Another 2.5 feet of new snow fell on Tahoe ski resorts

Courtesy Northstar California Resort

The storm that came in the late morning hours of Jan. 15 and lasted until early morning on Jan. 16 brought more snow than expected — more than 29 inches in some areas with the heaviest snowfall northwest of the lake. There’s more to come: A blizzard warning remains in effect from 7 p.m. Jan. 16 to 7 a.m. Jan. 17 with increased snowfall at the lake. Expect 2 to 3 feet of snow accumulation above 7,000 feet and 1 to 2 feet at 6,000 feet for the greater Lake Tahoe area, according to the National Weather Service.

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Things should clear by Friday
Heavy snow conditions and ridgetop wind gusts of up to 90 mph on Jan. 17 may necessitate some lift closures in the morning and travel will be affected. Expected lighter snow showers and rain at night on Jan. 17 will taper off by the morning of Jan. 18 with nicer weather and a possible 24 inches of fresh powder at the higher elevations.

Snowfall as of Jan. 16, 2019
(Reported over last 7 days; resorts open unless noted)

Alpine Meadows | 22”-24” new snow | 73”-90” base
Auburn Ski Club | 24” new snow
Boreal | 24” new snow | 134” base
Diamond Peak | 12” new snow | 32” base
Donner Ski Ranch | 24” new snow (closed until Jan. 18, due to hazardous weather conditions)
Granlibakken | 18” new snow | 12” base
Heavenly | 7” new snow | 33” base
Homewood | 13”-24” new snow | 12”-58” base
Kirkwood | 14” new snow | 63” base
Northstar | 23” new snow | 63” base
Mt. Rose | 13”-17” new snow | 43”-69” base
Royal Gorge | 22” new snow
Sierra-at-Tahoe | 18” new snow | 45”-87” base
Soda Springs | 24” new snow | 120” base
Squaw Valley | 22”-29” new snow | 55”-107” base
Sugar Bowl | 23” new snow | 69”-99” base
Tahoe City Winter Sports Park | (Closed until Jan. 18, due to hazardous weather conditions)
Tahoe Cross Country | 18” new snow
Tahoe Donner Cross Country | 10” new snow | 20” base
Tahoe Donner Downhill | 26” new snow | 60” base