoe area until Tuesday but then we’ll see a long stretch of sunshine, giving mountain operation crews a deserved break from what has proved to be a busy 3-month span. Not only has the heavy snowfall made it difficult to keep continued chairlift operations going, but they’ve also had the seemingly insurmountable task of digging out the chairlifts after every blizzard.

With road conditions expected to improve in the coming week, this might be your best opportunity to enjoy our epic winter season on the slopes. Get stoked!

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