Have we died and gone to…February?
On the last day of November, a set of massive storms continue to cover the Northern California mountains with powder, leaving ski resorts and winter outdoors enthusiasts rejoicing. In some of the high elevation resorts in Tahoe, reports of up to 3 feet of snow have fallen with more on the way through Saturday.
Here are the full totals as of November 30:
Some of the Tahoe resorts without massive snowmaking capabilities were able to use the recent snowfall to open their season on Friday. Sierra-at-Tahoe and Sugar Bowl showed their healthy snowpack on social media:
Yehaw for Opening Day!
❄️: 2" Overnight, 47" Season Total (translation: prime conditions!)
🏂: 17 trails, 10 groomed
🚡: 5 lifts/tows including GRANDVIEW!
First 100 chairs receive a special surprise. Join us at noon in Plaza for a Toast to the Season! Cheers! pic.twitter.com/53p4zIPL2e
— Sierra-at-Tahoe (@Sierra_at_Tahoe) November 30, 2018
❄️ | 17" in the last 24 hrs.
🚡 | 5 Scheduled lifts (White Pine, Jerome Hill Express, Christmas Tree Express, Nob Hill, Village Carpet) and expanding terrain into the weekend.
✅ | Open 9am – 4pm
🌡️ | Currently 28 with 0 wind. pic.twitter.com/tPnVoGGpaZ
— Sugar Bowl Resort (@sugarbowlresort) November 30, 2018
Meanwhile, other Tahoe resorts who were able to open earlier in the season due to snowmaking, have showed that the only snow on their mountains now is that natural stuff:
More Snow, More Terrain! Kirkwood is opening Chair 7 on Friday. On Saturday, Chair 9 and 10 will also open – offering access to expert terrain and the Bandit Terrain Park. Book your weekend escape https://t.co/PYMjORedqm pic.twitter.com/FQuLspSUPb
— Kirkwood Mountain Resort (@KirkwoodMTN) November 29, 2018
Today's conditions are definitely ripe enough to call your go-to.
— SkiHeavenly (@skiheavenly) November 30, 2018
🚨TERRAIN UPDATE ALERT! 🚨All the new snow this week is allowing us to open new terrain! Comstock Express is now open with access to West Ridge and Luggi’s! Get out there and have fun! #SeizeTheSeason
Note: For further terrain updates, follow @northstarmtn on Twitter pic.twitter.com/fUo85EW8Xa
— Northstar California (@Northstar_CA) November 30, 2018
— borealmtn (@borealmtn) November 30, 2018
What a way to start the winter season! Meanwhile, a little further north, even Mt. Shasta Ski Park got in on the fun, showing their impressive snowpack and mentioning they will be announcing their opening day soon:
The best part, more is expected Saturday…and then another massive storm is expected next week. Rejoice!
Wow, what a time to be alive! It’s officially winter in NorCal and we can only hope that this trend continues. Let’s have a wet winter so we can enjoy the mountains and hopefully avoid another treacherous fire season next summer.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine