We prayed for snow. We prayed hard. We wanted snow so bad we could taste it. Then we got snow. We got A LOT of snow. And now we have too much snow…
Cue Alanis Morrisette – Isn’t it Ironic?
Snow has blasted NorCal during Miracle March and now we might be hitting our limit. The atmospheric river flowing through the area right now was colder than expected, giving ski resorts a lot of snow and not much way to dig ski lifts out of the the powder.
Let’s check in with local ski resorts to see who’s being affected by the storm:
Mammoth Mountain – Four feet of snow in two days – Lift’s currently delayed to open:
Mt. Shasta Ski Park – Closed due to rain
Sierra-at-Tahoe – One of Fourteen Lifts currently open (Easy Rider Express):
Break out the waterproof gear! Snow levels dipped lower than expected, but the snow falling is heavy and WILL affect operations today. We thank your for being patient and understanding.
— Sierra-at-Tahoe (@Sierra_at_Tahoe) March 22, 2018
Kirkwood – 16 inches of new snow in 24 hours – 11 of 15 lifts open
— Kirkwood Mountain Resort (@KirkwoodMTN) March 22, 2018
Squaw Valley – 13 inches of snow in two days. 13 of 42 lifts open:
Due to high avalanche hazard, operations at Squaw Valley will be limited to Exhibition, First Venture, and carpets at 9am. #squawlifts
— Squaw Alpine Mtn Ops (@squawalpineops) March 22, 2018
Heavenly – 13 inches of snow in 24 hours. 23 of 28 lifts open:
Operations update: Sightseeing is currently on HOLD.
Tubing activity are CLOSED for the day due to weather.
Be advised that there is NO access to the NV side from the CA side at this time.
— HeavenlyConditions (@HVconditions) March 22, 2018
Sugar Bowl – 8 inches of snow in 24 hours. 8 of 13 lifts open:
It’s something about watching fresh snow fall. 7 inches overnight and more to come! ❄ pic.twitter.com/lm7aIQRmTJ
— Sugar Bowl Resort (@sugarbowlresort) March 22, 2018
It’s that darn atmospheric river! Just be patient, my friends. This storm will clear up and it will be the powder riding of the year next week:
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