Heavenly Blog

Snow at Lake Level and More Expected Througout the Week

New snow blankets the town on October 22, 2012.

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


  • Yrmomrdssbrd

    I read in the San Francisco paper that Heavenly installed 3 new runs. Are the indicated on the trail map yet? 

  • SkiHeavenly

    Last season we created three new runs off the Stagecoach lift – Outlaw, Mineshaft and Comstock. You can see these runs on this version of the trailmap. http://www.skiheavenly.com/~/media/heavenly/files/trail%20map/2011-12trailmap.ashx

  • Dan Angst

    If enough natural snow falls and Heavenly is firing up the snow guns 9 days earlier then planned is there a chance you guys will open up early if there is enough coverage??

  • Bill

    Lets pay it”s like eraly 80″s

  • RachelRoberts

    Hi Dan- We’ve received almost two feet of natural snow from this first storm and the snowmaking team started early and are hard at work. There are no plans to move opening day, but you can be sure that we’re setting up for an epic early season. We’ll keep you updated if anything changes!