Lake Tahoe ski resorts report 6 feet of snow from storm system
A winter storm that has spanned more than three days had delivered over 6 feet of snow to higher elevation areas across the Sierra Nevada, according to information provided by various Tahoe-Truckee ski resorts on Tuesday, Feb. 5.
After reporting more than 4 feet of snow Monday morning, some resorts are reporting more than 3 feet of fresh powder in 24 hours.
Here are some snow totals from of the region’s downhill ski resorts as of Tuesday morning:
Sierra-at-Tahoe reports a 24-hour total of 25 inches at its base and 36 inches at its summit, and a storm total of 61 inches at its base and 90 inches at its summit.
Heavenly Mountain Resort reports 36 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 75 inches.
Diamond Peak Ski Resort reports 34 inches in 24 hours and a storm total of 65 inches.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe reports a storm total of 37-41 inches of new snow.
Meanwhile, Kirkwood Mountain Resort, located an hour or so south of Lake Tahoe, reports 17 inches in 24 hours and a whopping 88 inches in 48 hours.
A winter storm warning is set to expire at 4 p.m. Tuesday. An additional 2 to 5 inches of new snow is possible today.
Heather Ashbridge, who started with Nevada State Development Corporation in 2008, previously served in several roles with the organization, including assistant vice president and loan officer. She is based in NSDC’s Reno office.