Good Morning, Skiers and Riders! Already this morning, we’ve received between three to five inches of fresh powder at the top of the mountain and big chunky flakes are continuing to fall!
By the end of this week, reports are calling for anywhere from two to three FEET at upper elevations. The last time we received this much snow in October was the 2004/05 season, with the average snowfall for October being a meager 3.06 inches and most being simply bone dry. Not to mention the fact that, looking back through my records, nearly every time we’ve had any significant snowfall in October, it’s turned out to be an above average winter. After last year, we’d be more than excited with an average winter, like the one Accuweather.com is calling for.
The news gets even better! In addition to all of this natural snow, I just caught wind that snowmaking operations are a GO for tonight (weather permitting), with mountain temps dropping well into the teens throughout the week. Our guys will be out there laying a nice thick base on our trails, so that no matter what happens between now and November 16, we’ll have skiing and riding available for you on the finest snow surfaces in the Tahoe Basin.
25 days and counting…
Powder to the People,
Megan Hammitt ~ Snow Reporter