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Lassen Park has A LOT of Snow Right Now

It’s official. Since the storms moved in on Thanksgiving and have continued to dump on the Northern California ever since, we are officially claiming this to be a #Snowpocalypse. That’s right, #Snowpocalypse2018. It’s a thing.

All the ski resorts typically get the press in these situations, but the one place that is looking absolutely stunning with it’s new snowpack is Lassen Volcanic National Park. On Sunday, charts show that the snow accumulations are 160 percent of average – with 8 inches at Manzanita Lake, 22.5 inches at the Southwest Entrance and over three feet of snowpack on Lower Lassen Peak.

We can sit here and quote snowpack statistics all day, but that’s no fun. Instead, let’s see the beauty of Lassen during its current winter allure. First and foremost, Lassen Park recently shared this incredible photo of a snowy Brokeoff Mountain:

Then, leave it to the backcountry skiers to give us a glimpse of the winter magic in the park:

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I met a random skier in the parking lot and got a sense of where each of us were headed for the day. We both were flying solo and decided to head up the northwest passage crossing paths again a couple hours later at around 8,600′. After chatting it up for a while, we pulled skins and shared a few turns in Al’s Alley. It’s always great meeting new people in beautiful places with shared interests. 12/3/18 #earnyourturns #lassenbackcounty #brosonthemountain 🎿 . . . Base layer 100% Merino wool from @woolxwool #woolx #skiuphill #woolxinaction • . . . #ski #backcountry #tifosioptics #downtorun #mountaincrushmonday #skiing #optoutside #lassen #lassenvolcanicnationalpark #bluebird #coldsmoke #pow #beyourselfbetruedrivehard

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Such a quality day

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For early-December, this is some pretty epic. Will it last all winter? Who knows. But we’re sure as heck going to enjoy it now!

P.S. There’s more on the way…

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