The historic winter of 2019 is lasting well into May, with a new snowstorm this week bring nearly a foot of new snow to Northern California and pushing Squaw Valley Resort’s accumulative snowfall to surpass 700 inches on the season.
The milestone shows how the significant snowfall this winter has given Squaw Valley one of its bets winter’s in the resort’s long and impressive history.
These numbers are no surprise, as Squaw Valley had the snowiest season in the United States and it also had its snowiest month ever in February with 286 inches in just 28 days. We even went to the resort to see the historic snowpack in February:
With the massive amount of snowpack on the mountain, Squaw Valley is set to have the longest season of any U.S. ski resort with a closing date of July 7th. And the upcoming forecast shows that precipitation (hopefully snow, not rain) will fall on the resort for the next two weeks:
So, as most resorts are switching over to their summer operations with mountain biking and scenic hikes, you’ll still be able to ski at Squaw. Who knows how much snow we’ll receive in the waning months of winter, but now we know there’s enough snow to last for quite some time.
Northern California’s Outdoor Digital Newsmagazine