Epic Tahoe conditions: 7 feet in 7 days

Snowmageddon and Januburied are being used to describe the amazing conditions throughout the Tahoe Sierra thanks to a flurry of snowstorms that swept through the region in January, including the most recent series that brought up to 7 feet of snow in only seven days. Accumulations vary by region from 5 feet at local ski resorts to up to 7 feet on Donner Summit. Visit TheTahoeWeekly.com for our most recent Powder Report with conditions for every downhill and Nordic resort in the Tahoe Sierra.

Not only are the conditions epic, but the snowpack is deep with the Tahoe Basin now at 126 percent of normal as of press time on Jan. 21. Why is that important? That snowpack will feed the streams and lakes of the Sierra in the spring when it melts, which in turn makes for a great rafting season on the Truckee River, benefits our ecosystem and provides drinking water for Northern Nevada cities.

Family Fun Guide
All of this great snow makes for perfect conditions to get out and enjoy sledding, skiing, making snowmen and enjoying all that winter has to offer for families. Our readers have been asking for more coverage on family friendly activities, events and outings in the Tahoe Sierra, so we debuted our new Family Fun section in our last edition and for this edition, we’ve put together our inaugural Family Fun Guide with everything from tips for making your own backyard sled hill to our first Kids Ultimate Tahoe Winter Bucket List.

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